Genealogy in Stio

If you search your ancestors in Stio, 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 Stio

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 Stio town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Stio on your behalf.

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



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 Stio area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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

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  1. Karen says:

    I believe my great grandparents were from Stio Salerno. Aniello and Lucia Trotta. Just wondering if there’s any info I could gather on tjem

  2. Edward says:

    Hi looking to see if there is any record of great grandfather Basilio Volpe whom married Amalia Bianco. He lived in Stio in the mid 1800 before immigrating to the US

  3. Samuel says:

    Good day My name is Samuel R. Lillo I am trying to find out about my Grand father’s life befor he came to the U.S. The following is what the family knows about him. Name: Alfrado Salvatore Lillo Born in Stio, Italy March 15 (not sure of the year) between 1880- 1885. He was married to Perry Capalli in Italy and had one child in Italy. They came to the U.S. Around 1910. They lived in Ellwood City and had another child March 15 1912. Unfortunately Perry had complications in child birth an died April 6 1912. Then in July 1913 he married my Grandmother Rosino Ginochi from Naples, Italy. This is all we km
    Now about his past befor he came to the U.S. I am going to Stio the first week in October this year to try to find out about him and his family in Italy. Can you help me make contact with the right places to try and get some info? We want to know who his parents were and if he had any brothers or sisters? And if there are any people living that I am related too?

  4. Anthony says:

    Hello. I do not know if this is a free service or not. If it is not free, then there is no need to respond to this email. I was wondering if you can forward to me some information in regards to the origin and meaning of my family name “Stio”.