Genealogy in Casacalenda

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


23 Messages to “Genealogy in Casacalenda”
  1. Peg says:

    I am looking for marriage certificate of: Giuseppe (Pepino) Moreschi, born in Pentima, Italy, to Carmella Miserere (place of birth unknown) married and lived in Casacalenda. Date of marriage approximately 1900. If you could find this info I would be ecstatic! Thanks in advance,

  2. Mary Beth says:

    Hi, my greatgrandfather was born in Casacalenda, Campobasso in 1879. His name was Pasqualino Santoianni with one brother that I know of Joseph Santoianni and they came to the USA; not sure what year. Ofcourse I wonder if we have any relatives in Casacalenda. The wife of Pasqualino Santoianni was Anna Napolitano of Moiano province born November 9, 1881.
    Thank you for any information.

  3. James says:

    Hi there,

    I am trying to determine if I have any family left in Casacalenda. My lineage runs through my great grandfather, Michele Giseppe Pietrantonio born 8 May 1886. From what I have been told, he had an older brother named Bruno.

    He came to America around 1905 and changed his name to Michael Joseph Petranton and passed away Christmas eve 1975 in St Paul, MN. That is all the information I have.

    I thank you for whatever you are able to do.

    • Frank says:

      Hi James, Pietrantonio is an old and fairly common name in Casacalenda. I was born there and my paternal grandmother was a Pietrantonio, maybe I could steer you in the right direction. I have researched my family (Di Genova) in Casacalenda back to early 1600’s.


  4. Sheri says:

    I am searching for information on 2 different sides of my family. The first is Francesco Giuseppe Pietrantonio. He is said to have passed away in Casacalanda, Camposso, Italy around 1918. It is believed he is buried at the “Monastery Orphanage next to Maddona del Assunta” (I’m not sure what that means). Apparently there would be more information on him at this place like birthdate/parents… ? If anyone could help explain this that would be so great!
    The second side of the family is Gennaro Vendetto (Vendetti). Born in Casacalenda around 1803 father is listed as Gennaro Vendetti on a birth record for a grandson. Could they have the same first name? Maybe Gennaro Sr. passed away before Gennaro Jr. was born?
    I would appreciate any help or ideas. Thank you.

    • John says:

      I have a Pietrantonio’s on both sides of family. Francesco is there but different years. Also, DiGirolamo, Miozza, Romaguolo and more.

      The tree goes back to 1700’s. I visited a few years ago and it was wonderful.

  5. Meegan says:

    Looking for my mother’s birth family, mother’s name is Maria Caronchia (no longer living) and any family members. My mother’s name prior to being adopted was Lucia Caronchia (adopted in 1950 or so). May be from Casacalenda or Larino (where my Mother was adopted and has baptismal records). We went to Larino this summer looking for anyone that may have known the family but the name was not recognized. Her adopted family is Terreri and Barilla.

  6. Don says:

    My grandfather’s name was Michael Damaso born in Bonefro but raised in Casacalenda.

    Any info would be appreciated.


  7. Robert says:

    I am trying to locate any information on my father, Nicola Montanino, who had come to Canada from Casacalenda, Italy around 1912. He was born on May 7, 1907, apparently in Casacalenda. At some point, he and his family had moved to St.Paul, Minnesota.
    My father’s grandparents’ names were Bonifacio Maccia and Maria Frastoletti and my father’s father’s first name was Antonio.
    Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Ashley says:

    Good morning, I’ve been doing family tree research. I have a Piperno line on my mothers side. From what I’ve been told the family would have come from Casacalenda… it’s going back a ways. This would have been my grandpa’s grandparents who came over (probably late 1800’s early 1900’s) and allegedly settled in Montreal. I know there are a lot of Piperno’s but if anyone has any insight, please let me know!

    • Sylvia says:

      Hi Ashley… Not sure if anyone ever replied to your note above? My maternal grand-father was a PIPERNO from Casacalenda and he emigrated to Montreal late 1890’s. He was the first of his family to do so… there aren’t many Piperno’s in Montreal – my mother would know them all! Do you have any other details? Names, etc?

