Genealogy in Buonabitacolo

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Buonabitacolo

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 Buonabitacolo Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Buonabitacolo Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Buonabitacolo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Buonabitacolo 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 Buonabitacolo !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Buonabitacolo, 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.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

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

    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 Buonabitacolo 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 Buonabitacolo:

    SS. ANNUNZIATA – Via Ss. Annunziata

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Buonabitacolo, 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 Buonabitacolo 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 Buonabitacolo too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Buonabitacolo forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Buonabitacolo feel free to leave a message below.

    15 thoughts on “Genealogy in Buonabitacolo”

    1. Looking for some information on the Lombardi family from Buonabitacolo. Francesco Antonio Elia Lombardi was my great-grandfather and immigrated to Brazil in the early 20 century.

      Kind regards,


    2. Looking for any information for the parents of my grandfather Antonio Spinelli, born August 15, 1892 in Buonabitacolo. His parents’ names are Genaro Spinelli and Domenica (do not know maiden name). He also had a sister, Grazie, who was older than him.

    3. We are doing research on The Menta family and would like to specifically when Felicia Bisanti was born, died and was married. We know she was married to Biase Menta di Angelo and had a son in 1866, 19 march, Named Giussepe Angelo Antonio Vittorio.

    4. Marilane Spinelli

      Sou do Brasil e agradeceria muito mesmo se me enviassem dados do meu tataravô Giuseppe Spinelli que aportou na cidade de Recife capital do estado de Pernambuco no séc.18.
      Não sabendo eu precisar especificamente a data exata. Sei que era proveniente de Buonabitacolo e aqui casou-se e constituiu família,dando início a nossa história.
      Desde já meus sinceros agradecimentos a quer que possa disponibilizar alguma informação.

    5. Sou do Brasil e agradeceria muito mesmo se me enviassem dados do meu tataravô Giuseppe Spinelli que aportou na cidade de Recife capital do estado de Pernambuco no séc.18.
      Não sabendo eu precisar especificamente a data exata. Sei que era proveniente de Buonabitacolo e aqui casou-se e constituiu família,dando início a nossa história.
      Desde já meus sinceros agradecimentos a quer que possa disponibilizar alguma informação ???

    6. To whom it may concern,

      Im looking for my paternal grandparents birth certificates.

      Grandfather: Carmine Cusato born in Buonabitacolo in about
      1895-1899. Married to Miguelina Sanseviero born in Padula, Italy about



    7. Richiedo cortessemente alla ricerca del matrimonio di Giusseppe Garone e Filomena Spinelli nel comune di Buonabitacolo.
      Nascita Giusseppe 1848. Nascita Filomena 1863. Confirmazione del comune
      Io ho la nascita di bambini nati a Buenos Aires dove si afferma che erano sposati legalmente (Juan Garone, figlio legitimo)
      Il certificato di matrimonio non si trova a Buenos Aires. Supponiamo che sono arrivati ​​a Buenos Aires e sono sposati in Italia.
      Primo figlio, nato nel maggio 1881 (Juan Garone)

    8. my ex-husband’s family, Antonio and Rose Garone are both from this town. My son is planning a trip to this town. A cousin visited many years ago and told us that Antonio Garone was the mayor of this town before he left for America. I understand the Garone family has been in this region since the 13th Century. Can you supply any information on this family. Thank you.

    9. My father in law was born and raised in Buonobitacolo. Ernesto Scapolatempore born 1915 or 1917. Don’t remember. Wondering about his family.

    10. I am looking for family history on my great grandfather Antonio Abatemarco born January 17, 1877 in Buonobetarola, Salerno, Italy. I have information on he and his family but it stops when he moved to the United States… Thank you for anything you can recommend.

      1. Dear Scotti,
        this is to inform you that, to my knowledge, the Abatemarco family you are referring to should be the same as mine. I can tell you the part of the tale I know. In the 17th century, three Abatemarco brothers moved from Calabria to the vallo di diano. One stopped in Montesano sulla Marcellana. The second stopped in Sassano. The third one in san rufo. The one in Montesano made fortune and his sons were elected in the first Italian parliament. The second family in Sassano, for some error, became Abbatemarco with two b’s. The third one, I belong to, is in San Rufo. I can’t be more precise than that.

    11. Meu bisavô veio da cidade de Buonabitacolo, veio da Itália casado com Maria Garone, creio que entre os anos de 1870 a 1885, como poderia obter informações de Paschoal Garone.

      1. Você é do Brasil? Eu tenho um tio-avô Antonio Garone nascido em 1855 e imigrou para São Paulo em 1877. Sinta-se livre para contactar-me.

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