Genealogy in Alatri

If you search your ancestors in Alatri, in the province of Frosinone, Lazio region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.This is where to start your family history research.

Civil Records in Alatri

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Alatri town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Alatri, please follow this link)

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So, if your ancestors lived in Alatri during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Alatri to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Lazio and of course in Alatri too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Alatri from the Italian Unification (1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

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To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alatri. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Alatri archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church Records in Alatri

Church archives in Frosinone province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Lazio started during 1500!

They are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Alatri on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Alatri:

IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE – C.da Collelavena

MARIA SS. ADDOLORATA – C.da Pignano

MARIA SS. DEL ROSARIO – C.da Mole Bisleti

MARIA SS. REGINA – Via Strada Provinciale Castello, 1

S. EMIDIO V. E M. – Contrada S. Emidio

S. FAMIGLIA – Via San Francesco di Fuori, 10

S. MARIA DEL CARMINE – C.da Tecchiena-ostaria

S. MARIA DELLA MERCEDE – C.da la Fiura

S. PAOLO APOSTOLO – P.le dell’ Acropoli

S. SILVESTRO – P.tta S. Silvestro

S. STEFANO PROTOMARTIRE – Largo Ignazio Danti

S. VALENTINO – C.da Monte San Marino

SS. SALVATORE E S. LORENZO – P.tta S. Lorenzo

Anyway for our experience, if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
In this way you will avoid to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
(Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
With the results gathered by our genealogist before your arrival, you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Alatri area , write to alatri@italianside.com or fill the form here.

Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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58 thoughts on “Genealogy in Alatri”

  1. Hi! My 2nd great-grandfather and his wife both lived in Alatri, FR, Lazio, Italy; possibly Tecchiena, FR, Lazio, Italy. His name was Antonio Friona and his wife was Mary Quattrociocchi. I know these names based on my great-grandfather’s marriage record, that lists them as his parents.

    His sons (daughter?) were Nazzareno Friona (Adelina Porreca), Felice (Phillip) Friona (Esterina Friona), Sisto Friona (Angela Lacovissi), and possibly more that we hold no record of. I am also not sure if the family name was Frioni or Frione.
    They all settled in Niagara Falls, NY. They had a tight knit community so I’m sure many immigrants from Alatri settled in Niagara Falls.

    They each married in America except Sisto, so I have records of that. Sisto and his wife visited the US once, but I have no record of his life in Alatri. I believe that any of his or his siblings descendants would be the members of my family still in Italy. As of 1970-1980, I have account that there was still relatives in Italy that kept in touch. My dad remembers them visiting his family, a teenage girl around his age and an older boy, but he can’t remember their names.
    Other than Nazzareno, who was born in 1902, all of them were born prior to 1900, making it difficult for me to find digitized records of any kind.
    If you know these names please please reach out!

  2. Looking to find out information on Lazaro Campoli from Alaltri. He had 6 siblings of which 5 remained in Italy. I am his grandson.

  3. Hoping to find information about my grandmother’s family. Her parents were Isidore and Giovannina Magliocca. I think she had a brother and a sister who stayed in Italy. My grandmother married and came to the U.S. in the late 1920’s.

  4. I am trying to track down my mother’s Italian famiglia from Alatri ,Frosinone, Lazio Italy. Her father’s name was Giovanni Luigi Bauco ((John Louis Banco) who was born in Alatri in December 1889. His father Luigi Bauco was born probably about 1845 in Alatri. I only know his mother, my great grandmother’s name. It was Fausta Leone. It’s all that I know about her. My grandfather was the youngest of several children. He had older brothers named Nazareno, Achilles, Umberto and sisters Adelina, Albina. Someone in the family was also named Sista but I am not sure about her relationship. My mother said that the family in America was in contact with her cousin Elida when she was younger. She told me that the family trade were gunsmiths and iron work and I remember my grandfather making iron things on a small anvil and furnace that he had. My mother Olga Fausta Banco Stalcup just passed away two months ago at ninety-eight years of age and I would like to come to Italy one day to find out more about her family.

