Genealogy in Cropani

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Cropani”
  1. Carmine says:

    Seeking information on Vincenzo (march 29 1889) And Dominico Ristagno (1851). Both immigrated to the united states in the early 1900s, born in Cropani Catanzaro

  2. Dawna OHalloran says:

    Looking for vital records for Pietro quaranta 21 Mar 1885 in a small village in Cropani, Catanzaro, Calabria. He immigrated to the US in 1907

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