Genealogy in Oliveto Citra

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Oliveto Citra

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 Oliveto Citra Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Oliveto Citra 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 Oliveto Citra:


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

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

    46 thoughts on “Genealogy in Oliveto Citra”

    1. My health is stopping me from doing family history. Interested in hiring someone to do research. GGparents from Oliveto Citra. Please need help

    2. Looking for someone who does church and civil record research in Oliveto Citra. My grandparents are from there. Senese and Coglianese are 2 names I’m looking for. All came to Chicago and settled in south side, 63rd and Wood area, St Mary Mt Carmel church.

      1. Paul, I stumbled upon this website and found your post. I am a Coglianese from the southside – 65th and Kedzie, have migrated further southwest of Chicago, but of course ultimately from O.C. Do you have any family connections back to O.C.?

        1. Hi Paul. family names Nigri, Mazziotti. Family came from St Mary of Mount Carmel 69th st. chicago. lots of Coglianeses and Senese in the family trees. Live in Orland Park.

      2. Paul,
        Just read your post. My fathers family is from OC and migrated to Chicago. They lived on 67th and Ashland. Last name was Dalia.
        I know my father spoke of the Coglianese and Senese familys. I think we may be related to Coglinese.
        I remember him speaking of a Joey Coles, whose real last name was Coglinese.
        I remember him talking about a Skinny Senese. I think he owned a flower shop.
        I’m very familiar with the St Mary Mt Carmel area.
        My uncle Mike Martino had a law partner with the last name Senese.
        I’m going to try to dig deeper and if I find anything I’ll let you know.

        1. I remember a Skinny Senese who was married to Emily Bosco, Bosco/Perciabosco was from O.C as well as my Mele / Senese/ Calabrese family members. Interesting

          1. OMG, have many memories of my gram and mom mentioning these people. And it looks like we are all DNA cousins. Mazziotti and Negri. Was baptized at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel.

        2. Collette, my father, Joseph V. Coglianese was known as Joe Cole and my family was from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel. They moved to Mt. Greenwood in 1952.

        3. I am going to Oliveto in June, about 10 of us going. We are part of a face book private group, about 200 all from oliveto. We also have photo copies of birth, death and marriage records from the church less the missing years. All thanks to Bridget Calzaretta and the other Calzaretta from N.Y. Cant remember his name. I am looking forward to see both the houses my grandparents were born. The address is stated in the civil birth records in the 1880s. If anyone does not about the face book page and PRIVATE oliveto tree on Ancestry then please contact me. Best to use my email. I cam from the Mele,Insalata, Senese, Calabrese family.

    3. Looking for information about Anthony Domato. He arrived from Oliveto Citra in Chicago in 1899 according to US Census data. Curious if other Domato!s are from Oliveto Citra?

    4. Im looking for information about relatives of mine who may still be living in Oliveto Citro. My great grandfathers name was Michael Senese and his wife name was
      Michelina Coglianece, my grandfathers name was James Senese and his wife name
      was Theresa Zingarelli. I will be greatful for any help.

      Thank you

    5. I am looking for information on Michele Di Guida who was married to Rosa Parra and resided in Olivetocitra. He had a son Antonio who immigrated to Chicago and married Ma Grazia D’Angelo. I have their marriage certificate.

      1. I am interested in the recent comment from, Anna, who mentioned a DiGuida who had a son Antonio that immigrated to Chicago. This may be my grandfather. We are planning a trip to Italy soon and would like to learn if it is possible any relatives may still be there.

      1. I need to double check my ancestry names. I believe we had a Francis Mangina who married Joseph Delorto. The giuseppe may sounds a little familiar also. We also have the family name Salvatorre Nigro..

    6. My father’s name was Carmine Polino born in 1919 in Oliveto Citra. He was a POW in Australia and then eventually settled there. My mothers name was Ginevra Visconti from nearby Eboli. Mum always told us that we had paternal cousins in America. Unfortunately being young and not interested I didn’t ask enough questions and sadly it’s too late now. I am trying to find those relatives in America if indeed there are some. Dad’s mother was Raffaela and his father may have been Pasquale. If anyone can help please send me an email. Thank you in advance.

