Genealogy in San Bartolomeo in Galdo

If you search your ancestors in San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Benevento province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Bartolomeo in Galdo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Bartolomeo in Galdo 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 San Bartolomeo in Galdo. As more your surname is common in San Bartolomeo in Galdo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Bartolomeo in Galdo 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Bartolomeo in Galdo:


If you have the opportunity to visit San Bartolomeo in Galdo 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 San Bartolomeo in Galdo 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 our expert in San Bartolomeo in Galdo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Robert says:

    My name is Robert Vadurro. I am the grandson of Joseph Vadurro, who was born in San Bartolomeo in 1890. He emigrated along with his brother, Giovanni and sister, Carmela in the early 1900’s. Their parents were : Francesco Vadurro (1845-1937) and Magdalena Augeliette (1845-1898).
    I will be traveling to Italy and to San Bartolomeo this November 1st & 2nd. I would like to know if there are any relatives still there that I could meet.

  2. Robert says:

    My father, Erminio Spallone, left San Bartolomeo in 1920 at the age of 16. His mother and father were Maria Grazia Falcone and Antonio Spallone. Two of my father’s sisters married Monaco brothers (Salvatore and Antonio). Another married a Marcantnio and one married Massimo. Any information on the family would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Debbie says:

    I am searching for information about my great grandparents and great great grandparents. My Great grandparents were Michael Salvatore Apicello born in 1883 and Caroline Cariolo (Curiale) born in 1883. They came to the states around 1912. I only have the name of Chiara for Caroline’s mother. Michael and Caroline had 5 children 3 of which were born in San Bartolomeo: Philomena W (1904) Julia Angelina (1909-my grandma) and Salvatore X (1911). Any information I could get would be wonderful!

  4. Jay says:

    I am looking for information on Paulo Visconti and Caroline Ferraro Visconti, born about 1868 amd 1878 respectively in Galdo Italy. They were married and came to New Sork in the late 1890s. I would like to know who their parents are. Thank you

  5. Joanne says:

    I am searching for a birth record for my great-grandfather Pasquale Marino, born in Galdo, Italy on 30 January, 1884. I do not know the names of his parents.

    He emigrated to the United States,leaving from Naples on the vessel California on Sept 2oth, 1889 (age 5).

    Any information is much appreciated.

  6. Victoria says:

    I am looking for information on a Frank J Colatruglio who was born in San Bartolomeo in 1886 to Donato Colatruglio and Maria Pasquala. I know Frank immigrated to the US and I am trying to find more about the parents and possible grandparents links. Frank died at 43 and his son James died at 51, so there might be a history of younger deaths on the men. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Grazie.

    • Bob Colia says:

      My paternal grandfather Anthony Colatruglio came to New Castle Pa. sometime in the early 1900’s. Folks at Ellis Island changed the name to Colia. I don’t remember a Frank or James. Good luck with your search.

      Bob Colia

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hi, my grandpa’s family moved here from San Bartolomeo in the early 20th Century. His name is Louie Dandrea. I believe they took the hypen out when they moved here so the family I am looking for is the D’andrea. Any information would be great

  8. Tracy says:

    Coming to America, my great grandparents last name was misspelled and pronounced incorrectly. I believe they come from San Bartolommeo in Galdo Benevento. The last name I believe is Mastrolacasa but was translated to Masterlasco. They always said their name meant master of the house.. My great grandfather was Pasquale and great grandmother was Filomena Trigiani . They came to America and first settled in Roseto, Pennsylvania. I believe Pasquale was born around 1867 and Filomena 1877I believe they had eight children with Francesco, Antonio, Peter being born in Italy. My grandmother was Anna and she was born in Roseto, Pa. I was interested in finding info about my great grandparents, believing their last name is Matrolacasa. Thank You

  9. Jeffrey says:

    Mio nonno PietroAngelo D’Andrea è nato a San Bartolomeo il 19 maggio 1903. Vorrei ottenere un certificato di nascita o di un certificato di battesimo, se possibile.

    Sto cercando i nomi dei suoi genitori, i miei bisnonni.

    Grazie mille!

  10. Elizabeth says:


    My great-great grandfather was Urbanus Ziccardi (a physician in Galdo). He had a son Joseph. Do you have more information on The physician Urbanas? I would be delighted to receive any information.

    With great appreciation,


  11. SILVIA says:

    My father Carman Bibbo was born in San Bartolomeo in Galdo in 1908. He came to the US in 1926.
    We are looking for the family of Dr. Leopoldo Bibbo. Any records of my father and his family?
    His mother was Angela Marie Bibbo.
    Thank you, Silvia

    • Kenneth says:


      We are related through our Grandfathers. My name is Kenneth Bibbo, I am 66 years old and was born in Hollywood Florida. My Grandfather was Kenneth (Giatano; may not be the correct spelling) Bibbo born around 1901 in San Bartolomeo in Galdo and came to the US when he was quite young. He had brothers Peter and Carmen and had several sisters – all came to the US and settled in Columbus Ohio area then split up to New Jersey, and Florida. My wife has all of the family tree mapped out up to Italy so far, so we have names and relations of many of the Bibbo’s including our Grandfather’s cousins.

  12. Ruthanne says:

    My grandfather’s parents are from San Bartolomeo. His name was John Dota.
    In the mid 1900’s my father traveled to SB and I do know that he said he had to
    Ride a donkey up into a remote village. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated,

  13. Marlene (on behalf of Lucille) says:

    Lucille is my mother. Her family came from San Bartolomeo, in Galdo, Italy, in the 19th century, but emigrated to the United States in late 1900s. During WWII, Mussolini took her family’s property away because the family lived in the United States. They owned a hotel and a farm. On the farm Brothers work the land. I don’t know the name of the brotherhood.

