Genealogy in Polla

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Polla. As more your surname is common in Polla, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Polla 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 Polla 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.

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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Polla, or if you have questions regarding your family in Polla, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to polla@italianside.com


Messages

9 Messages to “Genealogy in Polla”
  1. Josie says:

    My grandmother on my fathers side is a Medici. Would love to piece together others. Still strong roots in Polla to this day.

  2. AJ says:

    Hello, and thank you for your helpful site.

    Many migrants in my family came from Polla, having emigrated to the United States between 1880 and 1910. The surnames are Uglia, D’Amato, La Cerra, Coppola, Manzione, Verderosa*, De Flora*, Vetrano*, Ferraro* (not as sure about the * relatives coming from Polla).

    I will be in Salerno at the Archive di stato di Salerno in October, and I have no idea how difficult it will be to do research there, not knowing where to begin! I have only a few days there, as I hope to visit Polla.

    While in Polla, I would like to visit churches and look for family records, and perhaps, church cemeteries so I can look for graves.

    I wrote to the Comune di Polla twice to inquire about churches and cemeteries where I should look, and received no reply both times.

    Any advice about how to begin would be most helpful.

    Also, I will be arriving by train and bus from Salerno, and will be on foot.

    Grazie mille.

  3. Anthony says:

    Do you know the names of Vincenzo La Scala’s brothers or his father’s name?

  4. Mike says:

    My cousins mother s family is a Medici from Polla

  5. Rhonda says:

    Looking for information on the Medici family? or Rosa Pansia, Carmilla Conero, Margarita Mariani (Great-great Grandparents) Thinking about visiting Polla?

  6. Diane says:

    seeking info on Bartolomeo Aromando 3-11-1894-5? Born in Polla
    Also seeking info Carmella Tutina also born Polla born in Polla 1897-9
    Any follow up greatly appreciated

  7. Berenice says:

    Looking for any information on my Grandfather, Francesco Paolo Marino Born in Polla, Salerno in the 1880’s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Berenice Pepe

  8. Joseph says:

    Seeking information on my Grandfather Vincenzo La Scala. DOB 06/06/1883. Emmigrated to the United States thru Ellis Island @1911. Town of origin was Polla.

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