Genealogy in Carlopoli

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Carlopoli from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Carlopoli. As more your surname is common in Carlopoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Carlopoli 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 Carlopoli 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to carlopoli@italianside.com our expert in Carlopoli area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

12 Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    If anyone has information about the Pingitore family of Carlopoli, I’d love to hear your findings. My great grandparents were Giuseppe Pingitore and Maria Talarico. They came to America around 1920 from Carlopoli. Giuseppe’s parents were Filippo Pingitore and Orsola Grande. Thanks and hello to family that are out there!

  2. Michael says:

    My grandfather, Saverio Bilotti, was from Carlopoli, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy. He was born in 1876 and immigrated to the us (I do not have a year). He lived in Pennsylvania before moving to Utica NY where he passed away in 1947. His spouse (my grandmother) was Josephine Nicoletta Bilotti. If you have any info on his life/family in Italy it would be appreciated.

    Michael

  3. Michelle says:

    I have just started researching my mother’s family. I can’t find much from before they immigrated to the US in 1896. I don’t speak Italian so the few things I have found online are hard to decipher.
    Here is what I have:

    Vitaliano “Victor” Bilotta and Costanza Bilotta came from Carlopoli with their children in 1896.
    From what I can tell, they had the same last name before they married. I have heard stories about them being second cousins but I am not sure. I haven’t been able to find any more on Vito’s family. I found Costanza’s parents were Serafino Bilotta (or Belotta) and Giustina Bilotta – again the same last name. Both their parents Santo & Rose and Joseph & Rafala again had the same last name of Bilotta.
    Those are all the records I could find in the US in Pennsylvania. I would love to know more. Eventually I would love to travel to Italy to see where my family is from but for now I am just researching what I can find from here. Any information is appreciated.
    Michelle

  4. Michel says:

    My grand mother left Carlopoli un 1903 to Joliett Ill. USA.Her name was Maria Fabianno ou Fabianni. I want to know more about her family.Name of her parents été… I would like to know if my grand father by the name of Leonardo Maletti was comming from Carlopoli? any was to help us will be appreciated. Grazie mille

  5. Julie says:

    Hello! Looking for any information on my Great-Great Grandparents, Salvatore Scarpino and Francesca Damiano, their daughter is Carmela Scarpino, born 03 NOV 1884, married to Francesco Antonio Chiellino 07 MAY 1904. Thank you.

  6. R. Filici says:

    Sto cercando i parenti di mio nonno paterno.
    Non abbiamo mai avuto contatti con la famiglia di mio nonno.
    Tutto quello che so è che è morto nella seconda guerra.
    Umberto Filici nato a Carlopoli nel 1907
    Ha avuto due figli con Ottavia Gulla (1903/06/11)
    Mio padre: Antonio Francesco Filici (Isola di Capo Rizzuto 1933/06/08 – Buenos Aires 2000/09/02)
    Mia nonna con i suoi figli emigrati in Argentina nel 1954
    Grazie

  7. Julie says:

    In search of any Italian records on ancestors from Carlopoli.

    Francesca Maria Chiellino b. 01 JAN 1911, emigrated to USA 02 APR 1921 via Naples.

    Carmela Scarpino b. 03 NOV 1884, emigrated to USA 02 APR 1921 via Naples.

    Francesco Antonio Chiellino b. 04 May 1885, emigrated to USA MAR 1911 via Naples.

    Francesco married Carmela 08 MAY 1904, Carlopoli.

    Would love to know if there are any direct relatives still in Carlopoli.

  8. Helen Carmella says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather, Carmine Greco (Carmino Grecco?) His birthday is August 8, 1871. I think he came from Carlopoli in Calabria.

    I think he sailed from Naples on the Patria and arrived in the United States on December 29, 1900.

    He was married to Carmela Gabrella (?) in Italy. Her birthday is December 31, 1876. I would like any information about her too if it is available.

  9. Doug says:

    I reside in United State of America. My mother was second generation of Italian immigrants with maiden name of DeFazio.

    My grandparents were……Santo DeFazio and Maria Teresa Chiodo DeFazio.

    My Grandfather’s parents were Salvatore DeFazio and Concetta Maria Filomena Cimino DeFazio (if my research is correct.

    My Grandfather’s Grandparents were Santo DeFazio and Carmela Chiellino (if my research is correct).

    My Grandfather Santo was born on February 26th, 1880 on #30 via Sant Agat(if my research is correct).

    He left Carlopoli at age 21 and boarded the Spartan Prince in Naples and arrived in the USA July 18, 1901.

    My Grandmother Teresa Chiodo DeFazio boarded the Victoria in Naples and arrived in the USA December 18th, 1901.

    They were married in Buffalo New York and according to the marriage certificate one of the witnesses was a Giuseppa DeFazio.

    I believe that my Grandmother Teresa was an orphan, but I have no credible evidence.

    I wish to obtain any information possible for both my Grandfather Santo, Grandmother Teresa, and to know if any relatives still reside in Carlopoli (I believe the DeFazio name is still common in Carlopoli) and to hopefully communicate with them. Thank you, Merry Christmas, Buon Natale to all and God Bless

  10. Robert says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather, Sam Tomaine. I think he was born in Carlopoli. Can you help.

  11. Jessica says:

    Ciao!

    Sono Jessica. Sono dei Florida ma vivo a Roma per l’estate. Parlo italiano un po ma parlo ingleise. La nonna di mia nonna era di Carlopoli. Il suo nome era Teresa Acuri Graziano. E ‘nata nel 1888. Potete aiutarmi a trovare la sua famiglia Mi piacerebbe visitare Carlopli conoscere la mia famiglia.
    Grazie per tutto l’aiuto che potete fornire. Grazie mile! Grazie mile!! Jessica

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