Genealogy in Minturno

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Minturno 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 Minturno. As more your surname is common in Minturno, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Minturno 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 Minturno and Latina 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 Minturno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Minturno, 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 minturno@italianside.com our expert in Minturno area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

38 Comments

  1. Lew says:

    Looking for info on Francesco Forte who married Maria Caruso from Minturno, Italy had a son Albino Forte b. 1892 Minturno, Italy who immigrated to US and lived in Darien, Connecticut. Would appreciate any info on Francesco Forte’s family in Italy.

  2. Kenneth says:

    We are planning a trip to Italy. We plan to stop in Minturno. Are there any Lepone’s residing in the town?

    • Gerry says:

      HI Kenneth, Check with my brother, Tony Lepone. He was in Minturno a few years ago and cousin Johnny Lepone went there too at a different time. I think Johnny met neighbors who knew the Lepones

      I see there is a street named Via Pasquale Lepone on the map.

      I have just received a copy of Gerardo Lepone’s Immigration papers and a friend who is researching Lepone history will be sending me some more information in a day or two. If you send me your e-mail I will forward a copy to you. Have a wonderful trip.

  3. Josephine Ursini says:

    Hello. I am trying to get the birth records of my grandfather and his siblings, all of whom were born in Minturno. If there are marriage records, too, that would be great, although my grandparents may have gotten married in Tufo.

    Grandfather: Palmerino Ciufo, born April 8, 1892
    Known siblings:

    Victor Ciufo, born August 1, 1889
    Elissa Ciufo
    Emilia Ciufo
    Salvatore (?) Ciufo
    Vittore (?) Ciufo
    Giuseppe (?) Ciufo

    His parents were Lorenzo Ciufo and Lucia Mazzucco. Any records you may have on my great-grandparents also would be useful.

    Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  4. George Conte says:

    My grandfather Giacomo Conte left Minturno in 1905 for the US. His mother was a Conte and his father a Conte. Don Elio is a second cousin. His mother (Maria I think) was my dad’s cousin. The family, I understand had Olive orchards until WWII.
    That is all I think I know.
    Email: george@georgecontedesign.com

  5. George R.Tuttle says:

    My wife’s Grandmother’s brother was Canon Don Pasquale Alicandro,was a ordained Priest at the Chiesa di S Pietro Apostolo in Minturno at the time of his death on Gennio 30,1937.

    He was born in Minturno on March 1, 1888.

    We want to know if there are any records about his ordination, his activities, and his positions at this Cathedral–if any.

    In addition, are there any records about where he lived in Minturno prior to becoming an Priest.

    His sister, Vincenza Paula Alicandro, was Born January 22, 1875 in Minturno, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1903. We understand that her father was also Pasquale Alicandro and her mother was Maria Caruso. Can you determine if there are any descendants living in Minturno at this time–as a separate project. We would provide you with information on their other children.

  6. Richard says:

    My Maternal great, great grandfather was Vincenzo Lia (born about 1840, his wife was Maria Limcola? (unsure of last name) and they lived in Minturno, Italy. It is said he owned a pharmacy, likely in Minturno. My grandmother Marietta aka Mary Lia (born 1891) was likely born there possibly at a hospital spelled something like St. Mari??oinfarta. I’m looking for any information that can be provided regarding the Lia family from this or surrounding towns. My grandmother married Barbato Arvonio from Cicciano, Italy around 1906 in Scranton, PA. Many Arvonio’s and Lia’s in that area.

    Vincenzo had at least three children, Raphaela, Arturo and Alberto who all went to the U.S. in the late 1890s but there may have been other children who stayed in Italy.

    Any help with information that you can direct me to will be appreciated.

    Richard Arvonio
    United States

  7. Anita Scipione says:

    My great grandmother is Giueseppina Scipione born about 1875. He father was Pasquale Scipione and mother I believe was Dominica Piccone. She married Luigi Scipione of Formia Marsh 1898. Any information would be appreciated . than you Anita Scipione

  8. Timm says:

    My great grandfather, Antonio Lopiano, was born in Minturno on May 15, 1874. I have not been able to find out any information regarding his parents or family from Minturno. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  9. Christy says:

    My great grandfather was from Minturno, Italy. I’m looking for any info on the family. His Name was Angelo Charley Fedele

    • Michael Fedele says:

      Hello Christy,
      I’m a Fedele too and I wonder if we have a connection by chance?
      My father, Joseph Fedele was born in Chicago, Ill. USA
      His father Dominick Fedele(1900?) and mother Rose, I think they were from the Caserta/Minturno area… and they came to the USA via New York in 1921.

