Genealogy in Nola

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. Vincent says:

    I will be visiting Italy in May. My grandfather was said to have been from Avellino or Naples and based upon some recent research, I may have found that he was from Nola. Where would I go to check genealogy records for Naples, Avellino and/or Nola? He spelled his name Vincenzo Perone and was born on December 26, 1876. He was married to Angiolina Bravaco (probably in Italy) before he came to the U.S.A. I can’t find his birth certificate or his marriage certificate. Can you point me in the right direction. Thank you. Vincent Pirone

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