Genealogy in Ripi

If you search your ancestors in Ripi, 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 Ripi

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 Ripi town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Ripi during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Ripi 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 Ripi too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ripi 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 Ripi. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Ripi 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 Ripi

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 Ripi on your behalf.

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

SS. SALVATORE – P.zza Luciano Manara

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 Ripi 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 Ripi forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Ripi feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Nyna says:

    I’m in Nusco today looking for information on my grandmother who was born here 1898
    Her name was Theresa Demita

  2. John says:

    My grandfather name was louis c ferrante he was born in rippi around 1900 he married Constanza dont know her last name but was from same area in italy. they moved to kent ohio i think around 1925 ,his newphew was steve verrelli he came to akron ohio around 1960 does anyone remember the family?

    • Joe says:

      My Name is Joseph Ferrante Pyott, my maternal Grandfather, Giacomo Carrante Ferrante was from there. He came to USA 1920s. He settled in Stowe Pa. I believe his Father was named Santo Ferrante. He also had family who went to Argentina.

  3. Phyllis says:

    My maternal grandparents are Margherita and raphaele Ferrante, her maiden name Conciatori. Both born and raised in Ripi. My mom Linda came in 1935. We still have cousins that live there. I married Remo Mastrangeli in 1965 he also is from ripi. I would like to know more about my family. thank you.

  4. Maria says:

    I was born in Ripi and lived there for the 1st 12 years of my life and now any relative that would know family history is deceased. I would like to trace my family history and would like to know about my paternal ancestry. My grandfather was Domenico Nicolo and his wife, my grandmother was Teresa Mariani. I know nothing about her. Does anyone know who their parents, siblings or grandparents were?

    Would be most appreciative for any info!
    Maria N. Joyce

    • Diane Nicolo-Pocino says:

      My name is Diane Nicolo. I am the daughter of Pasquale Nicolo who was born in Ripi in June, 1950. His father was Armando Nicolo and his mother, Adele Crecco. My father was the youngest of four boys. His oldest brother was named Domenico. Unfortunately my father passed away in July, 2014. Two of his brothers still live in Ripi. We could possibly be related. Do you know where in Ripi you were born? My father’s family home was located on Via Porciri. As a child, I had the pleasure of vacationing in Italy many times. We would visit over the summer to spend time with my father’s family. My last visit to Italy was on my father’s 60th birthday (in 2010). He wanted to share his hometown with his grandchildren and my family was fortunate enough to spend 21 days together in his hometown…an experience they will never forget!

  5. Gina says:

    Hi. I just read your post. My father was from Boville Ernica, Frosinone. Of course Frosinone is one of the regions not yet accessible. His last name was Carnevale. I’m disappointed that contacting his church won’t help me. I did send a copy of his baptismal certificate to the church. It is a popular name. I’m excited about it’s origin. He does have a surviving sister in Italy but not hopeful that she would help. He has another sister that lives 4hrs away from me in Canada. Will be seeing her in September. I know she will help me as much as she can. When my parents would talk about people in Italy I would hear Ripi, Montecassino, Sora, Veroli where his mother was from to name a few. I would appreciate any help. Thank you for listening. It has been frustrating. I would like to search all my grandparents ancestry but this one has taken the wind out of my sails as they say.

  6. Janet says:

    My grandfather, Alfredo Eligini, was born in supposedly Rome, Italy and illegally adopted by the Giovanni and Rose Fratarcangeli family in August, 1892
    I have is regisration papers from Boville Ernica, but i cannot find his baptismal certificate nor his birth certificate…probably to be found in a church in Ripi, Boville Ernica or Strangalogo. There are hundreds of Fratarcangeli’s in that region and also in America. But so far, I have not found the decendaants of Giovanni and Rosa Fratarcangeli. About 15 years ago, an Italian friend found his birth certificate in a church but she cannot find nor remember the name of the church nor the correct little city. I have learned to speak Italian in order to do this. But it is so frustrating to know that many young men migrated to america during the early 1900’s. I have found his ship manifest
    There is also a name…Sordilli…which I believe is Rosa’s family name.

