Genealogy in Picinisco

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Picinisco. As more your surname is common in Picinisco, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Picinisco 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 Picinisco 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 Picinisco, or if you have questions regarding your family in Picinisco, 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


25 Messages to “Genealogy in Picinisco”
  1. Nancy says:

    Hi I will be going to Picinisco in May. The surnames are DiGesse and Malizia.
    Can you tell me which churches and cemeteries to research in?
    Or any other tips
    Thanks in advance. Hope to hear from you soon


  2. Iain says:

    My wife’s grandfather was Pasquale Fella, born in Birmingham UK in 1883.
    His father was Giacomo Antonio/ Giacomantonio FELLA [born around 1830] and his mother Benedetta (nata Gece(?))[born around 1845]. They were from Picinisco. Does anyone know of a marriage date/place/relationship in Picinisco Any connections?


  3. Anna says:

    My mother Emilia Fusco was from San Guiseppe and had two brothers Vincenso and Pietro,her mother’s maiden name was Carolina Valente and my mother married my father I think in the church in San Guiseppe,my father’s name was Marco Giovanni Pacitti and I think he was born in 1890 in La Rocca where I think I was born in 1934 Nov9 as I don’t have a birth certificate,I would very much want to have some informaiion,also my father had two cousins called Alec and John Jaconelli both born in Picinisco.they all Lived in Scotland.The Pacitti family live in Canada emigrated in 1965.I would appreciate any help you can give as there a children and grandchildren who are interested.thankyou

  4. John says:

    My grandparents came from picinisco my grandfather was jimmy scordecchia my grandmother was franchesca minchella. I would like to trace any living relatives and to find more about both families. Thank you.

  5. Fabiano says:

    Hi there I would like information on Antonio Faccenda. He was born around 1802 in Picinisco and married Nicolina Capaldi. As far as I know he had one son, Domenico. Domenico was born in 1831 and married Lucrezia Pacitti. Again they too had one son, Cosimo. Cosimo married Maria Christina Iaconelli. They had 5 children. Alfonso1901, Domenico, Antonio, Vittorio and Lucrezia. Would be great if could get records of these people.

    Alfonso married Anna Pacitti. They had 8 children. Maria, Giuseppe, Alberto, Alessandro, Carmela, Antonia, Adelina and Rosa. Please reply back.

    Kind regards

  6. Ann says:

    I am looking for information about my great grandfather’s family. His name was Giuseppe Pompa he came to England in the mid to late 19 century.

  7. pelosi says:

    my grandfather was born in picnics and moved to scotland late 1890 any help tracing the pelosi’s i now live in new zealand

    • Giuseppe says:

      My name is Giuseppe Domenico Capaldi and I have genealogy reports from 1763 for the Capaldi Family in Picinisco, Frosinone, Italy.
      The were two brothers listed in 1763—Giacomo and Giuseppe—my lineage is with Giacomo—Giuseppe went to the Netherlands.
      Fortunato Francesco Capaldi was the 5th child of Giacomo—he married his first wife Giovanna Faccenda ( died in Picinisco before 1843)
      He then married Francesca Speranza Crolla—they in turn had 6 children—their 4th child was RosalbaCapaldi ( born 09 Feb. 1851 Picinisco, died 30 Apr 1930 in Totnes,Devon, England )
      She married Francesco Pelosi ( son of Nicola Fulgenzio Pelosi and Francesca Antonia Boni )
      on 19 Oct 1872 in Picinisco. He was born on 29 Mar 1836 in Picinisco.

      I am submitting this information in an effort to help you in tracing the Pelosi’s from Picinisco, Frosinone, Italy.

      I am Italian by birthright and a citizen of Canada.

      • Samantha says:

        Hi Giuseppe,
        My name is Samantha de Ruig from the Netherlands.
        Could it be that my ancestor Giuseppe Capaldi is the brother you are talking about?

        Giuseppe Capaldi was born in 1767 Picinisco Italy, he moved to the Netherlands, married Marie Louise d’Amaront 1792 Amsterdam and had three children : Henricus, Maria Barbara, Anselien Gabriel, all born in Amsterdam. He changed his name a couple times (Joseph Cabalt, Kabalt) and he died in 1814 Neuchatel Zwitserland at age 47.

        If this is the same Giuseppe Capaldi, I was wondering if you had some more information?


      • Mario says:

        my family tree goes back to the same region. My father was from Newcastle in the UK but his family came from the Piscinisco area and I believe the Jaconelli’s/Capaldis and Pacittis intermarried as was common at that time in that region. I am still trying to piece together a lot of the information as I am now 43 and wish to pass the information of my ancestors onto my young children. Please keep in touch as I am sure I will be able to share more information as I get it

      • Jackie says:

        Hi Guiseppe…..Rosalba Capaldi/Pelosi was my Great Great Grandmother, her son Gennaro(George) Pelosi born 1881 in Picinsco was my Great Grandfather. My cousin and I have been trying to find out whatever happened to Rosalba’s husband Francesco Pelosi? We can’t seem to find any information about him living in England or a death record for him.

