Genealogy in Bonefro

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bonefro. As more your surname is common in Bonefro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bonefro 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 Bonefro 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.

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.

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 Bonefro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bonefro, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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One Message to “Genealogy in Bonefro”
  1. Emma says:

    My father is Biagio Di Marzo, born in 1940. My grandmother was Antonietta Di Marzo, nee Santoianni and grandfather was Domenico Di Marzo. I am interested in starting a family tree, especially on this side as my mother was adopted and we do not know her history.

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