Genealogy in Boscotrecase

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Boscotrecase 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 Boscotrecase. As more your surname is common in Boscotrecase, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Boscotrecase 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 Boscotrecase 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.
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 Boscotrecase, or if you have questions regarding your family in Boscotrecase, 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 Boscotrecase area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Madelyn says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather who came from Boscotrecase in 1902, possibly 1901. His name was Giuseppe D’ ignazio Esposito and he was born on 19 July 1880. He may have had one sister named Rose. He worked as a meat cutter in the US. I have no other information than this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Madelyn

  2. Robert says:

    I am looking for any information for my great grandfather, Giuseppe Malafronte, who was born in Bosctrecase in around 1835. His parent were Giuseppe Malafronte and Maria Budi. His wife was Mariana Iovino, born March 07, 1848.Her parents were Francisco Iovino and Maria Cuccurolo. They had one son, Sabato Malafronte born Feb. 14, 1871.

  3. Janet Milone says:

    I am looking for Giovanni Milone, born 1872 and went to New Haven, CT USA in 1890’s. Need parents and siblings. Thanks.

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