Genealogy in Badolato

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Badolato, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Catanzaro province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Badolato registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Badolato in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Badolato to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Badolato?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Badolato


Before to start your genealogy research in Badolato, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Badolato too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Badolato from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Badolato. As more your surname is common in Badolato, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Badolato archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Catanzaro province are:
Aiello, Bianco, Caruso, Cimino, Colosimo, Cosentino, Critelli, Curcio, De Fazio, Donato, Falvo, Fazio, Folino, Gallo, Gentile, Gigliotti, Grande, Greco, Gualtieri, Leone, Mancuso, Marino, Mastroianni, Mazza, Mazzei, Mercuri, Molinaro, Muraca, Nistico, Paone, Paonessa, Perri, Procopio, Pugliese, Ranieri, Rocca, Rotella, Rotundo, Russo, Sacco, Scalise, Sestito, Talarico, Torchia, Trapasso, Vaccaro, Vescio, Viscomi.

Church archives in Catanzaro province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Badolato and Catanzaro province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Reggio Calabria.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Badolato, or if you have questions regarding your family in Badolato, just leave a message below

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Badolato”
  1. Megan Toselli says:

    I am searching for information on my great grandfather. It has been said that he was adopted, and from this area in Italy.

    On the ship manifest, his name was listed as “Natale Garritano Toselli”.

    If you have any information regarding this please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Mark says:

    My maternal grandfather was born in Badolato in 1901. He was was brought to the orphanage of Catanzaro, we have the birth act from Badolato The family legend was that he was the illegetimate child of a woman of nobility of Badolato. Is it possible to receive the entire genealogy of the baron/baronesses of Badolato from 1880-1910? Any information would be helpful, we have been to Catanzaro many times and would like to visit Badolato in 2014.

    Thank you,

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