Genealogy in Itri

If you search your ancestors in Itri, 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 Latina province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Itri registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Itri 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 Itri. As more your surname is common in Itri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Itri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Latina province are:
Battisti, Bianchi, Cardillo, Conte, De Angelis, De Meo, De Santis, Esposito, Forte, Fusco, Lauretti, Lombardi, Mancini, Pannozzo, Parisella, Ricci, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Testa.

Church archives in Latina 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 Itri and Latina 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 Itri 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 itri@italianside.com our expert in Itri area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


10 Comments

  1. John says:

    Looking for information on my great grandfather Micheal Masella . We know he live in Itri, Italy. His wife was Philomena Azzariti (1847-1949.). All we know he die around 1906, that when his wife and children come to USA.

  2. Anita says:

    Looking for any living relatives of my grandfather and his brother who came from Itri around the turn if the last century…
    Gussippi Paschal Itri and His brother Samual. Their mom’s first name was Rose. I believe their sister was still alive in 1954 when her brothers, my grandfather and great uncle made a visit to Itri.

  3. Karen says:

    I just went to the itri commune to ask for my families records. They claimed that they were in the archives in Latina. And if I wanted him to get them I would have to pay 50 eu. They were not very accommodating.

  4. Jeanne says:

    Looking to see any relatives in Itri Grandfather was Joseph DiPrete and grand mother was Victoria Pena They came from Itri to Rhode Island (Cranston in the late 1800s

  5. Julie says:

    Looking for information on my grandfather’s family. Did Pasquale Figliozzi have siblings? He left Itri in 1911-ish.

  6. Laura says:

    I am planning a visit in 2018, and was wondering if there are any family members still in Itri. My maternal grandparents were from Itri, Anthony and Mary Maggiacomo. My moms oldest sibling was born there also, the rest were born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    • Marisa says:

      Hi my mum was born in itri 1933 her father m was lugi maggiacomo I plan to visit itri this may I do have an uncle and aunt there my uncle is fedele maggiacomo I also have cousins around itri with this surname

    • Luanne says:

      Hi Laura. I believe I’m your cousin Luanne. My dad was Luigi (Louis). I think your mom was Eleanor? I know your post is a few years old but I’ve just come across it today. You are referring to Aunt Mary being from Itri. I always thought our family came from Sicily because Maggiacomo is a Sicilian name (according to Google lol). I’m actually in Rome right now and I am going to spend a few days in Itri.

  7. John says:

    Trying to find information in my great grandfather Michel Masella, was married to Filomena Azzariti.

  8. Kristyne says:

    I am hoping you can help me fine information on my husbands grandparents and greatgrandparents:
    Nicliolas (Nicholas) Petrillo b. 3 September 1886 or 24 September 1886 Itri, Italy
    Antonetta Ferroile Petrillo b. ?
    I believe they married in Itri before sailing to America

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