Genealogy in Pescolanciano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Adina says:

    Hello, looking for some information about my grandparents family from Pescolanciano. I know that my grandfathers name was Giovanni Rossi and my grandmothers name is Amabile (Pellegrino). grandfather born in 1905 and grandmother in 1920 (but in Brazil). Any information would be so helpful! trying to plan a trip there in hopes of meeting some of my distant family. thank you!

  2. Regina spognardi Kennedy says:

    My grandparents came from pescolanciano.I have my grandmother’s baptismal record ,but not my grandfather’s.What would be best way to research family records? Thank you

    • Paula says:

      I am working on a Spognardi & Padula Tree, for Pescolancciano . Just wondering what your grandmothers maiden name was & her birth date? You don’t give either full name of your grandparents?

      • Regina says:

        My grandmother was clotilde Martella
        My grandfather was Domenicangelo Spognardi
        I will be in Rome on May 15,2017 & plan to come to Pescolanciano

        • Joan says:

          Regina – My family has the same last names (Martella and Spognardi). I have relatives in Boston MA (Spognardi). I am Andrew Martella’s granddaughter in NY. Clotitde Spognardi was my great grandfather’s sister. Please contact me – I have been to Pescolanciano. Wondering if we could be related.

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