Genealogy in Pontelandolfo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Pontelandolfo area will reply to you


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Pontelandolfo”
  1. Dolores says:

    Dear Sir: Five cousins will stay in a villa a mile outside Pontalandolfo Sept 24,25,26 . I hope to hear from you as soon as possible …We fly on September 18 to Venice from the US.
    My father Anthony Rinaldi is the son of Giovanni Rinaldi Matteo MAY 1, 1880 who married Vittoria Rinaldi (cousin) also of Pontalandolfo. They were m married on She is the daughter of Guiseppe Rinaldi and Filomena Gugliotti Born Dec 9,1878. Their first son Michelangelo was born on December 19, 1901 , the only child not born in Conn.. None died in Italy. . They had 11 children Maria Vittoria is the daughter of Giovanni Pesce and Maria Agnese Ciarlo.

    My father’s grandparents were Michelangelo Rinaldi 1856-1901 and Vittoria Pescia 1854. Their
    siblings were Salvatore Rinaldi 1875-1953, Rafaela 1884-1960, Antonia , Nicola 1917 and , Concetta. My grandfather had 2 brothers -Salvatore Rinaldi and Mateo Rinaldi.

    I have a picture of the Rinaldi house which someone in Agriturisim showed to my cousin ten years ago. I would like the address. I can send the photo along with printed research that is more reliable than this . I would like to have information in Italian and English about other possible relatives there now.

    Also, I believe there is a relative buried in the cemetery who was a veteran of the first world war. Another uncle Frederick, who landed at Anzio in ww2, came to the village during the war and brought food tothe people of Pontelandolfo. He helped two cousins emigrate to Canada. In the recent computer material they showed a young man named Rinaldi who does genealogy. Does he work with you? I can read and speak some Italian. Please answer so that I can continue to communicate with you.

  2. Joe says:

    My paternal grandfather Antonio Gugliotti married my paternal grandmother Vittoria Guererra. My maternal grandfather Rocco Varrone married my maternal grandmother Giuseppa Cifaldi

  3. Mary says:

    My Grandfather was born 27 May 1890 in Potelandolfo, Italy. He went by the name Mike Meton when he immigrated to the United States. In the earliest record I can find for him on this side of the Ocean his name was listed as Mike Mortoni. I think that may not be his actual Italian name. His marriage record here says his Father’s name was Leonard or Leranrado Meton and his mother’s name is stated as Coneatta Santohietra. I would like to get a copy of his birth record. Could someone give me an idea of how to go about that? Perhaps his mother’s name would be helpful in locating his birth record and his Italian name. Thanks for any help you can offer.

    • Richard says:

      Just reading your post .. I suggest you research Concetta Santopietra(o) vs the Coneatta Santohietra. Santopietro is a common surname in Pontelandolfo. Maybe surname Mancini vs Mortoni.

  4. David says:

    My Great Grabdfather, Orazio Mucciacciaro, immigrated to the US in the early 1900’s from Pontelandolfo. I’m searching for some way to see my lineage tree and possiblencontact family that I didn’t know I even had. Has anyone successfully located any type of family tree or more information regarding their lineage, and if so how did you go about it?

  5. Rachel says:

    I’m in the process of collecting documents to apply for citizenship jure sanguinis (Mother –> Grandfather –> Great-Grandfather). But I need to get the birth certificate for my great-grandfather, Raffaele Pesce, who was from Pontelandolfo (we actually have a copy, but my mom wants to keep the original!!). I tried emailing an address provided on the commune website, but never heard back. Should I try writing a letter? Or is it really only possible to obtain documents in person or through an agency?

  6. Don says:

    Looking for any relatives of Nicholas Rinaldi born 1883-1978 married to Carmella Longo born 1889-1992.
    One of six children born to Nicholas and Carmella in Pontelandolfo, daughter Antionette born in 1914-2016. Five more born in East Hartford CT….Mary 1916, John 1919, Angelina 1921, Rose 1925, all deceased. Philomena 1929 , living.
    Nicholas and Carmella and daughter Antionette emigrated to the US in 1915 but no records exist at Ellis Island..may have been stowaways.
    We travelled to Benevento in 2010 but was unable to navigate because of language barriers.
    Planning another trip there possibly in 2017 and would like to know EXACTLY where to go to find this information and any existing family members still living in the area.
    My wife Linda is daughter of Philomena (Rinaldi) Ballard. Mother has no knowledge of family heritage.

  7. Richard says:

    My father was born Salvatore Calabrese in Pontelandolfo in 1899 . I believe his father’s name was Nicola Calabrese and Mother Angela Santopietro where can we find their birth, marriage and death records along with their parents that would bring them to dates before the 1861 massacre?

    Thank you for your response. ~ Richard

  8. Paul says:

    My Nonno’s name was Ermenio Mario Perugini, his fathers name was Donato, he was born in Fragneto Monforte but I understand the family derives from Pontelandolfo. How can I find out more about my great grandparents routes…

    • Corina says:

      Paul, if you’re looking for information on Perugini lineage, try looking into groups that migrated from Perugia down to southern Italy

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