Genealogy in Fossalto

If you search your ancestors in Fossalto, 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 Fossalto

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 Fossalto town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Fossalto on your behalf.

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 Fossalto area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Dan says:

    I am trying to track the genealogy of my great uncle who was born in Fossalto, I believe, on 6 Dec 1896. He changed his family name to Charles after emigrating to the United States. The only name that I have is Costan (Costandine) Charles. I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

  2. Teresa says:


    I’m researching my family tree on my fathers side. My father’s name is Domenico D’Alessandro (born May 26, 1946; Fossalto). My grandfather was Nicola D’Alessandro born June 1910 (married to Teresa D’Alessandro (circa 1907)). His parent were Paolo D’Alessandro and Antonietta (last name unknown).

    Any information you can share – Birth, Marriage, Death, Baptism, etc. – with us about our family above and beyond is greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.

  3. James says:

    My grandfather, Domenico Dalessandro, emigrated to the U.S. in either 1908 or 1911 from Fosalto. I’ve been to Italy often – I am an Italian citizen by “Jure Sanguis” and plan to visit Fosalto September/October of 2018. I’ld like to find out if I have any cousins or relatives there. James Dalessandro, San Francisco, California.

  4. Deborah says:

    Ciao. Looking for any information about my great grandfather and great grandmother. Great Grandfather’s name was Paolo Gallo. Great Grandmother’s name was Teresa Ciarmelo Gallo. Their son, (my grandfather) was Francesco who was born in Fossalto on March 15, 1897. I have Francesco’s birth certificate. Hope to find Birth, Marriage, Death, Baptism, etc. info on Great Grandparents (anything). I am traveling to Fossalto next month and am hopeful to get ANY information.

    Thank you so much! Very excited!

  5. Desmond says:

    Looking for any info on my great great grandparents that imigrated from fossalto around 1905 oreste carrelli and nicetta simone fusaro

  6. Diana Richards says:

    My grandparents came from Fossalto between 1900 and 1908. My grandmother was Marianna D’Agnillo and grandfather was Gennaro Fusaro. I have their family tree with other names but wondered if there were other Fusaros still in Fossalto. Thank you.

    • Carol Anne Frye says:

      Hello, My grandparents Ida Marrone and Nicholas (Giovanni) Folchi arrived from Italy on the Regina Italia in New York on Sept 18, 1916. They stated on the ships documents that they were from Fossalto, Italy. I am planning a trip to Italy, and especially would like to visit Fossalto, and am inquiring as to if there are any relatives or genealogy information regarding my family in Fossalto. Thank you very much for any information you can give me. Or any direction you may steer me in in researching their family history.

      • Carol Anne says:

        Didn’t make the trip that year! Still need help in finding some relatives so I can continue the Folchi Family History line, and the Marrone family history line. Who do I contact to continue my search for relatives? Ida Marrone had a sister named Rosa Marrone. Their parents were Antoinette Maiorino born 1879 and Nicolas Maroni born 1879 in Italy. Do you have any records for these people that would give me information about their parents or family?