Genealogy in Alvito

If you search your ancestors in Alvito, Lazio, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Alvito registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Alvito from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alvito. As more your surname is common in Alvito, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alvito archives 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 archives in Frosinone 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 Alvito and Frosinone 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Roma.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Alvito just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Alvito area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Marie says:

    My grandparents are from Alvito. Dominico Marrone and Concetta Buccilli were married there October 10, 1921. I am looking for the names of Concetta’s parents. My grandfather moved to Scotland as a young man but returned to Alvito to marry. They lived in Scotland after their marriage.
    Thanks, Marie

  2. Nicole says:

    Hello, my name is Nicole. My family is from Alvito and my great grandfathers name was Gerald pignatelli and my great grandmothers name was Angeline capocciama. If anyone knows anything please reach out

  3. Leslie says:

    Hi , I am trying to trace my family name Capocciama, I believe my great grandfather lived in Alvito and was the oldest of 14 , he left to go to the uk and met he’s wife on the ship in the late 1800s early 1900s .

  4. Armida says:

    I am searching for information on the MACIOCE (aka Macioci) family from the municipality of Alvito, in the province of Frosinone, region Lazio. My great grandfather, Pietroantonio Macioce, born around 15 SEP 1875 immigrated to the United States in 1901. His parents were Tomaso and Domenica Macioce? His wife, from the same area was Lucia Ambrosio Abbruzzese (1874–1945). Her parents were Paolo Vincenzo Abbruzzese and Rosina Gargano. Any true and accurate details would be helpful to my search. Baptism, marriage, relatives, etc.
    My true search hopes to lead me to the birthplace of their son, Albino Macioce (who always claimed Salerno and no evidence has been found after 3 searches) so that I could pursue a dual citizenship. I have all that I need with the exception of a birth certificate,born in 1901.

  5. Karyl says:

    Information on Pulsinelli family Alvito

  6. Mario says:

    I’m looking for information about Giovanni MARTINI, born around 1862 in Alvito. He had married Michella CAPOCCIA before 1889. I have very little information. Can you help me ?

  7. Anthony says:

    My grandparents were Antonio lollo and Caroline cervi from Alito italy.they move to Pittsburgh’s east end around 1900. Caroline had a sister Julia and brother don’t remember his name. My grandparents had 6 children, Anthony, nicholas,Josephine, Antoinette, and two sons that died at birth. Any information would be appreciated.

  8. Roxane says:

    I am researching the Rosati family from Alvito. Pietro Rosati (24 September 1896-1970 who was married to Italia and immigrated to NY in 1934. His father was Giovanni Rosati (24 June 1864) and married to Felicetta Macioce (1 July 1866). Would love any and all information.

  9. John says:

    I’m looking to find out about my fathers side of the family. He was also called John Simeoni, 13 July 1940, as was his father who traveled to the uk from Alvito between WW1 and 2. My Grand mother’s family name was Persegetti ( spelling?)

  10. Dave says:

    My name is Dave A few years ago we took a tour of Italy and thentook 3 days to visit Alvito to walk the streets my grandparints walked as kids, and looking for family with not much luck at the time went to township hall to find records all records where in books and the staff was so polite and helpfull i was realy thankfull for they went out of their way to help me. when I got home I looked up anyone I could find with my name and wrote letters, and got a indirect answer and told me my grandmother Vincenza (Cervi) had a brother that I did not know of that time his name was Nichola Cervi b: abt 1881 d:abt 1972 in Alvito he married Giuseppa abt 1915 in Alvito maiden name unknown was trying to find her maiden name as it seams that most marrages in my family where limited to a few of the same names from the area. and wondered if any one could help me.Thanks Dave Difazio

  11. Chris says:

    Hello, My grandfather immigrated from Italy, first to Canada, then came to Michigan in the USA. His name was Antonio Ferrera, and his home was in Alvito. He was born in 1902. My Mother and her two sisters visited Alvito and met Angelo Ferrera, who was their Uncle, Antonio’s Half Brother, from same father, different mother. He still lives in Alvito. I would like to trace back as far as i could about the family.

    The information that I have is not verified, but it shows Antonios father as Benedetto, and Mother as Maria “Lanini” .

