Genealogy in Vinchiaturo

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Vinchiaturo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vinchiaturo


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


19 Messages to “Genealogy in Vinchiaturo”
  1. Tom says:

    I am researching Andrea Carboni who is the grandfather of a friend of mine. Andrea was born on December 19, 1883 in Vinchiaturo. Any information on his family would be appreciated.

  2. Shirley says:

    I am searching for information about my grandfather, Michael Spada who has an estimated birthdate at 1888. His father’s first name was Francesco and his mothers name was Cristine. He had an older sister, her name is listed as Emillia and some family members said she became a nun.
    He had 2 older brothers, they left Italy and came to North America.

    I would be very interested in knowing more about my family history in Italy.

  3. Debra says:

    Both maternal great parents came from Vinchiaturo to the US.

    Caterina Albino, Mother: Agata Varriano, Father: Savrio F Albino.

    Caterina married Christifari Lombardi in 1906 (est.)

    Christifari Lombardi
    Mother: Porzia Ranallo & Father: Cosmo Lombardi.

    I would appreciate any information on my family.


  4. Nick says:

    My grandfather,Bernardino Venditti,came from Vinchiaturo in the early 1900s with his two older brothers. He immigrated to Minnesota in about 1910 and sent for his wife Maria Petrangilo Venditti. My father Nick Sr. Was born in Hibbing,Mn Oct 29,1919. The family moved to Seattle, WA in 1923 and lived in the Beacon Hill community.
    Any information from Vinchiaturo would be interesting.
    Nick Jr.

    • Gene says:

      I may have known your grandparents when I was growing up on Beacon Hill in Seattle. My grandparents Mattio and Angelina Varriano were also from Vinchiaturo and lived on Beacon Hill.
      Did your grandparents live on Graham Street? I have pictures of whom I believe is Berardino Vendetti and my grandfather.
      Would be glad to communicate further with you.

  5. Michael says:

    Looking for any info regarding the Fuschino family. Great-grandfather Nicola (1854) and grandfather Bernardino immigrated to Staten Island at the beginning of the twentieth century. My grandfather married Margherita Petosa from Vinchiaturo before leaving for America.

  6. Sage says:

    I’m researching my family who immigrated to the United States in 1921. My great grandmother was Concetta Venditti. She was married to Pasquale D’Aquila. Concetta sailed from Naples to Ellis Island with her children, Michele, Francesco, Donna, and Carmano (my grandfather) to meet my great grandfather in Minnesota. They eventually made their way to the Seattle area and settled there. I will be traveling to Vinchiaturo with my family in August, and would love to connect with some family while we are there.

  7. Gabriela says:

    I need birth certificate of my great grandfather. He was born in vinchiaturo in 1863. Can you help me?

  8. Daniella says:

    Hi I am looking to start genealogy research for the name Di Biase, if you could email me, I can provide more details. Thank you very much. :)

    • Gabriela says:

      Hi Daniella,
      I’m also trying to find information about di biase family. Where are you from?
      Did you find something?
      Thank you.

      • Daniella says:

        Unfortunately I haven’t found anything, have you? I’m canadian. For some reason this search is really tough. Have you found anything?

    • Mario says:

      My mother was a DiBiase,Her name was Christina married Pietro Spensiero in the early 20s and migrated to Cleveland Ohio in 1922.

  9. Michael says:

    I am researching my family. Both parents were born in Vinchiaturo. My father’s name was Michele Pistilli. His father’s name was John Pistilli. He had a brother Anthony Pistilli, and a sister Mary Pistilli. His mother’s name was Victoria. My mother’s name was Maria Marinelli. Her father’s name was Bernardino Marinelli. I am trying to find out dates and other realtives.

  10. David says:

    I am researching my Great-Great-Grandmother: Francesca Giordano; Birth Apr. 25, 1866 or Feb 1868 (conflicting information), Vinchiaturo, Provincia di Campobasso, Molise, Italy.
    Married: possibly in 1883 – Emigrated to US: 1884
    Married to Davide Falone from Sulmona, Italy
    Father: Thomas Giordano
    Mother: Angeline


  11. Josette says:

    I am researching the family name of Barone for my great-grandparents. I am trying to find the marriage records for Antonio Barone and Carmela Petosa. I do not have an exact marriage date, but know that Antonio’s father was named Domenico and Carmela’s father was named Antonio Petosa. My grandmother, Maria Barone was born in 1890. Carmela Petosa was born in 1861. I think that Antonio was born between 1852 and 1854.

    If I can access the marriage certificate, I can then find information about my great-great grandfathers Domenico Barone and Antonio Petosa.

  12. Marcelo says:

    My family is “Pietromonaco”. My great-grandfather was Antonio Pietromonaco, and his wife was Onesta Barone. I’m from Brazil, and they came to Brazil at 1896.

  13. Loretta says:

    My Grandmother was Maria Consiglia Venditti, born in Vinchiaturo on March 15, 1880, Her parents were Angela Barone born Feb. 14, 1847 and Berardino Venditti born September 6, 1850. My Grandmother came to the United States and lived in Philadelphia, PA. She was the second member of her family to emigrate. She followed her brother Pasquale Venditti who born November 15, 1877. She was later joined by 2 sisters and one brother, all of whom I knew, except for my Uncle Pasquale. When my Grandmother first came to America in 1905, she stayed with her brother Pasquale who came in 1902. I have a photo of the 2 of them, but never knew him. He is the only sibling of whom I do not know what happened: did he return to Italy and where? did he marry in the US and then return to Italy? did he return to Italy and then marry? Where did he live when he returned? Whom did he marry? What was his profession. I would love to know, since I feel that he is a missing link in our family. My Grandmother had 2 other sisters who remained in Italy. Any information you could provide on my family and or my Great Uncle Pasquale would be greatly appreciated.


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