Genealogy in Gioia Sannitica

If you search your ancestors in Gioia Sannitica, Campania, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Campania and in Caserta province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Gioia Sannitica registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Gioia Sannitica in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Gioia Sannitica to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in Gioia Sannitica, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Campania and in Gioia Sannitica too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gioia Sannitica from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gioia Sannitica. As more your surname is common in Gioia Sannitica, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gioia Sannitica archives 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 archives in Caserta province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email). Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

SANTISSIMO SALVATORE – Via Caselle

S. MARIA DEL CARMINE – Via Curti

S. MARIA DELLA LIBERA – Via Fattori NO

S. FELICE E SANTI APOSTOLI PIETRO E PAOLO – Via S. Felice

If you have the opportunity to visit Gioia Sannitica and Caserta province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Napoli.


In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Gioia Sannitica just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to gioiasannitica@italianside.com our expert in Gioia Sannitica area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

7 Comments

  1. Cynthia says:

    I was in Gioia Sannitica in 2010 and went to city hall to look up my grandparents name. We came across Torelli but my grandfather went by Angelo Torello. He came to America in the late 1800’s married my Grandma Philomena Cardegna they had 13 children and lived in New Haven CT. Can you trace back any other Torello’s in that area?

  2. Betty says:

    I am seeking to find my grand father’s parents who lived in San Potito Sannitica. My grandfather is Vincenzo Pergolato born in 1887.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can share.

  3. Matteo says:

    I have a newspaper arthical that my great uncle Matteo A. Gagliardi was an arch bishop in the church in Italy I use to have a picture of him in all his Bishop clothing over the years it has gotten lost I have been trying for a long time to find out anything about him.I have checked all the deceased in all the dioceses in Italy. I believe he was from Gioia Sannitica that was where my father was born. The Archbishop was my fathers uncle and my great uncle.My fathers family cam to the United States but I am not sure of all the dates.I am puzzled that I cannot find his name anywhere in the catholic religion in Italy. I hope you can give me some information about him.

  4. Iva says:

    I am wanting to plan a trip to research my grandparents place of birth in Italy. The Campania region. I am researching travel tours and not sure how to go about it.

    Any help you have to offer will be greatly appreciated

  5. paula says:

    We are seeking information regarding Fiorentino Donia who lived in Gioia Sannitica. He was married to Caroline Marrelli. They had daugheter Mariantonia born April 8, 1906. We are trying to find where he was born. He left Gioia for the US in 1907.

  6. Donna says:

    My grandfather, Fsco Antonio Pascale, was born April 1, 1877 in Gioia Sannitica. He came to the US in 1891. I am trying to find the names of his parents and any siblings he might have had. I would greatly appreciate any assistance you can give me.
    Thank you.

  7. Kathy says:

    I know my great grand parents lived in Giaio Sannitica, Italy. My daughter and I will be in that town on Sept. 1, 2014. How do I find their both certificates and grave sites off others with the same last name.
    Santillo, Pierto and Marie.
    I have DOB and DOD.

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