Genealogy in Fossalto

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Fossalto, 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 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.

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

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


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

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

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.

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 Fossalto, or if you have questions regarding your family in Fossalto, 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


  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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