Genealogy in Borgia

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Borgia, 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 Borgia registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Borgia. As more your surname is common in Borgia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Borgia 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 Borgia 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Borgia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Borgia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Borgia”
  1. Elaine says:

    I am making my family tree and i sent to New York for my grandpa- Settimio Totino’s ( b. 1885 in Borgia ) marraige certificate so that I may know his parents names.They are. Listed in the certificate as, Filippo Totino. Born circa 1850-70 as father and Catorina Totino( born- Chiarella) I cannot find them on any geneology site in United States. Can you help please? Gracie.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I’m looking for birth certificate of Giovanni TITO born 2 Sept 1849 please. Any information on TITO family will be appreciated. Thank you Charlotte

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