Genealogy in Pastena

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Pastena, 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 Pastena registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pastena. As more your surname is common in Pastena, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pastena 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 Pastena 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 Pastena, or if you have questions regarding your family in Pastena, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


8 Messages to “Genealogy in Pastena”
  1. Christina says:

    My husband’s parents were both born in Pastena. Ivana Catallo (his mother) married Renato Caramanica (his father). His father Renato never knew his own father. I was trying to discover some family ancestry for him before we arrive there August 1st for a visit.

  2. Kathy says:

    My Grandfather was Sosio Trani. He was born in Pastena Italy as we understand it. He was born January 8 1882. He came to the US in the very early 1900’s. He lived in Colorado for most of his life. And he went by Joe for much of his life in the US. Any info on him would be great!

  3. Cathy says:

    My Grandfather – Mattia Catallo and my Grandmother – Maria Sarracino – were born in Pastena. They were married there and had two children there – Helen and Antionette. We are hoping to find more ancestral info on both families in that area.

    Mattia original immigrated to the US in 1906. Maria joined him in 11912 – we believe. Any help would be appreciated.

  4. carla mancini says:

    My Grandpa was born in 1891 in Pastena his name is Joseph Mancini

  5. Mark says:

    Hello –
    My great-grandfather, Michael Forte, was born in Pastena Frosinone Italy on November 11, 1871. We know he traveled to America with his brother Sam to work in the gold mines of Colorado. Michael was 21 when he and his brother moved to the U.S.
    We want to know if there are any family members left in Pastena. We will be visiting this summer and plan to stay at list one night in town but will also be in the surrounding area for a week or so.
    Thank you for your assistance.

  6. Paul says:

    Hi, I believe my great grandfather was from Pastena. I have a birth certificate for his son(my uncle)by the name of Antonio Longo. Born dicembre nille ottocentottantino e NATO. Fathers name was Giovanni Longo, mothers name Barbara Conti.l

  7. Joe says:

    Hello –

    I believe my great-grandfather, Michael Forte, was born in Pastena in the late 1800’s. My wife and I are going to be in Italy in September and are planning on driving through the town. I really just want to make sure I’m going to the right place….anyway of confiming this as his place of birth?

    Thak you

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