Genealogy in San Martino in Pensilis

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Martino in Pensilis, 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 San Martino in Pensilis registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Martino in Pensilis?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Martino in Pensilis


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Martino in Pensilis. As more your surname is common in San Martino in Pensilis, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Martino in Pensilis 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 San Martino in Pensilis 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 San Martino in Pensilis, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Martino in Pensilis, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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  1. Paula Rose says:

    Looking for any record of Constantinople Antonio D’Alessandro born 1886 or 1887. Thank you

  2. Hutch says:

    Looks for Maria DiBaise, left 1916. Mother Concetta, Brother Luis

  3. Jan Marie says:

    I am trying to contact Franco Mario Esposito and wife Lucia in San Martino. Does anyone know them.

  4. Jan-Marie says:

    My great grandfather was Berardino Della Penna.Born in Vasto, Italy. Married Concetta Maestro in San Martino in Pensilis. Around 1884 he left Italy for South America. Stayed there for 20- years and then returned to Italy. Is this your family?

  5. Jan Marie says:

    looking for relatives in San Martino. I am related to the Della Penna, Maestro, Sassano, D’Adderio families

  6. Carlos Minerante says:

    Hola, soy de argentina, tengo pocos datos el apellido en vez de minerante la historia familiar dice que puede ser minieri o mainieri. Unico dato en Italia que mi abuelo giuseppe nacio en San martino in Pensilis supuestamente 24/1/1886, vino a la argentina se radico en los alrededores de la ciudad de rosario y contrajo matrimonio con Magdalena Tenaglia. Dice tambien la historia familiar que hasta los años 1950 habia cominicacion escrita con los familiares en Italia. Lo que no sabemos es por que aca el apellido se cambio a Minerante. Puedo aportar algunos datos mas espero su respuesta atentamente Carlos.

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