Genealogy in Contursi Terme

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Contursi Terme

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 Contursi Terme Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Contursi Terme 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 Contursi Terme:

    S. MARIA DEGLI ANGELI – Via Taglianetti

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

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

    8 thoughts on “Genealogy in Contursi Terme”

    1. my grandparents Raffaela D’Angelo and Santo Vito Coglianese they had 2 daughters Maria and Concetta my grandfather came over iaround 1901 and my grandmother and the 2 daughters followed in 1906 i would appreciate any information you can forward relating to both of their parents

    2. I am trying to find information on my great grandfather Giuseppe Manzione.
      He was born around 1854 and emigrated to the US around 1884.
      Im also related by marriage to the Brancha family. In 1964 I visited Contursi and two elderly female cousins. The one I remember was Philomena Brancha.
      Thanks for the help

    3. My grandparents are from Contursi. Their names are Rafaella D’Angelo and Allesandro Colginese.can you give me any information with respect to them. They were married there and had a daughter Maria before immigrating to the US.

    4. Dear Sir or Madam. My great great grandfather was born in December 1864 in Contursi Terme, Salermo, Campania. His name is Antonio Giuliano. His mother was Felícia Pirchio and his father was Felício Giuliano. Antonio Giuliano got married twice. His first wife was Lucia Brogna and the second one was Carmela Mazzeo. He had 3 children in Contursi. Felice Giuliano, Maria Domenica and Rosaria Giuliano.
      In 1899 they left Italy to go to Brazil.
      I would like to get a copy of his birth certificate if you can. Because the Comune doesn’t have earlier record than 1866. Maybe it was recorded on the church papers.
      Do you think you can help me with more information?

    5. Dear Sir or Madam. My grandfather was born in October 1898 in Contursi. His name Matteo Forlenza. His mother was Maria Gracia D’Angelo. He has brothers: Dominick, Angelo, Giuseppe (John in English). I would very much like to learn about my grandfather’s father, who we understand died by falling out of a tree. In 1914 he and his brothers and mother emigrated to America. Maria Gracia D’Angelo had a brother Felice.
      Do you think you can help me find more information?
      Thank you so very much.

      1. Are you related to the Ricca family ?

        Concetta Ricca, Born in Contursi moved to UK 1953 (My Late Father known as Carmina Ricca, Late Mother Arcangela Forlenza , Contursi)

        1. I am Frances Ricca. My paternal grandmother had a half sister named Concetta. They lived in Brooklyn and then in Belleville N.J.

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