Genealogy in Casacalenda

If you search your ancestors in Casacalenda, 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 Casacalenda

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 Casacalenda town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Casacalenda 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 Casacalenda. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Casacalenda 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 Casacalenda

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 Casacalenda on your behalf.

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

MARIA SS. DEL CARMINE – Via Largo Mercato, 2

S. MARIA MAGGIORE – Via Terra Vecchia, 4

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

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  1. Lisa says:

    I’ve just arrived in Casacalenda and was referred to your website and services. I am looking for some ancestors of my family Massarelli and Dorico, both of which emigrated to Montreal in 1922 and 1924. How could you help me while I’m here?

  2. Michael says:

    Ciao .. I am looking for any relatives of my maternal grandparents who were from Casacalenda and immigrated to N. America after WWI eventually settling in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. My grandfather’s name was Michele Pucacco, born in 1891, a decorated officer in the Italian army, he had two brothers Guiseppe and Dominic and one sister who all immigrated as well. He was married to Carmela Ferrare, born in 1892, also from Casacalenda I believe. Pucacco is not a common name so any assistance would be most appreciated. Grazie. Michael Red Shirt Semchison, born 1944.

  3. Carmen says:

    I am looking for any information on the Continelli family and Pietracupa family My grandfather died in Italy and I never got to meet him. My grandmother came to Montreal to live with us.
    I am trying to piece together the family tree and would really like to know if these names sound familiar and would love to find my grandfathers burial plot.

  4. Monique says:

    My great-grandfather was adopted, but we know that his father and grandfather were prominent men (either doctors or businessmen) in Casacalenda or broader in the Campobasso region of Molise during 1850s-1890s. I know it is a shot in the dark, but I was wondering if there was a way to look up prominent men (apparently rich with housekeepers) during those periods of time. (I can’t imagine that there would be many during those times.) They may even overlap into Larino in Molise. Any direction would be so appreciated. Thank you very much!

  5. Andrea says:

    Hello I would like to find my great grandmothers date of death name Maria Celeste Della Trotta ( Trotta) married to Cellestino DiBalsio she died in 1918 Lin Casaclanda province of Compabasso leaving two children Ralph DiBlasio & Angela Marie (Angelina) DiBlasio Ramacieri, married Paulo Ramacieri and immigrated to Canada Hamilton Ontario 1930’s. Angelina & Paul are my paternal grandparents. Any information about these families would be greatly appreciated. Andrea

  6. cliff says:

    I am looking for any information on mu great uncles Peter and James Mastricola (Mastricola ) ghank you very much

    • Tonia says:

      hi Cliff, my grandmother was a mastercola fromCasacalenda and I am from RI. Please let us exchange information if you will

  7. Meegan says:

    Looking for Mothers birth Motgers records. Rosa Caronchia from either Casacalenda or Larino

  8. Matt says:

    Hi, I am looking for information on Dominico A. Dell’Orca. He was born on February 2nd, 1872 in Casacalenda, Italy. His passport number is 366855 on May 3rd, 1944. He left Italy for Niagara Falls, Canada on June 21, 1944.

  9. danielle says:

    Bonjour je cherche des informations sur les familles Continelli-Niro-Melfi et Gasenza…..Je m’appelle Danielle Dinardo et je demeure a Montreal,Québec Canada.Continelli est le nom de mon arrière grand-Pere(Pietrangelo) qui a épousé une Melfi(Maria-Lucia) dont le nom de sa maman était Niro (Maddalena).Gasenza (Anna -Maria )est le nom de famille de la première épouse de mon arrière-grand-Père……
    Merci ….

    • Etienne says:

      Bonjour Danielle,

      Mon arrière arrière grand-mère s’appelle également Maddalena Niro. Elle est arrivée au Canada avec mon arrière arrière grand-père Domenico Niro de Casacalenda en 1907. Il est décédé en 1917 et elle en 1920. Je cherche également des informations sur les Niro lorsqu’ils étaient en Italie. J’ai écris à la ville pour obtenir des documents il y a quelques mois mais personne ne m’a répondu jusqu’à présent.

  10. Rita says:

    My grandfather, Dominic Antonio Di Tomaso, was born in casacalenda 1895. He had 2 brothers, Nicola and Peter. He left for the US from Naples 1914. Any information about his family and any relatives still in the area would be greatly appreciated.

  11. Steve says:

    My grandparents were born in Casacalenda and left for the USA (Fall River, MA) around 1920. Her name was Mary (DiGenoa) Sciscento and his name was Antonio Sciscento. They had two little girls when they left – Conchetta and Carmalinda. Do these facts tie back to anyone’s search.

