Genealogy in Bojano

If you search your ancestors in Bojano, in the province of Campobasso, Molise region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Bojano

In towns and villages of Molise and in Campobasso province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Bojano town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Bojano 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 Bojano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Bojano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Campobasso province are:
Battista, Calabrese, Caruso, Ciocca, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, D’Aversa, De Santis, Di Biase, Di Domenico, Di Iorio, Di Paolo, Di Stefano, D’Onofrio, Fanelli, Felice, Florio, Greco, Iannetta, Lombardi, Mancini, Manes, Manocchio, Marinelli, Marino, Martino, Mastrangelo, Mignogna, Moffa, Niro, Occhionero, Palladino, Palmieri, Panichella, Pasquale, Perrella, Petrucci, Petti, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salvatore, Santoro, Spina, Testa, Trivisonno, Venditti.

Church Records in Bojano

Church archives in Campobasso 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 Campobasso 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 Bojano on your behalf.

If you have the opportunity to visit Bojano and you plan to contact the church by yourself these are the addresses of parishes active today in Bojano:

S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – Via S.Giovanni – Civita Superiore

S. MARIA DELLA LIBERA – Via Polsone, 27


S. BIAGIO V.M. – Via Biferno

S. EMIDIO – Largo Chiesa


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

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  1. Cristina says:


    I have been searching for my father’s ancestry, but I cannot find his name anywhere. He was born in Bojano in 1930s. The last name is Cusciotta. I don’t know if the spelling was changed from original. The maternal side name was Rico. Would anyone have any idea where I can search?

    Thank you

  2. Janis says:

    My husbands grandfather Palo Pietro Lopa was from Bojano. I am looking for information on his 2nd wife Emanuela diGiavanni. He immigrated from Naples on august 2, 1905. I don’t know if Emanuela was from Bojano or the surrounding area. His first wife was Antonia Paenzilo. He settled in Bound Brook NJ.
    Any information would be helpful.

  3. D says:

    My great grandparents are Liberantonio COLALILLO and Bigina PRIOLO. Liberantonio’s parents are Carmine Colaillo and Berenice Colalillo. Biagina’s parentnts are Biagio Priolo and Maria Colalillo. They were all born in the Castellone and Bojano area. Any information helps!

  4. Rita says:

    Rita says, my grandmother Maria Annunziata Pitoscia (Petoscia) was 5 years old when she and her sister Angelina immigrated to Pennsylvania, USA and then on to Duluth, Minnesota with their mother Maria Sinibaldi Pitoscia. My grandmother (Maria Annunziata) was born in Comune Di Bojano, Provincia Di Campobasso, Italy. My grandmother’s father was Arcangelo Pitoscia. Both her parents are buried in a cemetery in Duluth, Minnesota. The girls and their mother left Italy from Naples on 18 November 1903 and arrived in New York on 3 December 1903. I am trying to find the parents of Maria Sinibaldi and of Arcangelo Pitoscia if anyone has any information about either of those families. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    • MaryAnn says:

      Naomi – My great grandmother is Theresa Mangino, daughter of Joseph and Angelina. At this point in my research, Joseph and Angelina had 4 children (Theresa, Felicia, William and Charles) Theresa was born in Bojano Oct 1869 and her immigration year is 1902. She married Gennaro Mondrone also from Bojano and settled in Bound Brook, NJ. Almost every name in the thread below is familiar to residents of Bound Brook. I grew up in Bound Brook. Gennaro Mondrone was born in Bojano abt 1861 and his immigration year is listed as 1985. He died in 1915 but I understand he migrated to the US with several of his brothers and one brother went to Brazil.

