Genealogy in Pontecorvo

If you search your ancestors in Pontecorvo, 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.

Civil Records in Pontecorvo

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 Pontecorvo town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Pontecorvo follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Pontecorvo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Pontecorvo 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 to search in Lazio and of course in Pontecorvo too!

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

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Pontecorvo. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Pontecorvo 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 Pontecorvo

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 Frosinone started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Pontecorvo on your behalf.

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

S. BARTOLOMEO APOSTOLO – P.zza della Cattedrale S.N.C.




S. NICOLA DI PORTA – Piazza Indipendenza




Anyway for our experience, even 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 time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

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 genealogists write to or follow this link.

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

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Pontecorvo forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Pontecorvo feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. William says:

    While I don’t think I’ll be much help to you, maybe you could be of help to me. My great-grandfather was named Archangelo Caserta and he was from Pontecorvo. He was a carpenter, who married Maria Morocco (not sure If I spelled that correctly), who was the daughter of a pharmacist. Maria’s father owned a pharmacy with an outdoor cafe. They married without the blessing of Maria’s father, and emigrated to the United States around 1903. I’ve always wanted to find out more about my great-grandparents, and if we still had family in the area. So I don’t know if you would know if this is the same Caserta family, but I figured I would inquire.

  2. James says:

    My grandfather, Giacomo Antonio Sdoia immigrated to the US in 1906. He was born in Pontecorvo 27 December 1988. I am trying to obtain a copy of a book written by my great uncle who was a priest, Don Tomasso Sdoja. The book is about the medieval history of Pontecorvo.

  3. Greg says:

    I need certified birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificate of my great-grandparents who were born in Pontecorvo. My great-grandfather wad Tommaso Gelfuso, born in 1869. My great-grandmother was Emilia Spirtigliozzi, born in 1881. They married in Pontecorvo in 1905. I am not sure of the dates regarding their passing.

  4. Leslie says:

    My grandfather Giacinto Ricci was born in Pontecorvo on July 27,1900. His father’s name was Pietro and his mother was Maria Rotondo Ricci. He immigrated to America in 1902 with is mother and brother Tomasso born 1894. His father immigated in 1900. Pietro was born in 1863 and I think his father’s name was Giacinto too and his mother’ name was Chiara but not sure. I would love any infomation you could give me. Thank you

  5. Marie says:

    I am looking for a Giacomo Boni from Pontecorvo arrived in the US in 1913 at the age of 20.

  6. Heather says:

    I am looking for the Casciano Family. Luigi Casciano married my aunt Maria Carnevale (Pico). They had a daughter Anna Maria and a son, Luigi. Looking for other children of Maria and Luigi.

  7. Robert says:

    Hello… I am seeking any information or relatives of my Great-Grandfather Pietro A Sepe born in Pontecorvo on July 22, 1887 and my Great- Grandmother Catterina ( Catherine) D’Aletto born in Pontecorvo on Feb 25, 1892. I am a second generation American from these descendants.

  8. Meleo says:

    My father Rafaello Meleo was born in Pontecorvo Italy in April 1896. I am interested in locating family members.

    • Gabriella says:

      Hi, my father was Pietro Meleo, born in Pontecorvo Jan/1928 & immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1954. His father was Francescantonio Meleo, all his siblings immigrated to (?) Boston USA after WWII. Only know the name of one sister, Faustina Bevilaqua (nee. Meleo), there were several others.

      We are in contact with our first cousins in / around Frosinone and a distant cousin (3rd ) from Boston USA. How did you go with your search?

  9. Jean-Paul says:

    My Pazziani ancestors emigrated from Italy to Russia (via Holland, Hamburg, Denmark, Finland) before 1830. They were a circus family and later toured Europe.
    I always heard from my father that they originally came from Pontecorvo.

    Do you know of any Pazzianis present or past in Pontecorvo? The name might have been spelt somewhat differently: Spazziani?? Passiani??

    Thank you for your help,

    Jean-Paul Pazziani

  10. Enzo says:

    There are still some but most are in Montreal, They mainly came from pontecorvo,

  11. Joseph says:

    Hello – I am a first generation Italian-American. Both of my parents came from Pontecorvo. I am seeking information about the family of Joseph Turchetti born 1895, his father’s name was most likely Dominic and his mother Giovannina Ferdinando. Are there any records available or any living ‘cousins’? I am also seeking records about Giovanni Iannone b about 1895 and his wife Lucretia Mirante born about 1898. Any information would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

  12. Debra says:

    Trying to research my fathers family surname FOLCARELLI. My grandfather, Tomaso Folcarelli, emigrated to US/North East region 1928.

  13. Sandra says:

    My grandfather, “James” Vincent Ferrara was born in 1888. My father, Paolo Ferrara, In 1909. They came to America and remained here.Although, my father returned once with his mother when he was a very young child. My grandmothers Mariana Ricci. Also, my grandfather’s brothers Antonio Ferrara who also came to America. He was married to Libera Delitta. They settled in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA. Any information would be appreciated.

  14. Joanne says:

    My Great-Grandfather Vincenzo Piacitelli was born in 1863 in Pontecorvo and died in Massachusetts in 1928. His death record says his parents names were Marco and Madelena. Vincenzo arrived in the US in 1902, but I cannot find a record that his parents followed him and cannot find any other record of them. Do you have any suggestions on how or where I can continue my search?

  15. Joseph says:

    hello, my grandfather was born in pontecorvo in the late 1800s his name is luigi melei,,my grandmother was born there also I believe,, her maiden name is Angelina (galasso)–last melei,,hope you can help me,,thank you..joey

  16. Carolyn says:

    Looking for Ancestry names

    Giovanni Cerro born about 1883 and Giovanna Del Milo born about 1886

  17. Ronald says:

    My great grandparents were from Pontecorvo. My great grandmother and her children are shown on ship manifests to have arrived in America in 1903. My great grandfather had passed away before that time. His name was Giovanni Baptiste ROEFARO. Can you help me find resources to learn more about him ? Thank you !

  18. Ginger says:

    My father was born in Pontecorvo in 1894 – Emilio Millie Caporuscio . Are there any relatives still living in Pontecorvo with the surname Caporuscio that may be related ?

    • James says:

      My last name is Caporuscio my great grandfather was born in pontecorvo I live in the us but there’s many people in the home country my aunts know and have heard of relatives from there still

  19. Christine says:

    Hello – My mother’s family is listed as coming from Pontecorvo in the early 1900’s to America. The manifest shows Pontecorvo as their location. The last name was listed as L’Ascoli. In the US they use the name Lascoli. I cannot trace this name outside of the US. Can you help?