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide!

  12. Briana says:


    My family moved to the United States from Alvito, roughly, between the late 1910s and the early 1950s. I am related to two different sets of Caninis. My grandfather being Felix Canini (his parents being Gerardo Canini and Luigia Cappocia) and my great-grandmother being Maria Canini (her parents being Valerio Canini and Prudenizia Abaldo). From what I understand, we still have a few distant relatives who live in Alvito. I have hit a dead-end with my grandfather’s side. I cannot find any records beyond Gerardo and Luigia, and at this point my grandfather cannot remember. I absolutely love my heritage and would love to be able to trace it back as far as can. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.

  13. Maggie says:

    I have hit a dead end searching for my husband’s great grandfather, Gaetano DiFazio, who came to Clairton, PA in the early 1900s. His father was Pasquale, mother was Domenica, no surname known. Gaetano and his wife, Maria Felicia Martini (maybe DiMartini) came to America separately. He arrived in New York in 1895, Felicia arrived in New York in 1898 with their son, Giuseppe DiFazio. I am trying to find the surname of Gaetano’s mother, as well as if he had siblings. Thank you in advance!


  14. Karyl says:

    Hello I am looking for information on Vincenzia Pestille she married Frederico Pulsinelli she was born approximately 1895 in Alvito or close to there. They had two children Antony (Antonio) and Arthur (Arthuero). She passed away in 1919 from the Spanish flu epidemic. Both of her son’s have now passed away. My husband Geno is Antonio’s son. We would like our daughter’s and grandchildren to have the family tree completed.

    If anyone can give me information on Vincenzia I would be so grateful. We know that
    Antonio still has family there.


  15. Samantha says:

    Looking for information on the Tata family, my great grand father was Cesido Tata and came to America in 1911 was born in 1888 December, His wife was named Maria, I also believe he came over with some children Angelo Mario . If anyone can help trying to plan a trip with my dad and would like to maybe come to Alvito. THANK YOU

    • unclefrank says:

      he arrived usa thru boston on white star liner ss canopic april 4 1911his birth date is dec 2 1888 maria and children angelo and Victoria came to usa 1914 alvito is a really cool looking place like to visit also ! when you going?

    • Sally says:

      My family is also from Alvito with the last name of Tata. My grandfather was Anthony Tata and he had a brother named Angelo. We are planning a trip soon. I’m hoping to locate any family that is left there.

      • ashley says:


        My great-grandfather was Francesco Tata from Alvito Italy. He arrived in the USA and lived in Michigan. I am doing the genealogy and came across this page. I am having trouble contacting the commun of Alvito to request a birth certificate. Does anyone have any advice?

        • Toni says:

          Hi, Ashley,

          My Aunt Thomasina (nee Capocciama) lived in Alvito for the first part of her life. (So her parents, Peter & Filomena Capocciama are my grandparents in Columbus, OH.) Thomasina lived her adult life in Michigan and I have met her daughters/my cousins (Maria and Gina?) in Royal Oaks, MI. Are you possibly the daughter of one of them?


  16. gerard says:

    je suis a la recherche de renseignement sur ma grand mere Maria Grazia Cervi née le 29 juillet 1896 à Alvito fille de xx xx (je recherche le nom: j’ai Aso??) et Patricia Cesidia.
    elle s’est mariée avec Gerardo Apruzzese (je recherche la date de mariage)dans les années 1920.
    je suis aussi à la recherche de ses freres et soeurs (à Maria Cervi)
    merci d’avance

  17. I. VANKOS says:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I cannot find the death date of my great-grandmother, Isabella Fantozzi, born on January 27, 1843, in Alvito, Italy. After marriage, she lived in Vicalvi, Italy. Vicalvi claims they do not have her death date. Is a person’s death recorded only in the town she was born in? Any suggestions on finding death date?
    Thank You

  18. Beverley says:


    I’ve been searching for my great grandparents for years and yet to find them. My great grandfather (Antonio Macioce born 1894 Alvito)game to England early 1901 along with his best friend (Pasquale Principi born 1883). My great grandmother (Teresa Macioce nee Martini born 1985 Alvito)followed 6-months later with their only child (Guiseppe Macioce born 1898 Alvito). I searched for WW1 alien records, which no longer exist for anyone who settled in Sheffield, so unable to cross-reference for siblings.
    Any information regarding any family member would be wonderful
    Thank you

  19. M.Ianitelli says:

    Looking for family in Alvito,grandparents were from there

  20. Lesley says:

    I’m looking for information about Luigi Rosato (born 1884) in Alvito. I understand his parents were Domenico Rosato and Benedetta Di Fazio. Luigi emigrated from Italy to the UK and was married twice. His first wife Maria Antonia Franchetti died in her 30s and his second wife was Maria Laura Colella who was born in England.

