Genealogy in Quindici

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Quindici 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 Quindici. As more your surname is common in Quindici, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Quindici 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 Quindici 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 Quindici, or if you have questions regarding your family in Quindici, 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 quindici@italianside.com our expert in Quindici area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

9 Comments

  1. Mike says:

    Hi there, looking for my ancestors. My Grand Farther is Charles W Manzi he was from Quindici and His Father, my Great Grand Father was Edward Ettore Manzi Born in 1884 wife Ella Scibelli.

    What ever info you can find would be greatly appreciated

    Thank you

    Mike

  2. Richard says:

    My father Andrea Scibelli was born in Quidinci August 24, 1914 and I’m looking for my grandparents name

  3. Doug says:

    I was interested in any information on Andrea “Andrew” Trione, who was believed to be born on June 10, 1891 in Quindici, Avellino, Campania. Specifically I would like to know who his parents were. Any help would be appreciated.

  4. Jenny says:

    I am looking for more information about my great grandfather Stephen (Stefan) Grasso who lived in the Quindici area, he was born approximately 1885. I heard rumors from several family members that he had to leave the country because he had killed someone and according to one relative it was the ex-boyfriend of my great grandmother, who’s name was Nancy (Nunziata) Sciallo (not sure on the spelling).
    Thank you!

  5. Rose says:

    My grandfather was born in Quindici, Italy, approximately July 1894. His name was Liberatore Santaniello or ar least that’s what it said on the papers when he arrived in the USA on April 30, 1909 at age 15. I know he had several brothers one of which died there. His name was Fiori (?) Santaniello. Any information that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. If there is a cost, I would be happy to pay it.

    Also, he came to NY with a statue of St. Maria Grace. We were always told it was the patron saint of the town.

    I’ll be anxious to hear from you. Thank you.

  6. Alfredo says:

    My mother, Mariangela Scibelli was born in Tonowanda on April 11, 1907. Her parents were Felice Scibelli and Agnese Ventre. My mother was brought to Italy when she was about seven years old. I am trying to find my mother’s relatives from Tonowanda. Thank you in advance for any help.

  7. Jennie says:

    My Great Granfather Francesco Vona was reported to be born on 1/9 around 1878. Records indicate he was born in Quindici, Italy before coming to New York. I’m trying to find more information about his family in Italy (father, mother, wife, etc.). When he came to the US. He married Rose Rubinacho. Any assistance you could provide would be much appreciated.

    • Steve says:

      Jennie, My great grand father was the brother of Rose Rubinaccio. I was in Mt Morris and have visited North Tonawanda when I was little. Please contact me. I am on face book and Linked in. Steve

  8. Bonnie says:

    I am looking to find out if there was a Margherita Rizzo, or Rizzio born in Quindici on March 8, 1898. Her parents were Giuseppe Rizzo and Carmella Sica.
    Thank you

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