    7. Grandparents lived in Oliveto Citra until 1890. Married in the Catholic Church behind. Via Fiorenza
      Oliveta Citra. On Jan 31 or Feb1,1890. Full names are Giovanna Pirfalo De Sevo and Angelo Ralph De Sevo.
      Anything you can tell me would be greatly appreciated.
      Thank you in advance

      Joan De Sevo Blake

      1. Hi, Joan – I have been looking for someone from your line of the family. Giovanna (PIROFALO) had a sister named Carmela…that was my second great grandmother. I’d like to hear more about your family and would be glad to share what I have. Michael K

    8. I am seeking any relatives currently living in Oliveto Citra.

      My grandfather (Rafael Pezzuto) emigrated from Oliveto Citra , to the United States, in about 1905.

      Thank you in advance for your time.

    9. I come from a family of Lurgio’s. We are known in the UK as Martini though. My Grandfather was Vito Antonio Lurgio with sister’s Anunciada and Geraldina. Mother named Delia Lurgio I think. Any one with any information on this family please contact me.

    10. My grandparents were born in olivetro citra. Michael Monaco . I am unsure of exactly were. Of my grandmother’s maiden name I’m looking for right now but my grandfather was Michael Monaco and his family was from there. I am looking for more papers and both of them and I may have a lead to birth certificates to tell us more Next step waiting for me to find these papers or can you work out something to this effect with this little information

    11. Seeking someone who is willing to do civil and church research in Oliveto Citra for the names Perciabosco and Monaco. Willing to pay reasonable costs for time and mailing. I would like the lineage of the following people:

      Giuseppe Perciabosco, born 14 Oct 1856 (may have a half-sister, Vincenza, born 1853). Father’s name most likely Vincenzo, born 1828. Second wife was Rosa Monaco, born 28 Jan 1861. Rosa’s father may have been named
      Vincenzo or Giacomo as he was called James in America.

      I would also be interested in corresponding with people of these surnames. Thank you!

      1. My grandparents were from Oliveto Citra. I don’t have much more information except that they settled in Chicago area looking forward to hearing from you. Right now that’s all I have I just found my father’s original birth certificate but it’s extremely hard to read he was not born in Italy but my grandparents work

    12. I am looking for relatives of Antonio Rio (1890-1965), my great-grandfather. He married Mary Palcero (1888-1946)around 1908. They immigrated to Chicago, IL USA around 1909-1912. They had 3 children, Ralph, Minnie and Carmen. I believe he also had a sister Lucia (about 1887-1954) who also Immigrated to Chicago, Il, USA. I am hoping to learn their parent’s names and any other brothers or sisters. I found other Rios from Oliveto Citra living Chicago in the early 1900’s and I think we are related, but I’m not sure how. These include James Rio born 1879, Alexander Rio born 1855, Tony Rio born 1914. Thank you!

      1. Kathryn, my grandmothers sister Rosina Caprioli was married to Vincent Rio. They lived in Chicago. My grandmother was Teresina Caprioli.

      2. My grandparents, Frank and Jennie Rio, moved to Chicago from OC in 1924 and 1929, respectively. They brought three children with them and had two more in Chicago.
        I did visit OC in 2000 and stayed with cousins there.

      3. Been a long time but checking with my sister, she came up with a Rosa Rio who was married to a Michele DiGiorgio. This is probably going back to the mid 1800’s? My great grandparents settled in Chicago at Grand Avenue and Western Avenue. . Pasquale Freda married to Angela DiGiorgio. Pasquale passed away in 1920 and Angela passed away in 1928. I was in Oliveto a long time ago probably 40 years ago. The town had one street where there was a stop light from fhe town square. Only one car could use the street until the light changed. Used a bathroom where there was only a hole in the floor. You had to stand to use it. At the time we were there to do some research, the church was closed due to an earthquake. Cemetary was unique. Still trying to trace other relatives: Fiora giganite, Francisco, Maria Negri. Long ago

    13. I am looking for information on my great grandparents Vincenzo Periabosco 1853 and wife Concetta Marino from Oliveto Citra. Arrived in New York 29 Nov 1902. Thank you for any information.

