Genealogy in Contursi Terme

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Contursi Terme 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 Contursi Terme. As more your surname is common in Contursi Terme, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Contursi Terme archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

Church archives in Salerno 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 Contursi Terme and Salerno 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 Contursi Terme, or if you have questions regarding your family in Contursi Terme, 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 contursiterme@italianside.com our expert in Contursi Terme area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

4 Comments

  1. Elton says:

    I am trying to find information on my great grandfather Giuseppe Manzione.
    He was born around 1854 and emigrated to the US around 1884.
    Im also related by marriage to the Brancha family. In 1964 I visited Contursi and two elderly female cousins. The one I remember was Philomena Brancha.
    Thanks for the help

  2. Arlene says:

    My grandparents are from Contursi. Their names are Rafaella D’Angelo and Allesandro Colginese.can you give me any information with respect to them. They were married there and had a daughter Maria before immigrating to the US.

  3. Hernani says:

    Dear Sir or Madam. My great great grandfather was born in December 1864 in Contursi Terme, Salermo, Campania. His name is Antonio Giuliano. His mother was Felícia Pirchio and his father was Felício Giuliano. Antonio Giuliano got married twice. His first wife was Lucia Brogna and the second one was Carmela Mazzeo. He had 3 children in Contursi. Felice Giuliano, Maria Domenica and Rosaria Giuliano.
    In 1899 they left Italy to go to Brazil.
    I would like to get a copy of his birth certificate if you can. Because the Comune doesn’t have earlier record than 1866. Maybe it was recorded on the church papers.
    Do you think you can help me with more information?
    Thanks
    Hernani

  4. Linda says:

    Dear Sir or Madam. My grandfather was born in October 1898 in Contursi. His name Matteo Forlenza. His mother was Maria Gracia D’Angelo. He has brothers: Dominick, Angelo, Giuseppe (John in English). I would very much like to learn about my grandfather’s father, who we understand died by falling out of a tree. In 1914 he and his brothers and mother emigrated to America. Maria Gracia D’Angelo had a brother Felice.
    Do you think you can help me find more information?
    Thank you so very much.
    Linda

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