Genealogy in Civitanova del Sannio

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Civitanova del Sannio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Civitanova del Sannio


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

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

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

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  1. Diana says:

    I am interested in speaking to someone about geneology of the “Di Tomaso” family of Civitanova del Sannio. I have done a great deal of research, have created a tree “Civitanova to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, and Springfield Mass, USA” and have been able to go back to 1870s along with information and documents from my family. I have not had any luck with the Archivio di Stato di Campobasso.
    There were many brothers over the generations (multiplying the number of Di Tomaso) and I would like to learn where the family branches. Both of my paternal grandparents were Di Tomaso however they were not related.
    I am very familiar with the town as my father kept the home and we visited every summer until 2009 when he sold it.
    If you are a Di Tomaso and reading this note, please feel free to contact me as well and lets see if we can connect branches.
    And, I would appreciate any professional advice or contact for digging deeper.
    Thanks to all and good luck in your searches!

    • Julia says:

      I was just looking on this website to see what the population of the town was when I saw your message. My father is a Di Tomaso. He moved to Toronto when he was 22 years old. His name is Antonio and my grandparents names were Filipino and filomena Di Tomaso. Thought you might be interested in this info.

  2. Patti says:

    Hello! My family history is somewhat odd. We are in search of my Great Grandfather Giovanni Vanacore’s travels & possible additional children (rumoured) born 1885 in Castellammare Di Stabia, (Grumo Nevano ) Naples. Married Cleonice Mazera in Civitanova Del Sannio in 1906. He fled Italy in 1911 a few months prior to his son (my grandfather Michele) being born, never to return, abandoning his 2 children. Known facts are, he traveled to Canada, became a Canadian citizen. He lived in Montreal for a short period of time. Traveled to Boston many times as he had relatives there. But seemed to have settled in Vancouver. We have traced him back to Canada in 1915, his last known crossing attempt to the USA (heading to Colorado) failed…and presently at a dead point. He died between 1959-1962. How can someone be so hard to find? We are simply hoping someone has older relatives capable of remebering something/ anything…

  3. Luana says:

    Hello friends!
    My name is Luana Menecheli (Minichiello). My great great grandfather was Felice Minichiello and borned in Civitanova del Sannio in 1850 and was married to Filomena D’ Agnone, borned in 23/03/1856 in the saem city.
    They arrived in Brazil with two children (Antonio and Carmine) in 25/03/1885 on the ship Bengala.
    I would lime to know the date of Felice’s birth and would like to visit Civitanova.
    My best regards to all of you!!

  4. Roberta says:

    I am interested in finding information about my maternal grandfather and grandmother who I believe were both born i Civitanova del Sannio.

    My grandfather was Donato Minichiello and my grandmother was Crestina DiPalma (married Minichiello). They died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1982 and 1980 respectively and were born in the 1800’s.

    Thank you for any information you can provide and it would be interesting to know whether there are any descendants still in the area.

    • Nick (Nicola) Di Palma says:

      Hi Roberta,
      My name is Nick Di Palma, my grandfather was a first cousin of Cristina.I have lived in Vancouver since 1956 and knew them through my parents, who have also passed. I remember them as having been a very loving couple who were well respected by the Civitanova community, which is quite large in Vancouver.
      The best news I can give you, is that their son Fred Minichiello is alive and well, He is approximately 95 years young and seems to be fairly healthy. He is living in Burnaby, which is a suburb of Vancouver.
      Also, his grandson Dick Di Palma also lives in the Vancouver area.
      Regards, Nick

      • Denise Mitchell (Minichiello) says:

        Dear Roberta, my name is Denise Mitchell (Minichiello) Templeton and my father was Leroy Mitchell (Liborio Minichiello). I am wondering if you were part of the family my parents were honored to meet many years ago. Since their passing we have lost touch with the family from Canada. My dad’ s parents were from Civitanovia Del Sannio.

  5. Concetta says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather and his parents and grandparents. His name is Antonio Palazzo and he lived in Civitanova del Sannio, how do I try and get information about our ancestors.

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