Genealogy in Pietrelcina

If you search your ancestors in Pietrelcina, 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 Pietrelcina

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 Pietrelcina town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Pietrelcina on your behalf.

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


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

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

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  1. Deborah says:

    Looking for the parents of Antonia Fucci born @1861who married Cosimo D’Andrea born 8/28/1855 to Filippo and Maria Rosa (Pilla) D’Andrea they immigrated to the United States in the late 1800’s. She was born around 1861.

  2. Steven says:

    Hi I’m looking for information on my great-grandmother, Nicolina Mastronardi born in Pietrelcina, Dec. 6, 1888. I want to know if she had siblings etc…Her father, Francesco Mastronardi and her mother, Annunziata Borracino.


  3. maryjo says:

    Hi I am looking for the names of the parents of my great grandmother and any other close relatives

    Fierinda Forgione BIRTH 6/4/1878 • Pietrelcina, Benevento, Campania, Italy
    Fierinda was married to Mario Pennisi birth 10/26/1872

  4. Gayle says:

    Looking for birth record of Angelina Cardone born April 23,1882, at Pietrelcina,Benevento,Campania…….also her brother Nicolino born
    1885, and Bartolomeo born February 2,1880 Any other information
    Found would be appreciated. Thank You

  5. Priscilla says:

    I am looking for birth record, marriage record or death record for Angelo (Archangel) D’Andrea, born: 01 January 1850. He was married to Rosaria Gagliardi (she died in 1903 in Pietrelcina). I’m also looking for Angelo’s parents, Giovanni and Theresa Cavaluzzi. I’m trying to make a connection with the Forgione family (Padre Pio). There has been a rumor in the American D’Andrea (Elmira, New York) that there is a connection.

  6. Antoinette says:

    My familys ladt name was Scocca. My grandparents libedthete and knew Padre pio. I want to visit to tesearce my roots

  7. Terone says:

    My grandmother’s maiden name was Terone. Her first name was Josephine.She was born Feb. 17, 1899. Her nephew Paul Terone and his family lived in Pietrelcina. Both his daughters were born in Pietrelcina. One was born in 1962. I am looking for any information on my grandmothers parents and other possible family members.

    • Carol nakahara says:

      If you have not already received your answer I have some info you may be interested in


  8. Angela says:


    I believe my father’s family (Antonio Franciosa and Philomena DiCianni) came from Pietrelcina. Antonio was born around 1890. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

  9. Debbie says:

    I am trying to find my grandparents marriage certificate and birth records. They are Theodore Sagliocca and Antonetta Scocca, both from Pietrelcina. They were born in 1893 and 1894. Any information you may have would be greatly appreciated.

  10. Thomas says:

    Hi my was carmine Mastrogiacomo, he came to america on sept 5th 1905 from Pietrelcina, he was 19 years old when he left and he took his 5 year old niece philomena with him, as far as i know his fathers first name was ambrasse, or ambrassio, but i don’t know what his mothers name was, does anyone have any information on him, his family or his mother in pietrelciana, and are there any relatives in italy related to him. thanks for any info you have or find

  11. Vito says:

    Looking for a marriage certificate for Antonio D’Andrea and Adeline Lombardi. Both are from Pietrelcina, Benevento, Campania, Italy. There marriage was on or before 1906.

  12. Angela says:

    I am looking for birth/death records of my 2nd great grand parents: Michele Mostacciuolo and Anna(?Scocca), my great grand parents:Antonio Mostacciuolo and Filomina Graffa. Also my paternal great grand parents:Antonio Cardone and Rosa LaManica. I believe all were born in Pietrelcina in the early and mid 1800’s.
    Thank you for your help.

    • Pam says:

      Have you had any luck finding information on these people? I too am looking. Michele Mostacciuolu and Anna Scocca as they are my 3rd ggrandparent. Their daughter Maria Giovanna born 1855 married Michele (Michael) Saginario born 1852 (they are my 2nd ggrandaparents born in Piectrelcina, Benevento, Italy), and their son Vincenzo “James Michael” Saginario (born 1887 in Piectrelcina) married Filomena Fragnito (my ggrandparents). If I’m reading yours correct, your Antonio is my Maria Giovanna’s sister…

  13. Stallone says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather’s parents and their families. My Great Grandfather was born on March 22, 1901 in Pietrelcina, Campania, Italy. His mother was Maria Mostacciuolo who was born on March 13, 1876 in Pietrelcina. His father was Davide Fiorillo who was born about 1881 and I believe he was born in Pietrelcina as well. I believe that the parents of my 2nd Great Grandmother, Maria Mostacciuolo were Michele Mostacciuolo and Anna Scocca.

  14. Victoria says:

    My husband’s grandparents were Diodato DeIeso (1879-1927) and Filomena Saginario (1882-1927) of Pietrelcina. I would like to obtain a copy of their marriage record (date unknown, but first known child (Michele) was born in 1905). I would also like to have copies of their death records to find out the cause of their deaths, as they both died in the same year and were not very old. I believe they were married and died in Pietrelcina. I appreciate any guidance you can give me to obtain these records.

    • Francis says:

      Victoria I have just started a search for my grandmother and saw your post with the name of your husband’s grandmother, Filomena Saginario. The named floored me as I have not seen the name of Saginario anywhere. My grandmother’s maiden name was Angela Maria Saginario!! She was born August 27, 1881 in Pietrelcina. I have not found a birth cert yet. Story has it that she lived near and knew St Padre Pio. My grandfather was Cosimo LaMarca and believe he was also born in the area but have no information at all on him. I am planning to visit Pietrelcina sometime the first week of October. I would appreciate any info you could share on how to search better. Thank you