Genealogy in Provvidenti

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Provvidenti 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 Provvidenti. As more your surname is common in Provvidenti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Provvidenti 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 Provvidenti 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 Provvidenti, or if you have questions regarding your family in Provvidenti, 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 Provvidenti area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Pierrette says:

    I am looking for my great grand-father’s parents. His name was Giovanni Alfonso born in Provvidenti between 1858 and 1861 and he arrived in Canada around 1884/1886 where he married Victoria Caroline Guidi in 1888.

    I would appreciate your help if you have any information about his family.

    Thank you

  2. Norma says:

    I have traced my ancestors back to about 1800 using church records.
    I would like to know who to contact to trace my genealogy previous to 1800.
    I would appreciate any ideas you can offer.
    Many thanks,

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