Genealogy in Falerna

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Falerna area will reply to you


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Falerna”
  1. Nikki says:

    Looking for any information on Guglielmo Gallo
    Born: 20 December 1861 in Italy( not sure the city, yet)
    Death: 12 March 1938 Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
    Parents: Samuel Gallo and Stella Filomena

    He married to Maria Rosalia Crocco in Falerna, Italy around 1885. Guglielmo’s Americanized name is William Gallo and his wife is Rosalia Crocco.

    I would appreciate any help.

    Thank you,

  2. antonio cuda says:

    hi iam antonio cuda from australia i am looking for my grandfather antonio and his son allessandro cuda place of rest garaves noono died 19922 44 years old his son died 1947 35 years old they lived out of falerna saette where lot of cudas lived so they tell me can anyone help me


  3. Antonio says:

    hi i am antonio cuda from australia i am looking for my grandfather antonio cuda grave as he died in 1922 he was only 44 years old and hi son allessandro cuda grave he died in 1947 no one i asked knowws i know they died in falerna they might come from sambesse could you please help me thanks

  4. judi says:

    My grandfather’s name was originally Eugenio Fiorino, I believe; he changed it to James Farino. He was born in Falerna abt 1881 and his mother’s name was Anna. He immigrated to US and married Teresa Greco (b. abt 1887), who was also from Falerna I believe; she came to this country with Bruno and Teresa Rametta.

  5. Joe says:

    Hello, I am seeking information on Francesco Provenzano born in Falerna on 18 Jul 1884 and his wife, Francesca Calomino and their immediate families… parents and siblings. I know they came to America (Scranton, PA) at the turn of the century.

    Thank you!

  6. Nikki says:

    I am looking for any information from Italy for both my great grandfather and my great grandmother. I believe they were both orphans raised in Falerna, Italy. My g-grandmother was Filomena she was born March 15, 1882. She married my g-grandfather, Rosario Mariano (born May 11th or 15th, 1883, who may have been born in 1883 or 1884. They were married in Italy I believe in or around 1907. They had two sons while in Italy, Antonio Mariano(November 4,1908) and Ferdinando Mariano (April 15,1910). They immigrated from Naples on or around November 29th, 1911 and arriving in Boston, Massachusettes on December 9th,1911. The traveled on the Canopic.They then settled in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, where he became a coal miner. Filomena and Rosario had several more children, Francesco (born October 26, 1913) Vincenso (born September 26th, 1914) Icelanda (Evelyn?) born October 15th, 1918, and Giovanni(born February 11, 1920. Evelyn is 98 years old and living in Pennsylvania. On the U.S. Petionion for Naturalization, it says Rosario was born in Palerma, Italy. I believe this is an error and it was Falerna, but I am still unsure. It could have been Palermo.
    I appreciate any help you can give me. I am looking for a huge miracle and see if I can find our bioloical Italian family. I would also like to learn more about William Gallo(Gollo?). On Rosario’s death certificate, he listed his biological father’s name, William Gallo(Gollo) but that is all the information I have at this time. I have heard from my great aunt Evelyn that Rosario’s biological father, found him and they met, but I guess Rosario rejected the relationship. I do not know whether they met in America or in Italy but I believe they met in America.

  7. Diana says:

    I am looking for my Great Grandfathers family.
    His name was Giovanni Gambaro.
    He lived in Castiglione, Falerna.
    He was born abt. 1820 and married Catarina Barletta.

    • Stacey says:

      Hello Diana
      I’m wondering if there is a relation to semo gambero who moved to the Walston PA (Jefferson county, PA) area and he died in 1917. There are many of his descendents. He married my great grandmother’s sister. Would gladly provide a contact if you like.

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  9. Santo says:

    Do you have any info on Alessandro santo who past away I believe on 1959

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