Genealogy in Gaeta

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Gaeta, 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 Latina province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Gaeta registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gaeta. As more your surname is common in Gaeta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gaeta archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Latina province are:
Battisti, Bianchi, Cardillo, Conte, De Angelis, De Meo, De Santis, Esposito, Forte, Fusco, Lauretti, Lombardi, Mancini, Pannozzo, Parisella, Ricci, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Testa.

Church archives in Latina 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 Gaeta and Latina 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 Gaeta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gaeta, 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


  1. Mike says:

    I am searching for information regarding my grandmother. Her maiden name is Giacomina Lecesse. DOB 7/25/1882 in Gaeta. She married Cosmo Miele 1907. She came to the United States aboard the SS Romanic. Looking for birth certificate, marriage certificate, parents names, siblings, passenger list etc..


  2. Ann Marie says:

    My grandmother and grandfather were both from Gaeta. Her maiden name is Civita Ranucci and she was born January 7, 1897 and came to America on September 25, 1910 with my grandfather, his name is Antonio DiNitto. Her family originally lived at Via Castello, Borgo di Gaeta.
    Any information about my family would be very much appreciated!
    Ann Marie

  3. Ramon says:


  4. Annie says:

    Bonjour,mon arrière-grand-père,Marinoso Damien est né à Gaeta le 16/09/1876, je voudrais en connaître plus sur ses parents , sa famille et lui-même.

  5. Sam says:

    My ancestors are Salvadore Volpe and Teresa Buttaro from Gaeta.
    I am trying to retrace their lineage and understand more my family history.
    Do you have any information or ideas on how to search beyond Salvadore and Teresa?

    Thank you

  6. Rose says:

    My great grandmother, Clotilde Capobianco, left Gaeta in the 1860’s and moved to Solopaca or Vitulano. Her father was Antonio Giuseppe Capobianco. Her mother was Emanuella DeSapia. I am going to visit Gaeta this spring and would love to find information regarding these families. Family stories say that Clotilde left Gaeta hidden in a box because of the fighting that was taking place at that time. Would a church or the commune office be able to help me with information? which would be better? Thank you.

    • Maryann says:

      My grandfather was from Gaeta Italy and moved to Boston mass
      His name was tommaso Ralph Capobianco going to
      Gaeta this October would love to find some relatives

  7. Lisa says:

    We will be traveling to gaeta in May and would like to find more information about my husbands great great grandfather pietro Manderino or Mandarino. We was born in 1879 in gaeta, Italy. We would love to find a birth certificate or christening record. We have hit a dead end and can not find parents and believe he may have been raised by Domenico Simeone. He came to America in 1894. But we also have record of American trips at age 14,17 and 23. We have marriage and death records. Advice at where to start our search would be helpful!


  8. Maria says:

    at one time Gaeta was part of Campania (The Kingdoms of Naples or the Two Sicilies – a lot of my relatives from the Lipari Islands were stationed in Gaeta and some of the children were born there. How do I find these records? Can you help me?

  9. Janine says:

    Good evening,
    I have been history hunting and have hit a wall with the following individuals:

    Tommaso Magliozzi (1874 Gaeta) emigrated to the US in 1907 aboard the ship Canopic.
    Tommasina Magliozzi (1875, Gaeta)
    Laurence Torado (1868, Italy – not sure where but I’ve been told Naples but arrived on 3/14/1912 aboard the ship Canopic)
    Luigia Patella (2/6/1878 Italy, again not sure where but perhaps Naples)

    Thank you for any information or directions!

    • Lisa says:

      Tommaso Magliozzi was my great grandfather. he you can email me with any questions

      • Alyssa Adario says:


        My grandmother’s step-grandmother was Civita Magliozzi, who married Cosmo DiChiappari. I believe Civita was born around the 1870s. I know that she lived to 92 years of age, but do not know when she was born or when she died. I am sure that she lived in Gaeta, because my grandmother would visit her. Is it possible that Tommaso is a brother or relative of Civita?

        Let me know if you’re heard her name before. I would be very happy to speak with you!

        Thank you,

        • Janine says:

          I have never heard that name, but sadly my grandmother passed last year after rapidly deteriorating with dementia and so I wasn’t able to ask her about her lineage past Tommaso.

      • Janine says:

        Hi Lisa,
        I haven’t been back on the site in a while so I missed this for over a year. Ugh. Do you know any information about Tommaso’s relatives – parents? siblings? I haven’t been able to locate any records. If you have corroborating records, that would be ideal!

        Thank you,


  10. Brenda says:

    I am searching for any information on my grandfather and his family. I have been told that they were from New Gaeta.
    My grandfather was born Ferdinando Carpentieri on 27 August 1901.
    His father was born around 1886 and his name was either Biagio or Biase.
    His parents are Ferdinando Carpentieri born around 1848.
    His mother was Gaetana Carpentieri born around 1855.
    I think her parents may have been Giovanni Carpentieri and Antonia Antanucio.

  11. Yvonne says:

    I am searching for my great grandfather and his family, Salvatore Eliante, birth around 1840?, married Caterina Nardella born 1863 Elena,Gaeta, son Erasmo Eliante Born 1887, Elena Gaeta. Married Maria Gabriella Salemme, born 1886 Gaeta.
    Any information would be greatly appreciate!
    Tanti grazie!

