Genealogy in Grottaminarda

If you search your ancestors in Grottaminarda, 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 Grottaminarda registrar as of that date.

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

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

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



If you have the opportunity to visit Grottaminarda 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 Grottaminarda 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 our expert in Grottaminarda area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Richard says:

    Looking for relatives of my grandfather, Pasquale Abruzzese, who came to America in early 1900’s, through Boston. He had a sister named Fidalma, who came over and one brother who did. Supposedly he had other brothers and sisters that stayed in Grottaminarda.

  2. Mary says:

    I am looking ,for relatives with the surname of Baldassarre, from Grottaminarda, AV, Italy. My mother was raised there until the age of 12 or 13. Her name was Evelyn her father was Thomas her mother was Rachael Sfortza,( my grandparents lived in the US when my mother was born. MY GRANDMOTHER DIED WHEN MY MOM WAS 2 MONTHS OLD AND MY GRANDFATHER TOOK THE CHILDREN BACK TO ITALY. she had an aunt (unmarried who raised her) I believe her name was Chiara, she had another uncle named Frederick or Freddo, I believe he was a physician. I believe my grandfather Baldassarre was a judge. There was also another uncle or two, but I don’t remember their names. The house in AV was destroyed in an earthquake and it was rebuilt. Another uncle, who lives in the US, visited and said the house had been separated into apartments where family lived. He said the ground floor housed the police department. He visited there in the late 90’s, I believe. Any information would be appreciated. Planning to travel there in Aug., 2020, trying to gather information.

    • Marco says:

      Hi Mary,
      I’m doing a genealogical research, I’v never been to Grottaminarda but my great-grandmother was from Grottaminarda her name was Emilia Guarini, but she moved to the north of Italy in 1924, and her brother Michele married Giuseppina (Josephine) Baldassarre (Newark, 1915ca) in 1940s ca daughter of Federico (1874-Grottaminarda, 1930) who was a physician (In 1930s He returned to Grottaminarda from USA). Excuse me for my English

  3. Andrea says:

    My mother was from Grottaminarda her name was Adelaide Ernesta Caruso. I visited Grottaminarda as a child many years ago,after my mother passed away in 1981 we lost contact with family. I would like to contact my relatives if still living in the area.

  4. Jan says:

    We are from the Vitale family and also the Malvarosa family if any still there

    • B. Vitale says:

      Hi Jan-
      I am also of the Vitales from Grottominarda.
      ggf Angelo Michele Vitale dob Aug. 5, 1851 (immigrated 1900)
      Ihis third wife- Dorodea DiNuzzolo Vitale from Torre le Nocelle (married 1887) immigrated 1901/1902

      Angelo’s father was Michele Vitale dob about 1826
      Angelo’s mother was Rosa Spinozzola dob about 1828

      They settled in Boston, MA
      Their children were:
      Rosaria dob about 1879, thus her mother was a prior wife (possibly Maddalena Zuccerino)
      my grandfather Guiseppe Vitale dob about 1893
      Dominico dob 1888
      Pasquale Vitale dob about 1896
      Amalio dob about 1902
      Umbero, died in age 1 year 4 mos. and buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, MA

      There is a Torre le Nocelle site that has some information. That is where Dorodea was from and some of the Vitales ended up there.

      My father is Ralph Vitale born Boston Nov. 5, 1921, died Dedham, MA 1996

      I will be visiting the ancestral villages for the first time Oct. 2018.

      • Jan says:

        Thanks so much Ralph let me know what you find out photos very much appreciated sorry I just saw your reply now… I think a relative was also related to my grandmother through a marriage de Grezia so anything you find cemetery stones with photos Vitale ,Minichello, Buonapane , malvarosa cotino I could list a bunch Amelia

  5. Stephen says:

    My wife and I are planning a trip to Grottaminarda in the fall. Neither of us speak Italian. How much of a problem will that be for us?

  6. Pamela says:

    I am looking for relatives of my Grandfather Antonio DiGiulio. He had a brother named Pasquale DiGiulio. Can you help me? They were born in Grotaminarda around 1890 to 1905. Antonio came to the USA, Pasquale did not. Thank you.
    Pamela DiGiulio Burkardt

  7. Joseph says:

    My great grandfather Elia Flammia came to the USA in 1900. His wife Corvino never came over. I would like info about her, also thier daughter Celeste. Thank you

  8. Anthony says:

    My father, Pasquale Minichiello was born in 1887 in either Melito Irpino or Grottaminarda. He traveled twice to America, once in 1904 and, lastly, in 1914 avoiding the draft. He was married and had a daughter left behind in Italy. He had two brothers; Antonio (who immigrated to the US), Prisco and a sister. I was born in 1942 when he was 55 years old and have cousins named Belmonte who reside in the are where he was born. His wife died in the epidemic of 1918 and the daughter died during a conflict between the families.
    I would like to know if anyone can help my search.

