Genealogy in Melizzano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. S. Heard says:

    Looking for info on the family of Maria Viscosi who married Guiseppe Calandra from Melizzano. They are the parents of Sigismondo Calandra (b. 1882 in Melizzano) who lived in Gloversville, NY, most of his life.

    Also looking for info on Divina Rachele Vitale (b. 1887 Melizzano) and her family.

    Thanks for any assistance you can provide.

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