Genealogy in Casalduni

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

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

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

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

12 Comments

  1. Linda says:

    I’m searching for relatives of the Borzillo family. My great-great grandfather’s name was Angelo and he was married to Carmela M Lovizio. They had 4 children born in Casalduni: Gennaro, Filomena, Luigi (my great grandfather), Maria Teresa, and Antonio (Born in USA). Any information is appreciated.

  2. John says:

    I am trying to trace my lineage which seems to be from Casalduni. My grandfather was Salvatore Mazzerle, born 6 Aug, 1903 (two birth certificates on record). My great grand father was named Lorenzo Mazzarelli , no further info. My grand mother’s name was Tommasina Maria Rafaela Giannattasio (Mazzerle) (Mazzarelli). Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  3. Michele says:

    Hello.
    Researching family information on Antonio DeRosa born 11 September 1886 in Casalduni, came to New York in 1904 married Giocondina Pucino (1894)in Newburgh, NY in 1912. Antonio’s father was Michele, mother Annamaria Borzillo from Casalduni. Antonio had brothers Pellegrino 1875 & Matteo, and a sister. Pellegrino came to New York. Can’t find information on Matteo or name of his sister. Also, he had a nephew Antonio (Tony) Borrelli who came to New York and lived in New York city, trying to find the Borrelli family connection. Tony Borrelli had a son Ralph John and a wife Vincenza.

  4. Rose says:

    Donato Izzi born: 23 April, 1869 Calsaduni and his wife:
    Carmela Romano born: 24 May, 1885 Casalduni

  5. Jerry says:

    I believe some of my ancestors came to the USA from Casalduni between 1906 and 1913. My great grandfather was Pasquale Salamone who came to America with his brother Gennaro in 1911. Pasquale’s daughter Antonia came to the USA in 1913 with her grandmother Pellegrina Salamone. Antonia was my paternal grandmother. My paternal grandfather, Pasquale Leone, came to the US in 1911, and married Antonia in 1916. All of these individuals identified Casalduni as their original home. Is there anyone there who might be able to help me research these people and their ancestors? Thank you in advance.

    • Penny says:

      Hi Jerry,

      My husband’s grandmother was Carmella Salamone, born in Casalduni in 1898. She came to America and married Giovanni Silvestro/i (also from Casalduni) in Philadelphia in 1916. Carmella Salamone’s parents were Antonio Salamone and something beginning with Paschali? Vigliotti.

      Do any of these names sound familiar to you?

    • anna says:

      Would love to communicate with you privately as I have lots of info on the Salomones but non on the ones that went to USA.. Was Pellegrina Salomone her married name? if so what was her maiden name? Was your grandmother Antonia Salomone born 12 Jun 1903? if so we are distantly related

    • Karla says:

      Hi Jerry
      I started doing some ansecstry work, while planning a trip back to Casalduni for my elderly father to see the town my grandfather came to Philly from. All the names you mentioned are part of my ancestry.

    • Linda says:

      Hi Jerry,
      Pasquale Leone (Born in 1870) was one of the boarders that lived with my great-great grandparents, Angelo and Carmela. I found his name in the 1910 census. He was listed as being 40 years old at the time. Was he related to the Borzillo family? Nephew Maybe? His mother was Rose Borzillo ( Born 1847) and his father was Lorenzo Leone. Could Rose be Angelo’s sister or Aunt?

  6. Peter says:

    Looking for info on my grandmother born around 1896 catherine romano in casalduni

  7. Perry says:

    I am searching for my relatives of my grandfather Giuseppe Del Vecchio and his mother (my great grandmother) Severia Del Vecchio. They lived in Casalduni until 1898 when they left for America. My grandfather Giusseppe Del Vecchio was born August 25, 1877 in Casalduni. The only information about his father was that he was in the army and was killed. I believe Giuseppe’s grandfather may also may have been in the Army.
    That is the all I know about his ancestors.

  8. Patricia says:

    My grandfather Antonio Pagano – born late 1800’s in Casalduni

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