Genealogy in Vinchiaturo

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

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

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

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

S. CROCE – P.zza Municipio

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


  1. Linda says:

    I am trying to locate the marriage information (or any information) of Giacomo Alberti to Maria Antonia Culo in Capizzi I think. 1890’s would be the year. They had one daughter that I know of, Marianna Alberti around 1893? She died 1963 or 1964. Marianna Alberti married Gaetano Cassara (from Cerami) I think in January 11, 1912.

    Also, if anyone has information, for Gaetano Cassara’s (born April 2, 1877-died 1950’s?) parents. Rosario Cassara and Genoveffa Lupo, they were married we think 1870’s and lived in Capizzi or Cerami.

  2. Maria says:

    My late father in law Antonio Pietromonaco was from Vinchiaturo. He first went to Venezuela before finally settling in Staten Island. His sister Doretea is still here in Staten Island. I know my husband has family with the last name Petosa. We are hoping to visit Vinchiaturo in the future. Are there Pietromonaco’s still living in Vinchiaturo?

  3. Gloria says:

    Heading to Vinchiaturo on September 28 and 29, 2019 the home town of my parents Michele Barone and Francesca Pistilli. Michele Barone immigrated to the USA in 1908 at the age of 17 years and Francesca Pistilli came to the USA in 1919 at 9 years of age. Francesca Pistilli is related to members of the Petosa family.
    I see there are many families currently residing in Vinchiaturo with the last name of Pistilli. I would be interested to meet any Pistillis who have relatives in the USA. I currently live in Seattle Washington USA.
    Thanks for any information you can provide to assist me in location my relatives in Vinchiaturo.

    • Norman says:

      Any luck finding relatives in Vinchiaturo? MY great grandmother was a Pistilli. I also live in Seattle.

      • Paul says:

        My great grandfather was Bernardino Pistilli (1889-1966). He and his family lived in Nebraska and then settled in Chicago. He was born in Vinchiaturo, Italy. He has sisters Carmela(1887), Francesca(1893), Carmina(1894), Lucia(1897) and a brother Michele. His parents are Giovanni “John” Pistilli and Victoria Lambardi. It would be great to speak with other Pistillis

  4. Lorraine says:

    looking for information on my paternal grandparents Bernardo and Carmela SANTANGELO They had 7 kids which emigrated to Canada (my dad and 2 uncles) My Aunt to US Staten Island. My Uncle and Aunt in Argentina and one sister remained in town. Looking if they had sisters or brothers. Thank you

    • Tony says:

      Hi Lorraine,
      Which city did your grandparents emigrate too? My parents are from Vinchiaturo and settled in Toronto. I know of a couple of Santangelo families here.

  5. Janne says:

    I am looking for information on my great-grandfather. His name is Gabriel Ferdinand Jacobucci. His date of bith is 1849 or 1850. His birth place is Vinchiaturo, Campobasso, Molise, Italy. Thank you

  6. Peter says:

    Hi. My moms maiden name is Pistilli. Her father was Peter Pistilli and his wife was Marie Picioccio. Peter Pistilli’s parents were from Vinchiaturo Campobasso but I’m not sure if Marie’s parents were Vinchiaturo also or just Campobasso (a different town). Does anyone have any clues or details? I have some information on the names some of you are mentioning

    • Tara says:

      Hi there. My great-grandmother’s name was Filomena Pistilli. She was born in Vinchiaturo about 1891 and emigrated to the US in 1930. Her husband (my great-grandfather) was Carmine Veneziano, also from Vinchiaturo, born about 1889. I can’t find any information on Filomena’s parents but would be interested in getting their names if at all possible. I am also interested in getting some more information on the Veneziano side of my family. Any other Venezianos or Pistillis here?

  7. Lauren says:

    I am looking for the Petosa Family. Other names within this line are D’Aquila, Baratta and Iammateo. All from Vinchiaturo, Campobasso, Molise, Italy and moved to NYC (mostly Staten Island). Joseph Petosa (b.1923) Michael Petosa (b.1921) Domenico Petosa (b.1877) Carmela D”Aquila (b. 1885) Giuseppe D’Aquila (b.1892)

    • Connie says:

      my great grandfather was Pietro Petosa from Vinchiaturo. He settled in syracuse. His wife my great grandmother was Lucia D Aquila

      • Toni says:

        My great grandfather was Giuseppe D’Aquila, he had three children with his wife Donata. My grandmother Filomena, their middle child, married Anthony Iammatteo, son of Rose Baratta and Donato Iammatteo All of the aforementioned people were born in Vinchiaturo. My is father Daniel and my aunt Rose were born in Staten Island NY My grandmother’s sister was Amelia who married Michael Petosa.

