Genealogy in San Salvatore Telesino

If you search your ancestors in San Salvatore Telesino, 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 San Salvatore Telesino

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 San Salvatore Telesino town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 San Salvatore Telesino on your behalf.

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

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Largo Go Chiesa

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 San Salvatore Telesino 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 San Salvatore Telesino forum:
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  1. Joan says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather Antonio Cutillo who lived in San Salvatore. He was born in 1892 And was married. I am told that his wife died in childbirth in Italy and thereafter he cam to the USA in 1921. He left from the Port of Naples on the ship Duca. De Abruzzi. His father’s name Was Filipino Cutillo, mother’s was Louisa Rosa. Grazie

  2. Joe says:

    Looking for more information on my great grandmother Maria Teresa Mazzarelli, 1881–1980, She was Born 27 MAY 1881 in San Salvatore Telesino, Benevento, Campania, Italy. She married Vincenzo Sette, 1878–1948 who was born 12 SEPT 1878 in San Lorenzello Italy date of the marriage was 1898/99. They had 7 children listed as born in San Lorenzello, Benevento, Campania, Italy. Immigrated to the US in around 1909. Any help with finding information on The Mazzarelli side from Salvatore Telesion would be helpful. Thanks you, Grazie

  3. Dennis says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather and grandmother who were born in San Salvatore Telesino, Italy. My grandfather’s name is Salvatore LaFazia, born about 1864. My grandmother’s name is Virgillia Cecilia Riccio LaFazia, born about 1872. They were married in Italy and had a child named Eugenia who died at age one on the way over to the United States on the ship Hindoustan in March, 1896. Salvatore’s parents are Giovanni LaFazia and Brigitta Marchetta LaFazia. Not sure what year either one of them were born or where. Both Salvatore and Cecilia (both names shown on the Hindoustan manifest when they left Naples) arrived in New York on March 24, 1896. I think the manifest stated that they were married in 1891 in Italy. Any help with more information about my grandparents would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Norry says:

    La mia nonna, Chiara de Toro era nata 15 Agosto, 1892
    Gli genitori: Nicola de Toro ed Mariantonia Porto
    San Salvatore Telesino
    Vorrebbe sapere si ci sono informazione degli miei bisnonni, force dove sposati,nati, etc, etc
    Si avevono fratelli , etc force un iindirizzio da una casa della famiglia


  5. Lori says:

    hello, I am looking for any information on the Surnames: Limone, Coppola or Votto from 1850 on.Thank you.

    • dj says:

      my great great grandmother, luisa coppola was born in san salvatore telesino in 1863. her parents were pasquale coppola and maddalena saudella, but i don’t have a place of birth for either of them. any info on either of these lines would be greatly appreciated.

      • Tommaso says:

        Luisa Coppola parents were Pasquale Antonio and Maddelena Saudella.
        Pasquale was born 01.20.1832. his parents were Nicolangelo (born cerca 1792) and Carolina Cofrancesco (born cerca 1799).
        Maddelena was born 07.26.1840. her parents were Sebastiano (born about 1810) and Marianna Battaglia (*born about 1810).

        • dj whelan says:

          thank you, tomasso! do you know if luisa had any siblings?

        • DJ says:

          hello tommaso, wondering if you have any further information about luisa coppola’s family – her siblings or her parents’ parents? i’ve hit a wall in trying to locate the children/grandchildren of her siblings (my cousins). any information would be greatly appreciated.

          • Jason says:

            Hey Guys I have the birth certificate for my great grandpa Nicolangelo Coppola who was born in San Salvatore to Pasquale and Maddelena. I would assume Luisa would be his sister. He immigrated to America in 1901. I would to love learn more if you guys have anymore information.

  6. Theresa says:

    Looking for any Riccio’s in San Salvatore Telesino. My grandfather is Rodolfo, born in 1907, his parents were Vincenzo and Eliza (Bonde), I believe Vincenzo’s father is Angelo (Michaelangelo).
    visiting soon and would love to connect with family.

  7. Raylean says:


    I am looking to see if I have any relatives left in the San Salvatore Telesino area. My great-grandfather was Giuseppe Mongillo, he live in on Volturno street, around 1909 before immigrating to the US. His daughter, Filomena Mongillo, is my Grandmother. I believe that, around 45 years ago, my Mom (Filomenas daughter) touched base with people in the house there. I do not have an address; just the street name. Any assistance would be great.

  8. George says:

    My grandfather Biagio Perillo and grandmother Laura (Mongello) Perillo are from San Salvatore. They came to America around 1900 – 1905? Any information available would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Joseph says:

    The 1900 Ellis Island immigration manifest has Raffaele Fiorillo age 41 from San Salvatore Telesino. I am trying to learn if Raffaele is my Great Grandfather. Is it possible to verify if indeed Raffaele Fiorillo who immigrated to the US in 1900 was married to Maria Antonia Grande and father of Luigi, Angelo Michele and Pietro? In anticipation, I thank you for your time and Best wishes for 2016.
    Warm greetings

  10. Joe says:

    My great grandfather Angelo Riccio was born in San Salvatore in about 1874. Any information will be appreciated. He came to the US with his wife Angela Porto and son Antonio Riccio.

  11. Dianne says:

    Seeking Birth information for Angelina Ricci born Nov 20 or 30, 1887 in San Salvatore. Father: Antonio, Mother: Margaret
    Thank you!

  12. Joseph says:

    I was born in San Salvatore Telesino in 1957 and placed in an orphanage at a month of age. My birth Mother’s name is or was Lina Alterisio. From my searches I have found that she left the town and went to live in Australia fro 7 years. After that period she moved to Rome.
    Other than that I have no further information. One day I would like to come and visit the town and hopefully that will be soon.
    I don’t know if I have any Brothers or Sisters or even if my Birth Mother is back in San Salvatore.
    Any information available would be greatly appreciated.

    My birth name was Gaetano Alterisio and my adopted parents changed my name to Joseph Raverta.
    thank you for your kind assistance