Genealogy in Pontecorvo

If you search your ancestors in Pontecorvo, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Pontecorvo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Pontecorvo from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pontecorvo. As more your surname is common in Pontecorvo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pontecorvo 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 Pontecorvo and Frosinone province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Pontecorvo just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Pontecorvo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Greg says:

    I need certified birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificate of my great-grandparents who were born in Pontecorvo. My great-grandfather wad Tommaso Gelfuso, born in 1869. My great-grandmother was Emilia Spirtigliozzi, born in 1881. They married in Pontecorvo in 1905. I am not sure of the dates regarding their passing.

  2. Leslie says:

    My grandfather Giacinto Ricci was born in Pontecorvo on July 27,1900. His father’s name was Pietro and his mother was Maria Rotondo Ricci. He immigrated to America in 1902 with is mother and brother Tomasso born 1894. His father immigated in 1900. Pietro was born in 1863 and I think his father’s name was Giacinto too and his mother’ name was Chiara but not sure. I would love any infomation you could give me. Thank you

  3. Marie says:

    I am looking for a Giacomo Boni from Pontecorvo arrived in the US in 1913 at the age of 20.

  4. Heather says:

    I am looking for the Casciano Family. Luigi Casciano married my aunt Maria Carnevale (Pico). They had a daughter Anna Maria and a son, Luigi. Looking for other children of Maria and Luigi.

  5. Emanuela says:

    I’m looking for members of the Caserta family. I remember that Nello had a daughter Loredana and a son Giovanni. They had a shop in the towncentre where you could buy socks and lingerie and linnen.
    I was born in Pontecorvo, my father Gerhard (from Holland) worked at a firm called Vaessen Schoenmaker. It was a ‘tripa-dry factory). Nello worked there too. When I was 4 or 5 years old we moved back to Holland. Loredana was my age (about 52 years old now), Giovanni was younger, a bit like my brother Eric (6 years younger).
    I jope somebody knows the Caserta family and can provide me with there adress/Facebookaccount or something like that.

  6. Robert says:

    Hello… I am seeking any information or relatives of my Great-Grandfather Pietro A Sepe born in Pontecorvo on July 22, 1887 and my Great- Grandmother Catterina ( Catherine) D’Aletto born in Pontecorvo on Feb 25, 1892. I am a second generation American from these descendants.

  7. Meleo says:

    My father Rafaello Meleo was born in Pontecorvo Italy in April 1896. I am interested in locating family members.

    • Gabriella says:

      Hi, my father was Pietro Meleo, born in Pontecorvo Jan/1928 & immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1954. His father was Francescantonio Meleo, all his siblings immigrated to (?) Boston USA after WWII. Only know the name of one sister, Faustina Bevilaqua (nee. Meleo), there were several others.

      We are in contact with our first cousins in / around Frosinone and a distant cousin (3rd ) from Boston USA. How did you go with your search?

  8. Jean-Paul says:

    My Pazziani ancestors emigrated from Italy to Russia (via Holland, Hamburg, Denmark, Finland) before 1830. They were a circus family and later toured Europe.
    I always heard from my father that they originally came from Pontecorvo.

    Do you know of any Pazzianis present or past in Pontecorvo? The name might have been spelt somewhat differently: Spazziani?? Passiani??

    Thank you for your help,

    Jean-Paul Pazziani

  9. Enzo says:

    There are still some but most are in Montreal, They mainly came from pontecorvo,

  10. Joseph says:

    Hello – I am a first generation Italian-American. Both of my parents came from Pontecorvo. I am seeking information about the family of Joseph Turchetti born 1895, his father’s name was most likely Dominic and his mother Giovannina Ferdinando. Are there any records available or any living ‘cousins’? I am also seeking records about Giovanni Iannone b about 1895 and his wife Lucretia Mirante born about 1898. Any information would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

  11. Debra says:

    Trying to research my fathers family surname FOLCARELLI. My grandfather, Tomaso Folcarelli, emigrated to US/North East region 1928.

  12. Sandra says:

    My grandfather, “James” Vincent Ferrara was born in 1888. My father, Paolo Ferrara, In 1909. They came to America and remained here.Although, my father returned once with his mother when he was a very young child. My grandmothers Mariana Ricci. Also, my grandfather’s brothers Antonio Ferrara who also came to America. He was married to Libera Delitta. They settled in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. Any information would be appreciated.

  13. Joanne says:

    My Great-Grandfather Vincenzo Piacitelli was born in 1863 in Pontecorvo and died in Massachusetts in 1928. His death record says his parents names were Marco and Madelena. Vincenzo arrived in the US in 1902, but I cannot find a record that his parents followed him and cannot find any other record of them. Do you have any suggestions on how or where I can continue my search?

  14. Joseph says:

    hello, my grandfather was born in pontecorvo in the late 1800s his name is luigi melei,,my grandmother was born there also I believe,, her maiden name is Angelina (galasso)–last melei,,hope you can help me,,thank you..joey

  15. Carolyn says:

    Looking for Ancestry names

    Giovanni Cerro born about 1883 and Giovanna Del Milo born about 1886

  16. Ronald says:

    My great grandparents were from Pontecorvo. My great grandmother and her children are shown on ship manifests to have arrived in America in 1903. My great grandfather had passed away before that time. His name was Giovanni Baptiste ROEFARO. Can you help me find resources to learn more about him ? Thank you !

  17. Ginger says:

    My father was born in Pontecorvo in 1894 – Emilio Millie Caporuscio . Are there any relatives still living in Pontecorvo with the surname Caporuscio that may be related ?

    • James says:

      My last name is Caporuscio my great grandfather was born in pontecorvo I live in the us but there’s many people in the home country my aunts know and have heard of relatives from there still

  18. Christine says:

    Hello – My mother’s family is listed as coming from Pontecorvo in the early 1900’s to America. The manifest shows Pontecorvo as their location. The last name was listed as L’Ascoli. In the US they use the name Lascoli. I cannot trace this name outside of the US. Can you help?

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