    The first reference I have for him in England is his first marriage in 1906.

  21. Vivian says:

    Looking for info on Macioci family…Salvator and wife Adele

  22. Matthew says:

    It is my understanding that my grandfather left Alvito, Italy in 1907 with his Father, Orlando Gentile to come to the U.S. It is told that Orlando came here before that crossing in 1903 by himself and then went back for his children and his wife Vera. My Father visited in 2008, but the church was closed and no one was available to check the records; however, they did discover a Gentile butcher so there is hope.

  23. Diane says:

    My Great Grandfather, Vittorio Martini(born 1878) and Great Grandmother, Maddalena (Pagano, born 1883) Martini came to Pittsburgh, PA in the US from Alvito in 1905. Vittorio’s parents are Antonio Martini and Guiseppa (Cango) Martini. I know of one brother, Domenico, who also came to Pittsburghm, PA in America. I have no other information on Maddalena. I would love to find relative and get additional information on the family.

    Thank You!

  24. Linda says:

    My grandparents came to the USA from Alvito in the early 1900’s. My grandfathers name is Giovanni Capoccia and my grandmothers name is Maria Tata. My grandmother had a sister who came to America and her name is Julia Tata. Julia’s husbands name is Angelo Tata. I believe my grandfather, Giovanni was born in 1895. I also believe that Giovanni’s fathers name is Antonio Capoccia. Giovanni might have a brother whose name is Francesco Capoccia born around 1893. I have no more information on either of my grandparents. Can you help me find more information on the Capoccia or Tata genealogy. I will be traveling in Italy from July 30-August 10, 2016. I have a day planned to visit Alvito and would like to be able to visit the local church records and the commune of Alvito to search for existing relatives if possible?

    • Nicolas says:

      My name is Nicolas, I’m french, my grandmother is the daughter of Mr Tata Pascal Loreto born in the castle of Alvito in 1906, we have no further information.
      We will visit Alvito during the Christmas period, if you have information regarding the Tata family I would be really delighted.

  25. Louise says:

    Grandfather Felice Brusca and Mary DeMartino one of them from Alvito-I know Felice moved to the USA via Ellis Island around 1880’s?

    • michael says:

      My Grandfather was Joseph Brusca and Grandmother Antonette, lived in Pittsburgh PA from Alvito …looking for information on the Brusca Family from Alvito. Do we have any remaining relatives there?

  26. roy says:

    mr grandfather fillipo castrucci came from alvito about 1900 he married
    rosa porrelli in Sheffield England where can I find out more information

    • Peter Garratt says:

      Hi Roy,

      Whilst browing the intenet re Alvito, I came across your post. Nice to know you are alive and hopefully well.

      If I receive a reply from you, I will let you kow what I know if it helps, and you can update me on what you have been doing for the last 40 years.



      • Patricia says:

        Dear Peter
        It’s your cousin Pat here – in sunny Australia.
        Like you, I was browsing and came across a familiar name. I hope you, Pauline, Anne, Katie and Sarah are all well.
        I have quite a bit of info about Grandad and am considering putting it all together in some sort of book form. If you have any info that might be useful I’d love to hear it. I have had two books published so far and have just finished my third.
        Best wishes. Pat

      • patricia ilich says:

        Peter – Cousin Pat here – please contact me on email via Kathryn – Pauline will have her email and address

    • Patricia says:

      Dear Roy
      I will be visiting Alvito next year and was just looking up some info when I came across your post.
      You might remember me – I am your cousin Pat – second daughter of your Uncle Frank.
      I have done quite a lot of writing about our family history and am about to put it into a book form.
      I was close to Grandma Philips and learnt a lot from her and from my Dad also.
      Would love to hear from you – and to find out all about how you and Michael, Philip and Robert
      are all doing.