    • connie says:

      my great gpa Petosa was only one who stayed in Syracuse NY

  8. Tom says:

    I am researching Andrea Carboni who is the grandfather of a friend of mine. Andrea was born on December 19, 1883 in Vinchiaturo. Any information on his family would be appreciated.

  9. Shirley says:

    I am searching for information about my grandfather, Michael Spada who has an estimated birthdate at 1888. His father’s first name was Francesco and his mothers name was Cristine. He had an older sister, her name is listed as Emillia and some family members said she became a nun.
    He had 2 older brothers, they left Italy and came to North America.

    I would be very interested in knowing more about my family history in Italy.

  10. Debra says:

    Both maternal great parents came from Vinchiaturo to the US.

    Caterina Albino, Mother: Agata Varriano, Father: Savrio F Albino.

    Caterina married Christifari Lombardi in 1906 (est.)

    Christifari Lombardi
    Mother: Porzia Ranallo & Father: Cosmo Lombardi.

    I would appreciate any information on my family.


    • Carolyn says:

      Filomena Pistilli father is Giovanni Pistilli born 1857 in Vinchiaturo record 92 Her mother was Marianna Tesi born in Vinchiaturo 1855 record 81 and died in Vinchiaturo 1897 record 44.
      Giovanni Pistilli and Marianne Tesi had 8 other children during their marriage, but they all died as babies or young children.
      Giovanni Pistilli married Vittoria Varriano in 1897 record 13 after his wife Marianna died.
      Vittoria Varriano was the widow of Donato Venditti and had 6 children that all died as infants or young children.

    • Matt says:

      I don’t have a whole lot other than copies of Chrisifar & Caterina’s departure paperwork that I got in Italy.
      My name is Matt Lane & they are my Great Grandparents, my Grandma is Rose Marie.

  11. Nick says:

    My grandfather,Bernardino Venditti,came from Vinchiaturo in the early 1900s with his two older brothers. He immigrated to Minnesota in about 1910 and sent for his wife Maria Petrangilo Venditti. My father Nick Sr. Was born in Hibbing,Mn Oct 29,1919. The family moved to Seattle, WA in 1923 and lived in the Beacon Hill community.
    Any information from Vinchiaturo would be interesting.
    Nick Jr.

    • Gene says:

      I may have known your grandparents when I was growing up on Beacon Hill in Seattle. My grandparents Mattio and Angelina Varriano were also from Vinchiaturo and lived on Beacon Hill.
      Did your grandparents live on Graham Street? I have pictures of whom I believe is Berardino Vendetti and my grandfather.
      Would be glad to communicate further with you.

  12. Michael says:

    Looking for any info regarding the Fuschino family. Great-grandfather Nicola (1854) and grandfather Bernardino immigrated to Staten Island at the beginning of the twentieth century. My grandfather married Margherita Petosa from Vinchiaturo before leaving for America.

  13. Sage says:

    I’m researching my family who immigrated to the United States in 1921. My great grandmother was Concetta Venditti. She was married to Pasquale D’Aquila. Concetta sailed from Naples to Ellis Island with her children, Michele, Francesco, Donna, and Carmano (my grandfather) to meet my great grandfather in Minnesota. They eventually made their way to the Seattle area and settled there. I will be traveling to Vinchiaturo with my family in August, and would love to connect with some family while we are there.

  14. Gabriela says:

    I need birth certificate of my great grandfather. He was born in vinchiaturo in 1863. Can you help me?

  15. Daniella says:

    Hi I am looking to start genealogy research for the name Di Biase, if you could email me, I can provide more details. Thank you very much. 🙂

  16. Michael says:

    I am researching my family. Both parents were born in Vinchiaturo. My father’s name was Michele Pistilli. His father’s name was John Pistilli. He had a brother Anthony Pistilli, and a sister Mary Pistilli. His mother’s name was Victoria. My mother’s name was Maria Marinelli. Her father’s name was Bernardino Marinelli. I am trying to find out dates and other realtives.

