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Address: Largo Municipio 8 | Salerno, 84034 Padula, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0975 778376
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In Padula (SA), a little village in South Italy was born The " Museo...

In Padula (SA), a little village in South Italy was born The " Museo del cognome".

It is situated into an old house where the visitor can "walk" in the past thanks old records of Civil's Archive, Ecclesiastical's Archives and Notary's Archive. There are some schemes of family tree and you can learn how to do your family history. There is also the possibility to research your migrants ancestors. You can search census of 1940 to know what your ancestor did and how they lived .

There are many books about local history and a lot of old pictures. The visitor will be accompanied in this trip of his family history.

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Main purpose of our trip was to visit the town that my father grew up in. The museum was extremely helpful researching my family, showing me around town, and supplying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2015
Frederick C
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Mount Dora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Main purpose of our trip was to visit the town that my father grew up in. The museum was extremely helpful researching my family, showing me around town, and supplying information. They are the only museum of their type and are not limited to Padula.

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Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This is the place to go if you are interested in exploring your family's roots in Italy. Not only did we receive birth certificates and a family tree for my wife's grandfather back to his grandfather, but we received a wonderful tour of Padula with an emphasis on its history and culture. A side benefit was that, in their research,... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

For people of Italian descent who are interested in researching their family history, this is the place to go. Michele Cartusciello was very helpful in every way and provided my husband with many documents relating to his ancestors.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

Definitely a place not to be missed if you're looking for your ancestors! Michele has helped my family to find missing pieces of our family history, he is very passionate and knowledgeable on the subject of ancestry. Michele quickly found information about our ancestors that we thought had been lost forever in time...

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