    • Frank says:

      Hi Ashley, my grandfather’s sister married a Giuseppe Piperni in Casacalenda in 1880’s. Their son moved to Montreal and his descendants live in Montreal and Belleville Ontario. I actually have quite a bit of information about that side of the family.

      Regards, Frank

      • Vanda says:

        Frank my grandmother on my father’s side was Emmanuella Piperni her son Giuseppe Antonio was born in 1920. She died in the late !950’s or early 60’s.She married Michele Pitrantonio.

  9. Lucia says:

    mi papa fue Vicenzo D’addario Bottari, hijo de Nicolás Maria D’addario de Casacalenda, Italia, quisiera saber mas de sus familiares

  10. Tonia says:

    Hello, my grandmother is from Casacalenda and her maiden name was Mary Concetta Mastrocola. Wondering if there is any information on her. Always trying to find information on her.

    • Yole Patterson says:

      I wish I could help you out, Tonia, however, my grandparents emigrated to New York with their parents around 1900 when they were young children.I clearly recall hearing them talk about their old friends from Campobasso, the Mastrocola family. Maybe New York would be a good starting point for you to research. Wish I could have been of more assistance.

  11. Frank says:

    Hi, I have been researching my family (Di Genova) in Casacalenda, provincia di Campobasso, Molise for a number of years. I am interested in the church records of the town.

    Thank You

  12. Sarah says:

    I’m always looking for relatives from before Constantino DiLallo, my Great Grandfather left for Montreal with his wife Lauretta Primiani.
    I know her parents were Bucci’s and Benedetto and Fiorilli before that.
    The parents of Costantino (born about 1872)were Caterina Pellegrino and Nicola DiLallo.

  13. Bob Perno says:

    My grandfather was from Casacalenda (Guseppe Perno) and before leaving Casacalenda at turn of the century he married my grandmother (Maria Battista).I would like to know more about them and their parents if possible.

  14. Vanda says:

    My father was Giuseppe Antonio Pietrantonio born in Casacalenda in 1920. His father was Michelo Pietrantonio married to Emmanuella. He lived in Casacalenda but travelled to North America but went back to Casacalenda Is it possible to know more about his ancestors and how they came to Casacalenda. Also Michelo had one or two brothers.

  15. Colleen says:

    I am looking for relatives of my grandfather (Vincenzo Matarozzi) who was born in Casacalenda before 1901. He moved to Canada before 1923 to live in Montreal. He married Giovannina Ciambrone in Canada and she was born in Termoli in 1901.

    • Richard says:

      Hi Colleen, This reply isn’t really relevant to your search but I just thought I would tell you my story. My folks met during the War in Casacalenda: my mother was nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Corps and my father was a captain in the REME. They had landed in Italy in 1944 and worked their way up Italy to arrive in Casacalenda. I think it must have been in winter. My ma’s nursing pal, Nora, told her one evening that there was a party in an officers’ quarters nearby and the nurses were all invited to it. Ma had a very bad cold and at first said that she wouldn’t go, but in the end agreed to, blotchy faced and red-nosed! Anyway at the party she met my dad and the rest is history!
      Before returning to England my dad wrote back to grandfather in Yorkshire to ask permission to marry my ma. This was granted and they married in Florence in May 1944. I still find it incredible that events moved so fast: neither of them had ever been out of England before then. My father was from Hull and ma was from North Yorkshire.
      Both my parents have died but the wee connection I still have with Casacalenda is that I live in Scotland and called my house Calenda when I built it in 1980.
      Sorry not to be able to throw any light on your grandfather: but perhaps one of his siblings smiled at one of my parents as they passed in the street in Casacalenda one cold day in 1944!
      Good hunting!

  16. Gerard says:

    My father was Nicolino Colagiovanni born 1889.
    My grandfathers name was Gennaro Colagiovanni.
    My father came to USA at the age of 12 years old with his father.
    I believe he was born in Campobasso Province of Italy.
    My fathers church parish was Our Lady of Grace Church located in Johnston Rhode Island USA.( Sanctuary of the Most Holy Virgin Mary of La Difesa).In the early 1900’s some inhabitants of Casacalenda region settled in Johnston R.I. and Our Lady of Grace Church was founded.
    I am trying to locate my fathers birth place, any help would be appreciated.

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