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

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52 Messages to “Genealogy in Picinisco”
  1. Catherine says:


    I am in the process of trying to compile my family tree, I am Scots Italian and I have managed to get the Naturalisation Certificate of my great grandfather Antonio Cervi, he was born in Picinisco, in the Province of Caserta on the 25th January 1859, his Parents were Giovani & Anna Cervi (maiden surname Marjiotta).I have been unable to find much information on my great grandmother Anna Beatrice Cervi (maiden surname Marcantonio) her father was Luigi Marcantonio, I’m not sure if they are from this area also. Any help would be much appreciated.

    Kind Regards


  2. Magno Campone says:

    Maria Carolina Palombo married Magno Campone but we do not have Magno’s history we think he was also from the area but not sure. Maria Carolina date of birth 31st May 1880. Her parents were Giuseppe Palombo.

  3. Marina says:

    I am trying to find out some information on my mothers side of the family,her farther Donato Demarco(Di Marco)was born in picinisco in the late 1890 he married his 1st cousin Laura Valente and emigrated to Swansea Wales in the early 1900. I know he had a lot of brothers who emigrated to lots of places in the uk and USA. I also know that there are Gizzi in the family. Any info would be great.

  4. Gerry says:

    My maternal grandfather, Loreto IACONELLI (JACONELLI) emigrated to Glasgow by way of Southhampton (?) around 1918 (?). He married Angelina VALENTE in Glasgow (?).

    His parents were Antonio IACONELLI and Maria Grazia PAPA.
    Her parents were Tito VALENTE and Mariana ???, all (?) from San Biagio Saracinisco.

    If anyone can add any information or wants any information that I have, please contact me. ❓


  5. Gerry says:

    My grandparents both emigrated to Glasgow. Their names were Domenico Conetta and Maria Vacca, both born in Picinisco in 1884 (?). His parents were Loreto Conetta and Filomena Antonelli. Her parents were Giovanni Vacca and Teresa Torrone. If anyone can add any information or wants any information that I have, please contact me

    • paul says:

      Hi Gerry Domenico and Maria wete my great great grandparents i have a picture of them both and another of their daughters wedding i could send you .I know my auntie Filomena visited Canada when she was young but dont know who they visited .Her mum was Anita .The name Philip has been mentioned also.My mum told me Trentino visited them in Glasgow around about 1970.Hope this makes sense to you.Hope to hear back from you.Paul

  6. Karen says:

    Hi there I have just started looking for information regarding my Pelosi family from picinisco, I have a date for marriage, March 17 1883. My GG Grandfather Filippo Pelosi and my GG Grandmother Concetta Cascarina.
    They would have left for Scotland after they wed as my Great Grandfather Augenio Pelosi was born in Glasgow on 28th January 1894.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated , my Dad has his 60th birthday this year and I am hoping we can visit Picinisco.

  7. eileen says:

    I am looking for a marriage that took place between Michaele Ferri and Rosa Coppola. I think this might have taken place in Picinisco. The date might be around 1873/4. Can you advise how to find this information.

    Thank you

    • Copolla says:

      Rosa Coppola F D O B – 14 Feb 1852 Father: Dominico
      Mother Donimica Valvona
      LDS File 1217837 Picinisco

      This is the only Rosa Coppola in PICO (short form of Picinisco) from 1845 to 1865 so good chance she is yours.
      Info I have only goes so Far and no records after 1865 for births in PICINISCO and Marriges only go up to 1861
      I have Picinisco Files and located all births for Coppola’s for a friend.
      Ferri’s are also from Picinisco, but I have not gotten a list of them.
      If you wish to contact me further as I am not often on this site, I only came on to look for a specific name and saw your posting. I have other info that might be of interest to you if you wish to contact me by E Mail. Thee is a site Cassino Immigants on Face book but it is a closed site and only open by invitation for those in the Area it covers Picinisco