        Also do you have any information about how and when Rosalba and her children travelled to England? As we have been unable to find any record/passenger lists with any of them coming to England…….

        Also do you have any information about Rosalba and Francesco’s eldest daughter Teresa Pelosi born 1876 in Picinisco we have not been able to find any information about her or who she married? Did she also travel to England with Her mother Rosalba and her brothers Gennaro, Pietro and sisters Giacintha and Antonia? Any help would be very much appreciated thank you.


  8. Antonio says:

    My father Tommasso came to England with his family in 1890 as a very small child, less than a year old. He remained in England all his life apart from the 1914-18 war when he was drafted into the Italian Army. He spoke little about his life so we in turn know little. I believe he was born in Picinisco although Villa Latina has been mentioned. His father was Antonio and I believe my father was the youngest of eleven children. I would like to visit the area next year if I can locate his place of birth. As I will be unable to drive in Italy is there a train service I could use.?
    Your help would be gratefully received.

  9. Michaela says:

    I am trying to find out any information you have on my great grandfather Luigi D’Ambrosio. He was born in Picinisco on December 15th, 1877. Any info you could provide would be of great assistance. Thank you.

    • John says:

      Rod, I have a lot of Pelosi records from Picinisco. My paternal grandmother was Lucia Pelosi and I can trace back to 1800. In my search, I have recorded many as yet unrelated Pelosi names. I also have Arcari, D’Ambrosio, DiCiacca and Pacitti.

      • Jackie says:

        Hi John
        My Great Great Grandfather was Francesco Pelosi born 1836 in Picinisco he married Rosalba Capaldi in 1872. Francesco had a daughter Caterina Pelosi by his first marriage and 7 children with Rosalba including my Great Grandfather Gennaro (George) Pelosi born 1881 in Picinisco. I would be very interested in any information if you have any Linked to my Pelosi family tree. My cousin and I are very interested in finding out what happened to Rosalba’s husband Francesco. Also they had a daughter Teresa Pelosi born in 1876 we have been unable to find any information about her who she married and did she travel to England with her mother Rosalba and brothers and sisters.
        Any help is very much appreciated. Thanking you.


  10. Elizabeth says:

    I am searching for the ancestors of my grandfather Benedetto Antonio Maggiorino left at a doorstep of Lucia Valvona in Picinisco. She was an elder lady who in turn gave the child to the family of Filomena Silla. She had a biological daughter named: Maria Silla. My grandfather later married: Elisabetta Mancini Fanone.
    My grandfather made a trip to the United States to work for a while and returned to Italy until his death in 1959. Thanking you in advance for all your assitance or any information.

  11. Nancy says:

    I wish to find the name of the church in Picinisco where my grandparents were married. How do I begin the search? My grandfather came from Villa Latina and my Grandmother came from Picinisco. An estimate of the date of the marriage would be 1910 or 1911. I am assuming that they were married in her town as was the custom back then.

  12. Nancy says:

    How many cemeteries are there in Piniscio? Do some churches have cemeteries on their property?

  13. Sandra says:

    I am trying to find out about, Giacomo Minghella, and Dominico, who where my great grandparents, from Picinisco I believe ?

    Would appreicate any further information you have for me please , thank you.

    • Pat says:

      Hi Sandra, these Giacomo and Domenica are my great grandparents also. I have some info re Riozzi side. Would love to hear from you. Regards Pat

  14. David says:

    Trying to find information about Giacomo Minghella and Domenica Riozzi who emigrated to Liverpool around 1896. Son Francis born in Italy 1894, son Philip born Liverpool 1897. Giacomo born around 1865 and Domenica born around 1872.

  15. Diane says:

    I am Michael’s cousin (above) and also wish to find out about Nunziato and Maria. I believe that Nunziato Gizzi was born around 1822 and Maria was much younger, born around 1846. Any information would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  16. Peter says:

    My family surname is Caschere. My grandfather, Domenico, came to the UK, I believe,at the turn of the 19th century. I’ m told that he came from near Rome and Picinisco rings a bell. My grandmother’s surname was Capocci, again from the Rome area

  17. Nina says:

    My maiden name is Picinisco and it has always interested me on how that came about. As far as I know my grandparents were from Roccesseca It. My granfathers name was Erico(Enrico) Picinisco, he married Maria Caucci in the United States but both were born in Roccesseca Italy as far as we know.

  18. Michael says:

    I am trying to locate a marriage certificate for my great grandfather Nunziato Gizzi to Maria Grilli, which took place in about 1860, Nuziato was a farmer and came from Agnone, [now known as Villa Latina], in the province of Frosinone, most of their children were born in San Giuseppe in the province of Frosinone, which leads me to think that this is where Maria may have came from, can you be of any assistance ?
    many thanks

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