Genealogy in Monteroduni

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Monteroduni”
  1. Angela Colozzi Kwiatkowski says:

    Hi,I was told my grandparents came from Monteroduni Michael and Angelina Renzi. My grandmother maiden name was Palladino. Michael born 1876 died 1969. Angelina born 1882 died 1952, I assume they came to America maybe around 19 years old. I would appreciate if you have any information. Thank You

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi! My great-grandfather, Angelo Del Rossi was born in Monteroduni in approximately 1865. He came to America and lived in Camden, New Jersey until his death in approximately 1934 or 1935. A family member told me that he would travel back to Italy periodically. He may have had a business or a farm there and possibly a business in Rome. He may have been a landowner.

    My great-grandmother, his wife, Bombina Di Clementi was born there also around 1879 and immigrated to the US and also lived in Camden, NJ until her death in 1946.

    I would love to find out any information about my great grandparents and also any information regarding potential family members living in Moneroduni currently!

    I was happy to see Lori, (March 4th, 2014) also had family named Del Rossi from Moneroduni!
    Thank you so much,

  3. Carol says:

    My grandfather Michael Capotrio and his wife Laura Bello were from the Monteroduni area. They moved to Philadelphia in the late 1800’s. Are there any records of birth or marriage for them?

  4. Lorrie says:

    Hello, I am looking for the Del Rossi or Lombardi families in Monteroduni. Specifically my Great Grandfather Francesco Del Rossi. Born 1820 or before, Married Annunziata (spelling?) Lombardi. Children were: Enrico (Errico) b: 1856, Raffaela b Nov 1840 moved to Philladelphia, Guisseppa b: abt 1842 moved to Providence, RI, Gabriele b. 1845 moved to Philadelphia, Enrico was my Grandfather, and I have been told that his father’s name was Francesco and his mother’s name was Anunziata or Nunziata Lombardi, but I cannot find any information on either of them. I do not believe either of them ever came to America. Can you help me please? Many thanks.

  5. John says:

    My Grandfather, Angelo Pilla was born in Monteroduni on November 12, 1892. His father’s name was Giovanni, and I think his mother’s full name was Maria Assunta Silvestri(?) He immigrated to the United States about 1909, I have a copy of his Naturalization papers.
    Are there any records in Monteroduni, and how can I get a copy of his birth certificate?

    Thank you,
    John Pilla

  6. Dolores says:

    My parents and 2 sisters were born in Monteroduni, Italy and came to American in the 1920’s. I was born in Philadelphia, PA and am looking for information on my heritage. My father’s name was Michele Saggese and was born in approx. 1892, and my mother’s maiden name was Maria Massaro and was
    born in approx. 1893. My sister Domenica was born in approx. 1912 and my sister Giovaninni was born in 1920.
    Please advise how I can go about obtaining information regarding any remaining relatives I may have in Monteroduni and/or an address that my parents resided when they lived there.
    Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  7. Marie says:

    Hello My name is Marie Spain. My grandmother and grandfather are from Italy, specifically Monteroduni. My grandmothers maiden name was Di’Maria and my grandfather’s was Tuono. I am interested in any information referencing ancestors and current family in Monterduni. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

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