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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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Croce di Magliano”
  1. Eyetie says:

    My paternal grandparents were both raised in Santa Croce. My grandfather was Francesco Antonio Iarocci, born in 1879, and my grandmother was Maria Concetta Iantomasi. They were married in 1907 and emigrated to Hamilton, Ontario in 1913. They raised six children.

  2. Bruno says:

    Hi My mother and her 5 of her 6 siblings were from Santa Croce, My grandfather was Gavin De Marinis and his wife my Grandmother was called Regina. My mother left in the early 50’s and eventually settled in North Wales. Would love to make contact with any distant family I may have – would love to find out more about my grandparents. Thanks

  3. Linda says:

    Hello. My maternal grandmother grew up in Santa Croce di Magliano. Her maiden name was Carolina Pelligrino. She and her sister Michele came to the U.S. on April 14th, 1910 when she was 19 years old. Michele was 17. There fathers name was Francesco Pelligrino.

    From what I understand, my grandmothers family were paid as outside cooks for some sort of prison that was nearby. Other than that, I don’t have much more information. I certainly would love to find out more and as far as my family history and if there are any living relatives.

    The population appears to be very small … Hoping that helps with my search.

    Any information or guidance would be very appreciated.



  4. Elaine says:

    All 4 of my grandparents are from Italy. I am very interested in visiting their hometowns and hopefully meeting some relatives.

    My paternal grandfather, George Celia was from Campobasso. He married Rose Celeste and they settled in Brockton , Massachusetts, USA in the early 1900’s

    My maternal grandfather, Nicola Francario was from Santa Croce. He came to USA in the early 1900’s and met and married Amalia Ferrante. She arrived in the USA from Chieti, Italy. They also settled in Brockton,Massachusetts

    I remember Pa(Nicola) telling stories of a church that 2 towns fought over ownership..and his town won?

  5. Kathryn says:

    My paternal grandfather, Pasquale Petti and grandmother lived in Santa Croce di Magliano. My grandmother was Chiarina Mosso and was adopted. I believe they were both born there. Any information on them would be appreciated. Thank you.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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