Genealogy in Castelbottaccio

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castelbottaccio. As more your surname is common in Castelbottaccio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelbottaccio 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 Castelbottaccio 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 Castelbottaccio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelbottaccio, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelbottaccio”
  1. Lena says:

    Hi Serenina,
    I will be visiting Castelbottaccio on June 1, 2017 and would like to get birth records for both of my grandparents. Is it possible to make arrangements to meet with someone?

  2. Joe says:

    I would like to know if my father has any living relatives in Castebotaccho or the Molise area, his name was Nicola Ricciuti, came to the US in 1922.
    Thank you

  3. Joe says:

    I am looking for on formation on the family of Giuseppe Quaranta who was born March 10, 1901. He had a brother Antonio who we believe was older. He came to the U.S around 1918. He was a stone mason by trade.

  4. Lina says:

    In April 2013, I went to the Comune of Castelbottaccio to search for info about my grandparents and great grandparents. The lady who was at the office informed me that the person who takes care of searching the archives was not in that day, so she asked me to leave her the names of my grandparents and my home address and she would pass it on to the individual who would then mail me the required information.

    To this date, I have not heard from her nor am I able to reach them by phone. The phone and fax is same number it goes into fax mode only. I also sent an email to the address listed ( but it returned.

    I am working on the family tree and need help. Are you an employee at the Comune of Castelbottaccio and can you give me some information of where I can direct my e-mail and/or phone call to.

    The names I need to research on are: Corso and Vannelli

    Thank you. Lina

    • Serenina says:

      Hi Lina,
      Pasquale Donato Vanelli, born 1847, Castelbottaccio spouse is Maria Diletta Corso, born 1846 Castelbottaccio. Married January 30th, 1869.
      Please contact me, I have more information for you!

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