Genealogy in Colli a Volturno

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

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

Before to start your genealogy research in Colli a Volturno, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in Colli a Volturno too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Colli a Volturno 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 Colli a Volturno. As more your surname is common in Colli a Volturno, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Colli a Volturno 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 Colli a Volturno 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 Colli a Volturno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Colli a Volturno, 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 colliavolturno@italianside.com our expert in Colli a Volturno area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

13 Comments

  1. Yvonne says:

    Hi,
    Im looking for information about my great grandparents Francisco Antonio Rossi and Teodoria Spina.

    I my grandfather was living in colli and my grandmother was for Santa Maria Oliveto where they were married.
    Im planing to make a trip to both places in October and would be grateful if any has any info which might help in my search for my roots.

    Yvonne

  2. Robert says:

    My great great grandparents were Giovanni and Philomena DeMarco (Procaccino) of Colli A Volturno. Originally moved to Philadelphia but at some point my great grandfather Medoro DeMarco and younger brother Roberto DeMarco (great uncle) returned for some time in order to brings my great great grandmother over because of her fear to travel by boat. Once in US my great uncles name disappeared from any type of record and not sure if any other DeMarco or Procaccino members stayed in Colli A Volturno. Any info would be very much appreciated.

  3. Thomas says:

    I’m looking for any information on Vincent Incollingo he had 6 siblings 1 of which stayed in Italy as a Nun.

  4. Vincent says:

    My grandfather was born in italy in 1897 as vincenzo s campellone and his brother Emilio came to the U.S. around 1917. Their fathers name was sabatino. They lived in colli a volturno. There is a family cemetery with the family’s surname. They owned a farm during the second world war.

  5. Stanley says:

    Looking for any info on Dominic Visco and his wife Concetta Visco ( Lombardi ) All I know is they passed away in the late 1800’s had a son named Salvatore Vincenza Visco born in 1890 they last lived in the village of Bojano, Campobasso……thanks Stan ( great great grandson )

  6. Stanley says:

    Hi, My great grandfather on my mothers side Salvatore Visco was born in Colli A Volturno on the 5th day of April, 1890. His parents names are Dominic Visco and Mary Nichole Antonelli… Salvatore migrated to the U.S. on July 12, 1907. I am hoping I can find out more on Salvatore’s parents, etc. how many kids and/ or their names. We are not sure if Salvatore had any siblings and if so, did any of them stay in Italy? Did Dominic or Mary have siblings who’s great grandkids may still be there.

  7. Lynne says:

    My grandfather was Ernesto DiSandro and came to America in the mid 1920’s. He had three (surviving) children with wife Antoinette (Incollingo), Albert, Rose and Rita-my mother. He was also the uncle to Amelia and Mary

  8. Elsie says:

    My father , Adolfo DiSandro was born in Colli in 1909. His parents were Michele and Marietta (Iallonardi)Disandro. He was one of three siblings born there. They emigrated to Providence, RI circa 1912. My father owned the family home and made repairs to it in the 1950’s I visited Colli, several times, in the late 50’s and early 60’s staying in the home of Dr.Alberto Di Iorio ( in the old town at the top.) An extremely pleasurable experience.I have no known relatives there, and think DiSandro is rather a common name there. I do wish I knew more about my grandparents.

    • Anne says:

      Hi,

      I was wondering if you found more information on your grandparents. I think my grandmother (Theresa DiIorio) may have been the sister of Marietta.

      Anne

      • Elsie says:

        Anne,
        I do believe that Marietta had a sister named Theresa. Her marriage name was DiMario. I have no information about Marietta (my grandmother). If you have any information to share about her family background I would appreciate you sharing it. Thank you.
        Elsie

  9. Maria says:

    Looking for ancestry and current relatives of DiSandro family.

  10. Peter J Leva, Jr says:

    The brothers names were Emiddio, Furey, Ernesto, Emil, and Telifio Leva.

  11. Peter J Leva, Jr says:

    My grandfather and his 4 brothers were born and grew up in Colli a Volturno in the late 1800’s. They came to America in the early 1900’s. Except 1 brother who returned to Italy and raised his family. His name was Telifio or Telifeo Leva. We are also related to families names D’alessio. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much! Peter Leva

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