      If we have a match, I’d love to here from you and thanks in advance.
      Michael Fedele
      MVFgogo@aol.com

  10. Cindi says:

    My grandparents are from Minturno. My grandmother’s Maiden Name is Dicostanzo. My grandfather’s name is Pensiero.

    My Grandmother’s first name is Anna; her siblings were Julian, Vincent, Beatrice, and others whose names I do not know.

    My Grandfather’s first name is Nicholas. He also had siblings whose names I do not know.

    Lastly, I was told they were in Shkowaadi (I apologize for the spelling, but I have no idea what the actual name was, and I wrote it phonetically).

    I would appreciate knowing how I can continue my search of my family tree. Thank you.

  11. Carla Maria says:

    Per favore, sto cercando per la famiglia Cardone in vicino di Minturno. Mia nonna stava abitando in Manhattan, New York.Il secondo marito era il mio nonno, il nome Biagio Cardone da Minturno. E arrivato in USA forse prima di 1920, sposarsi durante Guerra II(forse 1944) in La citta New York. Nonno Biagio ha avuto sorelle anche fratelli in Minturno. Dopo lui e morto in New York,1958, abbiamo perduto ” contact” tutta la famiglia in Minturno. Mi dispiace, perche posso parlare Italiano poco. Non c’e “traduccere” col computer. La Nonna era Maria Baldasarre Manghi era da Asti. La nonna e morta forse un anno dopo nonno Biagio. Spero di trovare alcuni della famiglia Cardona. Grazie.

  12. Elaine says:

    my grandmother name is Maria Pisanelli. my grandfather Pio
    Diglio. i would like to know if i have any realitives still living in Italy

  13. Carina says:

    Bonjour,mon grand-père Guiseppe Mezza est né à Minturno le 28 Octobre 1873 fils de Francesco Mezza et d’Antonia Treglia si vous avez des infos elles seront les bienvenues mon arrière grand-père est mort à Minturno mais je pense qu’il était de Gaeta mais sa femme Antonia Treglia de Minturno
    Mon grand-père Guise du Francesco s’est mariée à Maranola avec Antonia D’Urso

  14. Elisa says:

    Hello,
    I am looking for Antonesca Salterelli b. 1894. Arrived Ellis Island NY in 1919. She is daughter of Domenico and Magdalena Conte.

  15. DiVasta says:

    the name was changed because of something bad a family member did many years ago. No one ever told me specifics. They were embarrassed. Some of the names are DiVasta, DiVasto, DiVosta, DiVesto. Please let me know as I’m trying to go back in time to see who it was and what happened

  16. DiVasta says:

    I used to visit my Zio Mario and Zia Lucia DiVasta every summer in Minturno. My Nonna was Palmerina DiVasta. Looking for more information on my DiVasta side of the family. I know the stories but they don’t go back further than 1900. My last name is Scinicariello (Gaeta,LT). Just down the mountain from Minturno (Scauri, Formia). My father, Mario, passed away last year and I’m looking for more information on my family than I have from all the time spent there. Grazie mille

  17. Vincent says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents. Their names are Vincenzo Malagiosio (Malagese) and Mary Fortuna. My grand mother parents are Anthony and Josephine Fortuna. She married my grand father in 1905. They came to the USA in 1913. Ant information will be helpful.

  18. Dan says:

    My grandfather was born October 24 1909 as Giovanni tuccinardi and lived in minturno. I believe his mother was Maria and father was either Phillip or Nicholas Tuccinardi. Not exactly sure. My great grandfather immigrated to the U S but returned to Italy. I’m trying to put a family tree together and trying to go go back as far as I can.
    My grandmother was born a Dechellis and her farther was Dominick Dechellis born1892-1893 to Lucy (don’t know maiden name). Dominick was from Italy but not sure what region.
    My dad never knew his grandparents and is the only child and doesn’t know much of them.
    Any info on family names would be greatly appreciated.

  19. Cynthia says:

    My maternal grandmother is Anne di Costanzo and she was born in Minturno. She has a sister, Beatrice, a neither Julien, and several other siblings whose names i do not remember. It has been said she lives in a castle, which had been stolen by the Germans and is now in ruins. Are there records of this family. Also Nicola Pensiero, whom she married and moved to the USA.

  20. Ann says:

    Help in finding any information on Salvatore or Tomaso Treglia. I have been to Minturno 3 times but could not speak Italian & hadn’t much time to stay.

  21. ciccone says:

    my grandfather was born in Minturno,in 1899 & moved to R.I. His name was Bernardino Iannitti.
    My grandmother tho born here was Conte.
    Amazinglingly my in law was Romamo ( MOTHER in law side) tho I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not ( I don’t believe in them tho!) any info contact at the email .ty

  22. John says:

    My grand father came from Minturno Italy, 26 December 1908 on the Barbarossa, out of Naples.
    His name was Giovanni Mastroluca, age 30.

