Genealogy in Foiano di Val Fortore

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Foiano di Val Fortore, 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 Foiano di Val Fortore registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Foiano di Val Fortore?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Foiano di Val Fortore


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Foiano di Val Fortore from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Foiano di Val Fortore. As more your surname is common in Foiano di Val Fortore, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Foiano di Val Fortore 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 Foiano di Val Fortore 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.

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 Foiano di Val Fortore, or if you have questions regarding your family in Foiano di Val Fortore, just leave a message below

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  1. Ann Marie says:

    My great grandfathers name wan Giovanni Troiano and my great grandmother was Carmela Ciampi.Troiano they were from Foiano di Val Fortore, Benevento Campania,Italy.I am looking for my great grandfathers death certificate.Does anyone know how I can find it?

  2. Ann Marie says:

    Antonio troiano b.1868. Vincenzo troiano b 1871-1933. Giuseppe troiano b. 1878. Filameno troiano capodieci b 1881-1980 who were their parents?

  3. Steven says:

    Am researching the Cilenti family. It appears that both Michele Cilenti and Maria Grazia Casamassa were both from Foiao di Val Fortori. There is some indication that they were married in the early 1900’s; probably in a Catholic Church.

    They came to the US had one child then returned to Italy. Son Donato “Dan” Carmen Cilenti(1909–1985) was born 15 Jul 1909 in Foiano and daughter Mary Joanna Cilenti(1912–1982) was born 20 Jan 1912 in Foiano. My grandparents then returned to the US

    My plan is to visit Foiano di Val Fortori in November 2017 to look for marriage and birth records for our family.

    Any assistance would be helpful. Thank you.

    • Marie says:

      Steven, I hope this helps in some way. I sent a message to you a few days ago but I’m not sure if you received it, so i’ll try again….My paternal grandmothers name was Maria Ingoranato Cilenti. She was one of 8 children. One brother was named Michele Angelo Cilenti. My grandmother was born on August 26, 1899. She died at the age of 33 from TB. My paternal grandfather was Michele Antonio Casamassa. He was born on Sept. 5, 1891. He was one of 7 siblings,one of whom was named Maria Grazia Casamassa . Irealize that in this small village of Foiano ,there are many families with the same last names, but I hope there may be some connection.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Looking for aNy records on Julius Ruggiero that would of been born on August 15, 1864 and whose mother and father were Clementina Milyatos Vincent Ruggiero/s and records on the parents as well

  5. Domenico says:


    I have put in a bit of work and traced my family back to their roots in Foiano di Val Fortore.

    My grandmother, Teresa Maria Rotondo was born there, and I want to confirm the names of her parents. Her father was either Giovanni or Giovanno Rotondo, and her mother was Maria Antonia Del Vecchio. If I could confirm that these names are correct, it would be easier to continue my search.

    Also, I am having a bit of trouble finding information about my grandfather’s parents, but they are also from Foiano. If possible, I’d love to discuss this with another person familiar with the situation.


  6. Jen says:

    Hi, My great grandfather and great grandmother, Guido Born 2/6/1882 and Ida Zacchei Sonnati (born around 1885) came to America on March 5, 1907 on the SS Madonna that left from Naples, Italy. Both of them are listed as coming from Foiano. This is all I know and I would love to find out any information about their lives in Italy.

  7. Brian says:

    Hi – my grandmother told me her father, Libero Gentilcore, was born in Foiano in Nov 1893. I’ve been told his parents were named Vincent and Maria. I only have some basic info which has been passed down verbally and would like any info or contacts to discuss the Gentilcore history. Any guidance is appreciated.

    Thanks so much,

    • Marie says:

      I have read your message and I hope I can help. My maternal grandfather was Michele Gentilcore. He was one of 10 or more siblings ! One of them was named Libero. My grandfather was born on Oct 2, 1902. My maternal grandparents were Giovanni Gentilcore and Philomena Gentilcore. My great, great grandparents were Libero Gentilcore, Maria Rosaria Parmigano. My mother lives in Pennsylvania and moved to the USA in 1954.

  8. Nancy says:

    I need to hire a geneologist that can do some research in Foiano di Val Fortore. The records I need are from the late 1800’s. Please contact me at my e-mail address, or tell me where I can write for the information needed. Thank you

  9. Nancy says:

    My mother was born in Foiano in 1925. I have good information on her father’s side, the Mutarelli family. I need in formation on her mother. Her name is Addorlorata Caurso, and was born 1894. Her father was Giuseppe Caruso and her mother’s name was Libera. This is all I know. Her parents were married there in Foiano in 1924. What ever you could do to help me I would be grateful for. Nancy

  10. Mark says:

    My paternal grandfather was born in Foiano in February 1896. I would be interested in anything pertaining to the family of Michael Iampietro. Father’s name, John.

    Thank you,


    Mio nonno paterno è nato a Foiano nel febbraio 1896. Sarei interessato a qualsiasi cosa riguardanti la famiglia di Michael Iampietro. Nome del padre, John.

    Grazie, Mark

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