Genealogy in Grottolella

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Grottolella, 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 Grottolella registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Grottolella


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Grottolella. As more your surname is common in Grottolella, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Grottolella 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 Grottolella 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 Grottolella, or if you have questions regarding your family in Grottolella, just leave a message below

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1 Comment

  1. Christine says:

    I am going to Grottolella in June hoping to find information on Francesco Frank Russo and Lucia Spinelli. These are my great grandparents and both came from Grottolella, Avellino, Campania Italy.

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