Genealogy in Campagna

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Campagna

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 Campagna Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Campagna during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Campagna 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 Campagna !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Campagna, 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 Campagna 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 Campagna. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Campagna 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 Campagna

    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 Campagna 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 Campagna:

    S. MARIA DOMENICA – C.da Camaldoli


    MADONNA DEL PONTE – C.da S.Maria del Ponte

    S. MARIA LA NOVA – C.da S.Maria la Nova

    S. MARIA DEL BUON CONSIGLIO – C.da Serradarce


    SS. SALVATORE – Largo G.C. Capaccio

    S. MARIA DELLA PACE – Via Duomo

    S. NICOLA DA TOLENTINO – Via Provinciale per Puglietta, 135

    S. BARTOLOMEO APOSTOLO – Via S.Bartolomeo Apostolo

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

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

    12 thoughts on “Genealogy in Campagna”

    1. Grandfather passed in 2008. I don’t know where to begin with a church. He came to America when he was 18. In. 1905. I have the manifesto with his marriage certificate but he was married in BY
      I wanted a copy of him his Baptism papers so I could perhaps see where he lived in Campagna. His name is Emilio Avallone. Feb 21,1889
      We will be in Naples in May and plan a private land tour to visit his town.

    2. I will be visiting campagna in two weeks and would like to visit the church my grandparent were married in if I can figure out which one. If not I would like to try to find the cemetery that my great grandparents would have been buried in. How can I research?

      Thank you in advance

    3. I am interested in any information about the Caleo and Paradiso families from Campagna. I am most interested in finding ANY information – birth, marriage, death, parentage – of Carmela Paradiso married to Paolo Caleo (1850-1918). They were my great-grandparents. I believe she passed away in Italy sometime between 1892 – 1900 and never emigrated to the United States with her husband and children. Her daughters were born approximately 1890 and 1892 or 1894. Sometimes, the smallest fact can be a clue. I also welcome any suggestions of where to write for this information. Thank you.

    4. My husbands family came from Campagna back in 1903 their names were Antonio Tamaccio and his wife Alfina Muro they had 4 children when they sailed to the U.S. I only know that Antonios parents were James n Teresa Tamaccio,I cannot find anymore information on his family,I am hoping someone there can help me find information about the family,Thank You

    5. My grandfather was Beradino Solimeo born in Campagna in 1882. My great grandfather was Emedio Solimeo born in Campagna in 1853. Both traveled to US in 1889 and lived in Philadelphia. Beradino’s brothers born in Campagna were Alfonso, born 1880, and Umberto born in 1889. My great grandmother was Apalia Castagna but I do not know where she was born. Any information on the Solimeo heritage in Campagna would be appreciated and/or who would I contact for such information. Thank you.

    6. I will be in Campagna in March 2017 doing research on my maternal grandparents Pasquale and Lavina (Bello) Longobardi. I have information on his parents and grandparents, hoping to find out as much as I can while there. Should I start at the church archives?

    7. My grandfather married his arranged wife Guardino in Palermo and left for the US in about 1898. She was alleged to have been from Trabia, Sicily. He from “up North” possibly a fisherman. I have the marriage certificate from the church in Palermo and his photo and date of birth but nothing else but nothing else except that he may have been wearing a military uniform in his photo. Any suggestions on where to search next?

    8. Hello,

      two years ago when visiting Campagna I located my grandfather Giovanni tommasiello birth certificate and a family distant cousin residing there by the name of Gelsomino Sessa. My grandfather Giovanni mother (my great grandmother) was married to Maria Magaro. Her sister Philomena Magaro was the great grandmother of my cousin Gelsomino Sessa. I want to return to Campagna in October 2016 to learn more of the family tree and to apply for citizenship. Can you help direct me to the right sources to make this happen for me. Thank You….Ciao!

    9. looking for relatives in campagna. last name police. my great-grandparents were born there. also, great grandmother ceriale.

    10. I will be visiting Campagna in September. My fraternal grandparents both were born there. I want to find any relatives I may have still residing in the area. How do I contact a researcher?

    11. I am interested in starting research on my Caputo side of family. All I know is they Arrived in the United States in 1908 from Campagna, Italy.

      Felix (or Phillipe) Caputo Family Wife Mary Louise Colia (sp ?)
      Eight children – Tony, Minnie, Angelina, Rose, Victoria, Libretta, Cecilia, James

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