Genealogy in Gesualdo

If you search your ancestors in Gesualdo, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Avellino province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Gesualdo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gesualdo 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 Gesualdo. As more your surname is common in Gesualdo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gesualdo archives 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 archives in Avellino 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.

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

SANTI NICOLA DI BARI E ANTONINO MARTIRE – Via S. Nicola

If you have the opportunity to visit Gesualdo and Avellino 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 Gesualdo 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 gesualdo@italianside.com our expert in Gesualdo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

8 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 !

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Michael says:

    Hi,

    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?

    thanks

  7. Glenn says:

    Hello,
    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
    Glenn

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