  17. David says:

    I am researching my Great-Great-Grandmother: Francesca Giordano; Birth Apr. 25, 1866 or Feb 1868 (conflicting information), Vinchiaturo, Provincia di Campobasso, Molise, Italy.
    Married: possibly in 1883 – Emigrated to US: 1884
    Married to Davide Falone from Sulmona, Italy
    Father: Thomas Giordano
    Mother: Angeline


  18. Josette says:

    I am researching the family name of Barone for my great-grandparents. I am trying to find the marriage records for Antonio Barone and Carmela Petosa. I do not have an exact marriage date, but know that Antonio’s father was named Domenico and Carmela’s father was named Antonio Petosa. My grandmother, Maria Barone was born in 1890. Carmela Petosa was born in 1861. I think that Antonio was born between 1852 and 1854.

    If I can access the marriage certificate, I can then find information about my great-great grandfathers Domenico Barone and Antonio Petosa.

    • Christi says:

      I am looking for information on great grandparents Crenenzo Barone, age 24, married to Filomena Barone, age 25, Daughter Carmela Barone age 2, and son Antonio Barone age 1, from Venchiatino. Came to the USA , on the ship Mendoza ,departed from Naples June 25, 1912.

  19. Marcelo says:

    My family is “Pietromonaco”. My great-grandfather was Antonio Pietromonaco, and his wife was Onesta Barone. I’m from Brazil, and they came to Brazil at 1896.

    • Tessa says:

      Hi Marcelo,

      My family name is Pietromonaco, specifically from Vinchiaturo also. My grandfather is Antonio Pietromonaco. He cannot remember his grandparents’ names but believes they were killed in a bombing during the war. I know mine is 4 years after your post, but I thought I’d reach out and hope for the best. 🙂 My maternal Great grandma came through Canada and eventually to Seattle. I am hoping to visit Vinchiaturo in November. If I am able to learn anything I will try return to post here again. Best wishes with your search,


      • Rachele says:

        Hello Tessa,
        My family name is Oriente. My father’s parents were Rachele Pietromonaco and Carmine Oriente, a stonemason. I think Carmine and his brothers were orphans who lived or were in some way connected with the Spensiero family. Carmine and Rachele immigrated to Argentina in about 1913 or 1914 and lived there for 10 years and while there had 3 kids, Rosa, Alberto and Enrico. In 1925 they went through Ellils Island to Philadelphia,a nd had 2 more sons, one of whom was my father, Virgil, and Dante.Ultimately after WWII, they moved to LA. As I understand it, the Pietromonaco family was from a smaller village next to Vinchiaturo, but I don’t have the name of it. I have been to Vinchiaturo 3 or 4 times but never had the time to do any research in the church or archives. However, till a few years ago there was a Bar Oriente, now called the ” Antica bar Oriente.” I believe Rachele Oriente had a brother name Giovanni. I think Rachele Pietromonaco was born in the later 1880s and died about 1959, in LA.

      • Marcelo says:

        Hi Tessa! great surprise! Sorry, but my English is very bad. Antonio Pietromonaco, born in Vinchiaturo in 1872, was my great-grandfather, and his parents were Pasquale Pietromonaco and Rosa Murante. I live in São Paulo, and currently there are not many of the family here. I wish you a good trip to Vinchiaturo

  20. Loretta says:

    My Grandmother was Maria Consiglia Venditti, born in Vinchiaturo on March 15, 1880, Her parents were Angela Barone born Feb. 14, 1847 and Berardino Venditti born September 6, 1850. My Grandmother came to the United States and lived in Philadelphia, PA. She was the second member of her family to emigrate. She followed her brother Pasquale Venditti who born November 15, 1877. She was later joined by 2 sisters and one brother, all of whom I knew, except for my Uncle Pasquale. When my Grandmother first came to America in 1905, she stayed with her brother Pasquale who came in 1902. I have a photo of the 2 of them, but never knew him. He is the only sibling of whom I do not know what happened: did he return to Italy and where? did he marry in the US and then return to Italy? did he return to Italy and then marry? Where did he live when he returned? Whom did he marry? What was his profession. I would love to know, since I feel that he is a missing link in our family. My Grandmother had 2 other sisters who remained in Italy. Any information you could provide on my family and or my Great Uncle Pasquale would be greatly appreciated.


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