Genealogy in Pizzone

If you search your ancestors in Pizzone, 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 Pizzone

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 Pizzone town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Pizzone on your behalf.

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

S. NICOLA DI BARI – Via 4 Novembre

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

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  1. Brooke says:

    I’m trying to learn about my ancestors in Pizzone- last names: Di Iorio, Santucci, DiCianni.

    Any info I’d appreciate the help!

  2. Serena says:


    I want to know more about my dad’s side as no one will help. I know my ancestors names were Domenico Disandro born 1827-1890 and his wife was Domenica Maria Mancini born 1833. They were from Pizzone I believe and had 7 children. One that moved to the U.S. Vincent Disandro Suffix born May 24 1877 in Pizzone. His other siblings Arabella Louise Hiscock,1889-1968 Silvia Antonia Hiscock born 1908-1982, Louisa Hiscock born 1909. Those are only a few I know, if anyone has any info they can give me that be amazing honestly !

  3. Edward says:

    I will be in Rome in September 2020. My mother was born in the U.S, Her father Lebro DiBenedetto and possibly his wife Lucy Saviano were from Pizzone, Italy. WE are sure one, if not both were from Pizzone. They may have married in Pizzone or in the US.

    Is there a St Barbara church in Pizzone? That may be where they were married.

  4. ANTOINE says:

    Bonjour ;Je possede un petit arbre a partir de Dicianni Nicolas ne le21/06/1876 marie a Lucia Santucci nee le 24/11/1877 a Pizzone.Si une copie vous interese je peux la transmettreJe recupere aussi ce qui concerne ces personnes

  5. Joseph says:

    Searching for any information on my grandparents. My Grandfathers passport says that he’s from Pizzone. His name was Francisco Guesseppi D’Andra. Our last name was changed to DeAndrea sometime after arriving to America. My Grandmother’s last name was Di Benedetto (not sure that’s spelled right. She went by the name “Minnie” however that was not her real name and I cannot make out the name written on the passport. I am planning on traveling to Pizzone with my family in 2020 and any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you

    • Linda says:


      Just read your email – Filomena Fosco and Angelo Di Benedetto had 12 children – my grandfather, Mario, was #5 and your grandmother Domenica (Minnie) was #8. My great aunt Minnie had 3 children – Filomena, Carmella and Joseph. Joseph had 2 children – Joseph and Gina. Does this sound familiar? If you contact me, I will send you the complete Filomena and Angelo Di Benedetto list.

    • Linda says:

      I may have some information for you – my maiden name is Di Benedetto – Grandma’s name was Santucci.

    • Reid says:

      Hi I’m Reid, my grandmother was named Antionette Di Benedetto and I have been doing some family research trying to find old family in Italy and in the US. My grandmother was born in 1920. If you find anything let know, it would be really cool to find out.

  6. Cynthia says:

    looking for find my grandfathers correct name. He is listed as Antonio Diordio. The second “d” makes narrowing it down very difficult. born May 31, 1861, Parents Leonardo and Angela. listed as coming from Naples, perhaps this was where he left from. immigrated and settled in Norristown PA. some where along the line they changed the spelling to DeOrdio which makes matters even more difficult. Any help that anyone can provide would be helpful. C

  7. Toni says:

    Ellis island records shows my grandfather Nicola Fosco hometown was listed as Pizzone Italy. Nicola father was Angelo Fosco. I had visited Pizzone in 1772..there was an Aunt still living there at that time. Angelo and his son came to America and lived in Chicago, Ill. If anyone have other information of this Fosco family would greatly be appricated.

    • Gina says:

      I have some information about the Fosco family in America if that helps….but I am pretty sure you know this information. My name is Gina Fosco and I am the great granddaughter of Alex(Alessandro) Fosco, Nicola’s younger brother. In my research I haven’t gotten very far before the move to America, but I have some hints from family stories and records. The family spent some time in France…I am fairly sure it is where my great grandfather was born actually…I am also fairly sure Angelo went back and forth between the old and new world sometimes legally, sometimes not. I do know that my great grandfather entered america when he was young, but there is not official record of this….he was then sent back to Pizzone where he lived several years and then brought back to the chicago when he was 13…on the passenger list is Angelo’s name and Alfonso’s…another brother…..not sure if any of this helps, but please feel free to contact me further.

