Genealogy in Guardiaregia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    (1) I am trying to obtain a copy of my grandfather’s birth certificate. His name is Pasquale Antonio Bartolomeo and we believe he was born in 1874. We had submitted a request for his birth certificate to Guardiaregia a few months ago, but have not heard back yet.

    (2) Also, we visited Guardiaregia in 2015, just long enough to see the town where my grandfather and grandmother lived before emigrating to the USA. We will be returning to Italy in Sept/Oct 2018, and I would like to find out if there are any “relatives” still living in Guardiaregia. If so, I would love to travel to Guardiaregia again to meet them. Following is some information regarding my grandparents ancestors:

    Grandfather’s Parents:
    His father was Michaelangelo Bartolomeo and his mother’s name was Maria Giuseppa Pittarelli.

    Grandmother’s Parents:
    Her father was GiacomAntonio Pallota and her mother was Antonia Martino.

    According to my grandparent’s marriage certificate, my grandparents and their parents were all residents of Guadriaregia.

    I would appreciate any assistance or information you can provide for these requests. Thank you.

  2. Marie says:

    I have one Uncle that stayed in Italy his name is Andrea/Andrew Piazza. He married and had a child . The child would be about mid 60’s. We are wondering if the child is still alive
    Andrew was born on 12/25/1893 I do not know his date of death or the name of his spouse.

    Andrea/Andrew’s father is Marco Piazza born 3/8/1873 died in NY on 9/14/1929
    Andrea?Andrew’s mother is Rosaria Olivia

    Marco Piazza’s mother maiden name is Antoinette Albanese
    Marco Piazza’s father name is Andrew Piazza

    Rosaria Piazza’s mother maiden name is Angelina Colucci
    Rosaria’s father name is Matteo Olivia
    Thank you for any help you can give me.

  3. Dominick says:

    My great grandfather was Marco Sampogna. His son Domenico was born in the US approx in 1889.
    My grandmothers maiden name was Angelina Rotundo.

    I’m not sure what info you can provide.

  4. Maria says:

    My father, Michele Sampogna was born in Guardiaregia 1896. My mother, Maria Carmela Piazza was born in Guardiaregia 1906. I am looking for information for both grandparents.
    My grandfather on my father’s side: Domenico Sampogna
    My grandmother on my father’s side: Filomena De Cesare

    My grandfather on my mother’s side: Marco Piazza
    My grandmother on my mother’s side: Maria Libera Giambattista

    Thanks for any information

  5. Maria says:

    Mother’s name Palladino Father’s name Sampogna both born in Guardiaregia how far back can you research

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