Genealogy in Ripi

If you search your ancestors in Ripi, 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 Ripi registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ripi 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 Ripi. As more your surname is common in Ripi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ripi 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 Ripi 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 Ripi 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 Ripi area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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