Genealogy in Fontechiari

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Fontechiari, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Lazio and in Frosinone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Fontechiari registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Fontechiari in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Fontechiari to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Fontechiari?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Fontechiari


Before to start your genealogy research in Fontechiari, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Lazio and in Fontechiari too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Fontechiari from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fontechiari. As more your surname is common in Fontechiari, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Fontechiari archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church archives in Frosinone province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Fontechiari and Frosinone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Bari.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Fontechiari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Fontechiari, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Fontechiari”
  1. Gina says:

    Hi looking for any info on my maternal ancestry. My grandparents were Carlo and Gaetana Bianchi, from the Fontechiari region in Lazio. My grandfather’s parents were Francesco Bianchi/ Speranza Lactate. Grandmother’s parents Michele Dilegge/ Theresa Longo

  2. Lauren says:


    I am 100% Italian American, third generation. I have long been interested in having a dual citizenship to Italy. My grandmother’s parents were both born in Fontechiari, and I would like to know who would be best to contact in order to get their birth certificates. Their information is as follows:

    Palma Pennachia, born April 11, 1897 (I think)
    Fontechiari, Frosinone, Lazio Italy

    Pietro DiCarlo, born May 12, 1900 (I think)
    Fontechiari, Frosinone, Lazio Italy

    Thank you for any help you can give in directing me to obtaining their records.

    Have a nice day,

    • Linda says:

      A Pietro DiCarlo was my grandmother’s brother. But he died in Ohio. I know his family.

      I know Pennacchia family, Longo family, DiLegge family, Bianchi family. This web site does not mention DiCocco — one of the largest groups in Fontechiari. I have DiCoccos on both sides of my family, seemingly unrelated, but I don’t believe that. Where are you?

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