Genealogy in Longano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Longano. As more your surname is common in Longano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Longano 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 Longano 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 Longano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Longano, 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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Longano”
  1. Laura says:

    Please help! Our family has been searching for Alfonso Rossi born 1863, (birth date is possibly Oct. 15, 1863 but not for certain) in Longano, Campobosso, Italy. Alfonso came to U.S. in 1902 and 1904 as a contractor/laborer and is father to my grandmother, Catherine Rossi born 1907 in Philadelphia, Penn. Mother’s name is Jennie Muholland. (we have Catherine’s birth cert. with Alfonso’s name as the father as well as father to Margaret Rossi born 1904) We have searched for over 50 years and even visited Longano, Italy in 2014 with no luck. Apparently, he was married in Italy to another person. We may be interested in having someone in Longano research for us but need specific details. Please contact me at the email address for further discussion.

  2. N. Antonelli says:

    Hello, I’m a second generation Italian American from the NY area. I come from a large extended family, Antonelli is definitely the dominant name, and the Antonelli’s sort of the nucleus.

    My aunt (God rest her soul) had recently been doing some research into our family in Italy. We know the Antonelli’s (and the rest of the family) all came from Isernia the town, in Isernia, Molise. We still have a lot of family in Italy, and have managed to gather a lot of information.

    One problem my aunt had a problem with during her research (and now a problem I’m having as well), is the family crest/ coat of arms.

    I have found several Antonelli family crests, but with the name being popular in some areas, I have no way of figuring out which one belongs to our particular Isernia, Isernia Antonelli family.

    If you have any information, or could point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks very much.

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