Genealogy in San Valentino Torio

If you search your ancestors in San Valentino Torio, 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 San Valentino Torio

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 San Valentino Torio town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in San Valentino Torio follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in San Valentino Torio during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of San Valentino Torio 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 San Valentino Torio too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Valentino Torio 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 San Valentino Torio. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in San Valentino Torio 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 San Valentino Torio

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 San Valentino Torio on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Valentino Torio:



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 or follow this link.

Our expert in San Valentino Torio area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Lisa says:

    Interested in finding out about Great Grandfather Giuseppe Scoppetta born in 1873 in San Valentino Torio. His parents were Antonio Scoppetta and Caterina Giudici.

    Giuseppe moved to NYC and was known as Joseph Gunn.

  2. Rudolph says:

    My Grand father is Eugene (Eugenio) Raffone. We are told that he is from San Valentino Torio. He was born in the late 1800’s

  3. Scott says:

    Leo Strianese – my great grandfather – i’m trying to find out if he retained his Italian citizenship when his family moved to Ballston Spa, New York.

  4. John says:

    I would like to know if you have any information about my great grandfather, Antonio (Antonin?)Gentile. He was born in the 1860s and married Lucia and had boys (Angelo, Giuseppe,). He emigrated to America in the early 1890s. I understand he may have been in a local seminary(???). I would appreciate any help. Grazie.

  5. Lawrence says:

    I would like to know if I can locate information about my grandfather, Guiseppi D’Albero, probably born late 1870’s. I was told he was from San valentine or the new city of Pompei(?). Migrated to U.S. circa 1886? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Grazie!