      1. We must be related. My g-g-grandfather was Vincenzo Perciabosco, born 1828 in Oliveto Citra. His son was Giuseppe, born 1856. I’d like to find someone who lives there to do the research and will gladly pay them to do so. Hope to hear from you! Carl from Minnesota

    14. My maternal grandfather, Anthony Baffa, was from Oliveto Citra.
      His Father was Alesandro Baffa, his mother was Rosario Insalata.
      Can trace my family back to the 1850’s to Rosario’s parents, Francesco Insalata and Carilina DiBiaso.

      Coming to Italy the last week of January 2017 to trace my family history.
      Any information or contacts would be greatly appreciated.

    15. Looking for info Great grandparents Vito Taglieri and Mary Vidutto And siblings to Grandfather Nunzanti Taglieri 1/17/1861

    16. My maiden is Lulu. My grandfather born on Oct.22,1896 was Micahael Joseph Lullo. The courts in US changed his last name in1943 to Lulu. I believe he was born in Oliveto Citra and need as much information you can help me with. I just returned from 14 days in the Amalfi Coast area and my guide could not understand why I did not know more about my heritage. Please help me.

      1. My grandfather, Francesco Lullo, was from Oliveto Citra. He and his wife, Donata, left Italy and moved to Chicago, Illinois around 1899. My grandfather was born in 1884. After he and my grandmother moved to America, they had 7 children.

        1. I made a mistake in the post about my grandfather, Francesco Lullo. He came to Chicago around 1908, not 1899.

    17. Looking for Domenico Rio. Need to find his siblings names in order to verify Chicago area, relatives.We were from 6800 block of Wood street,and had family ties to Al Capones family who lived a short drive away on Prairie avenue.

      1. My dads father was Nunzianti Taglieri born 1/17/1861 died 12/09/1940. Im trying to find more info on his parents Vito Taglieri and Mary Vidutto. My grandfather was married to Rosaria Pignata she died 4/26/1902 They had 5 children. Nunziante then married her widowed sister MariAntonia Pignata Napolitano 12/1902 and had 7 more children together ( she had 2 from 1stMarriage)Family shortened Taglieri to Tagler in the 1940’s after parents both passed We were all from Chicago.

    18. I am looking for information about my ancestors with the last name Perciabosco. They are from Oliveto Citra. The last generation that was there would have been in the early to mid 1800’s. Any information
      Would be wonderful. I am planning a trip there in the fall of 2016. My maiden name Bosch was derived from Bosco and that from Perciabosco.

    19. Hello,

      My name is Joe Goetz and I am looking for the parents of my Italian Great grandparents.

      My grandfather was named Peter DiGuido and he was born August 15, 1870. I am looking for any information on his parents. I believe his fathers name was Michael.

      My Grandmothers name was Elisabeth Pizzuit (Pezzuto) born April 20, 1878. I am looking for any information on her parents Frank and Margaret (Parcalosca) Pizzuit/Pezzuto. Margaret was born around 1824.

    20. Hello,

      Looking to find information on a Francesco Delia or D’elia from Oliveto Citra born in January 1855. He probably migrated to the U.S. In the early 1890’s. Any info would be appreciated.

      1. I previously requested information on Francesco Delia or D’elia born in Oliveto Citra but I got his birth date wrong. He was born in January of 1875 not 1855. He married Consolata Centanni in Chicago. She was also born in Oliveto Citra.
        Any information would be appreciated.

    21. carol ann dominic

      hello looking for more information about my greatgrandparents angelo papa (pope) and carolina papa (pope) senerchia italy carolina arrived in chicago around 1911 angelo arrived a couple of years earlier i was told carolinas mothers maiden namne was sessa thank you for your help

    22. Barbara Balestri Dwyer

      Dear Madam or Sir,
      I’m looking for Caterina Ivone, born around 1870, married Antonio Magliano, and gave birth to Carmela (Carmina) Magliano around 1890.
      Carmela’s passport states she was accompanied by her stepmother.
      Also I would like to find Vito Balestrieri, born about 1800 and anyone who came before him.
      Oral history says they both came from Oliveto Citra, but I’d like to be sure.
      Where can I buy a history of Oliveto Citra? Molto grazie.

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