Genealogy in Sala Consilina

If you search your ancestors in Sala Consilina, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Sala Consilina registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Sala Consilina 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 Sala Consilina. As more your surname is common in Sala Consilina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sala Consilina 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 Sala Consilina 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 Sala Consilina 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 Sala Consilina area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Linda says:

    I will be in Sala Consilina 21-22 April 2018 and would like to meet any “Fina” who might be related to me and still lives there. My grandfather, EDUARDO FINA, a tailor, was born in SC on 4 Sept 1885. He came to the USA in 1912, by himself. He had two brothers, Ernesto and Silvio who remained in Italy and worked at The Fina Flour Mill. Not sure if there were other siblings. Seeking Birth or Baptismal Certificate for names of his parents and name of his parish church. I grew up in Brooklyn NY in the 1950-60s where we visited with Eduardo’s cousin Michael Fina who traveled every two years to visit his family in SC. The flour company still existed then. Grazie mille for any information.

  2. Gretchen says:

    Looking for Granieri or Fina in Sala Consulina.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Gretchen,
      This is the funniest thing. I recently spent a few weeks in Sala, and 2 of the nicest people I met were a fellow named Granieri and another named Fina.

  3. Robert Spinelli says:

    My father, Michael Spinelli was born in Sala Consilina on September 10, 1899. His family took him to America in 1900. His father’s name was Frank or Francis Spinelli he was married to his first cousin Rosemary Spinelli. I’m not sure of their first names. Their first could have been changed when they came to America. My wife and I are going to Italy in October.

  4. Lou says:

    My grandfather, Giacinto D’Amelio comes from Sala Consilina. I would like to find any D’Amelio relatives there or in the area. Grazie.

  5. Robert says:

    My father was born on September 10,1899. I think in the provence of Salerno and the town of Sala Consilina. Can you verify this. Thank you. His family migrated to America when he was one year old.
    Robert Spinelli

  6. Robert says:

    My father was born on September 10,1899 in the provence of Salerno. I think in the town of Sala Consilina.

  7. Robert says:

    My grandfather’s name is Felice Camera. He was born in Sala Consilina on November 10, 1888. He emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s (approx. 1905) with his brother Constantino. His mother, father and another brother remained in Sala Consilina. I believe that his fathers name was Luigi and his mothers name was Angelina. His other brother that stayed in Italy was named Michele . I would like to find out my great grandmothers( Angelina) maiden name and know if I have any distant relatives that are still living in Sala Consilina. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  8. Robert says:

    My wife’s great grandfather according to her father came from Sala Consilina, would you be able to assist me in finding records of him if I provided his name and date of birth?

  9. Sebastian says:

    My grand grand parent Miguel D’Elia was born in Sala Consilina between 1855 and 1865. I’vo got an answer after two months that they don’t have a record, but the guy was very reluctant to help or provide any other information, as a friend called the register by phone. Is there a list of churches so I can try to contact them by phone?
    On the other side, should I first chech at Napoli?
    Thank you.

  10. Antonio says:

    I am trying to get a full copy of my dad’s Birth Certificate. His name is Michele Focarile and he was born in Sala Consilina around 1950. I need this to get my dual citizenship. Help needed desperately.

  11. Michael says:

    My mother Rosa Chiantese was born in Sala Consilina on December 21, 1941. I would like to find a birth certificate or any local information about her and her family. Rosa immigrated to America approximately at the age of 5. I believe her father Stefano Chiantese died in 1942 of what we believe was a ruptured appendix.

  12. Rita says:

    hello,trying to locate family ancesters,great grandfather Michele Arcangelo Garone,he was born there,came to New York (1872-1879?)died there,Would appreciate any help. thanx,Rita

  13. Thomas says:

    I’m Just starting to look for my families Genealogy. My grandfather’s name is Michael Antony Gentile and my grandmother’s name was Sabina Pastini(not really sure about the last name spelling of her name) I know he was from Sala Consilina as that’s what my father Ralph Gentile told me before he passed away. Any help you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.
    Grazie mille.

  14. Elvira says:

    Ciao. I am trying to obtain a copy of my grandfather’s birth certificate. I know he was from Sala Consilina as he always spoke of his hometown. I assume he was born there. I know his birth date and when he emigrated to America ( at age 9, with his mother)I would appreciate any advice. I also know his mother’s maiden name and his father’s first name.
    Grazie mille.

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