    Lucille mother was named Marie, or Maria, or Mary. She is named after her grandmother, Lucille or Lucella or Lucy. She remembers her mother’s maiden name was Patanella (or something close). Her father’s name was John Patrelli (or something close).

    At the turn of the 20th century, Grandmother Lucille and John went to Italy with their daughters (Marie, Rose, Florence, Josephine, Susan) and son (John). They lived in Italy for three years, then moved back to the States. The family used different first names while in Italy. In the US they used names more common to America, because “they were American now.”

    Can you help me trace Lucille’s family, my family, in San Bartolomeo, Galdo?

  14. Mary says:

    We believe that our great, great grandfather was born in St. Bartolmero In Galdo, Italy and that his name was Domenico Santagata. He was born in 1808. We cannot find a certificate of death. Any advice? Thank you.

  15. Marisa says:

    My grandfather, Luigi Palumbo, was born in Bartolomeo In Galdo, on march 8, 1906, and came to Argentina very young. His mother’s name was Dariana Veronica Ciancia (her last name don’t know if correctly written. He died when my mother was one year old, so I have no information about his family. His sister was a nun.

  16. Gino says:


  17. MaryAnn says:

    I’m searching for my birth mother, I have one name Gaetana Pedicini, anyone recognize this name?

  18. Mike says:

    My father in law was born in 1939 and raised until the age of 10 in this beautiful town, his name is Antonio masella
    We plan to visit next year and wonderful if there are any relatives left

  19. Dennis says:

    My father was born in San Bartolomeo, he came to the US ariond 1915 he was 6 monts old. I believe his name was changed from Fioritto to Fiore arrived in Ellis island with his Mother maiden name Circelli on the ship Abbruzzo. I would like to know of any relatives left in this town. (Antonio Fiore)


  20. Dante says:

    my grand fathers name was vitangelo pepe born 9/12/1888 died 13/11/1963, he was married to giuseppina pacifico born in 17/11/1892.Both were born in san bartolomeo in galdo. I would like to get more information on them and their parents.

    On my mother side Gaetana Agostinelli born 25/08/1895 and died 17/02/1962. i do not have any information on her husband Raffaele Circelli.
    I would like to get more information on them and their parents.

    thankyou, Dante.

    • Danny or Donato pepe says:

      My mother had an uncle called vitelangelo pepe.Her father was Carmine mother married Angelo pepe.I am their oldest son,Danny Donato Pepe.This is a reply to Dante

  21. Pam says:

    Both my grandfather, Anthony Manzione and my grandmother, Esther Scarpone were born in Galdo in the late 1800’s. I am trying to get some information on them (birth certificates) or any information on their surviving relatives. Thank you.

  22. Jayne says:

    I am applying for citizenship but haven’t been able to locate my grandmother’s birth certificate.The family thought she was born in Pennsylvania, but she lived for a time with her family, many of whom were born there, in San Bartolomeo in Galdo.

    She was born in 1906. Her Italian name was: Giuseppina Circelli. Her American name was Josephine Circelli or Cercelli. Her mother’s name was Maria Fragnetta or Fragnita. her father was James or Vincent Circelli.

  23. Marianne says:

    I am looking for marriage certificate of my father’s parents. They were Donatantonio De Palma and Marianna Colatruglio. My father was Giuseppe Francesco De Palma, born November 7 1904 — all in San Bartolomeo in Galdo. Any help would be appreciated. I am especially looking for the parents of Marianna Colatruglio. Thank you!

  24. Rogerio says:

    I’m look for informations about my grandmother Filomena Passaro Paradiso that was born in San Bartolomeo in Galdo on June, 2, 1882.

  25. Janet says:

    San Bartolomeo in Galdo, Benevento, Italy: Giuseppe Mario BRUNO born 22 December 1857. Father Donato, Mother Maria Giuseppa Di Stefano.

    Would like address of birth please.

    Thank you
    Janet in Australia

  26. angelo monaco says:

    here in montreal there are a lot of pacifico’s and santarella, in san bartolomeo even more, i vist there evry second year

    • Deb says:

      Grandfather Bartolomeo Santarella b.1878 and Grandmother was Maria Concetta Pacifico b.1881 came to Boston, MA in 1910.. Grandfather came first around 1906 (I think) then went back to San Bartolomeo to get wife, Maria and son, Guiseppe (Joseph). I know I also had a great Aunt Lucy Santarella that lived in Boston. My mother Ida was one of the 10 children that lived Many twins also in our family.. my mother was one of them.. Seeing Pacifico and Santarell in the same sentence sort of blew me away. I know my GF was name after his father Bartolomeo, his mother’s maiden name was Crelaysa… Does any sound like it might be a match?
      Thank you, Deb

  27. Steven says:


    I am vacationing in Italy in May of this year and I am going to stay in San Bartolomeo In Galdo. My Grandparents on my mothers side were from this town and left for the USA around 1917. My grandfathers name was Guiseppe Santarella and my gradnmothers maden name was Pacifico. I am in the process with various older cousins to find out more specific information about them. I am hoping to discover where they may have been born and where there homes may have been located. I was excited to see in the white pages the two surnames of Santarella and Pacifico, there is hope! Any help you may provide would be appreciated.


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