Genealogy in Agnone

If you search your ancestors in Agnone, in the province of Isernia, 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 Agnone

In towns and villages of Molise and in Isernia province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Agnone town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Agnone 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 Agnone. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Agnone archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Isernia province are:
Antenucci, Antonelli, Armenti, Bucci, Caranci, Carnevale, Chiacchiari, Di Benedetto, Di Carlo, Di Franco, Di Iorio, Di Meo, Di Pasquale, Di Pilla, Di Salvo, D’Onofrio, Forte, Gentile, Giancola, Iannacone, Izzi, Lombardi, Mancini, Marcovecchio, Martino, Mastronardi, Matteo, Mazzocco, Orlando, Paglione, Palomba, Pannunzio, Petrarca, Pinelli, Ricci, Rossi, Russo, Santilli, Scarselli, Scioli, Silvestri, Staffieri, Testa, Tortola, Venditti, Veneziale, Verrecchia, Zullo.

Church Records in Agnone

Church archives in Isernia 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 Isernia 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 Agnone on your behalf.

If you have the opportunity to visit Agnone and you plan to contact the church by yourself these are the addresses of parishes active today in Agnone:

S. MARCO EVANGELISTA – Largo Carlo Alberto

S. MARIA DEGLI ANGELI – – Fontesambuco


S. AMICO – Largo Barbieri



S. EMIDIO – Corso Vittorio Emanuele

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

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  1. virginia says:

    HOLA, necesito encontrar el año de fallecimiento de Maria Antonietta Marinelli de Agnone Campobasso, nacida en ese mismo lugar el 17-01-1905, casada con mi abuelo Vincenso Tobia Michele Gualdieri en Agnone, nacido el 17-10-1902 (en Agnone) quien se vino a Argentina en el año 1926 y formo su familia aca. Su esposa debe haber fallecido en Agnone ya que se quedo alli. Necesito saber en que año fallecio porque estoy tramitando la ciudadania italiana y necesito pedir su acta a la Comune. Si alguien tiene info por favor se los agradezco. Saludos

  2. Matthew says:

    My Great Grandfather’s name is Felix Andres Mastronardi, born in 1900 from Agnone or Campobasso. I believe he was a shepherd. I know that after WW1 he came on a boat to Argentina. Any connections?

    • Jardine says:

      Do you know his parents’ names? There was a Feliceandrea Mastronardi born in Agnone, Italy 21 April 1900, christened 29 April 1900, son of Gaetano Mastronardi and Maria Nicola Pannunzio.

    • amy says:

      Hi Matthew, I am your cousin from the USA. My grandfather is Giovanni, was your grandfather Armando?

      • Laura says:

        I’m looking for info about Gelsumina Orlando, born in Agnone on January 30th, 1876.Her parents were Nicolantonio Orlando and Maria Cristina Cerimele.
        She was no there in 1901 but couldn’t find death records for her before 1899 in Portale Antenati.

        • Mario says:

          Hi Laura
          I guess i can help you.
          Despite some small differences on the date of birth and name, i think we are talking about the same person and her parents.
          Where are you from? Italy or United States?
          Was she your ancestor?
          How can we get in touch? Maybe (almost sure) we are members of the same families…

  3. Barbara says:

    I am looking for information regarding my great-grandfather Domenico Paglione who was born in 1851 and died in Minneapolis, MN USA 1893. I want to learn when he came to America and where his port of entry was. He was married to Philomena Pangilo and they had one child Mayme. Thank you for any help with this.

  4. Vincent says:

    Searching for relatives in Agnone, Prov Isernia, Molise. My grand maternal grandmother was Giacinta CarosellaCaoselli), married to Antonio Orlando by proxie and already in Chicago and widowed., his mother was Olimpia Donatelli. Giacinta migrated to Chicago in 1903 at the age of 16. She had 12 children of which only 33 lived: Lucia, Ida and Santino(Sammie)
    Seaching forr relatives in Pizzone, Prov Isernia, Molise. My paternal grandfather was Dominic Mancini who married Anna Sammatirtino. His father was Geatano Mancini and had 11 brothers. One of the offspring’s of those brothers was Henry Mancini the composer/musican. Gaetano Mancini had 2 sons Dominic and Alferdo and 4 daughters one whose name was Gemma.

  5. Carol says:

    I’m looking for information on the parents or family of Christianziano Fossaceca (1857-1933) or his brother Raffaele “Ralph” Fossaceca or Fossceco (1865-1924). Their parents may have been Francisco (father’s first name) and Petitto (mother). They are from Agnone, Italy. Christianziano immigrated to Canada between 1877 and 1880 and Raffaele arrived in 1888 and settled in Pueblo, Colorado. They may have had another brother named Felice who immigrated at the same time as Raffaele.

