Genealogy in Calitri

Region: Campania Province: Avellino

Tracing your Italian roots back to Calitri, in Avellino province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Calitri, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Calitri
If your ancestral trail leads to Calitri, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Calitri City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Calitri residents since then.
  • Calitri Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Calitri’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Calitri

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

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Calitri Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Calitri during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Calitri to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Calitri !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Calitri, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

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


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Calitri. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Calitri archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 Calitri

    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 Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Calitri on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

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

    S. CANIO – 83045 CALITRI AV

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Calitri, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

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

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Calitri area , write to or fill the form here.

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

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

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

    12 thoughts on “Genealogy in Calitri”

    1. I am looking for information about my grandmother Anna Tornillo. She was born in 1894 and was the daughter of Pasquale and Angela Tornillo.

      They immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s.

    2. I am searching for information about my grandfathers family. They were from Calitri. My grand fathers name was Nicola Fierravanti. (born in 1891) to Vito Fierravanti and Rosa Tummillo. I know he had 4 sisters. Two sisters came to USA- Antoinette(born 1888) and Lucia (born 1886).. We know he had 2 other sisters. One sister stayed in Calitri. We are looking for their names, birthdates, anything that may help.

    3. I am searching for information on my Paternal Great Grandfather. I know his name was Donato Rubino born in 1877. His wife’s name was Arcangela. Both were born in Calitri I believe. I am especially searching for his parents,I seem to find information beyond them but can find no record of Donato Rubino’s parents. He had a son Ralph,my grandfather who was born in Calitri then came to The U.S. with his father around 1904. If ther are any living relatives in Calitri I would be honored to try to contact them.

    4. Hello! I have a fairly large branch of ancestry that all stem from Calitri. Many different surnames such as Di Maio, Rabasco, Margotta, Russo… I would like to start compiling records to go with the family tree. If I was interested in your help, what do you suggest for someone who has many people in that concentrated area that they are researching?

    5. My grandfather was Giuseppe DiMilia born 8/22/1878 and my grandmother was Rosa Maria DiMaio born 10/2/1876. I am searching for information on any relatives that may still be in Calitri

    6. I would like to trace my grandparents. They were born and married in Calitri around 1900. Their names are Michael Fastiggi and Lucia Mafucci. Thanks

    7. Hi, my mom and I are researching my ancestors on my fathers side. We have traced my genealogy back to my great great grandfather and great great grandmother from a NewYork passengers list arrival for Canio Cestone, arrival 8Apr1911. Ship name Prinzess Irene. Born 18Dec1886, in Calitri. My great great grandmother was Mary Germano (Rosario Maria Germano) born abt. 1898, her mother’s maiden was Savanella. Are there any relatives still in Calitri?

    8. I know my grandparents were from Calitri their names were Fastiggi and Mafucci. I would like to know about my heritage in Italy. Also if I have any living rel-gives in Calitri

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