  5. Looking for information about my grandmother’s family. Her name is Maria D. Magliocca (born in Alatri) and she married Giovanni Fiorini before immigrating to NYS. She was born in 1898 and immigrated through Ellis Island in 1928. During WWII her family home was taken over by the Germans because there was a good view from it (so the story goes). Also, a brother and his family were placed in a concentration camp and later released. Thank you for any info you may have to offer.

  6. I am looking for any information about my grandmother Julia Fiorini Campoli who was born in Alatri,Italy October 26, 1901
    She was married to my grandfather Alexander Campoli who was born June 7, 1894. My grandmother traveled to the USA with her 2 year old daughter (my mother) Concetta Campoli Yannuzzi on August 24, 1922. Any information that you may have on the family would be much appreciated.

  7. I am searching for my great grandparents. I understand they were from Alatri.
    Giuseppe Ciochetti and Angela Maria Santucci. They would have been born in the 1800’s.
    They had a son, Antonio/Anthony Ciochetti who was born about 1890. He came over to the US around 1910 or so. The surname got changed to Cisketti.

  8. Hello to the BERSELLA families from Alatri, Italy…I am searching my great grandmothers birth and family in Alatri. Her name was ELISA/LISA and she married SISTO PIGLIACELLI, born 1889 from Veroli Italy (father Gregorio). I do not have much information about my great grandmother’s family since she took the Pigliacelli name after marriage. They moved to America in the early 1900s and settled in Brooklyn NY. If you have info please forward any leads.

  9. I am writing on behalf of my wife. We are hoping to visit Italy in 4 months and would like to know if you have any information on my wife’s family. Her 3 times and 4 times great grandmother
    and great grandfathers were from the Minnocci and the Amiccis families. Do you know of any place we can go to find out more information on her family in Alatri. Thank you for you time

  10. Hello to the Sebastian/ Sebatiani/ Sebastianio families from Alatri, Italy…I am seaRching my great grandfathers birth and family in Alatri. His name was Ercola and he marrird Josephine Scerati/ Scerrati and gave birth to my grandfather Cesare Sebastiani. They moved to America in the early 1900s. I am looking for siblings from both families. This family settled in Haverstraw, NY. If you have info please forward any leads.

    1. Hello, I’m from Alatri!

      The surnames are SEBASTIANI and SCERRATI or SCERRATO.

      The name was ERCOLE and his wife was Josephine, also GIUSEPPINA in italian.

      1. Pietro…my great grandfather Ercola sebastiani …did he have family in Alatri do you know if Ercola or Giusseppina Scerrati had brothers orsisters living in Alatri

    2. Joan,
      My Grandfather ( Gregori Baldassare) also came from Alatri when he was a young boy and settled in Haverstraw. I know our families were friends and I am curious if you have found anything on your search that may be helpful to me?
      Any other information is appreciated.

      Rita

  11. My Great Grandfather Ercola Sebastiani and wife Josephine Scerlati came to America with son, My Grandfather, Cesare Sebastiani in the early 1900s. My Grandmother, Josephine Gizzi, also migrated with her father and mother, Sisto and Sista. If this family sounds like it might have connections….they all settled in Rockland County, Haverstraw, NY.
    Please respond.

  12. Hi my name is Miriam Twiname. My mother Virginia Mazzarino was born on the 2nd of February 1923 was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Amalia (nee Nafra) Mazzarino.

    When we visited Alatri in 1983 my mother informed us that this is where she was born.

    I want to apply for a European Passport had need a copy of my mothers birth certificate. Could you possibly assist me in this regard or redirect me to the correct authorities.

    Your help will be highly appreciated.

