• Angel Communications

    Offering genealogical research services, specializing in researching family trees, in the province of Frosinone, Italy.

    Based locally, in Sora, civil and parish record searches can be performed as well as finding living relatives.


PICINISCO, VAL DI COMINO 1017 -2017. An important anniversary for the town and all our neighbours.

In 2017, Picinisco, one of the towns which lie in Val di Comino, will celebrate its first Millennium. While undoubtedly older, the first mention of Picinisco is to be found in a document dated 6 March 1017, when the Princes of Capua restored to the Abbey of Montecassino the Monastery of S. Valentino to be … Continue reading

Picinisco video

For all my followers with ancestors from Picinisco here is a Youtube link to a beautiful video of the town.

POFI (Frosinone) Parish records

The parish records for all parishes in Pofi have been transferred to the Diocese Archives in Veroli. These archives are open all day on Fridays only (except August) and while the archivist can help with suggestions, please remember she is not a family history researcher.  If you need help with your Pofi search please email … Continue reading


There are many companies who offer genealogy research and their rates and methods of charging vary greatly. FLAT RATE This is very popular with the larger companies who want the ‘whole job’ of creating your family tree.  From you at the beginning and covering several generations.  Most have it broken down into a rate for … Continue reading

The Anagrafe (Big Brother, Italian-style) South & Central Italy

Italian civil records have to be the most informative I have ever encountered.  They are so detailed they practically tell the family story as a standalone.   The Anagrafe knows everything about all of its residents, where they live, who their parents are, their birth marriage and death dates and now even their divorce details.  They … Continue reading

What’s in a name?

Under Napoleon, and continuing even to today although not enforced, it was forbidden to name a male child after it’s father unless the father was dead.  Because of the continued reuse of forenames within a family many Italians, even today are known by their first name followed by their father’s first name. This meant that … Continue reading


Multiple or missing entries in Civil registration

Kenneth writes:  I am searching Civil Registration (Tribunale) for birth records of my grandfather and his siblings (on the FamilySearch website). In the process, I’ve uncovered an unusual situation, and hope an Italian genealogy expert can explain. There are 5 siblings born in 1881,Caterina 1890,Virginia, 1891,Maddalena 1894 (or 92)Vittoria and 1896 (Battista-direct ancestor) My grandfather … Continue reading

Picinisco: Stato d’Anime from 1839 restored

It has taken years to get the permission and get the job done but the Parish Census of San Lorenzo Martire in Picinisco finally has a new cover and restored pages. Thanks go to Stuart Capaldi, Helen Lewis, C M Pirrung, Beth Snider, Cesidio Di Gesse, Peter Aylett, and Susie Volante for their generous donations … Continue reading

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading



I think Bob would agree that our two days together was worth every penny he spent to have me set up appointments, and the itinerary for his wish list. Bob, had completed most of his family history research using the microfilms from Family Search and I had filled in the gaps.  Now he was coming … Continue reading