  5. Naomi says:

    My gggrandfather was born in 1837 in Bojano. He was either Joseph/Giuseppe Mangino or Mancini and his son Charles Carmine was also born there 7/16/1878. We believe they immigrated in 1880. We have no other info about Joseph except him wife is listed ad Angelina Bilatto born 1849

  6. Marne says:

    My great grandmother, Theresa Verlingo was born in Bojano in August of 1884. She married Pasquale Scrignoli and had my grandmother, Mary Scrignoli in 1906. They came to the US and settled in St Louis, Minnesota. Theresa and Pasquale went on to have many more children. I would love to visit Bojano and find out where they lived prior to moving. Also, if anyone has any connection to my family, please let me know! Thanks!

  7. Deborah says:

    Buon giorno tutti.

    My great grandfather was Constantine COLALILLO, his brother was Pietro. They also moved to Bound Brook, NJ.

    It would be such a blessing to know anyone who knew the COLALILLO family.

    Mille grazie!


    • Fernando says:

      There are Colallio families in Ontario specifically Toronto and just north in the city of Vaughan. There is also a family Carmine Colallilo in Brampton Ontario.

  8. Robert says:

    my mother anne priolo was born in bojano – she was born in 1925- her brothers were tony and louie and her father’s name was simone priolo
    she moved to the USA when she was a small child
    we re looking for any connection -thanks

  9. Louis says:

    I’m trying to complete my family tree with my mother’s family from Bojano, The deFabritiis family. I am friends with Gian Maurizio on Facebook, but he hasn’t replied to my questions on the rest of the family from Bojano. If anyone knows the family, please let me know.

  10. Joanne says:

    My father Peter Priola (Priolo) was born in Bojano, Italy in Jan. 1919. His fathers name was Carmen and mothers name was Maria (Dibiase) Priola. He
    his mother & 3 siblings Philip, Elizabeth (Betty) and Mario immigrated to the United States in approx.1930. I would like to find out if any relatives still live
    in Bojano because my two cousins & I are planning a trip there in 2020 to meet relatives who still live there. Thank you.

    • Jack says:

      I think my grandfather (Alfred Sferra) and grandmother (Frances Lana) both immigrated from Bojano @ 1900 with their respective families (but not together). They settled & lived in Bound Brook, NJ.

  11. George says:

    Looking for Information on the D’Ovidio family my grandfather was Alfredo he and his brother Arturo came over to the United States at separate times. My grandfather came 5 years ahead of his wife Guisippena Patullo. he settled in Bound Brook, I’d like to find out who’s still in Italy because I’m planning a trip there and would love to meet relatives

    • Marci says:

      My great grandmother was nicholena (Lena) pichiello from bound brook, NJ.
      She died at 26 while giving birth to her fourth child in 1922(?). Her family was from Bojano, Italy.
      She married Salvatore Ammirato.

      Did you hear of the pichiello family? Do not know much about them.

    • Dolores says:

      I believe I knew your grandfather, Alfredo, as he was a friend of my mom and dad (both born in Bojano). They also lived in Bound Brook and were good friends. I am sure there are relatives still in Bojano, The Patullo’s have a really large clan. Good luck with your search!

    • Anthony says:

      Hello George, my grand father was Arturo, let’s connect I would love to hear what you’ve found out about our family!

  12. Shawn says:


    My Great Grandfather Gennaro Giovanni Colacci was born 19 Sep 1891 in Bojano. I know he has a brother Angelo was born 23 May 1898. Both immigrated to Canada through the USA. Gennaro arrive approx. 1914 and Angelo arrived aprox. 1922. I believe their father was Francesco Colacci and Anna Colacci nee. Colalillo. I am looking for any other family members.

    • Vicky says:

      Hi Shawn

      That was my grandfather too. He married Donata Innamorato (which is my grandmother) and they had 13 children ! I live in Toronto Canada. We must be related somehow. Who is your father he must be one of my first cousins perhaps??

      • Shawn says:

        Hi Vicky,

        We are cousins, my grandmother was Phyllis McCarty (Philomena Colacci). I’m the one responsible for making the photo disk with John.