    • Chris says:

      Hi Carol. I have learned a little bit about the line of the family you described above. Not sure how best to connect. and choose a very popular suffix and perhaps I can share what I have learned.

      • Carol says:

        Hi Chris. I just found your note re. Cristianziano and Raffaele Fossaceca on the site I’d love to share back and forth whatever we have on the family. My mother-in-law was Laura Fossaceca / Matz.

  6. Antonella says:

    By all accounts my family was from Agnone. However, their surnames dont seem to be common from those parts or am I wrong
    My GG grandparents married in Argentina but werd both born in Agnone she travelled with her father Pasquale Fioretti to Argentina. He Cacciavilliani im not sure how and with whom. They had quite a few kids together. Jeweller in Silver was what he did. As did his eldest my G grandad who migrated to Uruguay.

  7. Terri Jo says:

    I am planning a trip to Agnone this fall. I know my great grandfather to be Dominico Zarlengo(a)born in Pietrabbondanta February 28, 1855. My great grandmother was Marie Vincenza Comprochiola (Camperchioli?), born in Agnone March 2, 1855. They were married in 1876 in Agnone.
    Marie Vincenza Comprochiola’s parents were Carmine Camperchioli and Maria Quadri. No further information on them.
    Any help will be appreciated

    • Romeo says:

      my great grand mother is filomena camperchioli, married to michele cerimele. both lived in agnone. both great grand mothers my be related.

  8. Deino says:

    I am looking for my great grandfather Domenico vecchiarelli born in Agnone or Villacanale,he was married to Ablina Ingratta from Villacanale. They had 2 daughters Adamina(married mastronardi) and Caterina Ercolina vecchiarelli ( born1903) my nonna she first married Ingratta he died then she married Zaccardi
    Any information would be greatly appreciated! All mentioned are deceased

    • Matthew says:

      You wouldn’t happen to know much about the Mastronardi would you? My great grandfather was Felix Andres Mastronardi, born in 1900, from agnone/campobasso. He moved to Argentina after WW1 I believe.

  9. Lindsey says:

    I am trying to find some information about a great grandmother that we believe was from Agnone. Her name was Serafina Marcovecchio. She was born around 1893 in Italy and emigrated as a child or young adult. She ended up in Utah by her late teens. She was called Sophie later in life. She had four sons: Angelo, William, Andrew, and Thomas Karagas. She lived for some time and passed away in in Detroit, MI. We would be SO grateful for any information!

    • Dale says:

      My Great Grandfather Giovanni Marcovecchio(from Agnone) Immigrated to the USA through Ellis island 1901. He took his family west to Utah as well, settling in the Provo area.

      • Claudio says:

        A certain Giovanni Marcovecchio born in Agnone, settled in Salt Lake City UT , and married Lucy Spognardi from Vastogirardi, widow of Felix Lombardi.
        He married Lucy in 1912 when he was 25 and Lucy 21, with 1 kid: Henry Lombardi (then Henry Marks) and had 5 kids with Giovanni (John Marks). All born in S.L.City.
        Could this Giovanni be your ancestor?

        • Juan says:

          Claudio, Giovanni was the brother of my great-grandfather Pasquale. Pasquale emigrated to Argentina.

        • J Scott says:

          These are my wife’s grandparents. Her father was the baby in their family named Raymond Marks and was born on April 25, 1921 in Murray, Utah. I am trying to find some information for our grandchildren about our ancestors. I am new to this so could you please direct me to the best path to research this family history.

          Thank you

          • claudio says:

            j Scott, I’m writing a story about the people from Molise to Salt Lake. Raymond the baby had also a sister Helen, married Steve Amicone form Agnone, and a step brother named Henry Elrino Lombardi ( changed to Marks) because Lucia before the marriage with Giovanni Marcovecchio was a young vidowed of Felix Lombardi.
            I can give some more information and also over the ancestors from Agnone.

