Genealogy in San Biase

If you search your ancestors in San Biase, 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 San Biase registrar as of that date.

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

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

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

S. MARIA DELL’ACQUABONA – P.zza Roma

If you have the opportunity to visit San Biase 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 San Biase 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 sanbiase@italianside.com our expert in San Biase area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

6 Comments

  1. Deborah says:

    My grandfather Emilio and grandmother Concetta Bracone came from San bias and I am trying to get information on them. Not sure how to start

  2. Rose says:

    Hi,

    Was looking for family history on my grandfather Antonio D’Andrea his home town was San Biase. Looking to see if there are still relatives still in San Biase his sister name was Constance D’Andrea and brother Biagio was also wondering where name D’Andrea came from and is it popular name. If there is website that I can contact someone, also I’m in United States Columbus, Ohio. Thanks for your time and any information.

    Rose D’Andrea,

  3. Dorothy says:

    My Grandfather Antonio Muraca was born in San Biase or sanbiagio? (One and the same? ) Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Birth date is October 10, 1895. His parents names were Bruno Muraca (birth1867) Theresa Caglioti (birth 1870) .
    Where would I need to call to obtain a birth certificate for my grandfather? Thank you in advance for any info.

  4. Chuck says:

    My grandmother’s name was Elizabeth Stranges, born in San Biase in 1887. My grandfather, her husband was also born there in 1886. His name was Pasquale Giampa. Is it possible to obtain any information about them?

  5. Marisa says:

    My dad was born in San Biase in 1932. His name is Giovanni Batista Longo. He was born to Alfonso and Emilia Longo (nee Presta). He is one of 7 children. My dad’s siblings in birth order were named the following Emerlinda, Pasquale, Olindo, Rosa (married Atonio Molinao also from San Biase), Floridante and Cesira. We visted San Biase in the 1980’s. I understand my dad’s uncle my have been the postmaster. I believe my dad’s family owned a bakery in town. My dad , my grandfather and one uncle immigrated to Argentina and then the US in the 1950’s. They settled in New York. The rest of the family followed to the US in the late 50’s . Would love to see birth certificates, marriage certificates and possible addresses. During our visit in the 1980’s My great aunt and some distant cousins’ still had homes there and at the beach. I look forward to your response. Grazie!

  6. Kelli says:

    My great-grandfather and great-grandmother were from San Biase. Antonio Angelocola was born in 1884 and his wife’s name was Carolina Ciccone. They departed for America in the early 1900’s. He first and she followed later. I know grandpa Tony had a brother and maybe 2 sisters. I would love any information on them ie birth certificates, marriage certificates, and possible address from where they lived. My sister and niece have visited San Biase but have been unable to obtain much information. Thank you so much

    One note. My family settled in Grandview, Ohio where many Italians settled and remain. Also, my family, mainly my grandfather, changed his name to Angelcor later.

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