Genealogy in Vietri sul Mare

Region: Campania Province: Salerno

Tracing your Italian roots back to Vietri sul Mare, in Salerno province, Campania region?

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

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

Civil Records in Vietri sul Mare

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 Vietri sul Mare Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

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

    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 Vietri sul Mare 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 Vietri sul Mare:



    S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE – Via Camere

    S. MARIA DELLA NEVE – Via Chiesa Parrocchiale

    S. MARIA DI PORTO SALVO – Via Strettole

    S. MARGHERITA V.M. – Albori

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Vietri sul Mare, 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 Vietri sul Mare 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 Vietri sul Mare too.

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

    5 thoughts on “Genealogy in Vietri sul Mare”

    1. I am looking for any information regarding my great grandfather, Giuseppe D’arcangelo. He was born around 1870 and he was married to Teresa Giordano. He emigrated to the US in 1903 aboard the ship named Roma from Naples.
      Any information or resources you may have would be greatly appreciated.

    2. I am looking for a birth certificate for my grandfather Antonio Tescione born in Vietri sul Mare in 1920. I will be in Vietri on Monday September 19 and want to know if the municipal records are available there and what address


    4. I am assisting a good friend with researching his family history. I am interested in any information about the ancestry of GIUSEPPE CIOFFI (1870 – 1945) and his second wife BARBARA ESPOSITO CIOFFI (born 4 Dec 1900). Giuseppe lived and died in Vietri sul Mare, Salerno, Campania. He is known to have children named Silvio, Tullio, Lydia and Pietro with his first wife and Rito (Carmine), Giovanni, Concetta, and Alfredo with his second wife (Barbara Esposito). Barbara was born in Vietri sul Mare but died in Bronx, NY. Any assistance wold be appreciated.

    5. Ciao

      I have been told that my Grandfather, Nicola Punzi, was from Vietri Sul Mare. He was born around 1871 to Frank and Serafina Punzi.

      Nicola emigrated to the US in the early 1900’s (1906 -1907). On a recent trip to Italy, I visited Vietri and saw my surname on a nursery school near the piazza. Unfortunately it was a Saturday and everything was closed.

      Any information you may have or any resourecs you can point me to would be greatly appreciated.

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