Genealogy in San Giovanni a Piro

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Giovanni a Piro, 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 San Giovanni a Piro registrar as of that date.

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

Before to start your genealogy research in San Giovanni a Piro, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in San Giovanni a Piro too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Giovanni a Piro 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 San Giovanni a Piro. As more your surname is common in San Giovanni a Piro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Giovanni a Piro 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 San Giovanni a Piro 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 San Giovanni a Piro, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Giovanni a Piro, 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 San Giovanni a Piro area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Fabia says:

    Hi, I would like to get my great grandfather’s birth certificate. He was born in San Giovanni a Piro on March 16h 1859. Could you please send me information on places I should call to get it? Thank you very much! Fabia

  2. Bunny says:

    HI, Sto avendo difficoltà a trovare nulla i miei nonni. Ho scoperto che entrambi erano da San Giovanni a Piro. Il nome di mio nonno era Pasquale Magliano. Nato il 24 febbraio 1880. Egli è venuto in America nel giro 1904. Prima del suo arrivo ha sposato mia nonna Giovanna Leazna o Lianza? E ‘nata intorno al 1884. Hanno avuto un figlio Nicola nome Magliano c’è nato 12 maggio, 1904. Non riesco a trovare nulla di loro. No nascita, atti di matrimonio, niente. Puoi aiutare?

    en English
    HI, I am having a hard time finding anything about my grandparents. I have found that both were from San Giovanni a piro. My grandfather’s name was Pasquale Magliano. Born February 24, 1880. He came to America in around 1904. Before his arrival he married my grandmother Giovanna Leazna or Lianza? She was born around 1884. They had a son name Nicholas Magliano born there in May 12th, 1904. I cannot find anything about them. No birth, marriage records, nothing. Can you help?

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