Genealogy in Roccapiemonte

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Roccapiemonte

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 Roccapiemonte Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Roccapiemonte 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 Roccapiemonte:

    S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE – Via Casali

    S. MARIA DEL PONTE – Via Nuova Ponte


    MARIA SS. ADDOLORATA – Via S. Potito

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

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

    5 thoughts on “Genealogy in Roccapiemonte”

    1. Looking for info for Carmelo Riscigno, father of Nicola Riscigno. Carmelo was married to an Antoinette Ferione(not sure on the spelling)
      thinking the family as from this town as the Riscigno name is there in Roccapiemente. I think they eventually moved to Cap d Orlando Sicily but not positive.
      Would like to come to the town in November when we are in italy and stay one or two nights and get a tour or help from a genealogist. I am but an amature genealogist and have never investigated this line, can someone recommend one in or near the town?

    2. I am trying to find information on Pietro Salvato. & his wife Cristina Tenore?…he had a son name Giuseppe Salvto…he was born on March 19,1885 and left for the US in 1903.

    3. Mattel Donatantonio 1860-1880. Married Raffaella Pagano (second wife) 1899-1901. Immigrated to United States 1903-1905. Had son Pasquale Donatantonio 1890-1896 with first wife. A son Vincenzo 1903 daughter Carmella 1905. All immigrated to United States around 1907

    4. Can you please find a marriage for the following:

      Maria Salvo and Giuseppe Viele / Viola
      Marriage: 29 May 1929, Roccapiemonte, Italy

      I need the names of the parents for this couple.

      Thank you.

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