Genealogy in Amalfi

If you search your ancestors in Amalfi, in the province of Salerno, 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 Amalfi

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Amalfi town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Amalfi 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 Amalfi. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Amalfi archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Salerno province are:
Alfano, Amato, Annunziata, Apicella, Bruno, Califano, Caputo, Cirillo, Coppola, Cuomo, D’Amato, D’Ambrosio, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Martino, De Rosa, Esposito, Ferraioli, Ferrara, Gallo, Giordano, Greco, Grimaldi, Iannone, Lamberti, Landi, Manzo, Marino, Napoli, Pagano, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Pepe, Rinaldi, Rizzo, Romano, Ruggiero, Russo, Santoro, Senatore, Sessa, Sica, Sorrentino, Tortora, Trotta, Vitale, Vitolo, Volpe.

Church Records in Amalfi

Church archives in Salerno 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 Salerno 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 Amalfi on your behalf.

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



NATIVITA’ DI MARIA SS. – Via Maestra dei Villaggi

S. PIETRO APOSTOLO – Via Maestra dei Villaggi Loc. Tovere

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via Salita di Pastena, 11

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 Amalfi 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 Amalfi forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Amalfi feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Steven says:

    Hi, I am looking for information on Nicola Covino who was from Amalfi. Nicola’s marriage certificate states that his father’s name was Antonio Covino and his mother’s name was Teresa Paolillo. Nicola was born on December 6, 1889. Nicola Covino married Antonetta Gambardella. If anyone has any information I would really appreciate it.

  2. Andrea says:

    Hello My name is Andrea Milano (male, in Italy ).

    The Milano family has many members in and around Amalfi ( the current mayor Daniele Milano is a Milano too as the Paper Making Family from Nicola Milano cartaro) .

    I am looking for information on my branch of the family.

    I have a few records which may help finding some common traits.

    My Great-Grandfather Nicola Milano was born there in Amalfi in 1834 from Michele Milano (probably born in 1807) and Patrizia Gambardella ( born in Amalfi in 1810 from Andrea Gambardella and his wife Apollonia.)

    Patrizia Gambardella was a silk spinster and died in 1867. Michele Milano and Patrizia Gambardella had two more sons aside from Nicola, Andrea ( 1837) and Luigi (1841)

    Nicola, the oldest son and my Great-Grandfather, became a follower of Garibaldi and served in his army with the rank of corporal ( Brigata Fabrizi) and moved to Naples in 1851where he married Luisa Menna.

    I have tested for the Y chromosome ( and the autosomal DNA) and to date I haven’t found any relative from the male line ( The Y chromosome is carried from father to son) if not extremely remote . The Y-37 test conducted with FtDNA can test people whom have a relationship with me dating thousands of years ago. I am also the initiator of a Y chromosome DNA project called: “ The Milano Family from Amalfi” .

    I would be thrilled if any members of the Milano or the Gambardella family would get in touch. Hopefully they would have found some of the names that I’ve mentioned above in their family tree.

    Kind Regards

    Andrea Milano ( The Netherlands)

  3. Michele says:

    looking for any remaining relatives in almalfi, i will be visiting in August. My maternal great grandparents were from Amalfi. Ciriaco Derenzo, dob 3/14/1883 who married Antonella Andreanna Dilieto, dob 11/30/1880.
    Andrea and Angiolina (Cristiano) DiLieto, were my great-great grandparents.

  4. Lisa says:

    I am looking for my great grandmother’s family members. Her name was Lena Comunel (not sure if exact spelling). My grandmother was born Annetta Corragio. My grandfather was Giuseppe Corriagio. Any information you can share is very much appreciated. Gratzi.