Genealogy in Gesualdo

If you search your ancestors in Gesualdo, 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 Gesualdo

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 Gesualdo town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Gesualdo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Gesualdo 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 Gesualdo too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gesualdo 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 Gesualdo. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Gesualdo 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 Gesualdo

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 Gesualdo on your behalf.

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


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

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  1. Carmine says:

    I would like info about my mother. Maria Concetta Elvira Petruzzo. Birth May 3, 1895. Gesualdo., Avellino,Campania I would like to know if I have any relatives living in town.

  2. Vincent says:

    Both my grandparents are from Gesualdo. Camillio and Terissina Nitti. Would love to hear from anyone with any information. Vincent Nitti

  3. Ronald says:

    I have very little information about my grandfather, his name was Luigi Iannaco (changed to Yannaco when he arrived in the U.S.).. He came at age 14 around 1904.He was born in Gesualdo in 1888……All I know is that his father was named Angelo and that he and his brother Pietro were born from his father’s second wife………..If anybody has any information about the Iannaco family ,I would greatly appreciate obtaining it.

  4. Diana says:

    Hello I’m trying to obtain some info about my father’s birth parents ..he was born in frigento 1948 Gennaro DiSibio Dec 6 or 8 ..thank u

  5. Linda says:

    I am looking for the history of Rosa FORGIONE, HER MAIDEN MAME WAS VALLANI. THEY Immigrated to America in the early 1900s. Her husband was Guisppe Forgione and they had 3 children in Italy who came with them. Thanks for any help !

  6. Joseph says:

    I would like to know the ancestry of my grandfather his name was Alfonso Grappone born around 1895 his father was Generoso Grappone and his Mother was Maria Angela Solamita any information would be thankful.

    • Toni says:

      Hi Joseph!

      My mother’s maiden name is Solomita from Gesualdo, I’m sure we’re related despite the spelling change. Do you know your grandfather Alfonso’s maternal grandparents? I have a pretty extensive direct ancestry but I don’t have any siblings on the tree… I could pick out which generation your grat grandmother is in, but it might be easiest to try to go back to the common direct ancestor.

  7. Stanley says:

    My grandfather Joeseph Pompeo was born in gesueldo October 29 1989 , I am visiting the area next week and would love to meet any of his family as I understand there are several families with the same last name

  8. Michael says:


    I was born in Gesualdo, Italy in October 1955. My mother was Amalia DePrisco and my dad was Raffaele Forgione. I am very interested in getting a family geneology Can you provide some starting pointers?


  9. Glenn says:

    In researching our family tree I have reached a dead end at Eduardo Petruzzo. He died May 18, 1810 in Gesualdo. He was 44 years old at death putting birth at about 1766. His wife was Rosangiola Bettalico. All of this information was gathered from the microfilms of Gesualdo records 1809-1910.
    I would like to find Eduardo’s birth date, parents names, and any brothers and sisters.
    Thank you