        Giovanni and Donata were my GREAT-Grandparents 🙂

        • Linda says:

          My Grandfather was named Francesco Colacci. Born in 1880. Not sure of birthplace. Parents were Domenico Colacci and Maria Minucci.
          Trying to find city of birth.
          Married Marie Rose Tito. Born 1882 in Trani Italy.

  13. Aryn says:

    My Great-Grandmother came from Bojano. I know my Great Uncles Carmine and Ralph Priola (Priolo) were born there. Any information on where to look next to find family information is greatly appreciated.

    My Great-Grandmother’s name was Dominica Tomaro, her father was Andrew and her mother was Rose, but I don’t have a maiden name.

    Thank you!

    • Suzy says:

      My grandfather was PatrickTomaro born in Bojano in Jan 1899. He came to america with his family when he was a baby. I do not know his parents names but I will ask my family members

    • Janet says:

      The maiden name was Mignella! I am a Priola/Tomaro

  14. Cristina L says:

    My father was born in Bojano in 1929 and immigrated to Brazil. I cannot find any records of his parents in the molise-Campobasso archives about his parents. Liberato Cusciotta and carmina Rico. I know that my grandfather immigrated to USA but returned to Italy. Would anyone have information orknow of resources that might provide information?

  15. Carl says:

    I have a diary from my grandfather that begins in 1907. It is handwritten and many of the words in Italian are archaic. Is there someone who could translate this diary of about 15 pages.

    Ho un diario di mio nonno che inizia nel 1907. E scritto a mano e molte delle parole in Italiano sono arcaiche. c’e qualcuno che potrebbe tradurre questo diario di circa 15 pagine.

    Molto Grazie,


  16. Lewis says:

    Hello my grandfather Michele Paiano was born in Bojana on September 18, 1900. I have his original birth certificate. I plan to visit the town in September. I was wondering if I could locate his place of birth in town –how would I find that information? And perhaps if any local relatives –what would be the way to try to do that? Thank you.

  17. Oretta says:

    I’m looking to get information about
    Carlo scimonelli (scimonelli) born Dec 25 1939 in Ethiopia
    Parents I think Bojano Sergio and Pia in addis ababa) Carlo moved to Brazil some time in 1963
    Thank you

  18. Barbara says:

    Information on Michael Patullo born @1860-70. Married a woman named Columbia.came to the U.S. (New Jersey) in the early 1900’s.

    • Karen says:

      Michael (born Michele) Patullo was my great grandfather. 8/24/1854 – 8/30/1935. He did marry Colombia/Colomba Pranzatellio. He immigrated to Bound Brook NJ. I do not have the exact year yet. His wife immigrated after him in 1898. She brought along their 2 sons, Benedetto (my grandfather), Nicola and Carmine. They did have another son in the US named John. The boys names became Americanized to Benjamin, Nicolas and Charles. Michael and Colombia both lived in Bound Brook until their deaths. I just very recently found all of this out. I hope it helps !

      • betsy says:

        Hi. I am researching many family members in Bound Brook NJ. Patullo, Tomaro, Pitoscia, Testa. Collacci and also a Pranzetelli. Most all came from Boiano. I do not know hard large this area is but they all came to Bound Brook. I am specifically looking for birth records of my daughters great grandfather Gaetano Pitoscia. His son Miguel Pitoscia 1890-1945. I havent been able to find anything on Gaetano. Hope you can help . thanks and Happy New Year…..sincerely,

  19. Danilo says:

    Estou interessado encontrar os filhos de Antonio Scinocca e Carlina Del Gallo e também os Pais de ambos

    • Dolores says:

      My godparents were Frank and Concetta Patullo who lived in Bound Brook, NJ. They had several sons and Joe still lives in Bound Brook.

