Genealogy in Bojano

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bojano, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Molise and in Campobasso province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bojano registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Bojano 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 Bojano. As more your surname is common in Bojano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bojano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Campobasso province are:
Battista, Calabrese, Caruso, Ciocca, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, D’Aversa, De Santis, Di Biase, Di Domenico, Di Iorio, Di Paolo, Di Stefano, D’Onofrio, Fanelli, Felice, Florio, Greco, Iannetta, Lombardi, Mancini, Manes, Manocchio, Marinelli, Marino, Martino, Mastrangelo, Mignogna, Moffa, Niro, Occhionero, Palladino, Palmieri, Panichella, Pasquale, Perrella, Petrucci, Petti, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salvatore, Santoro, Spina, Testa, Trivisonno, Venditti.

Church archives in Campobasso 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 Bojano and Campobasso 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 Campobasso.

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 Bojano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bojano, 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 Bojano area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Shawn says:


    My Great Grandfather Gennaro Giovanni Colacci was born 19 Sep 1891 in Bojano. I know he has a brother Angelo was born 23 May 1898. Both immigrated to Canada through the USA. Gennaro arrive approx. 1914 and Angelo arrived aprox. 1922. I believe their father was Francesco Colacci and Anna Colacci nee. Colalillo. I am looking for any other family members.

  2. Aryn says:

    My Great-Grandmother came from Bojano. I know my Great Uncles Carmine and Ralph Priola (Priolo) were born there. Any information on where to look next to find family information is greatly appreciated.

    My Great-Grandmother’s name was Dominica Tomaro, her father was Andrew and her mother was Rose, but I don’t have a maiden name.

    Thank you!

    • Suzy says:

      My grandfather was PatrickTomaro born in Bojano in Jan 1899. He came to america with his family when he was a baby. I do not know his parents names but I will ask my family members

  3. Cristina L says:

    My father was born in Bojano in 1929 and immigrated to Brazil. I cannot find any records of his parents in the molise-Campobasso archives about his parents. Liberato Cusciotta and carmina Rico. I know that my grandfather immigrated to USA but returned to Italy. Would anyone have information orknow of resources that might provide information?

  4. Carl says:

    I have a diary from my grandfather that begins in 1907. It is handwritten and many of the words in Italian are archaic. Is there someone who could translate this diary of about 15 pages.

    Ho un diario di mio nonno che inizia nel 1907. E scritto a mano e molte delle parole in Italiano sono arcaiche. c’e qualcuno che potrebbe tradurre questo diario di circa 15 pagine.

    Molto Grazie,


  5. Lewis says:

    Hello my grandfather Michele Paiano was born in Bojana on September 18, 1900. I have his original birth certificate. I plan to visit the town in September. I was wondering if I could locate his place of birth in town –how would I find that information? And perhaps if any local relatives –what would be the way to try to do that? Thank you.

  6. Oretta says:

    I’m looking to get information about
    Carlo scimonelli (scimonelli) born Dec 25 1939 in Ethiopia
    Parents I think Bojano Sergio and Pia in addis ababa) Carlo moved to Brazil some time in 1963
    Thank you

  7. Barbara says:

    Information on Michael Patullo born @1860-70. Married a woman named Columbia.came to the U.S. (New Jersey) in the early 1900’s.

    • Karen says:

      Michael (born Michele) Patullo was my great grandfather. 8/24/1854 – 8/30/1935. He did marry Colombia/Colomba Pranzatellio. He immigrated to Bound Brook NJ. I do not have the exact year yet. His wife immigrated after him in 1898. She brought along their 2 sons, Benedetto (my grandfather), Nicola and Carmine. They did have another son in the US named John. The boys names became Americanized to Benjamin, Nicolas and Charles. Michael and Colombia both lived in Bound Brook until their deaths. I just very recently found all of this out. I hope it helps !

  8. Danilo says:

    Estou interessado encontrar os filhos de Antonio Scinocca e Carlina Del Gallo e também os Pais de ambos

    • Dolores says:

      My godparents were Frank and Concetta Patullo who lived in Bound Brook, NJ. They had several sons and Joe still lives in Bound Brook.

  9. Roberta says:

    Caro Signor

    Potrebbe darmi qualche informazione per aiutandomi genealogical dei bis Nonni –

    AVENIA Bartolomeo e PAOLINI Antonietta
    Dati Dei nascita, matrimonial e defunto

    Figli sono Giacomo (nato Bojano 1990 – mio Nonno), Giovanni, Nicola (emigrato in Canada), Giuseppe e Teresa

  10. Liberato says:

    My grandfather was Liberato Venditti and my grandmother was Giovanna Evangelista. My father was Giuseppe Venditti. I have an uncle Donato Venditti who emigrated to Brazil after the war.

  11. Penny says:

    My great grandmother was Filomena Perfetto born in Boiano on 30 Sep 1861 to Antonio Perfetto and Rosa Berardinelli.
    Also looking for info on Scinocca and Iannetta families:
    My great grandfather Gennaro Scinocca born in Boiano 19 Sep 1857 to Nicolangelo Scinocca and Regina Iannetta.
    My grandfather Salvtore Iannetta (Jannetta) born in Boiano 28 Aug 1891. He was supposed to have had 5 brothers: Peter, Liberato, Vincenzo, 2 other. Also 5 sisters: Aurelia, and 4 others.

    • Candice says:

      Hi Penny.
      My Great-Great grandmother was named Filomena Perfetto and her father was Antonio. Her family was from Boitano/Bojano. Did she reside in Minnesota? Did she marry a man named Anthony Monochie/Manocchio? If so, we are talking about the same person. Please email me if so.

    • Jake says:

      My great grandmother “Aurellia/Aurelia” daughter of Gaetano Iannetta & Nicolina Venditti,
      She married my great grandfather ” Celestino Iarusso”. They had my grandmother “Pallarina” before migrating to Pennsylvania USA in the 1890’s. Any connection??


    my paternal grandfather was born in boiano italy feb 3 1902 (or 1900) named biagio castelli he was son of gregory castelli and angela marie tagliaferri who were son of dominick castelli and agnes pascale . biago had siblings dominick, agnes, john anthony and madeline

    my great granddad gregory had siblings joseph and raffaela

    biagio was a taylor , gregory was a butcher wonder any stor ies or any photos or any records of any of them.

    my dad is gregory blaise castelli but he was not born in italy.

    im in usa. my mom born in usa but her family was from germany.

    i never visited boiano but dream to oneday to see where my family came from. i dont like america and would rather live in italy regret grandparents migrating to usa lol haha.

  13. Liberato says:

    I’m interested in finding records regarding my late uncle Donatto Venditti who immigrated to Brazil in the early 1950’s

  14. Carole says:

    Hello, I’m interested in researching the family names DeLuca, Velardo, Picciano or Picriano and Spina. Any information you may have would be helpful. Thank you

  15. Romolo perfetto says:

    Hello I am interested in researching the perfetto family name , if you can help , that would be much appreciated , thank you

    • Laurie says:

      My husband’s mom is a Perfetto. She is 100 yrs old and her father, Peter, was born in Bojano. I can find out the year. She had 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Maybe you are related. Let’s be in touch!

    • Érico says:

      Hi, Romolo, can you Tell me something about (name, father and mother) of your parents, granparents, I’m Perfetto, and I so interested to find others.

      • Candice says:

        I as well. My Great-great Grandmother was Filomena Perfetto.

        • Darlene Jensen says:

          My Grampas last name was campetti trying to track his childhood home.I was told it was Boiano.ITALY any information you can give me would be very appreciated My Grandmothers name was philomeno.dont no madene name

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