  8. Terri says:

    Hi I wonder if you can help I am trying to find any information on either my 2 new great great grandfather or my 3rd great grandfather both if whom I believe were born in picinisco frosinone . There names are Genaro a boni born approx 1830 who I believe married angelina ( maiden name not known ) they had a son Marco a boni born approx 1855 .. they came to Liverpool and Marco boni married Jane granelli in Liverpool in 1879 he lived the rest of his life and died in Liverpool in 1943 I do not know where his father Genaro died ? Any information you may be able to acquire would be very much appreciated .. thank you

  9. family of Domenico DiGESSE says:

    I have been doing my family history for years now, I don’t know the names of my great great great grandparents. which would be the father and mother of Guiseppe DiGESSE.
    I Hope you can help. or any Digesse that was born in Picinsco.

    Thank You

  10. Michael says:

    i am trying to trace any records of the altuccini family and in particular my great great
    gennaro altuccini born 26th september 1855 in picinisco he had 2 brothers born in picinisco luigi 1859 and lorenzo 1864.

  11. Jacky says:


    Hi my grandfather was Joseph Corio I have him in the 1901 and 1911 UK census as being born c 1880 in Hammersmith London, But I cannot find a birth record for him.. on his marriage certificate it says his father was Joseph Corio but again cannot find any records for him, My Dad said that he came from Italy, The family story is that there were 3 brothers who came across from Italy, I have traced all the families with the surname corio back as far as I can and they all live in the same street sometimes next to each other, I have Modestino Corio born 1843 Pininisco married to Adolorata Copocci b 1865 Picinisco…. then Raffeal Corio b 1826 Italy married Lorretta 1828 Italy, then there is myline but Icannot fit them all together

    • Graham Corio says:

      Hi Jacky

      Our mutual grandfather (GF), Joseph Corio married Lucy (formerly James) 17/2/1901 in Hammersmith, London. Later that year he also appeared on the 1901 census for England. They lived in Hammersmith, raised a large family and eventually moved to Northolt, Ealing. On the marriage certificate (MC) (supported by the census) it says that he was born about 1879 in Hammersmith and his father (our GGF) was also named Joseph and they were both labourers.

      However, there is no record of him before his marriage – no birth record or anything. He must have lied about something on the marriage certificate (MC).
      The family history before our GF is veiled (intentionally by our GF probably) in mystery – nobody knew his birthday. Not even his own children (the ones we could ask) knew his birthday.

      I have been to the Westminster Archives (where they have a full set of the nationwide BMD registers on microfiche) and found no record of our GF, when looking through the births for 1878, 1879 and 1880. I only found a Giovanno Corio for September Quarter in 1878 (see below).

      It so happens that Modestino Corio had a son Giovanno/John George b.24/6/1878 Hammersmith – not with his later legal wife, Addolorata, but with a Harriet Corio (formerly Hodges) (not a registered marriage). According to English census records in 1891, this boy is part of Modestino’s household (called Juan George) up to when he was twelve years old, but then he disappears and there and there is no further record of him.
      I have discovered further information re. another liaison of Modestino’s, before he legally married Addolorata, which resulted in another illegitimate child: Modestino also then had a daughter Eleanor Fanny Corio b.4/8/1883 Hammersmith with an Annie Margaret Corio (formerly Hodges as well) (also not a registered marriage). I have been unable to find further trace of Eleanor Fanny afterwards, but I must admit that I haven’t searched a lot. Perhaps she was adopted, but I have been unable to find a death certificate (DC)
      Modestino then went back to Italy to marry Maria Addolorata Capocci in Picinisco in 1885; this was a registered marriage and they both came back to West London, and very soon afterwards started a family.

      As you probably know, the 1939 Register has not been available very long. It was compiled at the start of WW2 to assist with ID and things such as ration books.

      Our GF is listed in it, at 5 Carr Road, with the same DOB as Giovanno (but one year out). Although not definitive proof, this is too much of a coincidence.

