Genealogy in Montesano sulla Marcellana

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Montesano sulla Marcellana, in Salerno province, Campania region?

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

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

Civil Records in Montesano sulla Marcellana

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 Montesano sulla Marcellana Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Montesano sulla Marcellana 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 Montesano sulla Marcellana:

    S. CUORE EUCARISTICO – Via Cesare Battisti

    S. GERARDO MAIELLA – Via Mazziotti, 17

    S. MARIA DI LORETO – Via S. Maria di Loreto, 42

    S. ANNA – Via S. Rosa, 4

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Montesano sulla Marcellana, 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 Montesano sulla Marcellana 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 Montesano sulla Marcellana too.

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

    12 thoughts on “Genealogy in Montesano sulla Marcellana”

    1. Hola soy roberta de Argentina. estoy buscando familiares, por parte de mi abuelo materno. su nombre era GIUSEPPE BARBELLA.

      1. Hello my name is Emely, my great-grandfather is Felicio Barbella, from my fathers side! My great-great- grandfather is Vicenzo Barbella and my great-great-grandmother is Agnese Barbella they move to Brasil

    2. I am looking for information of my maternal Grandmother, her name was Rica Montesano, I believe she was born about 1907, or ’08….this is all the information I have of her beginnings, she was married to my grandfather in Franklin Park, Il.

    3. My sons and I are looking for birth/church records for Francesco Cennamo, born December 18, 1891 in Montesano Sulla Marcellana (SA). His parents were Carmine Cennamo and Maria Rosa Iuglio. We would like very much, to discover relatives from either side of Francesco’s family as well. Thank you for your time.

    4. I’m looking for birth records /relatives for Philip Cestaro (Cestari) born Febrary 2nd, 1868 in Montesano Sulla Marcellana, Salerno, Italy. Father was Michael Cestaro (Cestari), mother Serafina Bianco.
      Thank you

    5. I am in search of any family related to my great-grandmother, Filomena Bianco, born to Antonio Bianco and Angela Sarli on October 5, 1899 in Montesano Sulla Marcellana, Salerno, Italy.

    6. I am looking for information on Giuseppe Cestari. He was born in Montesano in 1875. He

      came to the US in 1900 and settled in Brooklyn NY. I would like to know who his parents and siblings were.

      1. Ola, tenho certidao do meu bisavô, Francesco cestari, nasceu em 1878, em Montesano, será que são primos??

    7. Hello,

      Trying to find information on my ancestors.

      My great Grandfather Michele Valletta married Theresa Salvati in Monstesano November 27th 1902. Michele was born November 21st 1880, Theresa February 14th 1884.

      I am attempting to find information regarding Michele’s parents: Colombo Valletta and Filomena Antonio. Running into a dead end..and would love to know their history.

      Thank you,

    8. My husbands Grandfather was born in Arenabianca and his birth was registered in Montesano Sulla Marcellana

      He is Giuseppe Mangino born 15th September 1897

      His father : Michele Mangino

      His mother: Carolina De Fina

      Giuseppe left Italy around the age of 12 and arrived and stayed in New Zealand at the age of 14.
      We were in Montesano Sulla Marcellana in September trying to find living family but due to lack of time and not being able to speak Italian it was very hard.We found what may have been a cousin by our translater talking to people in the square. We are coming back to Italy next year to try again. We have a copy of Giuseppe’s birth records.

    9. Hi, we are from California, USA, and will be traveling to the Salerno region in October. We are seeking ancestry information on our family who emigrated from Montesano. Here is the information we have, based on US Census records:

      Michael Cestaro, born 1873
      Theresa Marie DeFino, born 1879

      Married in 1897.
      First son Vicente, born about 1899, never left Italy

      Michael and Theresa emigrated to the US between 1902 and 1905.

      Theresa had a twin brother “Jimmy” who also never left Italy.

      Any information or guidance you could give us will be much appreciated! Sorry we can only speak and write in English.

      – Russ and Mary Bartlett

    10. I am trying to find records for my ancestors-Agnese Dipierro and Michail LaGreca-She was born in 1856 or 7 and I have a copy of her birth certificate from 1920 -If you can help in any way I would appreciate it-They came to America in 1880’s but when I go to the Italian side I come to a dead end-I know her parents names were Michael Dipierro and her mother was Rosa Spina-Thank you

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Scroll to Top