  12. Angelo says:

    My Grandfather was Luigi Galerio born circa 1903 and eventually moved to Montreal. On my mother’s side, my other grandfather Vincenzo Marzitelli married Michelina Di Genova both moved to Milano, can anyone shed a story of their siblings or their parents?

  13. john says:

    I am curious about the genealogy of my last name. Father Maurizio Marcogliese and mother carmelinda di lazzaro

  14. Gregory says:

    Hi – I am seeking a birth certificate for Antonio Delallo born in Casacalenda on March 19, 1880 (possibly 1881). Can you help?

  15. David says:


    My father’s name was Vittorio Marcogliese. He was born April 9, 1946 in Casacalenda, Campobasso. His mother’s name was Maria Iasenza. My grandfather’s name was Michael Marcogliese. I’m looking to obtain more information on my family’s history. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
    If I still have family there I’d like to contact them before I visit the city.

    • Dana says:

      My last name is Marcogliese. Grand father is Adelmo Marcogliese and he came to the US in 1937 through Ellis island with his brother Vincenzo Marcogliese. My great grandfather is Vitaliano Marcogliese.

      • Brian says:

        Hi Dana! My mother is a Marcogliese, and daughter of Vincenzo. We have found that our great-grandmother’s name is Nerina Adelina Lucchese. Do you have any other information about our family in Italy?

  16. Debbie says:

    Hi, I am searching for birth, marriage and emigration records for Matteo Ruccolo, Antoinetta M.Bucci and Daniel Ruccolo. Matteo was born March 29,1879, Anna M Bucci,
    April 17, 1884, Daniel 1904. They were all born in Casacalenda Italy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  17. Edward says:

    My grandfather, Pasquale Maiorano, was born in Casacalenda on 2-25-1897 and my grandmother, Maria G. Antoinette Pietrocupo, was born in Casacalenda on 1-30-1906. He emigrated to the U.S. from Canada on 8-11-1920 but I don’t know when he left Italy for Canada. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1911 at New York, but again, I’m not sure if she came directly to New York or when she left Italy. They were married in the United States on 10-6-1923. I am trying to find information on where they lived when they were born or when they were growing up in Casagalenda as I will be traveling there in the spring of 2018. I’ve come to a dead end everywhere I have been able to get information. Even if you can’t help, thanks for this site and the information that you have provided to countless other searchers.

  18. Antonio says:

    can you give me information on the fiore and dilalla family names

  19. Kristen says:

    Hi I’m hoping you can help! I’m planning a trip to Italy this summer. I hope to visit the church in which my relatives were married, or perhaps the house the lived in. Any info would be helpful. Here is the information I’ve gathered:

    Paolo Sincero was born in 1860 in Casacalenda, Campobasso, Italy. He married Maria Fortunata Mastrocola in 1885 in Italy.

    Maria Fortunata Mastrocola was born on December 18, 1870, in Casacalenda, Campobasso, Italy, her father, Nicola,was 24, and her mother, Maria, was 20. She married Paolo Sincero in 1885 in Italy.

    When Assunta (Susie) Sincero was born on October 7, 1898, in Casacalenda, Campobasso, Italy, her father, Paolo, was 38, and her mother, Maria, was 27.

    • Cheryl says:

      HI Kristen, I am not sure you will receive this reply, as I am writing over a year after your post. I am a descendant of Nicola Mastrocola and Maria Gabriele’s granddaughter, Lauretta, sister of Assunta. I would love to connect as I have done a good deal of work on that branch of the family. Would be happy to share. I can be contacted at the address below.

  20. Rolland says:

    My grand father Pasquale Marcogliese was born in 1881 in Casacalenda provinçe of Compobasso
    He married Maria Zambardi .Wondering if there is any info on him , such as his address at the Time
    and the date of his immigration in Canada.any help would appreciated.

  21. Peg says:

    I am looking for marriage certificate of: Giuseppe (Pepino) Moreschi, born in Pentima, Italy, to Carmella Miserere (place of birth unknown) married and lived in Casacalenda. Date of marriage approximately 1900. If you could find this info I would be ecstatic! Thanks in advance,

  22. Mary Beth says:

    Hi, my greatgrandfather was born in Casacalenda, Campobasso in 1879. His name was Pasqualino Santoianni with one brother that I know of Joseph Santoianni and they came to the USA; not sure what year. Ofcourse I wonder if we have any relatives in Casacalenda. The wife of Pasqualino Santoianni was Anna Napolitano of Moiano province born November 9, 1881.
    Thank you for any information.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Mary Beth
      I visited family in Casacalenda in 1972. At that time there was a young man by the name of Celestino Santoianni, he was approximately 16 or 17 years old. He lived a few houses down with both parents still alive at that time. Good luck with your search.

