Genealogy in Gambatesa

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

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

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

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

S. BARTOLOMEO APOSTOLO – Largo Castello, 9

If you have the opportunity to visit Gambatesa 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 Gambatesa 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 Gambatesa area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Lauren says:


    I’m kind of at a dead end. Looking for any help or relatives.

    I’m looking for any information on my gg grandparent Maria Domenica DiCaupa (Oct 1856-1936) and Pasquale DeMauro, both from Gambatesa.

    I know they had 3 children My ggrandmother Maria Giavanna (14 Oct 1883), Francesco Antonio (12 Feb 1886), and Rosaria DiMauro (23 Feb 1892) all born in Gambatesa. Pasquale died on or before 1904. Maria and her 2 daughters traveled to the US in 1909 and settled in Landisville, Cumberland, NJ. My ggrandmother married Genaro Vendetti in Gambatesa in 1904.

    Thank you

  2. Denise says:


    Looking for any help with my Italian family. Mostly from Gambatesa, Campobasso and Petriacella

    Names: Giacomo Pasquale entered as de Pasquale in US. His wife Vittoria Curiale.

    Her father was Julio Curiale and his wife was Emanuelle del Sandro. (From death certificate)
    They lived at 265 Knight street close to Federal Hill,,

    My Uncle Pietro was a professional photographer in Providence.
    Thanks Denise

  3. Sandy says:

    My grandmother was a DiMaria and my grandfather was a Pudetti. Both came from Gambatesa. I am trying to connect with anyone who may be a family member. Thank you!

  4. Nick S says:

    Hi Kirsten,

    My 3rd Great Grandfather is Bonifacio Abiuso. My Great Grandfather is Michele Venditti son of Bonifaccio Venditti and Carmina Maria Iacovelli.

    My Great Grandmother is Angela Leonardi daughter of Michangelo Leonardi and Maria Antonetta Scocca. I would like to know more info.

    • Kristin says:

      Hello Nick.

      Bonifacio is my 6x great uncle. His sister Carmina is my 5x great grandmother. She was married to Tommaso Lembo. Bonifacio and Carmina’s parents were Francesco Abiuso and Domenica D’Alessandro. Please contact me at my email address if you would like more info.

  5. Rebecca says:

    My grandmother was called antonietta abiuso and my grandfather was called Antonio Passarelli both were born in gambatesa I would love to know more do you have any family history about either

  6. Luigi spallone says:

    Looking for family of Luigi spallone from Gambatesa
    He was born about 1900
    Died in about 1950-60

  7. Kristin says:

    Hello Sara,
    I have your great grandfather Pasquale Venditti on my tree. His Mother was Anna Maria Abiuso. Her father was Bonifacio Abiuso, who was my 6th great uncle. Bonifacio’s father’s name was Francesco Abiuso and his mother was Domenico D’Alessandro. Bonifacio’s order sister Carmina Abiuso was my 5th great grandmother. I hope this helps your search.
    Nice talking to you. Kristin Tomasetti

  8. Mark says:

    Looking for info on A. Guiseppe Martinelli b. 1838 from Gambatesa. Mother Angelena Grey. Wife Maria DiRenzo Went to USA 1880. Son’s Andrew, Frank Dominic.

    • Mark says:

      Looking to visit in September. Looking for Martinelli family in Gambatessa. He married Maria DiRenzo from Calitri.

  9. Nancy says:

    My grandfather Emanuel Joseph Civetta (i) was born in Gambatesa, Italy on December 12, 1893. He had two brothers and one sister. I am trying to get as much information regarding his parents, grandparents, great grand parents etc. Thank you

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