Genealogy in Gaeta

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Gaeta, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Lazio and in Latina province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Gaeta registrar as of that date.

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

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

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

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gaeta. As more your surname is common in Gaeta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gaeta archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Latina province are:
Battisti, Bianchi, Cardillo, Conte, De Angelis, De Meo, De Santis, Esposito, Forte, Fusco, Lauretti, Lombardi, Mancini, Pannozzo, Parisella, Ricci, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Testa.

Church archives in Latina 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 Gaeta and Latina province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), 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 Bari.


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 Gaeta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gaeta, 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 gaeta@italianside.com


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Gaeta”
  1. Nancy Helmick says:

    My grandmother, Rosa Capodanno, was born on January 26, 1891, who came to the United States as a young child. On the few records I have, she identifies the city of her birth as Napoli, but I believe her parents were originally from Borgo di Gaeta, Latina, Lazio, Italy. Her parents were Erasmo Capodanno and Francesca Caruso. My information indicates that Erasmo was born in 1854, Francesca in 1866, and that they married in 1886, but that might be slightly off since their first son was born in 1883.

    The only specific date I have is on a passenger list for the ship Italia that shows a date of arrival in New York as March 15, 1893. According to that document, they embarked in Naples, were destined for Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and arrived in New York on March 15, 1893. Passengers included Gani Caruso (whom I suspect was a younger brother), Francesca Caruso, age 27, and three children, Paolo (born June 30, 1883), Alessandro (born January, 1887) and Rosa. This document, however, indicates that Rosa was one month old which conflicts with the birthdate I have of January 26, 1891.

    The parents of Erasmo Capodanno were Pietro Paolo Capodanno, born in San Cosmo, Borgo di Gaeta, Latina, Lazio, on June 26, 1819 and Rosaria Magliocco, born in the same city in 1830.

    I would be very grateful if you could help me locate a birth record or even just a specific date of birth for Erasmo Capodanno or Francesca Caruso. I am most especially interested in a birth record for Rosa Capodanno or a marriage record for Erasmo and Francesca which I hope will provide me with the names of her parents, information which I have sought for several years.

    I thank you for your kind consideration in this matter, and would happily pay the cost of any duplication expenses or postage fees.

  2. Amanda says:

    Hello,
    I know my great-grandfather Pietro Ventura is from Gaeta, and that he immigrated to Boston in the early 1900s, and his mother soon followed him. I’m interested in finding out whether he had any siblings and what happened to his father. I’m going to Gaeta for a few days this summer and would like to find either some records (I have my great-grandfather’s birth cert already), a gravestone (of his father), or anything else I could find. Do you think the comune would be a good place to start? Who should I ask to speak to? Where else should I look?
    Grazie!

  3. Marie V Melchiori says:

    I heard from a cousin that there was supposed to be a memorial stone in the town square of Gaeta with the name GUGLIELMO on it. It was supposed to be thanking the GUGLIELMO family for helping Pope Pius IX when he fled to Gaeta. I have tracked the family to Maranola and Trivio in the 1830-50’s. Was there such a monument/memorial stone? Is it still there?

    Thank you for your time

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi! We are also part of the Guglielmo family (Durso), and have the same question. Did you find the answer?

      Thanks!

      Jennifer

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