Genealogy in Paolisi

If you search your ancestors in Paolisi, in the province of Benevento, 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 Paolisi

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Paolisi 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 Paolisi. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Paolisi archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Benevento province are:
Barbato, Calabrese, Caporaso, Caruso, Ciervo, Cocca, Colangelo, Corbo, D’Agostino, D’Andrea, De Ieso, De Luca, De Rosa, Del Grosso, Del Vecchio, D’Onofrio, Esposito, Falzarano, Fusco, Garofano, Grasso, Iadanza, Iannotta, Izzo, Leone, Lepore, Lombardi, Maio, Mancini, Massaro, Mercurio, Nardone, Pacelli, Palumbo, Parente, Pastore, Pedicini, Pepe, Ricci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Ruggiero, Russo, Varricchio, Zollo, Zotti.

Church Records in Paolisi

Church archives in Benevento 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 Benevento 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 Paolisi on your behalf.

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


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 Paolisi 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. Nancy says:

    My grandfathers family were from Paolisi. I would like to see a picture of where he lived and if there are relatives that still live there

  2. Margaret says:

    My grandmother and her mother and father were from Paolise commune of Benevento. My grandmother Assunta Lambert was born in 1902 and her mother Domenica Nazzaro Lamberti and father Vincenzo Lamberti brought her to America on the Celtic ship out of Naples May 1914. Can you give me some information if there are any living relatives in the Lambert or Nazzaro families still living in Paolise , Benevento

  3. Nancy says:

    My Grandfather Giovanni Mercaldo listed a Attenasio where he was going on ship manifesto to NY somewhere in 1908 1909 near NY city

  4. Linda says:

    My mother “Pasqualina Maietta” who was a warbride in 1947-left her family in Paolisi after the war in late 40’s. My mother came to America and settled in Columbus Ohio. My grandmother was nee “Angela Carbone” and my grandfather was “Dominico Maietta” Any info would be appreciated.

  5. Julie says:

    My maternal grandfather, Nicola Perone, was born in Paolisi June 22, 1888. He came to the US when he was 19, in April 1907. I am interested in finding out more about that part of my family and hope that there is additional information in Paolisi.

  6. Michael says:

    My paternal grandfather, Michele Attanasio, migrated from Paolisi Italy in the late 1890’s with his parents Giovanni Attanasio and Carmina Pittore both born in Paolisi. He was born February 5, 1880. I would like to know if there is any information on the Attanasio’s and/or Pittore’s there.

  7. Salvatore says:

    My father Salvatore Guerriero migrated from paolisi Italy, in the 1950’s with my grandparents. I was wondering if there is any information on the Gueriero’s there?