Genealogy in Agnone

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Agnone, 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 Isernia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Agnone registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Agnone. As more your surname is common in Agnone, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Agnone archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Isernia province are:
Antenucci, Antonelli, Armenti, Bucci, Caranci, Carnevale, Chiacchiari, Di Benedetto, Di Carlo, Di Franco, Di Iorio, Di Meo, Di Pasquale, Di Pilla, Di Salvo, D’Onofrio, Forte, Gentile, Giancola, Iannacone, Izzi, Lombardi, Mancini, Marcovecchio, Martino, Mastronardi, Matteo, Mazzocco, Orlando, Paglione, Palomba, Pannunzio, Petrarca, Pinelli, Ricci, Rossi, Russo, Santilli, Scarselli, Scioli, Silvestri, Staffieri, Testa, Tortola, Venditti, Veneziale, Verrecchia, Zullo.

Church archives in Isernia 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 Agnone and Isernia 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 Agnone, or if you have questions regarding your family in Agnone, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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10 Messages to “Genealogy in Agnone”
  1. James Saulino says:

    My great grandfather was Nicola Saulino, his son (my grandfather) was Humberto. Humberto emigrated to the US in 1903 to Detroit, MI. we visited Agnone in March of 2013. truly enjoyed visiting the heritage city of my grandfather. also met a distant relative there, Anunziata Saulino.

  2. John Obrin says:

    I am trying to find information on my grandfather. Angelo Marcovecchio. Immigrated to the United States in 1905. Was from Angnone. Came to live in Pueblo, Colorado and work at the CF&I steel mill. He had four daughters, one was Esther, my mother. He would have been born around 1870to 1880.
    Thank you

    • Don says:

      John – Can’t help you with your grandfather. However, my great grandparents, Raphael Mastrostefano and Elizabeth Vitullo emigrated from Agnone to Pueblo in 1905, as well. Bet probably knew each other. Wonder what was happening in Agnone at the time to cause them to leave and settle in the same place in America? Any info?

      • Paula says:

        I was searching for Agnone information and I came across this post. While I am not related I also have a great uncle, Vincenzo DiSaverio, who immigrated from Agnone to Pueblo in 1907 and worked at the Pueblo Macaroni Factory. He was the older brother of my great grandfather, Michele DeSaverio also from Agnone. What has been passed down in my family is that Vincenzo as the older brother did not want to serve in the Italian army during the war so he paid Michael monthly to go in his stead and went on to America. Once Michael’s service in the war was over he joined his brother in America to try and find a better life for his family. I have been told that this area was very poor in the early 1900′s. Again, this is what has been passed down.

  3. Dale says:

    I am looking for information on Giovanni Marcovecchio born aprox March 13 1880, married to Josephine Appugliese. Son Born by the name of Frederick Alexander Marcovecchio approx 1901 in Agnone.

  4. Angela says:

    I am trying to find death dates for Domenico Vecchiarelli (born 1855) & his wife Maria Giueseppa Gambatese (born 1955). Both are from Agnone. Thank you for any help. Also, we would like to plan a trip to Agnone to search for my husbands family records (birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, there is so little his mother has in terms of records). Do you have any suggestions before we come? Thank you.

    • Tara says:

      How are you related to Domenico Vecchiarelli and Maria Giueseppa Gambatese? My family may be related to them through Stefano Vecchiarelli born 21 Mar 1886 in Agnone. He may be their son. Do you have any more information on them? Stefano came to Utah. There may be a record suggesting Domenico and Maria came to the USA as well. Thanks for any help you can give.

  5. Edward says:

    I’m trying to locate any information on Antonio Laurienti. Born in approximately 1869 in Agnone. Came to America in 1898.

    Thank you


  6. Jennifer Taormina says:

    To Whom It May Concern:
    I know that my great great grandfather was born in Isernia. I am trying to find out if he was born
    in Agnone. His name was Michele Saulino. He was born January 1, 1871. He married Antonietta Saulino. He first born son, Nicola Saulino, was born there too on November 17, 1896. He then came to America and lived in Philadelphia.

    • John I says:

      Let me know if you find anything on the Saulinos. I have one from Agnone in my tree, Maddalena Saulino, who married my great great great-grandfather, Girolamo, who was a mason. They had a son, my great great grandfather, named Vincenzo.

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