Genealogy in Guglionesi

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Guglionesi”
  1. Kathie says:

    Tring to find information about my grandfather’s family. My Grandfather was Francesco Gambalesta born September 28,1900 in Guglionesi, Campobasso, Italy. He died in New York, USA in 1982, He came to the USA in August 1920 from Toronto Canada to Niagara Falls NY USA.

    His father was Diego Gambalesta also from Guglionesi, Compobasso, Italy. He was wed to Georgina (don’t know maiden name). Diego had a second son who died but we don’t have that child’s name or birthdate.

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!!!

  2. Patrizia says:

    Vorrei sapere delle famiglie Di Biase e Pollice

  3. Cheryl says:

    How wonderful that you can help me find my father’s relatives
    His mother’s name was Rosina Bure (maybe Burré) and she was born in Guglionesi probably in the 1890s. Her sister’s family still lived there in the 60s and 70s. Their name was Vaccaro. A cousin’s name was “Pierina Vaccaro.” In the 1960s, they lived at #13 Largo Victoria Veneto.
    My father’s father immigrated from Campbobasso to Montreal sometime between 1910 and 1920. His father’s name was Pasquale Casino and he was an orphan.
    I am going to Italy in June (2015) and want very much to ‘see” where my grandparents came from and possibly, even meet up with my father’s cousin in Guglionesi if she is still alive.
    Thank you for any help that you may be able to provide.

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