Genealogy in Frosolone

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to frosolone@italianside.com


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Frosolone”
  1. Steve says:

    My grandmother was from frosolone. Her father was Cosimo Miranda and her mother was Filomena. She had two brothers Felix Miranda and Michael Miranda and two sisters Christine and Lizzy. Any info ration on the family would be helpful. Particularly if there are any ancestors still in Frosolone. Also my grandmother married Giovanni Gentile. I’m not sure if he was from Frosolone and unfortunately have very little information on him. I believe he was born around 1890. Any information would be appreciated.

  2. Jude says:

    Hi from New York! I am seeking information on my great-Grandparents’ families. My great Grandfather was Cosimo Gentile, born 1874 in Frosolone. His parents were Giovanni Gentile and Maria Carmina D’Orazia (no date or further family information known). Cosimo’s siblings were Gracia (1867-1935; Ohio), Bernard (1873 – ?, remained in Italy), Nicole (abt 1875 – BEFORE 1953, remained in Italy), Philomena (1876-1914), Troy NY), Francesca (1883-1960, Troy, NY) and Lucia (1888-1933, Troy NY). All the siblings were born in Frosolone.
    My great Grandmother was Maria Carmina Colarusso Gentile (1877 [Frosolone]-1970, in Troy NY). Her siblings were Domenico (1869-1933), Giuseppe (1870-1951), Michele (1874-1929) and Fillipo (1874-1956). All were born in Frosolone and died in Troy NY. Maria Carmina’s parents were Liborio Colarusso and Annunziatta Venditti (no dates).
    Any information you can provide regarding dates for my great-great grandparents, or their families, is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
    Jude

    • Joanne says:

      My dad had relatives in Albany NY by the last name of Colarusso who were hair dressers in the 1960′s. My grandfather, Joseph M. Russo came to the US with his brothers (Frederick and Louis) in 1880-1891 via South America and ended up in Jackson, MI. Later, their male cousins (Dominic, Frederick, Louis) from Frosolone joined them in Jackson. I know my Great-grandfather was also named Joseph Russo.

      Any information you might be able to add will be appreciated.

      Joanne

  3. Renee says:

    Hello from North Carolina! I do not speak Italian, and so am reaching to you first to see if you can assist me. My great grandfather was Giuseppe Zampino, born in Frosolone on Feb. 23, 1870. His parents were Domenico Zampino (b. 1841) and Irene Venditti (b. 1844). I’m looking for a year of marriage for Domenico and Irene, and the names of their other children. At some point, the family moved to Montagano, but I don’t know why or when that happened, and would love to find records of them in that town as well. Also, family legend is that Giuseppe served in some version of the Italian military, or cavalry. How can I find out that information? Giuseppe married Filomena Iacovino in Montagano around 1898, and then left for America in 1899.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
    Renee

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