Genealogy in Spigno Saturnia

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

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

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

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


  1. Kristina says:

    Hello, My name is Kristina.
    My family is from Spigno, Italy, and I am trying to find family background information to share with my family in the U.S.
    My great grandparents were agnes mary vento, her parents were rose and anthony vento. My great grandfather was guiseppe (joseph) simeone and his parents were speranza or speranzia cianci and I think Guiseppe Simeone Sr.

    I have found census records showing that my great grandparents took in a louis orgera as a boarder for some time. I think there might be a family connection there. I have also heard that there are Tedescos in our family. From what I hear it is a small place (or was a small place) and these families were all very close.
    Thank you,

  2. Antoinette says:

    My grandfather, Tommaso Tedesco. Grandmother, Francesca Moschetta. Greatgrandmother, Caroline Garofalo. (born 1869)

  3. Albina says:

    I’m very interested in finding out my family roots. My grandfathers name was Frank Sineone, he was my mother’s father, and he was born in Spigno Saturnia. Any information would be appreciated.

  4. Vincenzo says:

    My daughter wants to build a family tree
    my grandparents were vincenzo pampena and graziela or (maria grazia) zavolta
    I know that we are of spanish decent that came to the region in 1537 and that they had 3 sons
    How or where may I get more information?

    Yhank You

    • Myra says:

      my Grandfather was Salvatore Orgera (Ortenzo) his grandmother was Marta Pampena my grandfather also said they were from Spain by way to Spigno. Our DNA shows we have Iberia blood lines. I live in Pittsburgh. I would like to hear from you.

  5. Linda says:

    My name is Linda Cocomello. My father Giuseppe was born in Spigno Saturnia in 1927 to Pasquale and Francesca Cocomello. Dad had three sisters, Angelina, Lucia and Maria. Angelina stayed in spigno, Lucia and Giuseppe went to Australia and Maria went to live in Canada. Is it possible to give me any information on Angelina and her family. Her name may possibly be Arcangelina.

  6. Jean says:

    I am wondering about the immigration of my grandfather, Alessio Costanzo, in the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. My grandfather’s wife’s name was Maria (I believe). He had five children and was a stone mason.

    • Steve says:

      Jean, this is cousin Steve (Evelyn’s son). I have some records I found
      after going through my mothers things after she passed.

  7. Ethel says:

    My name is Ethel (Zangrill)Putthoff and I am the daughter of the late Ralph and Sophie Zangrilli formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa. My grandfather was Vincenzo Zangrilli and his wife was Nioletta of Spigno Saturnia. I believe my father and Pasquale Zangrilli were first cousins. I used to visit Pasquale and Virginia on Sunday’s as a child and knew their children quite well: Albert, Esther and Dominic. I have visited Italy but have never been to Spigno. Myra if you have any info you can share on the family, please let me know, it would be appreciated.

    • Frank Zottola says:

      My name is Frank Zottola my mother was Genevieve Zangrilli Zottola. Her father was Francisco Zangrilli, she had 4 sisters Maria, Erminia, Lucia and Angelina. Years ago I was in touch with Myra, maybe she still remembers me.

      • Ann says:

        I am sitting here with my cousin Myra Ortenzo, my grandfather is Rafaelle Zangrilli your grandfather’s brother. I live in Monticello, NY. Are you still residing in Warwick.

      • Myra says:

        Frank, I just came back from Spigno and visited
        Franca and Eduardo. My cousin Ann and I are planning a Zangrilli reunion for next year are you interested? I need info.

    • Myra says:


      I have Zangrilli info I am willing to share with you. Do you live in Pittsburgh?

    • Jodi says:

      Hi Ethel My name is Jodi (Zangrilli) Cook and I am Albert’s daughter and Pasquale and Virginia’s grandaughter. My dad passed away when I was 13 and my Aunt Esther passed away when I was 2. I would love to learn more about my ancestry.

  8. Carl or Carlo Santa Maria says:

    My grandfather was born in spigno saturnia in and1894. He has two brothers, Salvatore,Domunick.If you have some info on them that would be great.But I know nothing about my grandmother, Her maiden name is Lucy siberina born in 1890. If you can find out anything that would be wonderful thank you.

  9. Buddy says:

    My mother was born October 6, 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was August Tedesco; and her mother was Elvira Vento, sister of Josephine Vento (Ralph Santilli, husband), and brother of Anthony Vento. All of Spigno Saturnia. My mother’s ancestors all migrated to the United States, and settled in Pittsburgh, PA. I am arriving in Rome, Italy on July 4, 2015, and will depart Italy on July 11, 2015. I plan to visit Spigno during my visit to Italy. There is a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was donated and placed in the Spigno Saturnia Church in the memory of my grandmother (Elvira Tedesco. It is my intention to visit this church so that I may see the church and the statue. My uncle Pat Tamburino, is the general manager of the Spigno Saturnia Club in Pittsburgh, PA and I believe is related to the major of Spigno . . . I truly would love to get in touch with friends or relatives, so that our visit will be forever remembered and enjoyed . . . I am very excited to make this pilgrimage.
    Buddy Piccolino (my father’s family and relatives are in the nearby village of Salvega)

    • Heidi says:

      Buddy, I hope you’ve found all that you were looking for and had a wonderful trip. I put in two of my ancestor’s names with the location of Spigno Saturnia and found this post of yours. I was pretty blown away. Several of my ancestors came to the US around 1900 from Spigno Saturnio and share surnames with your family. They were all located in Pittsburgh, PA and lived there for several decades. My maiden name is Tamberen, it appears it was originally Tamburino. My father’s father was Charles Tamberen, his father was Charles (originally Pasquale) Tamburino, his father was Luigi Tamburino. Luigi and his wife, Rose Tedesco Tamburino, emmigrated from Spigno Saturnio in 1900 with their newborn Pasquale.
      I’d be VERY interested in connecting with your uncle Pat Tamburino. I’m sure it’s a common name, but I wonder if many of the Tamburino family members were related. I’d LOVE to hear of any family finding you have. Even if we aren’t related, it confirms the original spelling of my surname! That’s a huge breakthrough for me!

    • Michael says:

      Pat Tamborine was a friend of the family. Last time I saw him, he gave me a beer at the Club in Pittsburgh. Great man.

  10. Anthony says:

    searching for information on Zangrilli gamily who immigrated to Pittsburgh in late 1930’s. Mothers name was Virginia, daughter Esther and son Dominic. My wife is daughter of Esther Zangrilli who was born born in Spigno Saturnia sometime in 1920’s

    My wife and I plan to visit Spigno Saturnia town in March 2015

    • Myra says:


      Ester Zangrilli’s father Pasquale was my grandfather’s brother Dominico’s son. I have a good bit of info on the family. I live in Gibsonia, PA.

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