Genealogy in Torraca

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

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

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

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

Civil Records in Torraca

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 Torraca Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Torraca 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 Torraca:

    S. PIETRO APOSTOLO – Vico Sant’ Anna

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

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

    14 thoughts on “Genealogy in Torraca”

    1. Buenas noches, me gustaria saber informacion acerca de NICOLA GRAVINA, nacio en Torraca antes de 1900.

      Tutto il meglio,

      Blas Gravina

    2. Estoy buscando informacion sobre Domingo (Domenico) Barra Cesarina y Pascual (Pascuale) Barra Cesarina, hijos de Jose (Giuseppe) y Rosaria Cesarina. Pascual nació en Torraca en 1774

    3. I am looking for information about my family that was born in Aragona,Sicily. My father and his ancestors were born in the same house. As of 2013, the house was still standing. I am planning a trip to Sicily this fall and would like to know where the house is and the church where my father was christened before I go. I’ve written to the town hall and a distant relative. So far no reply.

    4. Boa tarde,gostaria de saber da familia GRAVINA OU GRAVINO estou fazendo minha genealogia.
      desde de ja obrigada
      Paula Cunha

    5. Juan José Dávila Bortoni

      Buen dia, vivo en México, quiero tener su información y datos de mis ancestros.
      Vicenzo Bortoni y Angeles Brandi, son los padres de mi bisabuelo Graciano Bortoni Brandi
      por favor compartir los datos que ustedes tengan.

        1. Hola!!! Yo tambien descendiente de Liborio y Graziano Bortoni Brandi. Voy por la linea de Graziano que se caso con Maria del refugio Espinosa , ellos tuvieron dos hijos Vicente y Ma del refugio. Graziano bortoni Brandi al morir Maria del refugio se vuelve a casar con Josefa de la fue te Brondo, con quien tuvo 5 hijos Liborio, Carmen, bortoni espinosa. Me llamo Sandra y mi segundo apellido es Bortoni, mi abuelito nació en Lampazos, NL. Se llamaba Humberto Bortoni Cardenas, su papa se llamaba Graciano Bortoni Ferrara y su mama Manuela Cardenas. Graziano Bortoni Ferrara fue hijo de Vicente Bortoni Espinoza y de Maria del Refugio Espinoza. Vicente bortoni espinoza Hijo de Graciano Bortoni Brandi.
          De esta manera viene la linea: Graciano Bortoni Brandi-Vicente Bortoni Espinosa-Graciano Bortoni Ferrara-Humberto Bortoni Cardenas-mi mama y tios- yo y primos.

          1. Correccion: Graziano Bortoni Brandi llego de torraca Salerno, se caso con Maria del Refugio Espinosa, y de esa union nace Vicente Bortoni Espinosa quien se caso con Carmen Ferrara y de esa union nació Graziano Bortoni Ferrara, quien a su vez se caso con Manuela Cardenas, y de esa union nacio mi abuelo Humberto Bortoni Cardenas.

    6. Procuro por Antonio Nicola Torraca chega ao Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, cerca de 1870. Sorelli ? Fratelli ? Padre ? Madre ? Gracie tanti !

    7. Estoy buscando a Graciano Bortoni Brandi 1833-1917, hijos de Vincenzo Bortoni y Angela Brandi. Somos la familia Bortoni en Mexico y hemos encontrado que ellos nacieron en Torraca. Cualquier informacion que tengan nos interesa mucho!! Muchas Gracias!! Cecilia.

      1. Hola Cecilia ! Yo también soy Bortoni de México, y me acaban de pasar los mismos nombres. Tienes más información ?

      2. Hola Cecilia…mi marido e hijos son bisnieto y tatranietos de Liborio Bortoni Brandi..nacido en Torraca ,el se vino junto a su hermano Graziano a Lampazos NL.

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