Genealogy in Bojano

If you search your ancestors in Bojano, Molise, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Molise and in Campobasso province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bojano registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Bojano 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 Bojano. As more your surname is common in Bojano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bojano archives 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 archives in Campobasso 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.

In case you want to visit churches, 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


If you have the opportunity to visit Bojano and Campobasso 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 Campobasso.

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 Bojano 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 Bojano area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!


  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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?

  11. 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,


  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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,

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  20. Liberato says:

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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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