Genealogy in Castelcivita

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Castelcivita

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 Castelcivita Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Castelcivita 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 Castelcivita:

    S. CONO – P.zza S. Cono, 1

    S. NICOLA DI BARI – Via P. Costantino, 2

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

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

    11 thoughts on “Genealogy in Castelcivita”

    1. My husband and i will be making our first trip to Italy in September/October 2024 to learn about my fathers family…as I grew up knowing very little. I have recently found the following: most all my fathers family is from Castelcivita. My Grandfather’s name was Francescantonio Alonzo and my paternal grandmother’s name was Francesca Mae Mambuca. I have not had any luck finding relatives on the Mambuca side. They had 9 children my father Feliciantonio being the youngest of 9 born June 7 1887. My paternal Great Grandparent’s are Nicola Alonzo and Margherita Vincenzo….they had 5 children my grandfather Francescantonio being the youngest of the 5 children. My paternal Great Great Grandfather was Felice Alonzo…i have not located my Great Great grandmother’s name. They had 1 son Nicola who is my Great grandfather.
      My Great Great Maternal Grandparent’s are Giovanni Vincenzo and Nicoletta Tancredi they had 8 children with my maternal great grandmother Margherita being the second oldest of 8.
      My Great Great Great Maternal Grandfathers were Giacomo Vincenzo having 1 child my Great Great Maternal Grandfather Giovanni and Vincenzo Tancredi having 1 child my Maternal Great Great Grandmother Nicoletta.
      I have not found any of my Maternal Great Great Great Grandmother’s information.
      My father originally came to the US in 1902 but returned to Italy sometime between 1902 and February of 1906….he married Carminella Grieco in February of 1906 they had 1 son in December of 1906 and then my father returned to the US August of 1907 never to return to Italy. I found His son died in Sept of 1919 12 yrs old almost 13 unknown cause of death and his wife Carminella died in December of 1919 unknown case of death.
      Looks like all my Grandfather’s side of my family is from
      Castelluccia, Principato Citra, Two Sicilies. Castelcivita, Salerno, Campania, Italy and
      Castelluccia, Principato Citra, Regno delle Due Sicilie
      Hopefully this information will help me piecing together any connections to any of my family history.
      My dad’s name Feliciantonio born June 7 1887
      Dad’s cousin he joined in the US when he arrived for the second time August 29 1907
      Valentino Scaramello (Cousin)
      Also mentioned on dad’s document coming in August 29 1907
      Francesca Tonio not sure if they were related
      If anyone has any information about my family I would greatly appreciate it.
      Thank you

    2. My Great grandfather was Domenico Gigliello born 23 Agosto 1856 –married 12 Julo , 1879 to Giuseppina Torttorelli–Do any Gigliello or Tortorelli’s still live in Catelcivita ?


      1. Hi Paula,
        I saw the message you left….my ancestors last name is also Tancredi. It such a small town …I imagine we are somehow related. I would love to hear from you.


      2. My ancestry traces back to the Tancredi’s of castelcivita and Cassius from Palermo. The Tancredi comes from the Norman Tancred who came down during the first crusade to free Jerusalem and Cassius may date back to Rome during Julius Cesar’s Reign. In Normandy we may also be related to Thomas Aquinas. It seems the Tancredi still in Italy were not to keen on our branch of the family joining with the city folk from Palermo and working in America to increase theirwealth. That’s about all I am currently familiar with.

      3. My gr grandmother was Carmella Tancredi. Married Gabriel Costantino and emigrated to Hardwich, VT around 1892

    3. I am looking for information about my grandparents -Anthony Tangredi and Rose Conzo Tangredi. They emigrated to the U. S. in the 1900’s. I am not sure who their parents were. I do believe my grandmother was an only child. I think my grandfather was born around 1886 and my grandmother 1903. Thnak you for any help.

    4. My Grandfather Luigi Camelia (or Carmello) came to the United States in the early 1900’s. I am coming tk Castelcivita in a week and I am interested in finding any family members. My Great-grandmother was Genevieve Camelia was married to Michele Camelia and Genevieve’s maiden name/family name is Greco. Any information is appreciated!

    5. I am trying to get any information regarding my father, Nicholas Tancredi. DOB 8/1893.

    6. Hello, I’m looking for some information about my grandparents genealogy. My grandfather Felice Antonio Grieco was born in Castelcivita in circa 1883 or 1884, he was the son of Vincenzo Grieco and Carminella Tancredi. I would like to know if there were any other children for Vincenzo and Carminella. I would also like to know if there are records dating back further for Vincenzo and Carminella (such as their parents and so on) and when they died and where they are buried. Also, I would like to know the same for my other great granparents, Pasquale Carpinelli born 1873, and Pasqualina Fiore born 1871. They are also from Castelcivita.
      Thank you for your help.

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