Genealogy in Toro

If you search your ancestors in Toro, 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 Toro

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 Toro town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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

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  1. Robert says:

    my great grandfather was born in Toro Italy his name was Michael Angelo Ferraro. Any relatives still there? He married a women by the name of Elizabeth McIltrot.

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  3. Barbara says:

    My Grandfather Costantino Sinibaldi born in 1884 in Toro, Compobasso. I am planning a trip to Compobasso in August. My grand mother was Maria Michele Caruselle born 3/27/1885 also came from Toro. I would like any information you can find to help me.

  4. David T says:

    My grand mother came form Toro Campobasso in the late 1800s. Her married name was Maria Teresa Traboscia. I am looking for any information with that surname. Thank you

  5. Joseph says:

    My grandfather Antonio Quicquaro born late 1800’s immigrated to the USA in the 20’s and my father, Joseph Quicquaro immigrated to the USA in 1935 at 13. They were both born in Toro. My Dads birthday is July 21, 1925. My Grandfather had 3 brothers. Two settled in Waterbury CT, one immigrated to Argentina. Most Quicquaro’s are now in the US, Canada and Argentina. A handful in Italy and only about 75 in the entire world. The majority of offsprings must be female.

    • Adam says:

      Hi Joseph,

      It’s so awesome hearing this story. On of your father’s 3 brothers that emigrated to Waterbury, CT was my great grandfather, Giovanni Quicquaro. His son, my grandfather, is Salvatore Quicquaro. He was born in Toro in 1933 and arrived in Waterbury, CT ≈ 1946 I believe.

      All the best,

  6. Arcangelo says:

    My father’s name is Giovanni Evangelista
    My mother’s name is Giovannina Grosso
    My paternal grandparents names are Arcangelo Evangelista and Pietronilla Iaco accident. My maternal grandparents are Cosimo Grosso and Maria Quicquaro.

    Thank you

  7. John says:

    Antonio Evangelista married to DeLuca before 1810.