Genealogy in Sant’Elia Fiumerapido

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sant’Elia Fiumerapido, 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 Sant’Elia Fiumerapido registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Elia Fiumerapido?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Elia Fiumerapido


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sant’Elia Fiumerapido from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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  1. Patricia says:

    I am searching my Italian heritage from my mother’s side. Her parents were from Sant’Elia Fiumetapido. They married and moved to Paris, France. Antoine Arpino and Antoinette Zoccola were their names.

  2. Tom says:

    I am also going to Italy to Santa Elia to find out my Grandparents origins. My Grandfather was Alberto Petrucci born 1879 died 1937 in Detroit MI and was married to Benedatta Salvatore, also from Santa Elia!

    • Doreen says:

      hi, I am looking for my mother’s parents, Peter and Maria Petrucci. Maybe it is a popular name, but family as led me to Santa Elia too. I hope to go this fall of 2018 and hope to connect with family there?

  3. Tony says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents: Alessandro and Michaelangela Viola who were born (I think) in 1864 and 1867 respectively in Sant Elia. Who were their parents?

  4. Susan Howard says:

    Looking for any information on Angela Riga born 1803 to Domenico Riga and Scolastica Prasio(?), married to Luigi Frezza.


  5. Jessica says:

    Hello! I am conducting research about my family, who were born in Valleluce. Our last name is Persichini, but at the time of their birth, the name was Persichino. I will be coming to Sant’Elia Fiumerapido in March. I would like any information about my family name and if perhaps there are Persichino people still living in the area. Many Thanks! Jessica

  6. Jan says:

    My great grandfather was from sant Elia and am trying to find records of him and his family. His surname is Melaragno or melaragni Would like to know where to visit for information.

  7. Louise says:

    Hi I’m trying to find out about my Italian heritage. My great grandfather was Italian and we believe he originated from Sant’elia. He was living in the U.K by 1901 at the age of 16 so his birth date would be around 1884. His name was Domenico Di Cicco and he later went on to live in American before coming back to settle in the U.K. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Louise

  8. Michelle says:

    Thank You so much in advance, I am trying to find information about my Great Great Grandmother her name was Benedetta Rizza born 1861 in Sant Elia Fiumerapido to Rosa Rossi and Francesco Rizza I have a copy of the birth certificate but are the parents names correct, is it Rizza or Rizzo and is the mothers maiden name Rossi.
    Thank You again!

    • amerigo says:

      Rizza & Rossi are useful in Sant’elia area, So Ithink you’r right . Ihad also relatives in this area,my great grandfather was Rizza Giovanni and his wife Vettraino Maria, I dont know anithing about ,but my grand father Rizza Pietro born also there in 1879 before his wedding with Merucci Filomena native in Belmonte Castello .

  9. Lynn says:

    My husbands grandfather, Camillo Tobia and grandmother, Angelina Tobia Tobia Tobia was both her maiden name and marriage name) both immigrated to America in 1907. They came from Sant’elia. 25 years ago my husbands sisters visited Sant’elia and found great aunts and Great uncles, but lost touch with them. I have not been able to locate birth certificates or any information for this family. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciately.

  10. Sue says:

    Have just come across this site. My paternal great grandparents was Michael and Rosa D’Agostino who emigrated from Frosinone to Bristol sometime in the late 1890’s or thereabouts. Can’t find any records as to the exact date. Michael’s brother Antonio also came to Bristol. He had children but I can find no record of his wife so I assume she died before he left Italy but that’s only supposition.

    They have many descendants in Bristol with Michael and Rosa having had 6 children and Antonio 3.
    I would appreciate any information prior to their emigration.

  11. Pauline says:

    Hi myGG Grandparents was born in Sant’Elia Fortunato Fascione born 1802 is Parents are Pietro Fascione Andreana Gargano looking for siblings of Fortunato Fascione

    Thank you for any help

  12. Ben says:

    My father was born there I want to know more about my current relatives in the area if I plan a visit

  13. Cory says:

    I’m trying to find information on my family. If you get back to me I do have some information on my grandfather. Cory

  14. Suzanne says:

    Looking for my grandfather Nicholas Lanni born 1856 and his wife Maria Arciero born 1887 both born in Sant Elia. I have reached a dead end on Ancestry. Thank you

  15. Ginny says:

    I am trying to research my family who lived in Sant’Elia Fiumerapido. I have been over to the town & met some relatives who still live there, but I couldn’t find any documented information anywhere. The two relatives I am interested in are –
    Angelo Tedesco (Titesco?) Born approx 1851 and Rosa D’Agostino born approx 1861. I do not know if either of them were born in Sant’Elia or just lived there? Any information or advise you can provide would be very gratefully received. I believe they emigrated to England approx 1899 where they settled in Lancashire. They had children in England but I believe they returned to Italy and had a son born there called either John, Joe or Giovanni Tedesco (Titesco?) born 20.12.1902.

    • Ed says:


      I too am looking for information on the D’Agostino family. My GGGF was Antonio D’Agostino 1857-1923 but I have been unable to find any information on the family going any further back. Have you had anymore luck?

      • Scott says:

        One of my 3rd great grandparents was Rosa D’Agostino, who was my grandfather’s married to Giovanni Batista Cece, we got most of our info from some genealogy books we purchased back in 2000.

      • Ginny says:

        Hello Ed and Scott
        I visited the area and think I found the family house and the family that still live there to this day! 🙂
        There is no written proof however as nearly all the records were destroyed in the war.
        But it was lovely to see where my ancestors came from & meet who I believe are the descendants that still live in the family home 🙂

        • ed says:

          I will be visiting next month Ginny. My cousins are providing me information on the D’Agostino family there. I am very excited to see if people recognize me as a D’Agostino. The genes seem to run strong in this family.

    • Scott says:

      I too have family from that region, actually the name Rosa D’Agostino is amount my 3rd great grandparents, I bought genealogy books back in 2000 that have lineage back 7 generations.

  16. DIane says:

    I’m looking for information on my italian family. My grandfather’s name is Dominick Barthlemeo(w) Elia 1882(?) and he was born in italy. He moved to America as a baby and died in 1955. Can you provide any information about him and his family. Thank You Diane Elia

  17. Sharon says:

    I am visiting Italy and I am trying to find information about my Great grandparents from Sant’ Elia and are buried at the cemetery there. We are going to the area and will try to visit the parishes for information. How do we follow up with more information after we leave Italy. GGF Dominic Petrucci 1850 – 2/10/1935 and GGM Maria Perechini 1847 (?) – 7/26/1934. GGGF Benedetto Petrucci (no dates know).
    Thank you for your help.

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