Genealogy in Guardiaregia

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

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

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

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

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


  1. Donna says:

    I am just beginning my search so I do not have a lot of information. I believe my grandfather Francisantonio DeCarlo was born 3/18/1893 in Guardiregia, Campobasso, Molise, Italy. Not sure when he emigrated to the U.S. but he wound up in the United States, Palisades Park, NJ. I think he died on 1/14/1961. He married Frances Pallotta who was born in New York, NY on 10/25/1897.

    Any leads would be most appreciated.

  2. Mary Lucia says:

    I am looking for anyone who know a person that use to live Guardiaregia Italy by the name Antonio Giovanni Sampogna who was born on March 21 1950. Came to Canada when he was 15 ( as told) and his father name was Michelle Sampogna and Maria Sampogna (married name) as told. Antonio Sampogna married Lucia Vecchiarelli in Toronto Canada on 1970. Can anyone tell me of any information. This person is my parent (Antonio Sampogna) but only related to Vecchiarelli on my mom side (Lucia Vecchiarelli).

  3. Alexis says:

    My grandfather was born in Italy – Giovanni Sampogna 1916-1997 died in Toronto Canada

    My grandmother Angelina Vecchiarelli born in Italy, died in Toronto Canada

    Giovanni had sisters, Maria Sampogna and Antoinetta Sampogna. I think Maria stayed in Italy and Antoinetta immigrated to Toronto.

    I believe his parent were Francesco Sampogna 1885, married to Nicolette Zetena.

    My Grandmother Angelina’s parents were Daniele Vecchiarelli and Antoinetta Palottota born and died in Italy.

    Angelina has 2 sisters, Pina and Elisa. One may have been married to an Albanese

    Contact me if you have any information

  4. Mary Ann says:

    (1) I am trying to obtain a copy of my grandfather’s birth certificate. His name is Pasquale Antonio Bartolomeo and we believe he was born in 1874. We had submitted a request for his birth certificate to Guardiaregia a few months ago, but have not heard back yet.

    (2) Also, we visited Guardiaregia in 2015, just long enough to see the town where my grandfather and grandmother lived before emigrating to the USA. We will be returning to Italy in Sept/Oct 2018, and I would like to find out if there are any “relatives” still living in Guardiaregia. If so, I would love to travel to Guardiaregia again to meet them. Following is some information regarding my grandparents ancestors:

    Grandfather’s Parents:
    His father was Michaelangelo Bartolomeo and his mother’s name was Maria Giuseppa Pittarelli.

    Grandmother’s Parents:
    Her father was GiacomAntonio Pallota and her mother was Antonia Martino.

    According to my grandparent’s marriage certificate, my grandparents and their parents were all residents of Guadriaregia.

    I would appreciate any assistance or information you can provide for these requests. Thank you.

  5. Marie says:

    I have one Uncle that stayed in Italy his name is Andrea/Andrew Piazza. He married and had a child . The child would be about mid 60’s. We are wondering if the child is still alive
    Andrew was born on 12/25/1893 I do not know his date of death or the name of his spouse.

    Andrea/Andrew’s father is Marco Piazza born 3/8/1873 died in NY on 9/14/1929
    Andrea?Andrew’s mother is Rosaria Olivia

    Marco Piazza’s mother maiden name is Antoinette Albanese
    Marco Piazza’s father name is Andrew Piazza

    Rosaria Piazza’s mother maiden name is Angelina Colucci
    Rosaria’s father name is Matteo Olivia
    Thank you for any help you can give me.

  6. Dominick says:

    My great grandfather was Marco Sampogna. His son Domenico was born in the US approx in 1889.
    My grandmothers maiden name was Angelina Rotundo.

    I’m not sure what info you can provide.

  7. Maria says:

    My father, Michele Sampogna was born in Guardiaregia 1896. My mother, Maria Carmela Piazza was born in Guardiaregia 1906. I am looking for information for both grandparents.
    My grandfather on my father’s side: Domenico Sampogna
    My grandmother on my father’s side: Filomena De Cesare

    My grandfather on my mother’s side: Marco Piazza
    My grandmother on my mother’s side: Maria Libera Giambattista

    Thanks for any information

    • Deb says:

      Hi Maria, If you see this message. I live in the States but my family is from Guardiaregia. I may be able to help – My family is De Cesare. My mom say Filomena was her aunt

      • Maria says:

        Hi Deb…how interesting…so if my grandmother Filomena De Cesare was your mother’s aunt then my grandmother must have had a sister or a brother…I would love to know more about them if you have any information. Sadly I never even saw any pictures of them. I do know that my father had a brother who lived in California…but my father stayed in Canada. Would love to hear any information you may have. thanks Maria

  8. Maria says:

    Mother’s name Palladino Father’s name Sampogna both born in Guardiaregia how far back can you research

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