  10. Deirdre says:

    Salve. I have been searching for my family history for years. My great grandfather Giuseppe “Joe Passarelli was born in Castelverrino May 21,1889 and he came to America in 1904 or 1905 by way of Naples. His fathers name was Giovanni Passarelli and his mothers name was Anotonia Grossa. He did have a sister that went to Argentina with family members as well as another sister but she stayed in Italy to help the parents. I have been trying to located any information to see if they left Castelverrino and went to live in a nearby town. I have written the town and the other government means in Italian with no answer. I just moved back from Milano area and never got to make it to the region of Molise. I would love to find out where they were buried so I could visit the gravesite on my next visit to Italy. I would also love to see if there are any more family members I have a relation with. Please I would appreciate any information or help. Grazie Mille per tutti. Deirdre

  11. Rose says:

    My Father, Raffaele Ralph) Fabrizio was from Agnone Campobasso Italy. He was born there in 1913 and immigrated to Ohio in 1920 at age 7 with his mother and one brother Carmine. He resided in Youngstown, Ohio for the remainder of his wonderful life until 2002. His mother Maria Rosaria (Iaciancio) Fabrizio, born 10/3/1886 was also from Agnone and immigrated to Ohio with her 2 children to meet with my grandfather Salvatore Fabrizio who immigrated there a few years earlier. Salvatore was born 11/14/1883. I believe he was born in the nearby town of Castelverrino but also lived in Agnone. They married either in Castelverrino or Agnone in 1907. The church my grandmother attended was Sant’ Amico in Agnone. I would love to find records in this church about my grandparents, great grandparents and much earlier.

    Great grandparents were Carmine Fabrizio and Maria (Pietro) Fabrizio, Raffaele Iaciancio and Chiara Longhi Iaciancio, all from Agnone.

    Can anyone help me?

  12. Marcia says:

    I am looking for information about my grandmother Emilia Antonelli who was born April 11, 1900. Her parents were Rafaelle Francesco Antonelli and Rosa Maria Casciata or Casciato. I am looking for her birth record or any other information you might have. Grazie mille! Marcia Spinuzzi

    • Deana says:

      Hi Marcia, we have to be related somehow! My family is from Pueblo, CO, I believe there were 4 or 5 Spinuzzi brothers born in Pueblo, my great-father was Angelo Spinuzzi and great-grandmother Jacondonia Dipeitro.


  13. Alejandro Isa says:

    Dear all, thanks for your time!
    I´m looking for information of my great grandfather Francesco Paolo Falcione, and his wife Juana Ferrelli.
    He was born on the 11th of July 1870, in Agnone. His parents Carmine Falcione and Angela Orlando.
    In theory his brother Cristanciano Falcione, borned the 24th of May 1857, married with Teodora Marcovecchio.
    Francesco moved to Mendoza, Argentina.
    Cristanciano moved to Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
    I sent a letter looking for information (in italian) to Agnone, but they didin´t answer yet.

  14. DebraB says:

    My maternal grandfather was Angelo Carlomagno from Agnone who arrived in the U.S. With his new wife Ernestina in 1906. I would like to learn about the Carlomagno legacy in Agnone.
    Debra Barnes

  15. Don says:

    I am looking for info on my Great-grandmother, Maria Josephine Palotta & my Great-grandfather John Pugsly. They are both from Agnone, & immigrated to Canada.
    Their son, James (my grandfather) was born in Canada in 1898, so they would have immigrated sometime in the 1890s.
    Any help is appreciated.

  16. KIM says:

    I’m looking for information on Giovanni Orlando (or his family), Agnone, DOB 4/25/1902. Fathers’s name was Peter Orlando. Mothers maiden name was Santarelli, Giacomina. Came to the US alone (date unknown). Married Anna Buccellato in Detroit, MI on 5/6/33. Became a US citizen 9/18/53. Giovanni was my grandfather. My daughter and I will be traveling to Agnone in the near future and I would be so appreciative of any information I can obtain about him or his family.

  17. jose luis says:

    Hola estoy buscando datos de Doménico vicenzo panunzio de agnone isernia Campobasso, esposo de giuseppa marinelli, se que tubo dos esposas antes, los datos son aproximadamente del año 1850, desde ya muchas gracias

  18. juan says:

    Hola gente! quería saber sobre mi bisabuelo de nombre Sabatino Di Yorio. Vino de Italia a Argentina en 1889 y por la información que eh recolectado el habría nacido en Agnone en el año 1863 y me gustaría saber si ustedes tienen registros en la cuidad de su nacimiento. agradecería su respuesta! saludos! gracias!

  19. page says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on Teodor Vincenzo Mascoitra. Born in Agnone, Campobasso in april 1829, died in 1901. If anyone has any information that would be great. I am traveling to Italy in the summer and I would like to visit his grave if there is one.

