Genealogy in Miranda

If you search your ancestors in Miranda, 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 Miranda

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 Miranda town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Miranda on your behalf.

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


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 Miranda area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Cirení says:

    Vorrei una cópia di Nascita di VALERIO DOMENICO > filglio di Valerio Fortunato e Ferrante Maria

    Nato 21/06/1866 Miranda

  2. David says:

    Hello, my name is David Franklin Guerini and I live in Aurora, Ohio USA. Thru family data and online research, I’ve been able to trace my Father’s lineage to the Miranda region. Below is the information that I’ve gathered thus far:

    My Great/Great/Grandmother, Pasqualina Latino was born 7 July 1836 in Miranda. Her parents were Domenico Latino, age about 38, and Antonia di Donato, age about 32.

    Pasqualina married Francesco Guerini in Isernia on ??? July 1856.

    Francesco was born 4 Dec. 1824 in Isernia. Francesco’s parents were Celestino Guerini, age about 39, and Maria d’Iorio, age about 38.

    I’m attempting to find more information about these individuals and their ancestors, which would allow me to further trace my Father’s lineage in Italy. If you can provide any assistance in this effort, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance, David.