      • Toni Fosco says:

        Thank you for your response Gina. Are you in Italy or America? My great grandfather is Angelo Fosco who was married to Mary Notodonato. The spelling of Notodonato has appears with different spelling. I was like you in my research Ellis Island shows Angelo going back and forth a few times through Ellis Island. One record showed he came over with my grandfather Nicola and another younger person by the name Antonio. The best I could piece together is Nicola and Antonio was brothers. However, I have found different naturalization cards for Nicola and Antonio Fosco with the same address. The problem I have is that my dad Nick was orphaned at a young age and raised by his mother sister and her husband they were Bigett and Pasquale DiChristofano. Also, the spelling of DiChristofano is spelled different even at their death. I visited Chicago a few years ago for a Fosco family reunion only to find nobody there could tell me about the Fosco family. All of my dad’s sisters and brother had past years ago. Their children could provide any information about the Fosco Family. I have a couple pictures of very young boys that were in Dad stuff but with no names. I had heard that my grandfather Fosco had about four brothers and one or more sister.

    • Rachel says:

      hello, my great grandmother was named Fosco Grazia born in 1880 in Pizzone his father is named Fosco Angelo and his mother Dicianni Dominica, she came to France in 1902 !!

      • Marie says:

        Ciao Rachel, your great grandmother was named Grazia Fosoc born in 1880 in Pizzone Italy, What year was Angelo Fosco born?

  8. Loretta says:

    My grandfather, Leonardo Spina was born in Pizzone around 1884. I am trying to find the address of the home where he lived.

  9. Donna says:

    my grandfather was born in Pizzone. His name was Nicholas DiCianni. He was born in 1909 and came to america in 1911. His father was Antonio DiCianni and his mother’s name has come up as Maria Fosco and Domenica Fosco. I will be in Italy in april and am wondering if there is a cemetery in Pizzone that i could wander thru and see if i can find any headstones that might belong to my family. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Also, what are the chances that i may find someone that speaks English in town?

    • anna says:

      Are you relatedto brian di cianni in chicago?

    • Jan says:

      Did you find any info during your trip to Italy? My husband is Nicholas DiCianni, Jr. He had some half brothers he knew of, so I assume you are the daughter of one of them. I would be interested if you found any grave sites or information going back further. My research has Antonio’s parents as Dominico DiCianni & Esther Santucia (Santucci). But not 100% sure. Others who are tracking Antonio show different names as parents. And yes we know Brian DiCianni.

  10. mary says:

    I am researching my dad’s family. My dad and his parents were all born in Pizzone. My dad’s name was Christino Santucci and his parents were Angela Maria and Joseph Santucci. I also had an uncle Nicola Santucci. I think they left the town around 1930 or so. I am trying to figure out if there were any other children left behind. I would also like to know if I have any relatives left in the town. When you respond could you please write in English I can’t read Italian. thank you very much.

  11. Kevin says:


    I am researching my mother’s side of the family and I traced my ancestory back to Pizzone. I am looking for more information about the Di Cianni side of the family. My Great Great grandfather Antonio Di Cianni came from Pizzone with his wife Domenica. He married her in 1901, but unfortunately I do not know the date, nor do I know her maiden name. I know that Antonio’s parents were named Giacomo Di Cianni and Donata Fosco. I am now trying to figure out how to fill in some of these holes. Any recommendations for new places to look would be greatly appreciated.


    • Antoine says:

      bonjour kevin je vis en france et suis d,origine de pizzone , je suis alle a pizzone en juin 2014 chercher des infos sur mon grand pere et grand mere,dicianni nicolas et santuci lucie il m’ a semble qu ‘il on eu un peu peur que je vienne demander quelque chose et du coup on ne connais plus ou pas .alors des infos me font toujours plaisir . Cordialement Antoine

    • Jan says:

      I think we are tracking the same Antonio. That was my husband’s grandfather. My research shows him married to Domenica Fosco. But, in researching I think his parents were Joseph Fosco and Lucia Saviano (spelling varies). I have not had any luck going back in time any further. I would be interested as to why you show different parents for Antonio.