  20. ana maria says:

    Iam looking forward for my grandfatherANDRES SERRICCHIO, he was born in 1866,or around this year,he died in ARGENTINA in 1939.It is possible he emigrated to ARGENTINA in 1881 ?????????.ANDRES a son of PASCUAL SERRICCHIO y F.QUARANTA.THANKS A LOT for the informacion

  21. Hugo Alberto says:

    Dear Friends, I’m looking information on my GreatGrandmother Carmela Vecchiarelli, born in Agnone. She came to Argentina together with her brothers Pasquale and Antonio, her father (name unknown, the family was into shoemaking) and her mother Maria Luisa/Luigia (surname unknown, the family was into weaving). They arrived around 1890 in Argentina.

  22. Michelle says:

    I am looking for information on surname Iacapraro from the Agnone Region.
    Specifically Guiseppe Iacapraro who was married to Marietta Cacciacillani b. 1873 d. 1930 and their daughter Merchede Iacapararo b.1898.

  23. Gina says:

    I am looking for information on my grandmother Rosie Capet, or variation of name. She was born March 4,1898 ? in Agnone. I don’t know her fathers name. Passenger list information shows Rosina Capeto 16, Roberto 14 and Gieremo? 12, with remarks: journey to father in Prince Rupert, BC,Canada. They arrived in Canada 1914. Thanks

  24. Toni says:

    I am looking for more information on the Portfilio family. My great-grandfather was Raphael Portfilio. He was born on 23 Oct 1860. His father was Francisco and his mother was Maria Giocco. My great-grandfather was born in Agnone. He was one of eight. Tom, Raphael, Dionisio, Carmella, Alphonso, Mary Grace, Theodore and Christeen.I am unsure of where that family came from before Agnone. My great-grandfather came to the US and so did six of his siblings. Carmella stayed in Italy. Thank you for any help!

  25. Preston says:

    Boun giorno, I am looking for information about my recently deceased wife. She was born in Agnone on Jan 1st 1948. She was baptised Teresa. I do not have parents name. She was adopted by an American couple during 1952-53. Her adoptive parents are also deceased. If you could help me find her last name and any information about biological parents (now also deceased) I would very much appreciate it. Mille grazie.

  26. Diane says:

    Looking for anyone who may be related to the LAURIENTE family – from Agnone, Italy, Province of Campobasso. My paternal grandfather was Francescopaolo who married Maria Luigia Serafini – had 3 sons, Enrico, Ciro (my father) and Lorenzo. Maria was born in 1881 and Francescopaolo around the same time, maybe a couple of years before. Immigrated first to Colorado then settled in Springfield, MA.where they remained. Maria came to US with her sons several years after her husband. Would love to know if I have any relatives still living in Agnone or anyone could give me info on my family.
    Thank You, Diane

  27. Alicia says:

    Hi, I am trying to find relatives (and eventually births and marriage records) of my great-grandparents.
    Marco Bagnoli and Raffaella Sammartino were born probably around 1855 or 58, in Agnone and came to Argentina before 1877, when I find first local births records, stating Agnone as city of origin.
    Among their children: my great-grandfather Nicolás Asensio Bagnoli Sammartino, born Dec 12, 1879, and Felisa, who would marry Aníbal Troilo and would be parents to the famous bandoneon player and tango music composer Aníbal Carmelo Troilo.



    Recherche tous renseignements concernant les familles GUALDIERI/GUALTIERI
    DI PIETRO d’Agnone

    Gelsomino Gualdieri Giovanina Di Pietro
    Michele Gualtieri /Cristina Totaro Salvatore DI PIETRO/Maria Cacciavillani
    Gelsomino Gualtieri/Filomena Gualtieri

    Merci d’avance

    • Rosie says:

      My maternal grandmother was Maria Gualtieri, born in Agnone Italia in 1920’s.

      • virginia says:

        Hola, mi abuelo era Vincenzo Tobia Michele Gualdieri. Nacido en Agnone en el año 1902. Vino a Argentina en Barco en el año 1926. Aqui su apellido es Gualtieri

    • Felice says:


      I am a Gualdieri from Canada. My family was originally from Isernia, Agnone, and Belmonte DelSannio Italy. Interested to find out the name history.

    • virginia says:

      Hola, mi abuelo era Vincenzo Tobia Michele Gualdieri. Nacido en Agnone en el año 1902. Vino a Argentina en Barco en el año 1926. Aui su apellido es Gualtieri

  29. James Saulino says:

    My great grandfather was Nicola Saulino, his son (my grandfather) was Humberto. Humberto emigrated to the US in 1903 to Detroit, MI. we visited Agnone in March of 2013. truly enjoyed visiting the heritage city of my grandfather. also met a distant relative there, Anunziata Saulino.

