Genealogy in Colli a Volturno

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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.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Colli a Volturno?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Colli a Volturno


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 Italy and in Colli a Volturno too.

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

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.

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 Colli a Volturno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Colli a Volturno, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Colli a Volturno”
  1. Maria says:

    Looking for ancestry and current relatives of DiSandro family.

  2. Peter J Leva, Jr says:

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

  3. 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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