If you search your ancestors in Salerno, in the province of Salerno, Campania region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.
Civil Records in Salerno
In towns and villages of Campania and in Salerno province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Salerno town hall archives as of that date.
(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Salerno follow this link).
So, if your ancestors lived in Salerno during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Salerno to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Campania and of course in Salerno too!
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Salerno from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.
To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Salerno. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Salerno archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 Salerno
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 Salerno started during 1500!
They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Salerno on your behalf.
In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Salerno:
S. PIETRO IN CAMERELLIS – Corso Garibaldi, 224
S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE E S. BARTOLOMEO – Largo Giovanni Luciani, 1
S. MARIA DELLA PORTA E S. DOMENICO – Largo San Tommaso d’ Aquino
S. MICHELE IN RUFOLI – P.zza S. Michele, 11 – Ogliara
SANTI MATTEO E GREGORIO MAGNO – Piazza Alfano I, 1
SS. CROCIFISSO – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 1
MARIA SS. IMMACOLATA – Piazza S. Francesco
S. AGOSTINO E SS. APOSTOLI – Piazza Sant’ Agostino
S. CUORE DI GESU’ – Piazza Vittorio Veneto
S. EUSTACHIO MARTIRE – Via Brignano Inferiore, 41
GESU’ REDENTORE – Via Carnelutti
S. DEMETRIO MARTIRE – Via Dalmazia, 6
S. ANDREA APOSTOLO – Via dei Canali, 10
S. GIUSEPPE – Via Enrico Bottiglieri, 21
S. VINCENZO DE’ PAOLI – Via Fatebenefratelli, 6
MARIA SS. DEL CARMINE E S. GIOVANNI BOSCO – Via Francesco la Francesca
MARIA SS. DEL ROSARIO DI POMPEI – Via Generale Alfonso la Marmora, 10
CUORE IMMACOLATO DI MARIA – Via Madonna di Fatima, 1
MARIA SS. DELLA MEDAGLIA MIRACOLOSA – Via Matteo Galliano
S. MARIA REGINA PACIS – Via Nazionale delle Calabrie, 3
S. MARIA DEI BARBUTI IN FRATTE – Via Nicola Buonservizi, 25
S. PAOLO APOSTOLO – Via Nicola Petrosino
S. MARIA E S. NICOLA IN OGLIARA – Via Ogliara, 198 Fr. Ne Ogliara
S. MARIA A MARE – Via Picenza, 63/B
GESU’ RISORTO – Via Picenza, 76
VOLTO SANTO – Via Rocco Cocchia, 12 16
S. LUCIA GIUDAICA E S. VITO MAGGIORE – Via Roma, 142
S. TROFIMENA NELL’ANNUNZIATA – Via Roma, 302
S. CROCE E S. BARTOLOMEO IN GIOVI – Via S. Croce, 23 – Giovi
S. LEONARDO – Via S. Leonardo, 239 – San Leonardo
S. MARGHERITA DI PASTENA E S. NICOLA DE PUMPULO – Via S. Margherita, 1
S. NICOLA IN GIOVI – Via S. Nicola, 148 Fr. Ne Giovi – Giovi
S. LORENZO MARTIRE – Via Salvatore De Renzi, 26
S. FELICE E S. MARIA MADRE DELLA CHIESA – Via San Felice in Felline
SANTI FELICE E GIOVANNI BATTISTA IN PASTORANO – Via San Felice, 8 – Pastorano
S. MARIA AD MARTYRES – Via Sandro Pastorino, 2 1
S. EUSTACHIO MARTIRE – Via Sant’ Eustachio, 68
S. MARIA DELLA CONSOLAZIONE – Via Valerio Laspro, 6
S. CROCE E S. FELICE – Via Vincenzo Padula, 1
Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.
Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.
If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link.
Our expert in Salerno area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.
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