Genealogy in Amalfi

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Amalfi, in Salerno province, Campania region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Amalfi, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Amalfi
If your ancestral trail leads to Amalfi, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Amalfi City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Amalfi residents since then.
  • Amalfi Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Amalfi’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Amalfi

In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province civil 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 get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Amalfi Municipality, 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!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Amalfi !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Amalfi, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
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    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 go on quickly in 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 (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 Campania started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Amalfi on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

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


    S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – P.zza Duomo

    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

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Amalfi, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Salerno.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Amalfi area , write to or fill the form here.

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

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Campania and of course in Amalfi too.

    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.

    7 thoughts on “Genealogy in Amalfi”

    1. How can I go about finding a death cert for someone who died while on holiday in Amalfi in 1995. His remains were brought back to England so I presume the death must of been registered there!

    2. Looking for my Mothers Surname of Carima,we think that it was probably Camera but as been misspelt years ago.She was born in Amalfi on 1/1/1929

    3. 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.

    4. 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)

      1. Hi Andrea, My grandmother came to America in 1900 when she was one year old from Amalfi. My grandmothers mothers made name was Milano. Nicola Milano 18 from my understanding ism my great great grandfather. My relative had two sons and one son as far as I know had the paper mill.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

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