Genealogy in Prignano Cilento

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Prignano Cilento

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Prignano Cilento. As more your surname is common in Prignano Cilento, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Prignano Cilento 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 Prignano Cilento 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 Prignano Cilento, or if you have questions regarding your family in Prignano Cilento, 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 prignanocilento@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Prignano Cilento”
  1. Tina says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents Nicola Baratta and Maria Vinci. It is said that they married in February 1899 and came to America in June 1899. All of us have heard they came from Prignano. My great grandfathers sisters came with him (Rosa and Luisa). I have found them in the Ellis island records. I just want to know as much as I can. I also would love to now the history of Prignano also, as far back as I can go. I love history and knowing my family history is very important to me.
    Thank you very much
    Tina

  2. Jean says:

    Am looking for relatives. My grandparents david and Josphina Marrocco came from casa de cilento itlay. My grandfather had brothers- tony and peter of whom went back to italy to live. Any help would be appreciated.

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