Genealogy in Capriglia Irpina

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Capriglia Irpina, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Campania and in Avellino province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Capriglia Irpina registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Capriglia Irpina in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Capriglia Irpina to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Capriglia Irpina?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Capriglia Irpina


Before to start your genealogy research in Capriglia Irpina, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Capriglia Irpina too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Capriglia Irpina from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Capriglia Irpina. As more your surname is common in Capriglia Irpina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Capriglia Irpina archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church archives in Avellino province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Capriglia Irpina and Avellino province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli(Naples).

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Capriglia Irpina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Capriglia Irpina, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Capriglia Irpina area will reply to you


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Capriglia Irpina”
  1. Linda says:

    do you provide ancestry tours in Capriglia Irpino? I am planning a trip there this spring.
    Thank you

  2. Rhonda says:

    I am trying to locate any information about my fathers parents. He was born a Violetti and placed in an orphanage and adopted by Francesca Vumbaca Gullozzo and Francesco Vumbaca. He was born 27-4-1927. HIs parents lived in Gerace and migrated to Australia in 1936. He is 90 years old and although he adored his mother to this day he wonders about his Violetti family and if there are other blood brothers and sisters.
    Any help is appreciated.

  3. Maria says:

    My grandfather Nicola Marrone born in Ospedaletto maybe in 1865. I know of two brothers Carmine and Antonio. He married Concetta Sillano born maybe 1869. They lived in Capriglia Irpina and had children. My mother Maria Carmela Marrone was born there in Feb. 10, 1908. She was always called Carmela. She married at the Catholic Church there to Alberico Tropeano of Grottolella on Feb. 21, 1935 and was baptized there. I have no information on anyone. one of my grandfathers brothers lived in New York. I have met my uncles and aunt even some cousins, but no one speaks of family and I only have some cousins left.on my mothers side of the family. I was told the records were destroyed in the 1980 earthquake. How do I go about getting.records and information? Thank you

  4. Roberta says:

    My paternal grandfather was born in Capriglia Irpina in 1895. His name was Henry Devito. Unfortunatly there is no living relations on my fathers side that I can find for more information. I know he came to the United States when he was very young. If there is any information you can send me I would be grateful. Thank you

  5. Carmela says:

    Hi. I am looking for information of any kind about my ancestors. My father was born in capriglia, and I am looking for information about his mother’s family. His mother (my nonna) is Raffaela Fimiani and her parents are Raffaele Fimiani and Filomena Ragucci. Raffaela’s sister is Maria and her brothers are Angelo, Vergemino, Antonio and Omelio. My father’s father ( my nonno) is Elviro D’Alessandro. (He was a black shirt for Mussolini). His father is Pasquale D’Alessandro (born in 1877) and Pasquale’s parents are Giovanni Giacomo D’Alessandro and Alessandra Nigro. Elviro’s mother is Maria Carmela Saccone, and her parents are Ignazio Saccone and Faustina D’Alessandro. I was in capriglia in July and was able to find out those names from my family that still live in Capriglia and by going to the cemetery. I was not able to go to the municipal office and the church in Capriglia was not open when I went. It was raining very hard that day, but I saw my father’s name on the church, Ciro D’Alessandro. He said it was his cousin’s name because he donated money to the church. Then I learned about what was under the church when my father was growing up there. If you can be of any help to me, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope to come back in a few years. If you find anything, I can let my cousins know, and someone will be sure to get in touch with you. Sincerely, thank you so much for spending any time on this at all. Thank you, thank you,

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Carmela, I came across your information doing genealogy research on my family. I am extremely interested in how far back I can date my ancestors. Pasquale D’Alessandro and Maria Saccone are my great-great- grandparents. I’d love to speak with you on what other information you may have that can help me trace our line back even further.

      • Ouika says:

        My great-great- grandparents were Pasquale D’Alessandro and Maria Saccone born in Capriglia Irpina in 1877 and 1872.

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