  23. James says:

    Hi there,

    I am trying to determine if I have any family left in Casacalenda. My lineage runs through my great grandfather, Michele Giseppe Pietrantonio born 8 May 1886. From what I have been told, he had an older brother named Bruno.

    He came to America around 1905 and changed his name to Michael Joseph Petranton and passed away Christmas eve 1975 in St Paul, MN. That is all the information I have.

    I thank you for whatever you are able to do.

    • Frank says:

      Hi James, Pietrantonio is an old and fairly common name in Casacalenda. I was born there and my paternal grandmother was a Pietrantonio, maybe I could steer you in the right direction. I have researched my family (Di Genova) in Casacalenda back to early 1600’s.


      • James says:

        Thanks for reply. I found out that I did not have his name correct- his name was Archangel (Archangelo?) Pietrantonio born May 8, 1888. He came to America in 1904 and I had the privilege of knowing him until his death, although I was only 8 at the time.

        That is as much accurate information I have on him. He did have a brother for certain, although I think I have the name wrong.

        I really appreciate any direction you may have.


      • Frank says:

        Hi James, I have found Michele Arcangelo birth on May 8, 1886, his parents were Francesco Pietrantonio age 38 and his mother was Emanuel Vincelli. Hope this helps.


      • Maria says:

        Hi Frank,

        I am also of Di Genova descend. I would be interested to know if we’re related in any way and see where the family tree leads to.


      • Monique says:

        Hi James, my family has great ties to Casacalenda with the family: IACURTO, CASTRATARO, MANSI, VINCELLI, DI GENOVA, etc.

        I am looking for: Giovanni Vincelli born about 1830— married to Emmanuela DiGenova born about 1832. One of their children (Maria Felice Vincelli born 1853 – 1925, married to Michele Mansi born 1855 – 1926 – immigrated to US; then Canada where they lived and died. I would love more information on the VINCELLI family as well as the above other surnames if you have any information between 1850-1950; if you can go further back – even better. 🙂

        I appreciate anything information and/or directions. Thanks so much! The famous Quebecois Painter Francesco Iacurto is my 3rd cousin.

  24. Sheri says:

    I am searching for information on 2 different sides of my family. The first is Francesco Giuseppe Pietrantonio. He is said to have passed away in Casacalanda, Camposso, Italy around 1918. It is believed he is buried at the “Monastery Orphanage next to Maddona del Assunta” (I’m not sure what that means). Apparently there would be more information on him at this place like birthdate/parents… ? If anyone could help explain this that would be so great!
    The second side of the family is Gennaro Vendetto (Vendetti). Born in Casacalenda around 1803 father is listed as Gennaro Vendetti on a birth record for a grandson. Could they have the same first name? Maybe Gennaro Sr. passed away before Gennaro Jr. was born?
    I would appreciate any help or ideas. Thank you.

    • John says:

      I have a Pietrantonio’s on both sides of family. Francesco is there but different years. Also, DiGirolamo, Miozza, Romaguolo and more.

      The tree goes back to 1700’s. I visited a few years ago and it was wonderful.

  25. Meegan says:

    Looking for my mother’s birth family, mother’s name is Maria Caronchia (no longer living) and any family members. My mother’s name prior to being adopted was Lucia Caronchia (adopted in 1950 or so). May be from Casacalenda or Larino (where my Mother was adopted and has baptismal records). We went to Larino this summer looking for anyone that may have known the family but the name was not recognized. Her adopted family is Terreri and Barilla.

  26. Don says:

    My grandfather’s name was Michael Damaso born in Bonefro but raised in Casacalenda.

    Any info would be appreciated.


  27. Robert says:

    I am trying to locate any information on my father, Nicola Montanino, who had come to Canada from Casacalenda, Italy around 1912. He was born on May 7, 1907, apparently in Casacalenda. At some point, he and his family had moved to St.Paul, Minnesota.
    My father’s grandparents’ names were Bonifacio Maccia and Maria Frastoletti and my father’s father’s first name was Antonio.
    Any help that you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

  28. Ashley says:

    Good morning, I’ve been doing family tree research. I have a Piperno line on my mothers side. From what I’ve been told the family would have come from Casacalenda… it’s going back a ways. This would have been my grandpa’s grandparents who came over (probably late 1800’s early 1900’s) and allegedly settled in Montreal. I know there are a lot of Piperno’s but if anyone has any insight, please let me know!

