Genealogy in Stio

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Stio

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 Stio Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Stio Municipality, 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!
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 Stio !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Stio, 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 Stio 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 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 (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 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 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 Stio 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 Stio:

    S. GENNARO – 84075 GORGA SA


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

    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.

    6 thoughts on “Genealogy in Stio”

    1. I became Italian citizen in uruguay because my grandparents were Italian. U need my citizenship certificate, they told me in the Italian consulate in uruguay the I need to go to Stio Salerno comune . How can I ask for that and where ? Thanks

    2. My husbands father came from Stio. Andrew Infante
      Botn July 2, 1894
      left Naples february 21 1912
      on Ducati bosta ship

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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?

    6. 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”.

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