Genealogy in San Giovanni a Piro

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to San Giovanni a Piro, in Salerno province, Campania region?

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

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

Civil Records in San Giovanni a Piro

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 San Giovanni a Piro Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 San Giovanni a Piro 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 San Giovanni a Piro:

    S. PIETRO APOSTOLO – Piazza Teodoro Gala

    IMMACOLATA – Via Marconi Gugliemo

    S. NICOLA DI BARI – Via S. Nicola

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit San Giovanni a Piro, 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 San Giovanni a Piro 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 San Giovanni a Piro too.

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

    3 thoughts on “Genealogy in San Giovanni a Piro”

    1. Hi, I am searching for my Great-Grandfather´s birth certificate. He probably was born between 1860 and 1885 in San Giovanni a Piro. Could you help me to find it?

    2. Hi, I would like to get my great grandfather’s birth certificate. He was born in San Giovanni a Piro on March 16h 1859. Could you please send me information on places I should call to get it? Thank you very much! Fabia

    3. HI, Sto avendo difficoltà a trovare nulla i miei nonni. Ho scoperto che entrambi erano da San Giovanni a Piro. Il nome di mio nonno era Pasquale Magliano. Nato il 24 febbraio 1880. Egli è venuto in America nel giro 1904. Prima del suo arrivo ha sposato mia nonna Giovanna Leazna o Lianza? E ‘nata intorno al 1884. Hanno avuto un figlio Nicola nome Magliano c’è nato 12 maggio, 1904. Non riesco a trovare nulla di loro. No nascita, atti di matrimonio, niente. Puoi aiutare?

      en English
      HI, I am having a hard time finding anything about my grandparents. I have found that both were from San Giovanni a piro. My grandfather’s name was Pasquale Magliano. Born February 24, 1880. He came to America in around 1904. Before his arrival he married my grandmother Giovanna Leazna or Lianza? She was born around 1884. They had a son name Nicholas Magliano born there in May 12th, 1904. I cannot find anything about them. No birth, marriage records, nothing. Can you help?

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