Genealogy in Castellino del Biferno

If you search your ancestors in Castellino del Biferno, Molise, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Molise and in Campobasso province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castellino del Biferno registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Castellino del Biferno, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Molise and in Castellino del Biferno too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castellino del Biferno 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 Castellino del Biferno. As more your surname is common in Castellino del Biferno, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castellino del Biferno 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 Castellino del Biferno 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 Castellino del Biferno 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 Castellino del Biferno area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Cathy says:

    I will visit Castellino del Biferno in two weeks. April 4-7. 2018. Please tell me where to go in the town to research my grandmother. Is it possible for me to find information regarding her family in two days?

    I have her passport and birth information. She is Gemma DiFranco, born in Castellino del Biferno. Her birthday was 10/3/1895. Her parents were Domenico DiFranco and Mariangiola Fratangelo.

    Gemma immgrated to St. Paul, Minnesota USA July 9, 1920. She came with her aunt, Irena DiFranco. Gemma had one sister, Marietta, and two brothers, Luigi and Ido Luigi.

    Thank you.

  2. Mary says:

    My great grandfather was born in Castellino del Biferno in 1867 his name was Guiseppe Storto. I know by his twenties he was already in Chicago because he married my great grandmother there in 1892.

  3. Yvonne says:

    I believe my grandfather Paolo Fratangelo was from Castellino, Italy. He was born April 29, 1888. He arrived in Philadelpia, Pa. May 25, 1906.

    I have been trying to find out who his father and mother were, for I don’t know anything about them.

    I would appreciate any information, thank you!

  4. wendy says:

    I have a birth certificate for my grandfather which says he was born in Castellino del Biferno to Luigi and Lorenza(Pollidoro) Ricci in 1890. I have found someone with those names in Popoli and my grandfather is not listed. I suppose it is possible that there is more than one set of people by those names ( especially since Luigi Ricci seems very common), but this is all very confusing. The birth certificate I have certainly seems legit but it has been difficult to find definite info regarding my grandfather Antonio (Anthony Ricci born 10 April 1890. I have reason to believe that Anotonio came to the US around 1903-04 with Luigi but haven’t had any luck there either. Any help is appreciated. thanks

    PS- I think Luigi was born in 1859 in Popoli, but I am not sure

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