Genealogy in Caraffa di Catanzaro

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Caraffa di Catanzaro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Caraffa di Catanzaro


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Caraffa di Catanzaro. As more your surname is common in Caraffa di Catanzaro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caraffa di Catanzaro 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 Caraffa di Catanzaro 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 Caraffa di Catanzaro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caraffa di Catanzaro, just leave a message below

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1 Comment

  1. Leslie says:


    Do you know how I could find someone to do some research for me.



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