Genealogy in Sant’Apollinare

If you search your ancestors in Sant’Apollinare, 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 Sant’Apollinare registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


  1. Kristen says:

    I am looking for more information on my family from Sant’ Appolinare. My great grandfather David Neri was born there in the 1890s and Traveled between sant appolinare and Connecticut USA 6 times and it’s always been a bit of a misterty as to why he traveled so frequently at a time where it was fairly uncommon to do so.(between 1908 and 1940). His father was Antonio David Neri and his mother Carolina Evangelista and they are believed to have lived there. His wife was Cristina DiCicco and believed to also born in Sant’Appolinare. The both moved back there as well during the First World War as well.

  2. Wendy says:

    My husband lived and went to school in Sant’Apollinare, he died 4 years ago, so I am trying to carry out the task of researching his ancestry, as he doesn’t know who is maternal grandfather was. His name was Musico Cardillo and his fathers name was Salvatore and his mothers name was Antonia di Fante. We have relatives still in Ausonia. And I am planning to come to Italy later in the year, to do research

  3. Richard says:

    my grand father was born in sant apollinare in 1898. His name is Francesco Palombo. I am trying to get his birth certificate. I have relatives in the town but they don’t speak English. I discovered them with my late sister in 2004. I am trying to continue this search in her honor.

  4. Christine says:

    I am trying to obtain my grandfathers birth certificate. His name was Enrico Arciero . On his past port it states he was born in San Apollinare, Caserta, Italy,10 Jan 1897. His parents were Antonio Arciero and Lucia Pacitto. What is the best way to proceed? Thank you Christine

  5. Patrick says:

    My Wife’s Family is from Sant’Apollinare. My daughter is currently in Germany and is planning a visit to the area. Any information I can get on the living descendants of Domenic DiLibero would be great. He married Lucia and their children were – Matilda, Modesta, Antonio, Tomasi, Guerino, Pretro, Armando and Giovanni.

    • Mary Grace says:

      Hi I just saw this, actually I knew Zia Matilde since I was a little girl, she was my Mom’s Iolanda cousin on her mothers side. She and her sister were the best seamstresses in Sant’Apollinare! Just a special memory for me, whenever I returned to Italy she was always the first person at our house with my favorite pizza (pomodori). I have to look I might actually have pictures of her.

    • Brandon says:

      Patrick, I know this is a little late, but do you know any other siblings of Domenic? Giacomo DiLibero is my oldest relative that I can trace back to Sant’Apollinare and I am trying to find other relatives of his.

  6. Ruth says:

    Email me if you know of an Enrico Arciero, Antonio Arciero, or any one who migrated the us or Montreal

  7. Christine says:

    My grandfather Enrico Arciero was born on
    10 Jan 1897 • San Apollinare, Caserta, Italy. Came to New York when he was 16 alone as far has I could tell from the ships log. I think his father was Antonio Arciero. He Met my grandmother who was also born in Italy. I found a passport online dated 8 years later with my grandmother and aunt who was a small child, going back to Italy for a visit. I don’t know much about his brothers and sisters. I would love to know more about his life there. I see there are 5 Arciero families living in that area. I would like to find out if I have any family still there. I plan on visiting the area in Italy in April and will visit the town he was born.

    • ruth arciero says:

      Christin, if this is you? your dad Sal mom Concetta. I am researching the family. I was married to Rocco. Ant information you can send me world be appreciated. I believe there is a place in Italy that cousins from Canada own still let me know. hope you are doing well. I was sorry to hear of your mothers demise. Dolly and I always got along greatTake Care aunt rut arciero

  8. Silvana says:

    I was born in Sant Apollinare on January 1, 1956. We moved to America when I was 3 yrs old. My maiden name is DiCicco and my father was one of ten brothers and one sister. I did visit Sant Apollinare back in the early 90’s and got to visit my family home and the cemetery where most of my family members as well as my older sister Mari, who died when she was 10, are buried. My mothers maiden name is Corso and she was one of 3 girls and two boys. I believe that one of her sisters still lives in Sant Apollinare but the rest moved to France. I know that I have many cousins but hardly know any of them. I would love to re-connect with family members and am hoping that I can find them on this site.

  9. Paula says:

    My grandparents were both born in San’ apollinare. THey are Giovanni (1893) and Emilia (1901) Rizzo. I cannot find much information about either of them. Can anyone suggest how to begin.


  10. Evelyn says:

    Hello! I am happy to find your site. It sounds very helpful. I was in beautiful Sant’Apollinare very briefly this past spring. I was able to meet the wife of one of my father’s nephews. My father was Paulo Salvadore born 1898 according to his birth certificate. He came to America about 1918 I believe. I would love to know more about his life in Sant’Apollinare, how many siblings he had and what they did there, and any other information you may have about the family.
    Thank you for all your help!

  11. searching from us says:

    I too am a descendant of Maria Grazia Costantino and Michele Salvadore. I am looking for cousins we want to visit with our child and connect with family.

  12. Constantinople says:

    My mother was born and raised in Sant apollinare. Left in 1961. Had 2 daughters one of which was born there Antonietta. Grandparents and many cousins. She married Mario Della Grotta. Still have several family members there. What information can you give me. Have not seen or communicated for over 50 years. I came to Canada with my mother and sister when I was 7 and 1/2. I am now 60. My maternal grandmother’s name was Panaccione. I know there was an aunt called Angelina Constantino. There is an Antonio Costantino who would be my cousin. Two of my uncles were Armando and Pepino Costantino. My mother’s name was Lidia Costantino.

    • Tina Marie says:

      I have a Grandfather that is from Sant Apollinare, his name Pietro Della Grotta. I just learned of this website as of yesterday. I am also trying to locate any family in that area as well as retrieve copies of their birth certificates. My grandmother is from the same area and her name is Concetta Mallozzi. This research is much harder than I thought it would be, but so very exciting all the while!
      please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have 🙂 Tina

      • Mary Grace says:

        Tina, what year was your grandfather born? I lived in Sant’Apollinare till I was 8 years old and Mamma & I came to America followed by Papa. My maternal grandmother’s last name was Mallozzi. My parents names are Alfredo & Iolanda Di Clemente (they both passed away) I also had a brother Costantino who moved to Veroli after getting married. Not sure if any of this helps you, but I am in a very nostalgic mode today and anything associated with home & family makes me happy. Maria Grazia

        • Tina says:

          Hi Maria
          I was pleasantly surprised to see a reply. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me!
          My Grandfathers Birthdate is September 12, 1889.
          I’m hoping to visit Sant’Appollinare one day.
          Have you been back to Cacerta?


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