  13. My grandfather Costantino Olevano was from Alatri. He arrived in the United States on August 20, 1911. He was 17 years old and as a result was probably born in 1894. Costantino had a brother Vincenso Olevano. Their father (my great grandfather) was Angelo Olevano. My parents and sister traveled to Frosonone in the late 1980’s but could not find any information due to our surname being changed to Onevelo. Now that we know the name was Olevano I would appreciate any information you may have or direct me who best to contact. Thank you.
    Angelo

  14. My name is John Tagliaferri and my Grandfather was Constantino Tagliaferri . He was born in Alatri in 1881 and had brothers , Julius was one name but I do not know the others . He came to America in 1900 and was married to a woman named Esher Fanfarilla . If this sounds familiar to you , please contact me at my e-mail . Thanks for your time .

    1. John,
      I came across the name Tagliaferri in searching my ancestor. There was a Paolo Tagliaferri who ran a restaurant in Rome, NY. I my grandfather’s cousin worked with him, Giovanni (John) Bricca. My grandfather Quirino Bricca was also from Alatri, but I haven’t found any additional information on him yet.

      1. So interesting reading these posts. This one especially as my grandmothers was from Alatri and moved to Rome, NY. Our family had a restaurant as well. Anybody from Alatri familiar with the name Vinci? I know my grandma Domenica Vinci and her brother Joseph Vinci ived with their aunt and uncle there, but I don’t know much more.

        1. In doing my family search, I did come across a Angelo Vinci in Rome, NY. Angelo Vinci and John Bricca had a pool room and were arrested for an illegal poker game in 1920 on East Dominick Street in Rome, NY. Maybe Angelo was the uncle your grandma stayed with? My grandpa ended up in North Tonawanda, NY.

          1. Rachel I would love to know more. Trying to find out more about family. Can you email me your email so I can contact to.

          2. Rachel,
            I am Nicole’s sister. Angelo was our father’s, mother’s father. He owned Vinc’s restaurant on East Domenick Street in Rome. One of his sons, Phil, married Clara Rossi from North Tonawanda. Both their sons still live in the area. I’m thinking our families know each other!

        2. Hi Nicole – I grew up in Rome, NY and knew the Vinci’s, who were a wonderful family. I remember Joe very well. I don’t remember much now, but I think Joe had two brothers; one worked with Joe at the restaurant and the other was a professional boxer. Vinci’s had a large bar and a restaurant that was separate from the bar. I worked the afternoon shift
          at Rome Manufacturing Company, which was across the street from Vinci’s. My friends and I would go there every night after work for a beer and meatball sandwich (which they were famous for). Vinci’s was an iconic place in East Rome, which was the heart of the Italian-American community in the city.

      2. Nicole Sterling

        So interesting reading these posts. This one especially as my grandmothers was from Alatri and moved to Rome, NY. Our family had a restaurant as well. Anybody from Alatri familiar with the name Vinci? I know my grandma Domenica Vinci and her brother Joseph Vinci ived with their aunt and uncle there, but I don’t know much more.

        1. Hi…I have a feeling our families knew each other when they all lived in East Rome. My grandmother immigrated w/my grandfather back in 1930-ish. Grandmother from Alatri and grandfather from Veroli. Fiorini is my grandparents last name. They lived on Third St.. Small world.

        2. My grandfather mariano vinci was from Alatri. He had one brother. Came over to boston, cousins went to ny. His mothers last name was Rossi

      3. Hello,
        I would be a distant relative on the other side. This would have been my great grandmothers sister. Her name was Esther Fanfarillo and they lived in New York -Manhattan. I am just came across this and actually looking to add info to my book on Constantino.

        1. Hello Jessica,
          I am Constantino Tagliaferri’s granddaughter. His second wife was Esther Fanfarillo and they lived in Manhattan. She died there on April 24 1935. Her tombstone says she was born on Feb 11 1907. I don’t have any other information on her and would like to learn more about where she came from and when she married Constantino. Also, her family line.
          Thanks.
          Regards,
          Claudia

      4. Paolo & his brother Luigi ran the WHITE FRONT restaurant for a while….my grandfather Constantino Fanfarillo was also involved with the restaurant for a time. Luigi and his wife lived next door to my grandfather on Liberty St next to Wood Creek.

