Genealogy in Montorio nei Frentani

If you search your ancestors in Montorio nei Frentani, 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 Montorio nei Frentani registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Montorio nei Frentani 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 Montorio nei Frentani. As more your surname is common in Montorio nei Frentani, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Montorio nei Frentani 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Montorio nei Frentani:


If you have the opportunity to visit Montorio nei Frentani 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 Montorio nei Frentani 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 Montorio nei Frentani area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Matt says:

    My grandfather was Antonio Montanaro and my grandmother was Anna Maria Carfagnini. On my mother’s side also originally from Montorio was my grandfather Gennaro Della Rocca and he was married to my grandmother Filomena Raimondo. My nonno Della Rocca left there sometime after the WWII and relocated just outside of Rome. My nonno Montanaro emigrated to Canada in the early 30s and left my grandmother back in Montorio while he set up things in Toronto. He made a career with CN Rail. After some years he brought the my grandmother over along with my aunts. My father came later on when they were established in Toronto.

  2. Michel says:

    Hi i’m curious to find my ancestors, Ma grandfather’s name is Michele Greco, he was married to Adele De Luca, my father name is Carlo Greco. He was born in Montorio Nei Frentani in the late 1930’s

  3. Mena says:

    Hi Gina my great grandmother was Filomena Morielli She was maried to Pasquale Antonio Carfagnini. Who was Maria Costanza Morielii’s dad?

  4. Darlene says:

    My grandfather was Giuseppe Bucci (born 1901) son of Nicola Bucci and Filomena Greco. He had a sister Nunziata. This is all I know about my Bucci and Greco families. Giuseppe married Nicolina (born 1902) and they had a daughter, Filomena (born 1924). They all lived in Montorio Nei Frentani. My grandfather then came to the U.S. and sent for his wife and daughter in 1935. I would appreciate any information I can get on my Bucci or Greco famytree.

  5. Anthony says:

    Hello, my grandfather, Michele Cirelli was born in Cercemaggiore, Italy in Molise in 1905. He emigrated to the US in 1956. He passed away in 2003. We’d like to find out who his ancestors are, if possible. Also, my maternal great-grandfather was named Giuseppe Massari. We have no idea what happened to him and would like to pick up his trail starting in the Campobasso area though likely he too was born in Cercemaggiore, sometime after 1870, I’m guessing. My grandmother, his daughter, was born in 1906 in the U.S., so we know he emigrated to the U.S. At the turn of the 20th century.

  6. Tony says:

    Hi I’m doing my family tree and i’m stuck at my great grand farther Enrico Salottolo who was maried to a Filomena Bucci. The 2 of the came from Mon torio. My grandfather who was born febuary 13 1903, always told us that we had royal blood???. He had a sister name teresa. I wish that I could have answers soon. I know that her sister had kids in Italy are stil in Monyorio? Thank you for your help!Froza la famiglia!

  7. marlene says:

    Buongiorno, I am a DiStaulo. My grandfather comes from MontorioneiFrentani. His name is Costanzo DiStaulo,born february 18, 1894?. his mother is philomena diluca, his father is Gennarino Distaulo. I need to know where he lived in montorio,.. and more info on Philomena DiLuca & Gennarino, who were their parents, did they own land, what was their profession., and how far back to the Distaulo go in italy……thank-you for your time and work

    • Carolyn says:

      Hi, my mother was a DiStaulo. Her father’s name was Antonio DiStaulo from Montorio nei Frentani. His father’s name was also Antonio DiStaulo and his mother’s name was Maria DiMaulo. I think my grandfather was an only child. My grandfather emigrated to the United States in 1913 and eventually settled in Jersey City New Jersey. Possibly Antonio and Gennarino were relatives, I would like to research further.

  8. Donna says:

    I am looking to trace my husband’s family roots in Montorio. His father Antonio Salvatore was born there in 1924 I believe and had three living brothers, Francesco, Constanza, and Giuseppe. Their parents names were Donato and Filomena Di Michele. I have been told there was another brother named Gianni, who passed at age 2 and 2 other brothers who were either stillborn or died very young, I don’t know their names. Antonio passed away in 1988 and his other 3 brothers are also deceased now. I would like to know of any other relatives further back in the family tree (info also about the deceased brothers if it is available), Brothers/sisters of Donato Salvatore and Filomena Di Michele, their parents, or any other decendants further back. If anyone has any information they can share, that would be very helpful.

    • Joe says:

      Hi just saw your message / APRIL 03 2016
      My mom and dad know all your family and can provide all the info you need …
      Pls let me know if you still require the info
      / Joe

  9. giuseppe says:

    Ciao! vorei sapper le nome,cugnome, e i date di nascita e pur le date di sposalize e di morte di bisnonne di mia famiglia! del lato,di mio padre ,luigi Di Marco e sua mamma ! Incoronato Petrella!lo so che la nonna di mio padre si chiamava Filomena Fasciano! ma si ferma li! non lo so piu indietro! questa e triste! si non puo fare allora! fammi saper un altra posto che posso andare e trovarlo! che io sonno molto interesati!vi prego! Grazie Mille!

  10. Gina Lucia Petrella says:

    Hello. I am interested in learning the names, date of birth and date of death for my ancestors belonging to my father’s family (Costanzo Antonio Petrella) and
    my mother’s family (Maria Costanza Morielli) as far back as your records go.

    If you can give me all dates of marriage I would really appreciate it.
    I know it’s a lot to ask for. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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