If you search your ancestors in Gallo Matese, in the province of Caserta, 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 Gallo Matese
In towns and villages of Campania and in Caserta province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Gallo Matese town hall archives as of that date.
(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Gallo Matese follow this link).
So, if your ancestors lived in Gallo Matese during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Gallo Matese 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 Gallo Matese too!
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gallo Matese 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 Gallo Matese. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Gallo Matese archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caserta province are:
Barbato, Colella, Conte, Coppola, Corvino, Crisci, D’Angelo, De Lucia, De Rosa, Di Nuzzo, Diana, Esposito, Fabozzi, Farina, Ferrara, Ferraro, Fusco, Gallo, Guida, Iodice, Izzo, Letizia, Lombardi, Marino, Martino, Mastroianni, Merola, Mottola, Natale, Pagano, Palmieri, Papa, Pascarella, Pellegrino, Piccirillo, Piccolo, Piscitelli, Raucci, Ricciardi, Riccio, Romano, Rossi, Russo, Salzillo, Santoro, Schiavone, Tartaglione, Vitale.
Church Records in Gallo Matese
Church archives in Caserta 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 Caserta 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 Gallo Matese on your behalf.
In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Gallo Matese:
AVE GRATIA PLENA – Piazza Indipendenza
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link.
Our expert in Gallo Matese area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.
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