    • Patricia says:

      please look up Patricia ilich on Google – and contact if you can.

  27. Anna says:

    Hello, I’m looking for a Mazzenga and/or Macioce family. My mother’s name was Helen Mazzenga, and her father’s name was Dominick. Dominick came over to Chicago from Alvito in the early 1900’s. My grandmother’s name was Anna Macioce, she was the daughter of John and Francesca. They came to Chicago from Alvito as well. I will be traveling to Italy in September of 2016 and would appreciate any information you have on these two families. Thank you.

  28. Dan mazzenga says:

    H, looking for Mazzenga this is my last name and the name of my grandfather Donato Mazzenga when he came over when he was 3 with his mom and dad in 1906?. My great grandfather Gerardo Mazzenga, came here the first time in 1903 out of Naples on the ship SS Galatea Thankyou

    • Gisèle says:

      Bonjour, mon grand père Gaétano Mazzenga est allé eux USA dans les années 1920.Il avait un frère Donato et un autre Gérardo. J’ai correspondu par mail il y a quelques années avec Liza Mazzenga. Sommes nous de la même famille ? Mon grand père Gaétano s’est installé en France et je vous écris de Bordeaux en france. Pouvez vous me répondre ? merci

  29. Pascale says:


    My great grandparents moved from Alvito to France in 1920 approx. Their names were Rosalina (SANTORO) and Cesidio CUCUZZO. Any information/document about date of birth, marriage …. would be helpful for me. They had a son (Pascal) and a daughter (Marie).
    Many thanks in advance and kind regards,

  30. Gina Maria says:

    I know that my grandparents moved from Alvito to England in 1910. Their names were Antonio Capocciama and Cecidia Capocciama (Simeone)
    Any information: birth, marriage certificates etc Would be amazing if we could locate them. My father Michael is the last remaining child ofof my grandparents, and I’m helping in this search. Best wishes Gina

    • Laura says:

      Hi Gina,

      Do you know the names of your fathers siblings? My grandmother was also Cecilia Capocciamo, her mother was Palma and father was Paul.

      • Marguerita says:

        hi gina i believe we are cousins once removed. i do not have the information at my fingertips but i believe your father and mine were first cousins. my son has been researching the family tree and has more information.

        my father was alexander capocciama born 10 september 1920. he was born in england in london. his parents were allesandro (sandy) capocciama and i believe his mother was celeste di giulio. my understanding is that they left italy after a disastrous earthquake killed many people in about 1908. some of the family moved to america but some came here to england. my father had several siblings.

        my oldest son visited alvito several years ago and the house that nono was born in is still there. i hope to hear from you and i will try to find the family tree that my son has started. my fathers siblings are vincenzo, luigi, maria, leonardo and milli as far as i can remember. i wish you luck with your research

  31. Mario says:


    Je viens de commencer ma généalogie italienne et mon grand-père Nicola MARTINI est né et a vécu à Alvito. Je possède déjà de nombreux renseignements.

    Contactez-moi si vous avez des renseignements à échanger.



    • cervi says:

      Ma famille est aussi d alvito et comme cousins éloigné j ai des MARTINI il faut savoir qu il est tres tres difficile de retrouver ces ancêtres a alvito il y a eu la peste dans les années 1800.
      Bonne chances

    • gerard says:

      bonjour Mario

      je suis de lyon, et je recherche mes arrières parents, ma grand mére s’appelait Maria Grazia Cervi elle est née à Alvito le 29 juillet 1896. elle devait avoir des frères et soeurs dont je ne connais pas leurs existences. Avez vous l’adresse mail de la mairie de Alvito pour que je puisse leur demander ces renseignements?
      merci pour votre aide

  32. Migny says:

    je cherche des renseignements sur les ascendants italiens de mon épouse :
    son arrière grand-père Giuseppe Embergher marié à Conchetta Ruggieri à Alvito.
    Intéressé par leurs dates de naissance, de décès et de mariage.*
    D’avance, un grand merci.

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