Genealogy in Santa Croce di Magliano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Croce di Magliano, 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 Santa Croce di Magliano registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Croce di Magliano?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Croce di Magliano


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Croce di Magliano from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Croce di Magliano”
  1. Amybeth says:

    Hello Tom,
    I believe we are cousins through the Péca side. My ggreatgrandfather was Luigi Péca also from Chieti. His son Settimio eventually settled in Rochester, NY. My grandfather Walter Péca had cousins in Batavia, NY- I believe you must be a descendant of one of them. Your Luigi was probably named after my ggreatgrandfather.
    I am not sure if you have heard about us.

  2. Tom Peca says:

    My Grandmother Bianca Cocco Peca came from Santa croce di Magliano, Molise Italy.

    I am looking for a picture of the family home and a Recipe of Baked rice and Vitello Polpettini w a chicken sauce.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    She came to America in 1909 and Settled in Batavia, New York. Her husband Luigi Peca came from Chieti, Abruzzi

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