    2. Hello,
      I would be a distant relative on the other side. This would have been my great grandmothers sister. Her name was Esther Fanfarillo and they lived in New York -Manhattan. I am just came across this and actually looking to add info to my book on Constantino.

  15. I am lookıng for a old friend last known living in Alatri her name is Shirley and she is English . Her husbands name is Mauro (surname Rossı ?) they had several chıldren and one daughter by the name of Daniela. I would lıke to contact them I last visted them ın 1985. Please contact me ıf you have any detaıls. Thank you.

  16. MY GRANDFATHER, NAZZARINO MATTIA DELLORCO MIGRATED TO THE US FROM ALATRI IN 1902 ALONG WITH HIS SON SALVATORE AFTER HIS WIFE PASSED AWAY. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT WAS HIS LAST ADDRESS IN ALATRI AND ARE PEOPLE IN HIS FAMILY STILL THERE?

    1. My husband’s father, Felice Mariano Dell’Orco, born May 31, 1895, from Alatri arrived June 13, 1913, at the age of 18. His parents were Giovanni Dell’Orco and Olympia Calicchia. Perhaps there is some relation. Thank you.

  17. My father, Pietro, born 1898 also had three brothers, Achille, Emilio, and Mark. Their father is Sisto, mother Adele. Are there relatives still living in Alatri? Who are they?

  18. Searching for my Grandfather’s famiglia, Mansueto Sebastiani.He was born in 1893 and became a naturalized US citizen in 1918. he married Anna Coccia in the US and they had a daughter (my mother) Maria in 1931 who was born in Philadelphia.
    Grazie

    1. Hello cousin: You have found a part of the Sebastiani family here in the US. My grandfather, Vincenzo Sebastiani, is your grandfather’s younger brother. They came over together in 1921 although your grandfather was here earlier than that. I have been interested in researching the Sebastianis in Alatri for some time. Your grandfather was very dear to my mother, Gizelda and I remember his visits to Brooklyn from Philadelphia when I was a child. Please feel free to contact me. I’m happy to share what I know.

      1. Joan Sebastian

        my grandfather was Cesare Sebastiani. His father was Ercola Sebastiani and his mother Josephine Scerati…do you think that Ercola and Pietronwere brothers? Our Sebastianis were from Alatri/Roma and settled in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York.

      2. Diane, please share any info you have on Ercola Sebastiani and Guissepina Scerlati from Alatri. They were my Great Grandparents. Cesare Sebastiani was my Grandfather and Josephine Gizzi my grandmother. I am trying to link relatives in my tree. I have come to a break.

  19. My mother Laura ( Fanfarillo ) Marchwinski is the daughter of Constantino Fanfarillo and Grace ( Delluomo ) Fanfarillo – both from Alatri and the grand-daughter of VINCENZO FANFARILLO from Alatri. Vincenzo Fanfarillo born in 1866 traveled back and forth between Alatri & US form 1903 to 1930 with his brother Pietro Fanfarillo born 1870. Vincenzo and Pietro returned to Alatri and died there….they may have other brothers & sisters who may have relatives on this site that I’d like to connect with. Laura’s mother Grace/Grazia DELLUOMO whose parents were Angelo & Annunziata Delluomo – from Alatri ( possibly born around 1870-80s ) may also have relatives on this site.

    1. My grandmother from Alatri. Pasqua Delluomo born 1887, emigrated to Brooklyn through Ellis Island. Passed in Armonk, NY 1969.

      1. I am searching for my grandfathers family in Alatri. Alphonse Dell’Uomo was born about 1880. His father’s name was Salvatore/Salvadore Dell’Uomo and his mother was Philomena (last name unknown) My grandfather had 3 sisters. 1 sister died young in Rome. My grandfather had to take the cart to pick up her body in Rome to take home. My great grandfather, Salvadore had a brother Carlo Dell’Uomo. Carlo died sometime after 1927…he handled the funeral and will for my great grandfather Salvadore. Alphonse came to the U.S. about 1903. He married and died in Stafford Springs, Ct. Carlo’s sons (several of them) came to the U.S. around the same time and settled in PA.,MD., NY,WV and OH. I have several DNA matches to the Dell’Uomo from NY.Would love to share any info.

