Genealogy in Forino

If you search your ancestors in Forino, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Forino registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Forino from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Forino. As more your surname is common in Forino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Forino 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 Forino 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Forino just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Forino area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Joe says:

    I believe my grandmother was born in Forino in 1883. Her name was Filomena Acierno. She immigrated to the USA around 1900. Her father’s name was Alessandro Acierno. I am working on my genealogy and would greatly appreciate any information you may have. Thank you.

  2. Nancy says:

    I am looking for information about my grandparents. My grandmother, Annunziata (Laudati ) Milizia was born in Forino, June 13, 1895 and my grandfather, Stanislao Milizia was also from Forino we believe. They came to USA in 1920 and settled in Rochester, NY. How would I find information about relatives still in Italy.
    Thank you!

  3. James Anthony says:

    I am researching my grandfather, Generoso Santucci who was born on May 1, 1896 in Forino to father Generoso Santucci and mother Antonia Neve. He also may have had a sister named Antonetta (he made some money wire’s back to Forino to Generoso as well as Antonetta (though that may in fact be his mom.)

    He came to the US on passport number 1709 in 1913. I have the original passport and copies. I am trying to find out if there are any living relatives of his family still in Forino or the Avellino area, as i am traveling to Naples to visit the country for the first time and want to visit Forino. If there are not existing living relatives, might there be death records and or church/cemetery records – as i would love to pay my respects to my family

  4. Mary says:

    My mothers mother was born in forino. My grandmother was born in 1896 but she was adopted and renamed Vasco.

  5. Camille says:

    I am planning to visit Forino on October 2015. The only records I have of my grandparents both from Forino and came to USA in 1923. My grandfather was Aniello Tufano, my grandmother was Virginia Angelillo. Any idea how I would narrow down which church to contact?

  6. BOURGADE says:

    And CLELIA was born in 1892…..sorry

  7. Robert says:

    My great grandparents are from Forino. Names are samuele and Carmella mazzarino. Born 1863 and 1865. Immigrated to new York in 1896 and 1898. Would like to get more info on them and any other relatives. Where can I discover records for for relatives then and now.

    • Candy says:

      My grandmother said that she was from Forino, Italy. Her maiden name was FORINO. Her birth name was Bianchina Forino. She was born 10 October, 1883 in Salerno, Italy.

      It says on her birth certificate – diciotto ottobre. Is that October 10th? Her parents were Felice Forino and Vincenzia Centanni. (I must say that I am having some trouble reading the fancy writing and the language is foreign to me, but I am doing the best I can.) Were there Forinos in Forino Italy. Could that make her family the family the town was named after?

      Also can you tell me what is the difference between Campagna, Italy and Campania, Italy. Are these close to each other? Are they the same region or city?

      My grandmother was born in Salerno and lived in Forino until she was a teen.

      Thanks for helping me. Candy

      • BOURGADE says:

        Bianchina was the sister of my grand-mother clelia born in salerno in 1992 near Naples in campania which is the name of this part of south of italy
        My great grand parents were felice forino and vincenza centanni. They emigrated in France near 1900 in Marseille big town of south of France.
        I know that Bianchina married Nastro and emigrated in usa and had a daughter Adele mother of. Richard. Decrescenzo father of robert M Decrescenzo Hartford CT.
        I was born in Marseille and lived in Nice (french riviera.). I was 62 years and have a sister
        Bianchina and her brothers ans sisters was 10 children….
        Carmine, antonietta, Gracia , ida had emigrated in usa
        The others stayed in france
        Tell me if you have this message

        • BOURGADE says:

          I apologyze.
          I made a mistake
          Bianchina married Matteo Gennaro NADDEO ( and not NASTRO)
          Her children : Adele, Freddy, Olympia, Rudolfo
          ( Rudi) , Snyder ( Ciro) , Virginia ( Chikie ).
          She had un great temper exactly like her sister CLELIA.!!!
          Strong women….

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