Genealogy in Cicala

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Cicala 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 Cicala. As more your surname is common in Cicala, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cicala 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 Cicala 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 Cicala, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cicala, 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 cicala@italianside.com our expert in Cicala area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

6 Comments

  1. Susan says:

    I am seeking information about Saverio Cerminara, born in 1871. I believe that he may have been born in Cicala, but I am not sure of that. I would very much like to establish his birthplace and parentage via a birth record.

  2. Breanne says:

    Desperate for any information regarding my grandfather’s family. His name was Giacomo Giuseppe Gigliotti (1924-1996). He was born in Cicala to Pietro and Serafina (Talarico) Gigliotti, one of 5 children. Any information regarding his remaining living sibling Giuditta Bustamante (married Franco Bustamante) or any of their four children Mario, Serafina, Ninetta, and Pietro or any way to contact them would be much appreciated. I have almost no information on his side of the family and everyone who would know has long since passed away or is not in contact. Please help.

  3. Sam says:

    i would like to talk to anyone who is a descendant of Gabriel Muraca (Morocco). He passed away around 1971.
    Gabriel was married to Anneta Muraca (1883 -1950?).
    They had several children Antoinetta Immaculetta Josephina Vincenzo & Carmelo(there may have been another but I am not sure.)
    I believe Gabriel may have worked in a mill.
    Does anyone know or did they know any of these people? I would love to hear from you.

  4. Linda says:

    I am starting the genealogy of my grandparents who are from Cicala, Italy.

    My grandpas name was Anthony Belfiore and I want to know any information you have .
    My Grandmas name was Adelia(Delina) but she was adopted and so I am trying to find
    Out her last name and any information I can.
    Please let me know what information more that you require
    Thanks
    Linda

  5. Angelo says:

    Hello, I am trying to find a birth certificate for my Grandfather, Angelo Scavo, born in Cicala Catanzaro Italy in the year 1911. I do not know what his parents names were. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  6. Leonard says:

    Looking for marriage record for pietro paulo gigliotti
    and angelina maria scalise some time in mid to late 1800’s

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