Genealogy in Palomonte

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Palomonte

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 Palomonte Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Palomonte 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 Palomonte:

    S. CROCE – Via Chiesa


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

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

    8 thoughts on “Genealogy in Palomonte”

    1. I am writing as an inquiry for my mother, who has been wondering how to discover any family she has living in Palomonte or elsewhere in Italy. We are visiting this upcoming summer and we really want to get a jump on any potential names. We descend from the Alfano family, Filippo Alfano being my mothers grandfather and Margherita Mazziotta (his wife) being my mothers grandmother. Filippo had 5 brothers, some came to America and stayed, but some came and went back. It has been a challenge to track when exactly they went back to Italy, and/or if they went back to Palomonte or elsewhere. My mothers father is Philip Alfano, born in America, along with his three siblings. I have been using the Portale Antenati and it has been great to cross reference what I already had on my, but luck more or less runs out beyond 1915 as the Italian ancestry website I used does not go beyond that. I am not sure what sources to use to track more recent information. Please let me know if anyone has information! I see this platform has not been active in a while, but I figured I would leave a comment. Thank you.

    2. I am inquiring for my brother-in-law if he has any living relatives still living in Palomonte, Italy? He hopes to visit Italy within a few months and bring his wife & sons. His great-grandparents are Biagio Parisi or Paris born abt. 1855 (The ‘i’ was dropped once in America) & his wife is Mary or Maria Conte Parisi born about 1853. Their son William James Paris/Parisi was born in the USA and is the grandfather of my brother-in-law who wants to visit. Other children are Domenic/Dominick F. Paris born 21 Aug 1882 in Massa Martana, Perugia, Umbria, Italy. His wife is Yetta Aronvircci born 1886 in Romania. Rose Paris/Parisi born 1885 in Italy, possibly Palomonte. Her husband is Joseph Radogna born in Italy 1884, do not know where in Italy. Last child that I know about is Ann Paris/Parisi who was born in Italy. William James Paris/Parisi married in the USA Josephine or Guisippina Gruccio who was born 1901 in New Jersey, USA. Their son Dominick William Paris, Sr. was born in NJ, USA 15 Jul 1925 married Rose DiPasquale born 31 May 1925 also NJ, USA. Their son Dominic William Paris is the person who is looking for any living relatives and will be visiting Italy very soon. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

      1. Im from Jersey City, NJ, My parents and grandparents came from Palomonte. My dad (Giuseppe Cupo a/k/a Joseph Cupo)’s best friend and hunting partner was a Biagio Parisi, who is deceased, who was also from Palomonte. The Cupo and Parisi surnames are common in Palomonte. Im pretty certain there is strong possibility that my deceased father’s friend Biagio is related to your brother-in-law. The Conte last name is also Palomontese. The famous actor, Richard Conte (from Jersey City), who played Don Barzini in the Godfather, had family root in Palomonte.

        1. The name Richard Conte caught my eye. I recall my Father saying Richard Conte was related, I think Uncle or Cousin. My Grandfather, Rafael Famularo, settled in Jersey City, NJ when he arrived in the USA coming from Palo Monte.

          1. We must be related. My late grandmother, Rose Famularo Kratz who’s father was Rafael Famularo and mother was Virginia Armenta Famularo (D’Uva) told us the same thing about Richard Conte as we were growing up.

        2. Hi Leonard. I am from Jersey City as well. My grandfather Anthony Fontano (really Fontana) was born in Palomonte. I visited Palomonte. The cemetary has many Parisi people. It must have been a big family. There is a section called Fontana which must have been where my family came from. The town is a bit remote with some dirt rodes.

    3. In Palomonte I have dates of birth for grandparents and names of their parents who are my great-grandparents. How can I find out names of great grandparents parents. I have Cupo’s, Parisi’s, Mastrolia’s, Mazziotta’s

      I might have someone who could translate a letter from English to Italia but do not know where to send it. Any help I would be very grateful for.

      1. All those last names are very common last names in Palomonte. The name Cupo especially. I believe that many vital records were lost in Palomonte after the earthquake they had in the 80s (I may be wrong). Remember in Italy people were not buried or entombed indefinitely due to spacing issues. I wish you luck in finding out that information.

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