Genealogy in Monte San Giacomo

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Monte San Giacomo, in Salerno province, Campania region?

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

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

Civil Records in Monte San Giacomo

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 Monte San Giacomo Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Monte San Giacomo 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 Monte San Giacomo:

    S. GIACOMO APOSTOLO – Piazza Umberto I

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Monte San Giacomo, 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 Monte San Giacomo 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 Monte San Giacomo too.

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

    9 thoughts on “Genealogy in Monte San Giacomo”

    1. Hi, my paternal great-grandfather was Giacomo Passaro, and he was born in 1877 in Monte San Giacomo. We do not have any records that preceded him. Any information would be great. Thank you.

    2. Saludos. Estoy tratando de localizar el atti di morti o acta de defunción de mi bisabuelo Angelo Castella ( o Pasquale) quien parece ser murió en 1907, pues en 1902 asistió al matrimonio de mi abuelo Nicola Castella. Angelo o Pasquale estaba casado de 1866 con Francesca Caporrino, quien si murió en 1907. El nacimiento, matrimonio y muerte de los bisabuelos fue en Monte San Giacomo, Salerno. Mi inquietud es en el sentido de solicitar ayuda para conseguir el acta de defunción mencionándola. Gracias.

    3. I am writing about 2 families. The Turso family Paschali Turso and philomena Lepra and Aloysio Mastrocchio and wife Joanna Agrana any info is appreciated

    4. My paternal grandfather was Angelo Rizzo.
      He was born in 1897 if I am correct. He was from Monte San Giacomo. I was told by my father ( now deceased) that his father first came to The United States around 1900 but my great grandfather then went to to Italy with the family because he could not survive here. I believe my grandfather fought in the Italian Army in WWI and was captured and escaped from the Germans a n umber of times. He fought in the northeastern part of Italy and Yugoslavia.He was decorated for his bravery but as far as I can tell he left for the United States and arrived on the Dante Alighieri on January 20, 1921.
      He settled in Hoboken, New Jersey.
      I cannot find anything on my grandmother, Carmella Rizzo and what records I have been able to find do not mention her.
      I may have relatives in Naples but I do not know who my be left in Monte San Giacomo.
      I would be most appreciative of any information you might be able to find.
      Most Sincerely,
      Charles Rizzo

    5. Looking for birth and marriage certificates for my paternal grandparents who were born and married in Monte San Giacomo. Dominick Lisa was born 26 January 1887 and Rosa Marotta was born 7 October 1888. They were both 18 years of age when they were married. They immigrated from Naples to the United States leaving on 19 February 1907 aboard the S.S. Romanic. Dominick’s name could have been Dominico Lisa.

    6. I will be visiting Monte San Giacomo in early October. My father’s grandparents were from Minte San Giacomo. After their wedding they left for America. His name was Angelo Tursi and her name Anna Lisa. They were married late 1890s. I would think 1889 or 1899. My grandmother was born in America in 1900.
      Can you help me? Are there any living relatives?

    7. Hello, I would like to find more information about my maternal grandfather’s side of our family. My Great Grandmother was from Monte San Giacomo, Salerno, Campania, Italy and her name was Rafaela Cerrato (born June 24, 1869). She married my Great Grandfather, Andrea Romano (born June 6, 1963), who was from Alessándria, Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy.
      I also have other family on my mother’s side that were from Prepezzano, Province of Solerno, Italy; where my mother and uncle were born.
      Can you help me with more information about this side of my family.
      Thank you very much,

    8. Hi there, I would like to have further information about my family.
      My grandfather was called Michelle Pizza and my grand mother Vicenzina Lisa Pizza.
      My father was born in Italy in 11 May 1943 and his name is Angelo Pizza
      Do I have more relatives living in Monte SanGiacomo.

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