    If you could give me names and addresses of churches in Ripe, Boville Ernica…I believe I can contact the priests for records.

    Someone in Italy has seen his records. Therefore I know they exist. I will be in Ripi and that area in the first week of October of this year. Am desparate for information. Remember, at that time, everything was secret.

    Fiorella is a name where he sent money to Italy.

    • Tony says:

      Hello Janet… Just alittle info about myself…My Grandmothers maiden name is Fratarcangelli (Elena) from Ripi. She married Germani, Antonio who passed away in 1939. Elena lived till the 1990’s. During my visits, I recall her telling me she had alot of relatives. Never had much opportunity to research but I do know there are lots of Fratarcangelli in Ripi. To answer your request…From what I know, there are 2 churches in Ripi and a 3rd church located at the cemetery. The main church in the center of town is where you may want to start. The 2nd church in on a Small side There is also a City Hall building (Il Commune) that houses most documents. From what I recall, il commune uploaded all documents on to a data base about 10 years ago. You and I can not see the data but they can pull it up for you. Here is info about City Hall that may help… Hope you find what your looking for… reply if you can!

      Comune – City Hall
      Piazza Luciano Manara
      03027 Ripi FR

      Phone # +39 0775 284010

      • Janet says:

        Thank you Tony for the information. When it all came down to it I had to use the Italian side to help me. What I need to do now is find out the relatives who live there with the name of Fratarcangeli Who are descendants of Rosa and Giovanni
        I also know that his “cousin” was Enrico Mariani Who came over on the boat with him

  7. Jay says:

    Can my family help me find the location of family in Europe relating to Francisco Crecco (7/31/1898)aka Greggo(USA), son of Pietro and Vincenza Crecco and brothers Pietro, Giovanni, sisters Katerina, Maria, and Teresa from Ripa Frosinone Lazio? Maybe August his cousin? Or my grandmother Victoria Carbone.

    I would like to contact my relatives in Italy, France etc. I know my grandfather visited family at a farm/ vineyard in the 70/80s.

    Any clues? Visiting Italia 9/2017 Thanks

  8. Frank says:

    I have visited ripi 4 or 5 time, but not since 2000. my father was born 1896. He had 6 or 7 brothers. Several sisters.anyone still there?

  9. Nick says:

    My dad was Michele Imperioli. He was born in Ripi in 1896 and came to the United States in app. 1910 maybe accompanied by a relative. His father’s name was Nicolo and his mother’s name was Antonia. He had one sister but I can’t remember her name. I know she was married and had, I think, two sons.

    My dad never returned to Italy but he sent money to his sister and brother-in-law to buy land. His mother lived to be about 95 when she died from complications from an accident with a car.

    My wife and I spent a day in Ripi in 2010 while on a 15 day trip to Southern Italy and Sicily. But I was poorly prepared and did not find out any significant information. In the time since, my Italian has considerably improved. But I would really like some help in researching my roots. I plan to return to Italy maybe as soon as next year. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  10. Anna says:

    Looking for family from Ripi. Believe the last name was Cavalli, mother Sara, a son Charles and Giacomo, born 1882 and 1884 respectively. The two sons came to the US at the turn of the century. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.

  11. Christine says:

    My maternal grandfather’s name was Dominic Darpino. His surname was sometimes spelled D’Arpino, but not by my grandfather himself. I was told that he came from a family that once held a lot of land in or around Ripi. His first wife and at least one of his sons remained in Italy after he emigrated to the United States, around 1920 or 1921. (Later, he met and married my grandmother in the U.S.) I have heard that my grandfather’s relations through his first wife own and operate vineyards in or around Ripi. I wonder if this is enough information to begin researching this branch of my family. Thank you for your time and attention.