    • Andrea says:

      My grandfather, Angelo Minichiello, was one of Alex’s three brothers. They resided in Newark, NJ. They also had a sister. My grandfather used the first name Andrew. I was excited to see your post. Are you Harry’s daughter?

    • Jan says:

      Hi I am cousins with an Antonio Minichello, deceased ,Boston ma revere area,
      Micheal Minichello etc. they are cousins with vitale

  9. Leona says:

    I don’t know much about my great grandfather. His name was Felice Anthony Minichiello. He migrated to the United States around 1908 I believe and changed his last name to Anthony. He lives in SanFransisco and Berkely. He helped to invent a spark plug for engines. All I know is my grandmother told me he was from the Turin region. I do know that he left at a really young age maybe 13 years old.

  10. theresa thomas says:

    my maternal grandfatherw as born in grottaminarda in 1886 name is Michele sanseverino he passed away in 1966 in boston ma.i would like to know anything about his parents or any of my ancesters. thankyou.

  11. Pat says:

    Would like to know if any relatives of my grandfather, Antonio DelVisco, born in 1864, and immigrated to the United States in 1896, are still living in Grottaminarda.

  12. Lina Ciriello says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandfather who was born in grottaminarda his name was Michele Ciriello and had 32 children with two wives Estimated time of birth would be 123


  13. Gina says:

    I am looking for relatives of mine. My grandfather was francesco graziani born 1875 and died sept.28th, 1948. He was buried in Grottaminardo, avellino, Italy. Please acknowledge.

  14. Linda says:

    My grandfather, Thomas Flammia, and his wife, Maria Nargi, came to New Jersey in the early 1900’s. My mother, Antoinette Flammia, was the first of their 7 children to be born in America in 1908. I am coming to Campania next year and would like to know if there are any descendants of the Flammias and Nargis who live in Grottaminarda or Avellino. Mille Grazie.

    • Tom says:

      My grandmother was a flamia from there that came to the usa around the sametime she was Josephine flamia.

    • Wendy flammia says:

      Wow, I’m a Flammia. My great great grandparents are from this area. Rocco Flammia. He was married to Carpenella. I’m related to the Flammia from New Jersey and Virginia. Would love to visit the area and do mrore research on my family.

  15. Joe says:

    My grandfather Guiseppe DiGiulio came to the U.S. Between 1900 and 1905. He was born in Grottaminarda. He moved to the Northend of Boston. He had a brother who had a son Tomasso DiGiulio who married a Woman Filomena. They had three daughters one’s name was Maria. Are their any family left in Grottaminarda and if possible can I obtain a birth certificate of my grandfather and perhaps my great grandfather.

  16. Assunta says:

    My grandmother’s name was Anna Maria Simone or De Simone, born november 1, 1887
    in Grottaminarda.
    Her parents were Antonio de Simone born April 15, 1860, mother Maria Giuseppa Tutela born Sept. 1, 1885. My grandmother had 3 siblings who died in infancy. However she had another brother Michele, who died around the age of 20 in World War I. Birth records for Anna Maria and the siblings that died in infancy were found, but no birth or death records for her brother Michele are known. Trying to find both of these records. Any information is very much appreciated.

    • Jan says:

      Assents , this is interesting do you know when Michele was born any chance he could have been given up and do you have a midwifes name on any of them birth certificates

  17. Antonio says:

    I would like to know the date and which church in Grottaminarda, Avellino, Italy were the following names married in :

    Maria Grazia Flammia
    Michele Angelo Racca

  18. Cynthia says:

    Will be visiting Grottaminarda in October. Would like to know if any family still lives there. Grandfather, Raffaele Minichiello, born June 9, 1892, immigrated May 1909.

  19. Denise says:


    Looking for info on sur name Basile, Flammia and the mother of my great great great grandmother Maria Celesta Viola born March 8, 1848. Does anyone had info on her mother and would have been born bewteen 1828-1830.
    Thank you

    • Laurie says:

      Denise, I am one of the great granddaughters of Maria Celestra Viola. I have also been looking for the same information. My children have been learning about there ancestry and information you could give us would be helpful and I will give you any information that we also receive

  20. Gloria says:

    My great-great grandfather and my great grandfather both immigrated to Haverhill Massachusetts from Grottaminarda in the late 1800’s. Michaelangelo Bucuzzo and Gennaro Bucuzzo. I am planning to visit next year and would like to know if there are any families with the name Bucuzzo still in the area. Also, where or what cemeteries I might find any ancestors.

  21. Kristina says:

    Looking for any info on family surname Terrazzano and iandoli

    • Merilee says:

      Hi I ,too, have relatives with the surname Terrazzano/Terrazano from here too. I can let you know if I find anything. Have you? I can’t find anything before 1895.

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