Genealogy in Castel San Vincenzo

If you search your ancestors in Castel San Vincenzo, Molise, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Molise and in Isernia province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castel San Vincenzo registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Castel San Vincenzo, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Molise and in Castel San Vincenzo too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castel San Vincenzo from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castel San Vincenzo. As more your surname is common in Castel San Vincenzo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castel San Vincenzo 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Castel San Vincenzo:

S. STEFANO – P.zza Chiesa

If you have the opportunity to visit Castel San Vincenzo 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castel San Vincenzo just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Castel San Vincenzo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Al says:

    My family is from Castel San Vincenzo. The surnames of my great grandparents are Cozzone, Di Michele, Parente and Vacca. I am told that the family home was displaced when the lake was built in the 1950’s and my family that was still living in Castel San Vincenzo moved to Milan.

    My grandfather, Giuseppe Cozzone and grandmother, Teresa Parente, came to the United States around 1900.

    I will be coming to Castel San Vincenzo in June to visit the town.

    I would be interested to know if there are any historical pictures and records and also if there is anyone still around who knows of my families.

  2. Mariana says:

    Good evening.

    I came upon your website and was hoping you could help me. I’ve been trying to find the birth certificate of one of my Italian ancestors but I’m not quite sure who to contact.

    What I know about him is his name, parents’ names, year of birth, place of birth, Brazilian marriage and death certificates (where he immigrated to) and a passport issued by the Italian consulate in Brazil.

    If you could help me in anyway I will be extremely grateful. Thank you for your time.

    Kind regards,

    Mariana Gualano

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