Genealogy in Roseto Valfortore

If you search your ancestors in Roseto Valfortore, in the province of Foggia, Puglia region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Roseto Valfortore

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

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Roseto Valfortore during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Roseto Valfortore 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 Puglia and of course in Roseto Valfortore too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Roseto Valfortore 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 Roseto Valfortore. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Roseto Valfortore archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church Records in Roseto Valfortore

Church archives in Foggia 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 Foggia 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 Roseto Valfortore on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Roseto Valfortore:

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via Largo Chiesa

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 Roseto Valfortore 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 Roseto Valfortore forum:
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  1. Evandro Falconi says:

    Hi, I’m looking for information about Domenico Pietro Falconi (or Falcone). His brother was Filippo Falcone and their parents were Gregorio and Margarida Falcone.

  2. Eric says:

    My great grandparents were Filippo Sabatino born 1866, and Maria Leonarda Trigiani born 1872. They emigrated to Roseto, PA, USA

    • Elviria says:

      My paternal family was from Roseto Valfortore. I grew up in Roseto, Pennsylvania. Have great memories. My Sister and I will be visiting Roseto Valfortore this month.

  3. Tavio says:

    looking for Father Guiseppe Giannini & Mother Rosa Palumbo of Roseto

  4. Diane says:

    My great-grandmother was Ermelinda Campolattaro, born in Roseto Valfortore in 1871 to Giuseppe Campolattaro (from Volturara Appula) and Giulia Cardo. Giulia’s parents were Giuseppe Cardo, a doctor, and Anna Maria Summonte. Family lore has it that Dr. Cardo sponsored and accompanied a group of Rosetans to North America in approximately 1883. Any info about the Cardo family would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • chris says:

      Would like to find my grandfather Nichole Altieri, records. He was born in 1900(approx.) in Roseto, his father Phillip, mother Rose, I think.

  5. Rocco says:

    My maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Delgrosso Marietta DelGrosso Falcone ( 1906-1971) married to Giovanni Falcone (1906-2007) in 1928 or 1929..they immigrated to Montreal Canada in the 50s. Her father, my great grandfather was Domenic Delgrosso born 1870s? -? He was a successful business man having owned a restaurant/inn in RV..
    If anyone has anymore info on him and his family I would appreciate it.

  6. Linda says:

    Looking for information about my grandmother, Lucia Sabatino, and my grandfather, Filipe Falcone who lived in Roseto Valforte and married there.

  7. Sante says:

    Good Day, I am researching my mothers family who came from Roseto Valfortore, Foggia . She was a Sabatino whose parents were Michele Sabatino and Lucia Altieri? Sabatino. Their children were Giusseppina, Domenico and Concetta, who was my mother.

    • Mary says:

      My grandmother was Maria Altieri from Roseto Valfortore born October 17, 1883.
      I wonder if there are any Altieris still living in RV. I plan to visit there next month.

  8. Kevin says:

    Hello, just some research i am trying on my Mother’s side of the family. seems her grand mother was Maria Mae Romano from Rosetta Foggia Puglia Italy. Married to Nick Policello in Joliet Illinois USA, also resided in Middle Inlet Wisconsin. My Name is Kevin Sneath. my Mother’s maiden Name was Mary Lou Policello and her father was Dominick Policello.

  9. Rosemary says:

    Hi, I am starting my family tree and would like to know who my great grandparents were. My dad is Rocco Falcone his dad was Antonio Falcone and wife was Maria Rosa (I do no know the last name) My mother was Lucia Figliola and her dad was Michele Figliola and his wife was Anna Maria Lucrezia (she was adopted) We were all from Roseto Valfortore

  10. Phillina says:

    Looking for info on my great grandparents Francesco and rosaria falcone. Arrived in United States around 1890. Also Lucy vicario married ralph romano

    • Richard says:

      Francesco Antonio Falcone born 10 Aug 1847 in Roseto Valfortore, son of Michele Falcone and Leonarda Trigiani. Married 29 Dec 1872 in Roseto, Maria Rosaria Silvestre born 1 Oct 1854 in Foiano but was living in Roseto. She was the daughter of Giuseppe Silvestre and Anjiola Intorcia.

