Genealogy in Controne

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Controne

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 Controne Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Controne 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 Controne:

    S. NICOLA DI BARI – P.zza S. Donato, 3

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

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

    17 thoughts on “Genealogy in Controne”

    1. Teri

      My great uncle is Angelo Odato. He lived in New Jersey after moving there from Controne, Italy. His brother is Pasquale Odato from Controne and Pittsburgh PA. Pasquale is my grandfather. Their mother was Philomena Sacco, Controne.

    2. Louis Vertucci married Maria D’ Ambrosio (Both born in 1866.)

      I’m going to Crotone in 6 weeks to see what I can find out. Any Leads would be great. Thank You.

    3. I am looking for info for my Maternal Great Grandparents:

      Lucia Valente
      was born in 1873,
      the daughter of Concetta and Domenic.
      She had two sons and four daughters with Raffaele Sacco between 1896 and 1913.
      She died on September 9, 1940, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 67.

      Raffaele Sacco
      was born on May 9, 1872, in Controne, Salerno, Italy,
      the son of Carmilla Falge and Mr. Sacco.
      He had two sons and four daughters with Lucia Valente between 1896 and 1913.
      He died on May 3, 1942, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of 69.

    4. My name is Glenn P. Odato. Grandson of Angelo Michele Odato.
      My father is Patrick William Odato. son of Angeleo Michele Odato.

      Would like more info, as to the Odato family in Controne.
      Thank You.

      1. Hi Glen,
        My mother in law is Angela Odato.
        She is from Controne and still visits there with her dad (Artemisio).
        I think her uncle is called Angelo.

        1. Hi Jo. I’m Glens cousin Teri. My mother Viola is Angelo Odatos daughter. I’m looking for more information on the Odato family as well. Angelo’s mothers name was Philomena. Does anyone know Angelo’s fathers name? Thank you

    5. Hi! I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Paolo Antonio Sebastiono Verna. He was born January 17, 1892 in Controne Salerno, Italy. He died in the US in 1955. His father (or grandfather) was Vincengo Verna and his mother was Rose DeMartino Antoinello (or Antoinelli)
      I am also at a dead end as I cannot find naturalization documents or passports. He was a coal miner in Southern Pennsylvania, US.

    6. Hello! I am trying to find out if I have ancestors in Controne Italy. According to records I found, my great grandfather, Giuseppe Di Lucia, born March 9, 1869, and wife, Anunciata Carpinello, born abt 1871, resided in Controne. My grandfather, Nicola Di Lucia, born November 14, 1889 in Controne. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!

      1. Lynn – I hope this will reach you since your research was a couple of years ago. My wife’s maiden name is DiLucia and I have traced her back to Giuseppe DiLucia and Anunciata Carpinello from Controne. They came to the USA on the Hindoustan in May 1893 with their son Nicholas who is my wife’s grandfather. We were hoping to visit Controne in the next year to see what we can find. Any information you can provide would be terrific.

    7. My dad’s side of the family is Italian and I’m currently working on his side of the family tree. The two surnames I am looking for are Falce and Bracco, both from Controne. Ruggiero/Roger Falce was born October 7, 1881 and Raffaele Bracco on October 1, 1883. Their wives were Mary Constanza (born 1888) and Mary Zonze (1883). This is as far back as I can trace and they are my great great grandparents. Hope you can help!

      1. I think we are looking for the same information. My husband’s grandparents were Mary Constanza and Roger.

        1. I just saw your reply! Would love to get in touch with you because I think you are right. Trying to figure out how your husband would be related to me/who he is!

      2. I’ve been researching my father-in-laws family the Fiore’s and the Falce’s.
        I have a complete family tree for the children of Angelo Fiore and Carmela Scaramela. There are a couple of Ruggiero’s, starting with:
        Ruggiero Falce b.1821 married Maria Salvia b.1824 their son Luigi b. 1848 married
        Raffaela Odato b. 1850 and had Maria b. 1871 d. 1874 Ruggiero b.1873 d.1875
        Ruggiero b.10/7/1881 Nicola b. 1886 Maria Assunta b.1891.
        Ruggiero (#2) married Giulia Fiore daughter of Angelo and Carmela Scaramella Fiore. Giulia’s sister Michelina Fiore also married a Raffaele Falce b. 1893?
        I have a lot more! Hope this helps you!

        1. Ahhh how exciting! Ruggiero b. 10/7/1881 is mine! I am currently on a solo adventure in Italy and will be in Controne next month! Thank you!

    8. Hi, Im doing a family tree for my wifes Italian side and im at a dead end. I have a lead to her family obtained through an old passport application and census / ship manifest records. The problem I have is that her family is from Controne Italy. Which as you know is a very small town in the province of Salerno. Here great great grandfathers name was Raffaele Gammaldi born 12-13-1865 and her great great grandmothers name was Giovanna Fasana. They were both born in and married in Controne Italy. They were married in about 1888. After they immigrated to the US they went by Ralph and Jennie Gamaldo. I have alot of info of them while they lived here but nothing from Italy. Thank you for any information you can give me.

      1. This is a replay to Brandon Clark. Sorry for my english…Raffaele Michele Gammaldi and Giovanna Fasano got married on 1887 (August , 28th) ; the parents of Raffaele Michele were Nicola Gammaldi and Marianna Mazzarella; tha parents of Giovanna were Pasquale Fasano and Margherita Ferrante(Margherita was already dead at that time). Both , Raffaele and Giovanna were 21 years old.

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