  23. Joanne says:

    My paternal Grandfather came from Minturno in 1906 his name was Salvatore Tucciarone brother Emillo Tucciarone asI believe my great grandfather was Antonio And great grandmother Fillipa.

  24. Deanna says:

    I knew my great grandfather, Ferdinand Michael Tucciarone. He was born in Minturno n August 13, 1882. Here was married to Maria Angiolelli. I’m stuck to find out more. I’ve been corresponding with another Tucciarone from Minturno. He seems to have been able to get much farther back than I have. Any ideas?

  25. Rosemari says:

    My grandfather, Giuseppe Antonio Pica, was born sometime around 7 July 1895. He departed Naples, Italy on the Barbarossa and arrived in New York in November of 1913. I have conflicting reports and believe he was born in Minturno or Caserta to Antonio Pica. I’d appreciate any information that you could provide.

  26. Diane says:

    Looking for any info on the family of Angelo Saltarelli born about 1873 and Fillipo Saltarelli who died in Italy about 1903. Thank you so much.

  27. Tonya says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandma and my Great Grandfather. They are from Minturno, Latina, Lazio, Italy

    My Grandma’s name is Marie (Maria, Mary) DeFilippis, born 14 Mar 1921
    My Great Grandfather’s name is Saverio DeFilippis 18 Oct 1898.

    Both of them immigrated to the United States, but I haven’t found any information from the Italy side. My Grandmother’s Mom no one seems to know her name. Are you able to help?

    Thank you!
    Tonya Retherford

  28. Elizabeth says:

    I am here in mintourno and am looking for information regarding my grandfather and grandmother and their families I went to vital statistics and am only here one more day I am hoping that vital statistics will be open tomorrow it is difficult to get the bus to mintourno from scouring. They don’t seem to run on a regular schedule. I tried to gets taxi today but could not. Is at the baron hotel in scauri. Maybe you can assist me?

  29. Becky says:

    My husband’s mother was Ursula Lena Mallozzi. She was born in Minturno June 14, 1911. Her parents were Pasquale Mallozzi, born January 10, 1890, and Maria Grazia Corrente, born April 22, 1988. We would like to be able to find family records in Minturno.

  30. Vinnie says:

    Hello; I visited Minturno about 1999. Here is a brief geneology that I convirmed at your “city hall”. We the administrators assistance, I was able to potocopy the actual birth and death certificates of the following ancestors: Grandfather- Francesco Conte @ 1880; My father- Pasquale Archangelo Conte dob- 1902; Antonio Conte and Nunzio Conte, Pasquales younger brothers, all came to the U.S. in 1920 to 1930’s. In the early 1900’s they were all young fishermen in my grandfather Francesco’s small fleet.
    If you can be of any assistance at all in my searching, I will be most appreciative. Thank you and God Bless!
    Vinnie

    • Antonia says:

      Hello, My father’s family, Conte, came from Minturno. His father, Nicholoas married Filippa Treglia (these are my grandparents) and his Uncle Anthony and Uncle Anthony’s sister, Mary came over to the U.S. in the mid 1900’s I think. Mary was followed by her future husband, Antonio Paparella, along with her sister Concetta and some other relatives. Many stayed in Minturno. I would love to know who was related to them and me. Maybe you are! I do know my grandfather’s father had a fleet and they were all fishermen too.

      My father’s family came into Ellis Island and settled in Trenton, NJ. But some went elsewhere in other parts of NJ I think and also Florida.

  31. Robert says:

    Looking for info on the family of Salvatore Valerio, born 1891-92. Looking for siblings names, parent names, and possibly current relatives. Thank you

  32. Domenico says:

    I am trying to make contact with my paternal family originating in Minturno. For some reason, an “r” was left out of the name when the ancestors came to America. My original Italian name is Sciarretta. I would like to be able to contact my family in Minturno to obtain more information.

    I would also like to visit Minturno this year to meet some of my Italian relatives.

    Thank you for anything that you can do to help me.

    • Theresa says:

      I would be interested in speaking with you. My maiden name is Shiretta (Americanized from Sciarretta in 1920). My great grandparents, Pasquale Sciarretta and Maria Cardillo were from Minturno. I am trying to decipher some history prior to them coming over from Italy and would love to compare notes to see if we are speaking of the same family.

  33. Sam says:

    Would it be better to contact the Minturno city office by phone or mail, and what is their phone number or mailing address?

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