  20. Roberta says:

    Caro Signor

    Potrebbe darmi qualche informazione per aiutandomi genealogical dei bis Nonni –

    AVENIA Bartolomeo e PAOLINI Antonietta
    Dati Dei nascita, matrimonial e defunto

    Figli sono Giacomo (nato Bojano 1990 – mio Nonno), Giovanni, Nicola (emigrato in Canada), Giuseppe e Teresa

  21. Liberato says:

    My grandfather was Liberato Venditti and my grandmother was Giovanna Evangelista. My father was Giuseppe Venditti. I have an uncle Donato Venditti who emigrated to Brazil after the war.

    • Laura says:

      Liberato, your uncle Donato married Antonia (my grandmother’s sister). This is really a small world!!!

    • Info says:

      April 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm
      I’m looking to get information about
      Carlo scimonelli (scimonelli) born Dec 25 1939 in Ethiopia
      Parents I think Bojano Sergio and Pia in addis ababa) Carlo moved to Brazil some time in 1963
      Thank you

  22. Penny says:

    My great grandmother was Filomena Perfetto born in Boiano on 30 Sep 1861 to Antonio Perfetto and Rosa Berardinelli.
    Also looking for info on Scinocca and Iannetta families:
    My great grandfather Gennaro Scinocca born in Boiano 19 Sep 1857 to Nicolangelo Scinocca and Regina Iannetta.
    My grandfather Salvtore Iannetta (Jannetta) born in Boiano 28 Aug 1891. He was supposed to have had 5 brothers: Peter, Liberato, Vincenzo, 2 other. Also 5 sisters: Aurelia, and 4 others.

    • Candice says:

      Hi Penny.
      My Great-Great grandmother was named Filomena Perfetto and her father was Antonio. Her family was from Boitano/Bojano. Did she reside in Minnesota? Did she marry a man named Anthony Monochie/Manocchio? If so, we are talking about the same person. Please email me if so.

    • Jake says:

      My great grandmother “Aurellia/Aurelia” daughter of Gaetano Iannetta & Nicolina Venditti,
      She married my great grandfather ” Celestino Iarusso”. They had my grandmother “Pallarina” before migrating to Pennsylvania USA in the 1890’s. Any connection??


    my paternal grandfather was born in boiano italy feb 3 1902 (or 1900) named biagio castelli he was son of gregory castelli and angela marie tagliaferri who were son of dominick castelli and agnes pascale . biago had siblings dominick, agnes, john anthony and madeline

    my great granddad gregory had siblings joseph and raffaela

    biagio was a taylor , gregory was a butcher wonder any stor ies or any photos or any records of any of them.

    my dad is gregory blaise castelli but he was not born in italy.

    im in usa. my mom born in usa but her family was from germany.

    i never visited boiano but dream to oneday to see where my family came from. i dont like america and would rather live in italy regret grandparents migrating to usa lol haha.

  24. Liberato says:

    I’m interested in finding records regarding my late uncle Donatto Venditti who immigrated to Brazil in the early 1950’s

  25. Carole says:

    Hello, I’m interested in researching the family names DeLuca, Velardo, Picciano or Picriano and Spina. Any information you may have would be helpful. Thank you

  26. Romolo perfetto says:

    Hello I am interested in researching the perfetto family name , if you can help , that would be much appreciated , thank you

    • Laurie says:

      My husband’s mom is a Perfetto. She is 100 yrs old and her father, Peter, was born in Bojano. I can find out the year. She had 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Maybe you are related. Let’s be in touch!

    • Érico says:

      Hi, Romolo, can you Tell me something about (name, father and mother) of your parents, granparents, I’m Perfetto, and I so interested to find others.

      • Candice says:

        I as well. My Great-great Grandmother was Filomena Perfetto.

        • Darlene Jensen says:

          My Grampas last name was campetti trying to track his childhood home.I was told it was Boiano.ITALY any information you can give me would be very appreciated My Grandmothers name was philomeno.dont no madene name

      • Mike says:

        my name is Michael riccio my mother’s last name was amatuzio and I would like to know where my genealogy starts there if anybody has an answer to that that would be awesome thanks