Genealogy in Buonalbergo

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Buonalbergo, 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 Benevento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Buonalbergo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Buonalbergo 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 Buonalbergo. As more your surname is common in Buonalbergo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Buonalbergo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church archives in Benevento 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 Buonalbergo and Benevento 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 Buonalbergo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Buonalbergo, 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 buonalbergo@italianside.com our expert in Buonalbergo area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

9 Comments

  1. Jeanne says:

    Looking for information about Emilia Martone born May 11, 1859 from Buonalbergo and her sister Mariana born around 1882. Also Luigi Caggiano born July 28, 1856. Also from Buonalbergo. Would like to know of any descendants. Also Emilia Martone went back to Italy between 1927-1929 to pass away. Would like any information on when she passed and where she is buried. She and Luigi are my great grandparents. Grazie. Jeanne

  2. Denise says:

    My grandfather lived there until he wass 12 years old. His name was Serafino Gammarato.

  3. Carol says:

    Looking for any information on Pompillo Socca born 1986 in Buonalbergo, his father was Raffaele Scocca born around 1855 married a lady her first name might have been Anna she was born 1860. Raffaele built homes and buildings

  4. Victoria says:

    Trying to find information about my grandparents and their relatives. Lia Maria Leone and Mario Rossetti. Lia was born in 1936 and Mario was born in 1934. They had one child together, Rocco Rossetti. All three were born in Buonalbergo as had their families for generations. Supposedly there are still relatives there. If anyone knows anything of them Id really appreciate it. Thank you

  5. Gloria says:

    Interested in finding information about my mother in law. Her name was Mariannina Di bellonia. She married Leonaro Cristino from Monte calvo in about 1928, August. I would like to know where she lived and who were her immediate family members.

  6. Kimberly says:

    I am trying to locate information on my great-grandfather, Enrico D’Aloia. He was born in Buonalbergo on May 12, 1888 (I think), and immigrated to the United States around 1906. I believe his parents names may have been Mike (Michael/Michele) and Concetta. He also had a sister names Carolina. How can I find information on his birth, residence, etc. in Buonalbergo?
    Thank you,
    Kim

  7. Joyce says:

    Looking for information regarding Aminta MARTINO born abt 1885. Her last residence was Buonalbergo as stated on 1906 passenger list on the Madonna from Naples to New York USA. She married Emilio Adinolfi in Italy prior to setting sail. I am searching for her family in Italy, birth records, marriage. Family story handed down was she was the daughter of a “mayor” and she was in a convent. Any information regarding my research would be greatly appreciated. Joyce

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