    • John says:

      Hi James. I noticed this post from 2015 about the Saulino family. I was wondering if you were able to get any additional information. My great-great-great grandmother was Maddalena Saulino, born about 1799. She married my great-great-great grandfather Giralamo Dimenna.

  30. John Obrin says:

    I am trying to find information on my grandfather. Angelo Marcovecchio. Immigrated to the United States in 1905. Was from Angnone. Came to live in Pueblo, Colorado and work at the CF&I steel mill. He had four daughters, one was Esther, my mother. He would have been born around 1870to 1880.
    Thank you

    • Don says:

      John – Can’t help you with your grandfather. However, my great grandparents, Raphael Mastrostefano and Elizabeth Vitullo emigrated from Agnone to Pueblo in 1905, as well. Bet probably knew each other. Wonder what was happening in Agnone at the time to cause them to leave and settle in the same place in America? Any info?

      • Paula says:

        I was searching for Agnone information and I came across this post. While I am not related I also have a great uncle, Vincenzo DiSaverio, who immigrated from Agnone to Pueblo in 1907 and worked at the Pueblo Macaroni Factory. He was the older brother of my great grandfather, Michele DeSaverio also from Agnone. What has been passed down in my family is that Vincenzo as the older brother did not want to serve in the Italian army during the war so he paid Michael monthly to go in his stead and went on to America. Once Michael’s service in the war was over he joined his brother in America to try and find a better life for his family. I have been told that this area was very poor in the early 1900’s. Again, this is what has been passed down.

      • Anthony says:

        My great grandmother Fedela Marinelli? Came from Agnone in 1910? She came to Denver with her two sisters Carmen and Josephina. I know her father went to Brazil and was killed by a train. Grandma always said about Italy what the king didn’t take the church did. Would like to know more about her family. I’ve heard her mother lived to be over 100. Surname may be Marinello. I’ve heard both

    • miles says:

      ciao’, Giovanni (John),
      you may be a cousin. My grandfather Michaele Marcovecchio was from Agnone as was my grandmother Francesca DeNiro. My grandfather Michaele and his brother Angelo Marcovecchio came to Pueblo, Co. in 1905..the steel mill was not there in 1905. they worked at one of the three smelters which smelted silver and other ores from around Colorado. Later Angelo went to work at the C.F.& I. Steel mill, Michael worked for a Fire Brick company in Pueblo that made fire bricks to line the Steel Mill’s furnaces. I also worked at the C.F.& I. steel mill for about 4 months then thought better of it and went to Medical school to get my M.D. degree.(during the 4 months I worked at the C.F.&I., three of my coworkers died in industrial accidents! also a little earlier two of my cousins were killed at the C.F.& I.

  31. Dale says:

    I am looking for information on Giovanni Marcovecchio born aprox March 13 1880, married to Josephine Appugliese. Son Born by the name of Frederick Alexander Marcovecchio approx 1901 in Agnone.

  32. Angela says:

    I am trying to find death dates for Domenico Vecchiarelli (born 1855) & his wife Maria Giueseppa Gambatese (born 1955). Both are from Agnone. Thank you for any help. Also, we would like to plan a trip to Agnone to search for my husbands family records (birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, there is so little his mother has in terms of records). Do you have any suggestions before we come? Thank you.

    • Tara says:

      How are you related to Domenico Vecchiarelli and Maria Giueseppa Gambatese? My family may be related to them through Stefano Vecchiarelli born 21 Mar 1886 in Agnone. He may be their son. Do you have any more information on them? Stefano came to Utah. There may be a record suggesting Domenico and Maria came to the USA as well. Thanks for any help you can give.

  33. Edward says:

    I’m trying to locate any information on Antonio Laurienti. Born in approximately 1869 in Agnone. Came to America in 1898.

    Thank you


    • Jean says:

      are you Ed Roche?
      My great grandfather was Antonio Lauriente from Agnone, born August 25, 1867, immigrated to USA before 1898.

  34. Jennifer Taormina says:

    To Whom It May Concern:
    I know that my great great grandfather was born in Isernia. I am trying to find out if he was born
    in Agnone. His name was Michele Saulino. He was born January 1, 1871. He married Antonietta Saulino. He first born son, Nicola Saulino, was born there too on November 17, 1896. He then came to America and lived in Philadelphia.

    • John I says:

      Let me know if you find anything on the Saulinos. I have one from Agnone in my tree, Maddalena Saulino, who married my great great great-grandfather, Girolamo, who was a mason. They had a son, my great great grandfather, named Vincenzo.

      • B says:

        Prominent Saulinos attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown, Ohio, a predominantly Italian immigrants’ church that still exists. Many parishioners have ancestors from the Agnone area.