If you search your ancestors in Caserta, 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 Caserta province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Caserta registrar as of that date.
So, if your ancestors were in Caserta in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Caserta to know more.
Before to start your genealogy research in Caserta, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Caserta too.
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Caserta 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 Caserta. As more your surname is common in Caserta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caserta archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.
Church archives in Caserta 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 Caserta:
S. RUFO MARTIRE – 81100 CASOLA CE
S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA – Corso Giannone, 6
S. SEBASTIANO MARTIRE – Largo S.Sebastiano
S. MICHELE ARCANGELO – P.zza Duomo, 11
BUON PASTORE – P.zza Pitesti
NOSTRA SIGNORA DI LOURDES – R.ne Kennedy
SS. NOME DI MARIA – Via Amalfi
S. BENEDETTO ABATE – Via Arena – San Benedetto
S. FERDINANDO RE – Via Atrio Superiore
S. AUGUSTO – Via Borsellino
S. CLEMENTE PAPA – Via Chiesa
S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – Via Concezione, 28
S. MATTEO APOSTOLO – Via D.Pasquariello
S. VINCENZO MARTIRE – Via Fratelli Bandiera
MARIA SS. DEL CARMINE E S. GIOVANNI BOSCO – Via Ginepri
S. VITO MARTIRE – Via M. Camusso
S. PIETRO IN CATTEDRA – Via Natale
S. STEFANO PROTOMARTIRE – Via Parrocchia, 26
S. SIMEONE PROFETA – Via Ponte, 72
SS. VITALIANO ED ENRICO – Via Renella, 6
S. FRANCESCO DI PAOLA – Via S.Francesco di Paila
SS. GENNARO E GIUSEPPE – Via S.Gennaro
S. PIETRO APOSTOLO IN ALDIFREDA – Via S.Pietro
If you have the opportunity to visit Caserta and Caserta 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.
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