    • Frederick says:

      My mother’s mother and father were both from Roseto. Their last name was Curcio. Are there any relatives Roseto?

  11. Mary Lou says:

    I am searching for info about my grandmother Maria Altieri, daughter of Nicholas Altieri and Josephine Calonica. Maria emigrated to Roseto, Pennsylvania in 1885 and she had two marriages and eight children. She died in 1940 in Vermont. We have very little information about her. I would like to know if there are any remaining relatives in Italy. I plan a trip to Roseto Valfortore and would appreciate any assistance.

  12. Joseph says:

    I am looking for Ralph and anne russo. They came to America in 1901-1904.
    They had two children, Michael, my grandfather and Helen. It’s possible they came from Bicari. If anyone can help, please do. I want to visit

  13. Doug says:

    I’m delighted at stumbling onto this page and site, and finding a familiar name: Ruggiero. I’m brick walled at a Rocco Ruggiero b.1860? in Monteleone di Puglia. Suddenly all kinds of records jump to Valfortore, but I can’t be certain of any connections.

  14. Doug says:

    I have been researching my Ruggiero family tree, and stumbling into ancestors in Roseto. I can’t say how delighted I was to see some names, even here in the comments, which are so obviously related, but I haven’t just yet made the mname and date connections. So! Close!

    • Victor says:

      Hi Doug! my wife’s great grand mother was also a Ruggiero from Roseto Valfortore, her mane was Filomena Ruggiero married to Giuseppe Albanese.This people left Roseto to work the coffee fields in BraZil. They where other Albanese and Ruggieros in Roseto all of them connected some how. Filomena’s father was Michele Ruggiero, we found out Michele died in Prison, in Serdenia, far from home.If any of this names familiar to you i will be glad i helped.

      • Walquiria says:

        Hi Victor,
        I’m Walquiria from Brazil – São Paulo.
        Giuseppe Albanese and Filomena Ruggiero are my great great great grandparents. I would like to know more information about them.
        We discovered that Giuseppe died with 91 years old in a coffee field where he , his son, his grandson and his great- granson worked. We don’t know much about Filomena, Could you tell us, please? And why Michele was in prision? Do you know if Filomena’s family was from Roseto Valfortore?
        Thank you!
        Looking foward to hear you.


    • Tony says:

      My mother’s side of the family is also Ruggiero. My grandfather was Cesare and grandmother Maria (nee Sabatino). Ruggiero’s a little more popular as a surname stretching to Naples, however originating in the north. What might tie your history to Roseto is his wife’s maiden name.

  15. Barbara says:

    I’m interested in the romano side my grandparents were from roseto Italy and Palero my grand fathers name was Phillip romano my grandmother Concetta don’t know her maiden name. Her children are Kathryne , Nicholas, Raymond , Louie I know they they immigrated to Ellis island. my dad Nicholas was born in the U.S. he’s alive at 81 years old everyone else born in Italy anyone out there that could tell me anything would be graat. My daughter speaks fluen Italian as she got her masters program in Florence. she is interested in returning in 2018 would love to give her some information. She’s 28 and they would be her great grandparents.

    • Robert says:

      Hi Barbara, I’m your cousin Robert Romano. My father was Louis we lived in Levittown, NY we have all the information you’re looking for. My son is a Vincent is a dual citizen of Italy. Please feel free to contact me I would love to here from you.

    • Concetta Romano says:

      Hi Barbara
      My name is Concetta & my grandparents name are also Filippo and Concetta Romano from Roseto my grandmothers surname was Falcone
      they had seven children……..Their Childrens name were Rosetta, Maria Gracia, Guiseppe, I think Antonio, cant remember the other names …….my dad was the last born Nicola Romano…born in 1925.
      My Grandfather lived in the US for Seven years separated from his wife this would have been in the 1920-1930 approx
      I live in Australia
      Im not sure if there is a connection!!!

