Genealogy in Centrache

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. Gail says:

    Looking for relatives of Nicola Ranieri, my Grandfather. Was sent back to Italy, Centache during the depression. Came back to the United States about 1960. Antonio Ranieri is a cousin along with Franco Ranieri who lives in Momtreal.

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