  12. Rita says:

    I am looking for my grandfather, Nicola Lorenti, born in Gaeta,(Elena)Italy December 8,1872,
    died in Gaeta, Italy April 21 1937,is father Salvatore and is mother Maria Percuoco,I know he had at list one brother,Francesco, married with Carmine di Vasta ,had three children ,
    Rasimina,Antonio,Maria Annunziata.
    First wife died ,remarried with my grandmother,Concetta Palmiero April 19,1919,had eight children , Giuseppe,Salvatore,Maria,Liberina,Antonio,Luigi,Carmela, Pasquale.
    We don’t know what he looks like as all the photos have been destroyed during WWII.
    Only three children are alive, and we were wondering, since he has migrated in US for work more than once, that there maybe some photos in the National Archives or his passport and maybe more information of his whereabouts, his work, where he stayed and with whom, I believe he had a cousin in Brooklyn ,Pasquale Lorenti that he stayed with, in one of his trips. I done researches but the only things I found were dates of his US trips ,1902 ,1911.
    Can you please help me find more about him but most of all ,photos, we are dying to know him, to see what he looks like.
    Thank you

  13. Barbara says:

    I am new to your great site. I just found out my grandfather may be from Gaeta but the family name may have originally been Frongillo. How would I go about getting a birth certificate for finding out if he actually was born there.
    Thank you in advanace

  14. Robert Laur says:

    My grandmother’s name was Elisabetta Mancino. She was born around 1870-1880 in and lived in Gaeta, or what was then known as Elena. In 1898, she married Cosmo Antonio Lauro. They had a son, my father, Ferdinando Damiano Lauro, who was born in 1899. They all emigrated to the United States around 1909. I am looking for relatives of the Lauro family that may still be living in the Gaeta area.

    Mille grazie!

  15. Maria says:

    My great grandmother, Maria Giuseppa Cincotta was born in Gaeta on august 6, 1831 – she was the daughtr of Giuseppe and Maria Lo Schiavo. I know she had at least two brothers named Giovanni that were also born in Gaeta – their father was in the service and stationed in Gaeta. Try as I may, I just cannot find any records – would you be kind enough to tell me how I can access and view these records so that perhaps I can get more information.

  16. Laura says:

    Hi- I’m looking for information for Antonio Visco born in Elena Italy on 13 July 1881. I think his fathers name may be Pasquale (1831-?) and if naming tradition holds then his mothers name maybe Assunta. He married Constance (Concetta) Spinosa 1908 and they had 4 children in Italy.
    Any help finding info on Antonio and his parents would be greatly appreciated!!

  17. Nancy Helmick says:

    My grandmother, Rosa Capodanno, was born on January 26, 1891, who came to the United States as a young child. On the few records I have, she identifies the city of her birth as Napoli, but I believe her parents were originally from Borgo di Gaeta, Latina, Lazio, Italy. Her parents were Erasmo Capodanno and Francesca Caruso. My information indicates that Erasmo was born in 1854, Francesca in 1866, and that they married in 1886, but that might be slightly off since their first son was born in 1883.

    The only specific date I have is on a passenger list for the ship Italia that shows a date of arrival in New York as March 15, 1893. According to that document, they embarked in Naples, were destined for Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and arrived in New York on March 15, 1893. Passengers included Gani Caruso (whom I suspect was a younger brother), Francesca Caruso, age 27, and three children, Paolo (born June 30, 1883), Alessandro (born January, 1887) and Rosa. This document, however, indicates that Rosa was one month old which conflicts with the birthdate I have of January 26, 1891.

    The parents of Erasmo Capodanno were Pietro Paolo Capodanno, born in San Cosmo, Borgo di Gaeta, Latina, Lazio, on June 26, 1819 and Rosaria Magliocco, born in the same city in 1830.

    I would be very grateful if you could help me locate a birth record or even just a specific date of birth for Erasmo Capodanno or Francesca Caruso. I am most especially interested in a birth record for Rosa Capodanno or a marriage record for Erasmo and Francesca which I hope will provide me with the names of her parents, information which I have sought for several years.

    I thank you for your kind consideration in this matter, and would happily pay the cost of any duplication expenses or postage fees.

  18. Amanda says:

    I know my great-grandfather Pietro Ventura is from Gaeta, and that he immigrated to Boston in the early 1900s, and his mother soon followed him. I’m interested in finding out whether he had any siblings and what happened to his father. I’m going to Gaeta for a few days this summer and would like to find either some records (I have my great-grandfather’s birth cert already), a gravestone (of his father), or anything else I could find. Do you think the comune would be a good place to start? Who should I ask to speak to? Where else should I look?

  19. Marie V Melchiori says:

    I heard from a cousin that there was supposed to be a memorial stone in the town square of Gaeta with the name GUGLIELMO on it. It was supposed to be thanking the GUGLIELMO family for helping Pope Pius IX when he fled to Gaeta. I have tracked the family to Maranola and Trivio in the 1830-50’s. Was there such a monument/memorial stone? Is it still there?

    Thank you for your time

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi! We are also part of the Guglielmo family (Durso), and have the same question. Did you find the answer?



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