  16. Denise says:

    My Grandparents are from Roseto Valfortore, Italy. That is the city listed on the papers I researched from Ellis Island where they arrived from Italy. My Grandfather’s name is Francesco Serio, my Grandmother’s name is Rosa Pento Serio. They had a son there, Vincenzo Serio. They arrived in America , in April 1915. I hope you can find some record of them. Thank-you, Denise

  17. Lee says:

    Looking for information on Grandparents Leonardo Capone and Rosa Maria Ianziti. I know my Grandmother was an Ianziti but I am not sure if my Grandfather, Leonardo Capone, was from Roseto or from Foggia.

    • Bethann & Alycia says:

      Hello,our mom was Barbara Joan Capone,Daniel and Etta’s daughter,these would have been our great-great grandparents.we would also love any information that could be provided on either family, the Capone or the Ianzita family….thanks.

  18. Grace says:

    My dad, Lucian Romano, was born on Dec. 13, 1886 to Filippo and Maria (Falcona) Romano. He had a half bother (Leonard), 2 brothers Michael and Nicholas and sister vita. Half settle in Scranton, Pa. and Dad and his sister settled in Washington, D.C.

    I have forwarded this information to various places in Roseto and Foggia and even sent money to get some information.

    No one has even bother to notify me.

    Any information you may forward will be greatly appreciated.

  19. Richard says:

    My great grandmother was – Concettia T Delgrasso. Her daughter was Lucy Mastri. Mastreserio was Italian name. Family Masteri / Mastreserio became Mastri. Had several siblings. Settanni married Mastri and Mastri married Settanni. Most last names became Settanni or Sattanni or variation. Mastri was a few. My great Aunt is a Mastri and Settanni. Some Materserio are still in US. Many Settanni are still in Italy. Many in Ohio, California, Arizona, Illinois, Florida, Maine. Others in Possible other states., At least two families from potential same location with same last name. I am related to Delgrasso from Roseto.

  20. Giovanni says:

    Would like info on my grandparents Giovanni Policelli (b.~1890-1905) married Rosa Policelli (b.~same time frame).
    Children Filomena, Nicola, Leonardo, Antonio, Beatrice, Donato, Maria, Filippo.

    Other grandparents – Filippo-Antonio Rinaldi (b.~1920-1929) married Domenica Sbrocchi (b.1929). Children Filomena, Giovanna and Vito

  21. Michele says:

    I am interested in finding information about my grandmother and her family. Her name was Mariateresa Falcone and she was born in Roseto Valfortore in 1889 (or 1890, 1891.) Her siblings were Phillip, John, Grace, and one other that I can’t remember.

    My daughter and I will be traveling to Puglia in January 2017 and plan to visit Roseto (and hopefully meet family.)

  22. Maria Rosaria says:

    interesested in finding out about Fillippo Antonio D’Avanzo and Rosaria Ruggiero both born in Roseto Valfortore (my grandparents) they were born in the late 1800.


  23. Judy says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents:
    Antonio Giannini DOB 1/6/1875 born in Roseto and Caterina Bozzelli DOB: 7/17/1878 born in Roseto. They came to the United States in 1903 (Roseto, PA). I am curious about siblings and my great grandparents.

    • Pietro says:

      My grandmother was Carmela Cacciacarro (Bozzelli is maiden) she died in Roseto, Foggia in the 1980’s. There are lots of Giannini & Bozzelli in Southern Ontario in Canada

  24. Rosie says:

    I am trying to find more about my great grandparents Severio Gennerina and Antonia Guerriera born around 1880

    and great grandparents, Paolo Converso and his wife Carmela possibly born before 1880 all lived in Roseto Valfortore.

    i look forward to hearing from you.

    thank you

  25. Mike says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents who were from Roseto Valfortore.

    Giueseppe Vario May 7, 1883 Roseto Valfortore, Foggia Italy

    Maria Sabatta (Maria Michela Sabetti) Roseto Valfortore,, Foggia, Puglia, Italy

    Any information on their relatives would be great. We plan to visit Roseto Valfortore in 2 years.

    • Rocco says:

      My maternal grandmother’s maiden name was Delgrosso Marietta DelGrosso Falcone ( 1906-1971) married to Giovanni Falcone (1906-2007) in 1928 or 1929..they immigrated to Montreal Canada in the 50s. Her father, my great grandfather was Domenic Delgrosso born 1870s? -? He was a successful business man having owned a restaurant/inn in RV..
      If anyone has anymore info on him and his family I would appreciate it.

