Genealogy in Prignano Cilento

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Prignano Cilento

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 Prignano Cilento Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Prignano Cilento on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

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

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

    20 thoughts on “Genealogy in Prignano Cilento”

    1. I am coming to Prignano Cilento, Italy on June 30th, 2024 and would like to find the parents records of my grandfather, Michele Vecchio parents who were Rosa Fiasco and Antonio Vecchio. He was born there and came to the United States in 1908 with his wife, Olympia Vecchio lwho I thin was from there. I have been there twice and hope to see my grandfathers house this trip a sI couldnt find it before because the address had been changed. Love this town and everyone is so friendly. Any help is appreciated. Pat

    2. LINEAGE INFO – looking for any additional info or perhaps living relatives in campania / prignano cilento area:

      great grandfather – Anthony DiConcilio
      born 1884
      prignano cilento, salerno

      great grandmother – Angelina Apone (Anthony DiConcilio’s wife)
      born 1889
      prignano cilento, salerno

      great great grandfather – Giuseppi DiConcilio (married to Maria Volpe)
      born 1845
      prignano cilento, salerno

      great great grandmother – Maria Volpe (married to Giuseppi DiConcilio)
      born 1852
      melito, prignano cilento

      great great great grandfather – Carmine Antonio DiConcilio (married Rosa Morone)
      born 1807
      prignano cilento, salerno

      great great great grandfather – Guiseppi Volpe
      born 1808
      prignano cilento, salerno

    3. My great great grandfather, Nicola Gargione as well as his spouse, Rosa Nigro (37) and his 6 children (Maria(17), Giovanna(15), Aieda(6), Francesco(4), Adelina(2), and Italia(1) lived in Prignano Cilento in the early 1900s before they immigrated to the United States.

    4. Looking for information regarding my great grandparents: Vincenzo De Concilio & Nicolina De Concilio (Apone). Lived in prignano in the 1890’s. trying to find out their parents? Some how related to Rizzo, Lazaran (Galzerano or Galzarano)?

      any information would be greatly appreciated.


      1. Kathy,
        Vincenzo DiConcilio & Nicolina Apone DiConcilio were my paternal great-grandparents. Their son, Sabato DiConcilio (born in 1901) was my paternal grandfather. His son, James Concilio is my father. From research I’m doing on Ancestry, Millie Lazaran, married Michael Congelio in 1953. He is the son of Luigi (Louis) & Rose Congelio. Luigi is Vincenzo & Nicolina’s son. The Congilio, Conchilla, DiConcilio surname was used by my relatives which is confusing as hell!


    5. I am researching family from Prignano Cilento – family names are Rizzo, Amendola, Nigro, Amodio and Astonia. My GG grandparents were Luigi Amendola (Antonio and Agnese Astonia) and Carmella Nigro (Antonio? and ??) on the Amendola side – both immigrated to America. On the Rizzo side, my GG grandfather Nicola Rizzo died about 1898 in Prignano Cilento and my GG grandmother Serafina Amodio (Carmen or maybe Carmine? and ??) died in Prignano Cilento in 1939. Her father Carmen lived to be 110. Any help or connections would be appreciated. It does not appear that the online Archives include Prignano Cilento records.

    6. Im looking for information about my Grandfather Guiseppe Polito Born Feb 15 1896 in Cilento.Italy He came to the US on about 1904 Id like to know his mothers name ,her maiden name and any info on the Polito family Thank You.

    7. Hi, I am looking for Luigi/Louis Cecere born 1875. He had a small farm down the road from the DeCongilio’s family in Prignamo Cilento outside of Naples. Hoping I can find more information of my great grandfather’s family. Any help will be much much appricated. Thank you

    8. Looking for any records of Rosa and Guiseppes Giordano from this area. Had five children in this town. Peter, Phillips, Margaret, Rosa, and Nancy. Come to USA by boat in 1911 approx. Rose came only with her children as Guiseppes came sooner to find work. Would like to find birth records.

    9. I just visited Prignano Cilento. I would love to talk wt any of you about that beautiful place. My grandparents lived there –Capo and Laurita are the family names. I currently live in Michigan.

    10. I am looking for info on my grandparents who came from the Salerno area. My grandfather was Luigi Prignano and he married Concetta Agostinello. He came to the US in the late 1800s and settled in NYC. My research shows he came across on a boat that left from France. I don’t know much more. Thank you.

    11. I am looking for information on the D’Agostino and Rizzo families of Prignano Cilento. My grandfateher was Nicolo D’Agostino born about 1895. He had brothers Alfonso b.c1878 and Alessandro b.c1884 and a sister Teresa b.c1899, There may have been more. Their Parents were Girolamo D’Agostino b. c1852 and Maria Giuseppe Rizzo. I would very much appreciate any information.

      1. Hi Jim. I have both Rizzo and Agostino ancestors from Prignano in my family tree. Please contact me if you would like to exchange information.

        1. Joey, Thanks for the reply. I sure would like to exchange info. Any connection that you can make from my info? I look forward to your reply.

    12. Heelo, i amlooking for information on my great great grandfather Salvatore Cilento who came to Adelaide in South Australia on a vessel called ‘The Telegraph’ on 23 January 1855. He was from Salerno and was born in 27/10/31. his parents were Luigi and Angela (nee Capozzi) Cilento. I would dearly love to know about my family history and thank you so much for your help. I hope I am looking in the right place.

    13. I am looking for information on my great grandparents Nicola Baratta and Maria Vinci. It is said that they married in February 1899 and came to America in June 1899. All of us have heard they came from Prignano. My great grandfathers sisters came with him (Rosa and Luisa). I have found them in the Ellis island records. I just want to know as much as I can. I also would love to now the history of Prignano also, as far back as I can go. I love history and knowing my family history is very important to me.
      Thank you very much

      1. Some info that I have.

        Matteo Baratta Matteo married Maria Giuseppa Fammarrelli. The child from this marriage was: Nicola Baratta was born about 1876 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy

        Nicola Baratta was born about 1876 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Nicola married Maria Carmela Vinci, daughter of Donato Vinci and Maria Raffaela Volpe, about Feb 1899 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy. Maria was born about 1879 in Prignano Cilento, Salerno, Campania, Italy

        1. Hi Jim, My great grand father, Eugenio Baratta born June 26th 1887 in Prignano Cilento. do you have any information on his mother/father/siblings?? He immigrated to Union town PA, and then to Detroit Michigan.

    14. Am looking for relatives. My grandparents david and Josphina Marrocco came from casa de cilento itlay. My grandfather had brothers- tony and peter of whom went back to italy to live. Any help would be appreciated.

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