    2. Hi Mark,
      Your mom and my mom were friends and you and I graduated the same year in high school. Does your mom remember mine — Gloria Fiorini (maiden name)? Does she have any “stories” to tell? Love to hear them.

      1. Maria

        Sorry its taken me 2 years to see your post……My mother Laura is still alive 89 yrs old living in Rome NY. My mother was very friendly with your mother who she remembers was a waitress at the Revere Restaurant ….and when they would go to the restaurant your mother would greet them by saying “Hi Chickens” ……What was your moms married name and her mothers name? Best Mark

        1. 3/25/2024
          Hi Mark…I forgot about this bookmark on my computer so I’m just seeing your post. Thank you for sharing the story your mom shared. My mom did work at the Revere Restaurant. Her married name is/was Ferris & her mom’s name was Maria. Fun fact…you and I graduated the same year from RFA. It’s a small world that we live in.

  20. I was born in Alatri concentration camp in 1943. My father Francesco Falzon born 1913 and mother Maria were prisoners of war who came to the camp from Tripoli Libya. Appreciate if you can give me any information on family who may still be living in the region. I believe I may have an aunt still there. I would like to visit the camp sometime this year.

  21. Hello, It is rumored/speculated that my grandfather, Antonio Frioni left Alatri in the late 1800’s to immigrate to the United States of America. I believe he had a brother named Luigi. I am interested in finding out more about him, his family, the Frioni name, it’s meaning/translation to English, and if it may have been altered or changed upon my Grandfather’s arrival to these shores.

  22. I’m looking for information on my grandfather from alatri his name is Gerardo Antonio Lisi born on February 14th 1889. There one thing I do know about the family they had the town only olive press. I don’t have his father name or the mother name do you know how many siblings he had and their names I think at least four came to the united states. My grandfather lived in Newport Oregon where he died in 1965. Thank you mike lisi

  23. I am looking for any information on my grandfather and his family. I believe he was born (1890’s) and lived in Alatri before coming to the USA in the early 1900’s. He had a brothers named Sisto and Angelo and sister Assunta(?). His name was Giuseppe Luigi Igliozzi. Can you provide any information?

  24. Hello,
    I would like information on Guarino Bricca born abt 1893 near Alatri, he did have one sister, but I don’t know her name. His father’s name may be Angelo and mother Katherine. He left for America in 1913 or 1918, I can’t read the last digit on his papers. If you have any information you can send to me, I would be grateful.
    Thank you

    1. an update…mother’s first name was Carolina (Lena) last name was Florence (Florenz)
      I have seen many spellings of first name Guarino, Guirino, Guerrino even some with a Q for first letter.

  25. My name is Vincenzo Sperandio son of Antonio Sperandio. I believe my father Antonio Sperandio lived in your city Altria. He traveled to Veroli to sign up for the conscription. He was born in Rome and only his father’s name as on the birth certificate. The only name on his birth certificate it Fransesco of his father with no name of his mother. I have no records of his mother or who she was. He had to have a birth mother. I have all his records after he came to America.

    I am writing a family tree of my family history. Because he was an alleged orphan it is very difficult to get information about him. I was only nine years old when he died so I never had the opportunity to ask him a lot of questions about his background.
    If you have any information in your archives that you can COPY and send me ,I would be so grateful to you

  26. I am searching for ancestry information about my great-grandfather’s family. His name Biagio Corridori Born March 1890 in Alatri, Italy. He arrived in New York April 11, 1906 to stay with a cousin Francesco Certone. Would love to find out if he had any siblings, his parents and entire family. Please contact me at the above e-mail.

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