Genealogy in Fossalto

If you search your ancestors in Fossalto, 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 Fossalto registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


  1. Dan says:

    I am trying to track the genealogy of my great uncle who was born in Fossalto, I believe, on 6 Dec 1896. He changed his family name to Charles after emigrating to the United States. The only name that I have is Costan (Costandine) Charles. I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

  2. Teresa says:


    I’m researching my family tree on my fathers side. My father’s name is Domenico D’Alessandro (born May 26, 1946; Fossalto). My grandfather was Nicola D’Alessandro born June 1910 (married to Teresa D’Alessandro (circa 1907)). His parent were Paolo D’Alessandro and Antonietta (last name unknown).

    Any information you can share – Birth, Marriage, Death, Baptism, etc. – with us about our family above and beyond is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.

  3. James says:

    My grandfather, Domenico Dalessandro, emigrated to the U.S. in either 1908 or 1911 from Fosalto. I’ve been to Italy often – I am an Italian citizen by “Jure Sanguis” and plan to visit Fosalto September/October of 2018. I’ld like to find out if I have any cousins or relatives there. James Dalessandro, San Francisco, California.

  4. Deborah says:

    Ciao. Looking for any information about my great grandfather and great grandmother. Great Grandfather’s name was Paolo Gallo. Great Grandmother’s name was Teresa Ciarmelo Gallo. Their son, (my grandfather) was Francesco who was born in Fossalto on March 15, 1897. I have Francesco’s birth certificate. Hope to find Birth, Marriage, Death, Baptism, etc. info on Great Grandparents (anything). I am traveling to Fossalto next month and am hopeful to get ANY information.

    Thank you so much! Very excited!

  5. Desmond says:

    Looking for any info on my great great grandparents that imigrated from fossalto around 1905 oreste carrelli and nicetta simone fusaro

  6. Diana Richards says:

    My grandparents came from Fossalto between 1900 and 1908. My grandmother was Marianna D’Agnillo and grandfather was Gennaro Fusaro. I have their family tree with other names but wondered if there were other Fusaros still in Fossalto. Thank you.

    • Carol Anne Frye says:

      Hello, My grandparents Ida Marrone and Nicholas (Giovanni) Folchi arrived from Italy on the Regina Italia in New York on Sept 18, 1916. They stated on the ships documents that they were from Fossalto, Italy. I am planning a trip to Italy, and especially would like to visit Fossalto, and am inquiring as to if there are any relatives or genealogy information regarding my family in Fossalto. Thank you very much for any information you can give me. Or any direction you may steer me in in researching their family history.

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