Genealogy in Pietraroja

Region: Campania Province: Benevento

Tracing your Italian roots back to Pietraroja, in Benevento province, Campania region?

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

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

Civil Records in Pietraroja

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

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Pietraroja during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Pietraroja 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 Pietraroja !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Pietraroja, 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 Pietraroja 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 Pietraroja. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Pietraroja 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 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 Pietraroja

    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 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 Pietraroja on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Pietraroja, 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 Benevento.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Pietraroja 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 Pietraroja too.

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

    10 thoughts on “Genealogy in Pietraroja”

    1. I plan on visiting pietraroja around the 1st of November. I would like to know if there is any record of my father being born there. His name was NICOLA TORRILLO his birth date was August 31, 1886. Any information you could send me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    2. My great-grandparents, Guiseppe Barbieri and Carmina (Carmela) Bello came to America from Pietraroja, Italy in the early 1900’s. Their parents were from that area also. I am wondering if there are any descendants still in the area. Surnames I am looking for are as follows:

      Guiseppe’s parents:
      Nicola Pasquale Barbieri b. 1852 in Italy, d. 1888 (possibly died in America)
      his wife, Maria Maddalena Petrillo b. 1851 in Italy, d. 1936 in America

      Guiseppe’s grandparents:
      Guiseppe Barbieri b. 1819 Modena, Italy
      Angela Catarina Torrillo b.1823, Italy, d. 1883 Italy
      John Petrillo b. Italy about 1800
      Catherine b. about 1800

      Guiseppe’s great-grandparents:
      Nicola Barbieri b. about 1800 in Italy
      Pasquale Torrillo b. about 1805 in Italy

      Carmina (Carmela) Bello Parents:
      Pietranonio Bello b. about 1860 in Italy
      Maria Antonia Cristofanelli b. 1851 in Italy, d. about 1890 in Italy

      Carmina (Carmela) Bello grandparents:
      Michaelangelo Crisofanelli b 1821 In Pietraroja, Italy
      Maria Grazia Zapparelli b. 1823 in Pietraroja, Italy

      Any information would be greatly appreciated.


      1. Hi Carolyn,

        I have all the Barbieri records from Pietraroia. The Barbieri line in Pietraroia was started by Rocco Barbieri born in 1762 in Cerreto Sannita. He moved to Pietraroia after his Cerreto Sannita marriage to Maria Giovanna Mastracchio in 1795. My personal email is FYI, Giuseppe born 1819 was born in Pietraroia, not Moderna.

        Mike Barberi

      2. Guiseppe and Carmela (in reference to my comment above). Gloria (Barbieri) Knackstedt was my grandmother; they’re all buried in Edwardsville IL. Fascinating to learn more about our family history!

      3. Hello, my grandmother is Maria Luisa Bello from Pietraroja. She married Michelangelo Rinaldi and emigrated to the US in about 1909. I am eligible for Italian citizenship and will be back in Italy in May of 2022. I am going to Pietraroja for the first time and have no idea what to do or who to contact. I would be very interested in hearing from anyone in this area. I am the last Rinaldi/Bello alive from this part of the family tree and want to establish contact with my grandparent’s village and honor their heritage. thank you
        J. Michelangelo . USA

    3. I am interested in obtaining information about the family of my grandfather, Antonio Meglio, who emigrated to the USA in about 1912. He was about 17 years old at that time. Thank you for any information you may have.

    4. I Would like information on Nicola Perugini and Lucia Izzo Perugini which I believe lived in your town in the mid to late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. These would be my great grand parents.

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