Genealogy in Baiano

If you search your ancestors in Baiano, in the province of Avellino, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Baiano

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Baiano town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Baiano follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Baiano during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Baiano to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Baiano too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Baiano from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Baiano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Baiano archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Avellino province are:
Albanese, Bruno, Capobianco, Capone, Carbone, Cardinale, Caruso, Cioffi, Cipriano, Colucci, Coppola, Cucciniello, De Feo, De Luca, De Maio, De Simone, De Stefano, De Vito, Di Pietro, Esposito, Famiglietti, Ferraro, Festa, Fiore, Forgione, Gallo, Grasso, Graziano, Guarino, Guerriero, Iannaccone, Iuliano, Lepore, Lo Conte, Lombardi, Luongo, Matarazzo, Napolitano, Nigro, Petrillo, Picariello, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Sarno, Spagnuolo, Vitale.

Church Records in Baiano

Church archives in Avellino province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Avellino started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Baiano on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Baiano:

S. STEFANO – Via Italo Balbo, 43


Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Baiano area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Baiano forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Baiano feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Dorothy says:

    Looking for parents of Antonio Spadaro, born May 3, 1879 probably in Laganadi, Itay; also his wife Maria DiMiao born around 1883 possibly in Laganadi also. They immigrated to Boston, USA, arrived December 11, 1913, with son Antonio and daughter Guiseppa. They were on the ship Cretic. Not sure if Baiano applies here, but will appreciate “so much” any direction anyone can give me. The family stayed in and around Auburn, New York and are
    buried there. Thanks again!

  2. maryann says:

    looking for my grandfather’s parents-he was born 2/8/1885 in Baiano Avellino- His name Alfred Faustino- he may have been adopted- think his birth father’s last name was DePalma Any information is appreciated

  3. John Masi says:

    Trying to find my gradfathers last name. I have 3 possibilities. 1. Aniello Macca. Dob circa 1876. 2. Masso
    My fathers birth cert. reads Macca. But it was changed to Masi later on.
    My grandfather was born in
    baiano avellino.

    This is about all I have at this point

    Thank you

    John Masi