Genealogy in Gildone

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    My grandfather came from Gildone. His name was Giacomo Iafigliolia but I am not sure of the spelling. I have seen it spelled differently on different papers. It was changed to Russo in the thirties. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you

  2. Antonietta says:

    My grandfather Antonio D’Aversa was raised in Gildone late 1800 and 1900.
    He married Camilla and had 4 children, Matteo D’Aversa, my father was the first born, Giuseppe, Filomena and Maria were the remaining children.
    Does anyone have leads for the D’Aversa family?

  3. Rita says:

    I would like information about my grandfather’s family. His name was Giuseppe Germano, born in Gildone in July or August 1882 and came to the U.S in 1902 with his first wife Maria Saveria. they had two children, Brigida and Dominick, named for their grandparents in Italy. When Maria fell ill, she returned to Italy with the children but she died there. The children Brigida and Dominick returned to the US in the care of family friend Farinacci. Grandpa also had family friends of the name Zappone and Sanzo which I see several of you were looking for. Grandpa had at least two brothers, Nick and Michele and a sister, Antonette. Nick settled in Cleveland Ohio, but Michele we heard settled in Canada. We heard Antonette never came to the US. If there is any information on my grandfather’s family who remained in Italy, it would very much be appreciated. thank you.

    • Pamela says:

      my grandparents Are from Gildoni. Longo and Zappone. The Germanos were cousins of my dads. They all origially lived in Cleveland and then moved to Los Aneles. My dad, Anthony Longo went to highs ool with Al Germano in Cleveland. He was born in 1921. Al’s brother was Nick and their mom was Angie Germano. I never knew their dad. I’m not sure how they were cousins but am working on our family tree.

  4. Marla Jo says:

    I am trying to find more info on my grt grandma Michelina Grasso also seen as M Michelina Grasso who was born in Gildone. I would love to know her parents name and siblings or any info. Thank you

  5. Karin says:

    I have reached a dead end in my search for information about my Farinacci(o) great-grandparents. Any information that you could provide would be helpful.

    Francesco Farinaccio was born March 4, 1864 in Gildone. He arrived in the United States on March 30, 1893, settling in Waterbury, CT.

    His wife was Filomena (or Philomena) Gallucio. She was born in either 1877 or 1879. I think she is from Gildone. They met and were married in the United States.

    I am seeking to confirm their dates of birth and also the names of their parents. Thank you!

  6. Christine says:

    I am trying to locate info on my paternal great grandparents that migrated to Cleveland, Ohio from Gildone, Italy. Their names: Luigi Capasso born 1893 and his wife Christina Mary D’Amico born 1893. Immigrated to U.S. in April-May 1913, both born in Gildone, Italy. Would like to know their parents & siblings information, etc… Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

  7. Frank says:

    My grandfather was born in Gildone im curious to know how many relatives are still there…My grandfathers name was Frank Farinacci he had 3 brothers Clem Tony and Joe….

  8. Amy says:

    I am trying to find any information on my grandfather and his parents. His name was Francesco Farinaccia. He sailed from Naples on a ship named Kongi Albert he was 16 years old when he left Italy. He was born about 1880. He arrived in New York 27 September 1906. Any information you can give me is very much appreciated!

    • Kathleen says:

      Sorella, I found a birth record for Francesco Farinaccio (with an “O” at the end, not “A”) I sent it to you. Gildone and Colletorte are both in Campobasso; it’s a different name for one of the regions there. (Think Town of Dewitt, Village of East Syracuse)
      Still looking!

  9. Peg says:

    I am looking for information about my grandparents who were born in Gildone. Their names are:
    Assunta Zappone, born August 16, 1883
    Giuseppe Antonio Longo, born May 20, 1883

    They emigrated to the U.S. In 1904, or 1905.

    Thank you,

  10. Sandra says:

    My paternal Grandparents were both born in Gildone, Italy. My Great Grandfather and my Great
    Grandmother came to the United States when my Grandfather was 3 to 5 years old. My Great
    Grandfather’s name was Ralph Anthony Sanzo. His wife was Mary Sanzo. My Grandfather was
    named Anthony Sanzo. I think my Grandfather was born late 19th Century. Perhaps around 1880.
    Thank you.

  11. Rella Hemrich says:

    I am trying to find parents names for my great grandfather, Dominic Ricchino, born Dec. 9, 1883 in Gildone.
    Also, need parents names for my great grandmother, Paolina Longo, born Apr. 25, 1894 in Gildone.

    Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Dominic says:

      Domenico Ricchino’s parents are Michele Recchino and Filimena Pirro. Older brother was Nicola, younger brother Luigi, and little sister Isabella.

  12. Carol says:

    I am trying to find information on my husbands grandfather, Guiseppe Speranza, born Gildone, 19 December 1880. If information I have is correct, his father was Francesco Speranza and his mother was Maria Giovanna Mancini.
    Can you help me with this or direct me to someone who can. Thank you.

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