      One speculation is: Did Giovanni/John George subsequently become ostracised by Modestino’s “real” marriage to Addolorata and then change his given name to Joseph (our GF)?

      Graham Corio

  12. Dominique says:

    Hi there I am looking for any information on the Gizzie family from Picinisco. My great great great grand father was Vincenzo Gizzie who married Pasquae Valente and moved on o Scotland in the 1870-80’s. I have traced the family back to a Loreto Gizzie born in 1815 but I was trying to relate him to a Pio Gizzie born in 1814 as his line goes back to a Domenico Gizzie born in 1575.

    I am coming to Picinisco in May next year with my mum and I was hoping to surprise her with as much information as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    • Michael Gizzi says:

      Hi I have been researching my Gizzi family for over fifty years, I can go back to Domenico Gizzi in Picinisco in 1565, as you can see on my name and on the Gizzi’s from Picinisco there is no E on the end, the E was added during the war years to try and make it look more English, I since have had the E removed, but I have an elder brother living in Australia who still has the E on Gizzi.

      • Tina says:

        Just seen this post. My grandfather, Stefano Esposito, born January 1880, was abandoned outside the house of Luigi Gizzi and his wife Palma Margiotta who lived in the district of Picinisco called Camopotrivolte. Palma took him to the priest in Picinisco for Baptism and he was then taken in & brought up by the family of Pasquale Randolfi. I would like to know about the Gizzis & Randolfis because of the connection with my grandfather and who knows we may even be related! Does Luigi Gizzi feature in your family tree?

      • Jim says:

        Hi Michael, I wonder if you can help me. My Cascarini family are from Picinisco (I live in the UK). I have a Loreto Domenico Gizzi (8.9.1816-30.12.1853) who married Maria Giuseppa Cascarini, the sister of my great, great grandfather, Antonio Cascarini. Loreto and Maria Giuseppa had 3 children (Giuseppe, Serafina and Rafaelle). I am wondering if you know anything about them?

        My great grandfather, Luigi Cascarini (14.4.1865-11.8.1932) married Anna Gizzi (11.10.1867-17.12.1892). Can you tell me anything about her?

  13. Martin says:

    I am trying to find any references to the Boccarossa family who lived in Antica Picinisco

    • Robert says:

      I know a Boccarossa family that lived in Antica and now live in Port Chester NY. Carmine (1905-1980) and his son Victorio born in 1934.

  14. 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


  15. 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?


  16. 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

    • Charlie (Valente Family) says:

      Hi, my 2 xs great grandfather was Almerico Valente. I think Carolina Valente was his sister. Almerico moved to Scotland and became Albert Valenti, thereare still lots of Valentis here. I have a family tree I would be happy to let you have a look at, and maybe see if we are looking for the same Carolina. Thanks.

      • Susan says:

        My grandmother was born near Atina Maria Lucia Valente in 1908 her father was Antonio Valence born in 1874 and he married maria Capaldi who was born in 1883. Maria’s mother was Sabatini Capaldi born in 1839. I do not know who Antonios parents were. My great grandparents emigrated to England in the early 20th century, to Newcastle. I am going to Italy this year and may look these relatives up. I will let you know if I come across a Caroline.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.


      • Susan Joseph says:

        Maria Capaldi 1883 was my great grandmother and was from this area. I would like to know how and if she fits into this story.
        Sue from the UK

  21. 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.

  22. 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.


    • Michael says:

      Hi Michaela, Good to see the D’Ambrosio name. My grandmother was Domenica D’Ambrosio. Could have been Luigi’s sister?
      My grandfather Antonino Porrelli.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Nancy says:

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

  26. 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

      • Sandra Dears says:

        I am looking for Marco Bono born 30 april 1907 in Picinisco and Lucy Volintias, his friend.

        Would Bono be his proper name or have they shortened it when he came to England?

        MANY THANKS.

  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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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