If you search your ancestors in Trentinara, 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 Trentinara
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 Trentinara town hall archives as of that date.
(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Trentinara follow this link).
So, if your ancestors lived in Trentinara during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Trentinara 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 Trentinara too!
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Trentinara 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 Trentinara. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Trentinara 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 Trentinara
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 Trentinara on your behalf.
In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Trentinara:
S. MARIA ASSUNTA – P.zza dei Martiri e degli Eroi
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link.
Our expert in Trentinara 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 Trentinara forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Trentinara feel free to leave a message below.
George Joseph Quaglia, my grandfather, emigrated to the US in the early 1900’s. He lists Trenton are as his hometown. Trying to see if this is correct. Birth around 1880-1890. Thank you.
From what I can tell, your ggrandparents were married in 1902 and ggfather was born June 3, 1875. His father’s name was Antonio and mother was Irene Rizzo.
Hope this helps!
I am looking for information on Giovanni Guiseppi DiCanto, born about 1875, married to Eremine (Irene) Marino, my great grandfather and grandmother. Both were from Trentinara and came to Brooklyn, NYC in 1906 and then to Jersey City, NJ. Giovanni (John) had a brother, Dominick DiCanto, who was married Irene’s sister, Antonette Marino, and also came to NYC in 1906 and settled in South Plainfield, NJ.
I am looking for information on both the DiCanto’s and Marino’s history in Italy. Also any knowledge of John and Irene’s daughter Maria, my grandmother. She first married Madison Ayres, my grandfather, then later Donald Main. She left Madison and my father when he was 3 yrs old. Any information is appreciated!