    • Sylvia says:

      Hi Ashley… Not sure if anyone ever replied to your note above? My maternal grand-father was a PIPERNO from Casacalenda and he emigrated to Montreal late 1890’s. He was the first of his family to do so… there aren’t many Piperno’s in Montreal – my mother would know them all! Do you have any other details? Names, etc?

    • Frank says:

      Hi Ashley, my grandfather’s sister married a Giuseppe Piperni in Casacalenda in 1880’s. Their son moved to Montreal and his descendants live in Montreal and Belleville Ontario. I actually have quite a bit of information about that side of the family.

      Regards, Frank

      • Vanda says:

        Frank my grandmother on my father’s side was Emmanuella Piperni her son Giuseppe Antonio was born in 1920. She died in the late !950’s or early 60’s.She married Michele Pitrantonio.

  29. Lucia says:

    mi papa fue Vicenzo D’addario Bottari, hijo de Nicolás Maria D’addario de Casacalenda, Italia, quisiera saber mas de sus familiares

  30. Tonia says:

    Hello, my grandmother is from Casacalenda and her maiden name was Mary Concetta Mastrocola. Wondering if there is any information on her. Always trying to find information on her.

    • Yole Patterson says:

      I wish I could help you out, Tonia, however, my grandparents emigrated to New York with their parents around 1900 when they were young children.I clearly recall hearing them talk about their old friends from Campobasso, the Mastrocola family. Maybe New York would be a good starting point for you to research. Wish I could have been of more assistance.

  31. Frank says:

    Hi, I have been researching my family (Di Genova) in Casacalenda, provincia di Campobasso, Molise for a number of years. I am interested in the church records of the town.

    Thank You

  32. Sarah says:

    I’m always looking for relatives from before Constantino DiLallo, my Great Grandfather left for Montreal with his wife Lauretta Primiani.
    I know her parents were Bucci’s and Benedetto and Fiorilli before that.
    The parents of Costantino (born about 1872)were Caterina Pellegrino and Nicola DiLallo.

  33. Bob Perno says:

    My grandfather was from Casacalenda (Guseppe Perno) and before leaving Casacalenda at turn of the century he married my grandmother (Maria Battista).I would like to know more about them and their parents if possible.

  34. Vanda says:

    My father was Giuseppe Antonio Pietrantonio born in Casacalenda in 1920. His father was Michelo Pietrantonio married to Emmanuella. He lived in Casacalenda but travelled to North America but went back to Casacalenda Is it possible to know more about his ancestors and how they came to Casacalenda. Also Michelo had one or two brothers.

  35. Colleen says:

    I am looking for relatives of my grandfather (Vincenzo Matarozzi) who was born in Casacalenda before 1901. He moved to Canada before 1923 to live in Montreal. He married Giovannina Ciambrone in Canada and she was born in Termoli in 1901.

    • Richard says:

      Hi Colleen, This reply isn’t really relevant to your search but I just thought I would tell you my story. My folks met during the War in Casacalenda: my mother was nurse in the Queen Alexandra’s Nursing Corps and my father was a captain in the REME. They had landed in Italy in 1944 and worked their way up Italy to arrive in Casacalenda. I think it must have been in winter. My ma’s nursing pal, Nora, told her one evening that there was a party in an officers’ quarters nearby and the nurses were all invited to it. Ma had a very bad cold and at first said that she wouldn’t go, but in the end agreed to, blotchy faced and red-nosed! Anyway at the party she met my dad and the rest is history!
      Before returning to England my dad wrote back to grandfather in Yorkshire to ask permission to marry my ma. This was granted and they married in Florence in May 1944. I still find it incredible that events moved so fast: neither of them had ever been out of England before then. My father was from Hull and ma was from North Yorkshire.
      Both my parents have died but the wee connection I still have with Casacalenda is that I live in Scotland and called my house Calenda when I built it in 1980.
      Sorry not to be able to throw any light on your grandfather: but perhaps one of his siblings smiled at one of my parents as they passed in the street in Casacalenda one cold day in 1944!
      Good hunting!

  36. Gerard says:

    My father was Nicolino Colagiovanni born 1889.
    My grandfathers name was Gennaro Colagiovanni.
    My father came to USA at the age of 12 years old with his father.
    I believe he was born in Campobasso Province of Italy.
    My fathers church parish was Our Lady of Grace Church located in Johnston Rhode Island USA.( Sanctuary of the Most Holy Virgin Mary of La Difesa).In the early 1900’s some inhabitants of Casacalenda region settled in Johnston R.I. and Our Lady of Grace Church was founded.
    I am trying to locate my fathers birth place, any help would be appreciated.