Genealogy in Anacapri

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Anacapri, 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 Napoli province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Anacapri registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Anacapri. As more your surname is common in Anacapri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Anacapri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Napoli province are:
Amato, Ambrosio, Annunziata, Ascione, Borrelli, Borriello, Capasso, Capuano, Castaldo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cozzolino, Cuomo, D’Angelo, De Falco, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, De Simone, Del Prete, Di Costanzo, Di Maio, Esposito, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Gargiulo, Giordano, Guarino, Izzo, Liguori, Maresca, Marino, Napolitano, Pagano, Palumbo, Panico, Piccolo, Riccio, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Sannino, Scognamiglio, Sorrentino, Vitale, Vitiello.

Church archives in Napoli 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 Anacapri and Napoli 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 Anacapri, or if you have questions regarding your family in Anacapri, just leave a message below

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1 Comment

  1. Anita says:

    My grandparents were from Anacapri. On a visit there 40 years ago, my parents saw the house my grandmother was born in. My dad’s cousin still lived in the house! My dad talked about this wonderful experience for years! Now my husband and I are planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe and will be able to visit Anacapri for one day only. We would love to find my grandmother’s old house and take pictures of the home she was born in. My 89-year-old dad unfortunately does not remember the address and my mom has since passed away. We would appreciate any help you could give in locating this address. My grandmother’s name was Rose Alberino and she married Dominick Alberino. Both Alberinos! I do not believe she lived in her birth home after her marriage. I know this is a long shot…to locate the house that my grandmother was born in back in 1882…I believe she was born in April. She died October 30, 1961. I will look forward to hearing back from you with any information you could offer. Thank you for your time in this matter. Sincerely, Anita

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