  26. Lynn says:

    Interested in finding out about my Dad’s family… Leonard Cotturo parents Pasquale Cotturo Concetta Del Grasso Cotturo… I remember stories that he was “the angel of Roseto” in some parade

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lynn, I have been to Roseto V. a few times. We are cousins. I can give you some info on the Cotturo family if you’d like to contact me.

      • Lynn says:

        Hi Lisa:

        I would love any info on the Cotturo family. My dad was Leonard and he was born in Roseto in 1920. I am planning a trip to Italy and would love any hints, tips etc .


  27. DANIEL says:

    Searching for family members with soprannome frusile. My grandparents were
    Michele Antonio Falcone and Antonia Casiero. My ggrandparents were Giuseppi Falcone and Lucia Sbrocchi.

  28. Carol says:

    I am looking for information on Donato Sabetti (born 12 Dec 1863) and his wife Rosario Ruggiero (Ruggerio) (born 9 Apr 1862). They came to the US and settled in Roseto, PA. Her parents could be Giuseppe Ruggerio and Antonette Zieto.

    Also looking for Andrea Communale (b. 1860?) and wife, Rosa (b. 1862?). They also came to the US.

  29. Linda says:

    Last sept 2015 I visited rose to valforte the town my father Nicolas Falcone was born 1922 mother filomenia Cistone and Philip Falcone there is a celebration of Falcone every year and I would like more info about this. Thank you Linda

  30. Natalie says:

    My great grandfather immigrated to the US in 1906 Anthony Di Motillo. His parents Lodovico & Maria Theresa Ruggiera were supposedly from Roseto Valfortore & had a daughter that married a Palumbo in Columbus, Ohio USA. I can’t find any family info beyond Lodovico & Maria. My aunt visited the town but no government type businesses were open to verify things. Would you have any leads, or insights?

    • Walquiria says:

      Minha trisavó se chamava Fhilomena Ruggiero. Essa família era bem grande em Roseto. Uma parte emigrou para o Brasil, no Estado de Minas Gerais e outra parte foi para a Pensilvânia, nos EUA. na minha árvore genealógica, tem todos os antepassados da família Ruggiero. Fui em Roseto em 2019 e consegui muitas informações na Comuna, Prefeitura de lá, me mostraram os registros de nascimento deles e quando emigraram para o Brasil, em 1890.

  31. Darla says:

    Joseph and Maria Vario are my hand parents too and would love this information as well.

    • Linda says:

      If you are still looking on information on this couple I may be able to help. I just happened to see your question and I have some infor on them.

  32. Maria says:

    Interested in the Romano family. My grandfather-Nicola Sabetti Born February 23,1904 was the son of Maria (or some say Phyllis) Romano and Philip Sabetti. Their children were Lenoard, Grace, Philomena, Cecilia and Nicola. From Roseto, Valfatore
    Interested in the Romano side.

    • Richard says:

      Hi Maria,

      Your ancestors were Filippo Antonio Sabetti and Maria Filippa Romano. Filippo’s parents were Nicolamaria Sabetti and Filomena De Rosa. Filippa’s parents were Leonardo Romano and Leonarda D’Albanese.
      I hope that this helps. (Nicolamaria is correct even though it sounds feminine)


      • Richard says:

        Hi Maria,

        A little more…..Leonarda Albanese’s parents were Antonio Albanese and Antonia Lanzetta.

        Leonardo Romano’s parents and grandparents were Michelangelo Romano and Maria di Cesare (parents) and Leonardo Romano and Agostina Finelli (grand parents)


  33. Kevin says:

    Do you provide estimates? I am curious to find out how much (approximately) it would cost to research my great grandparents and their family tree.

    Husband and wife
    Joseph (guiseppie ) Vario – Husband
    Birth 7 mar 1883 in Roseta valfatore Italy

    Maria Sabetti – Wife
    Birth 1-18-1894 in Roseta valfatore Italy

    I look forward to your response.


    • Mike says:

      Kevin, these were my Grand Parents, my father was the youngest his name was Phillip. I will be visiting Rosetta Valforte next July and hope to really dive deep in our family roots.