Genealogy in Gasperina

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gasperina. As more your surname is common in Gasperina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gasperina 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 Gasperina 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Gasperina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gasperina, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Gasperina”
  1. flora says:

    My grandfather was Dominic Carnovale. Born in Gasperina in 1864 and moved to San Nicola di Crissa. He married Filomena Manfredi or Manfrida. She was born in Catanzaro. In 1900 he went to Pennsylvania and she followed 3 years later with Francesco, Nicola Phillipe and Rosa.

    Would appreciate any ideas on finding information. Thank you

  2. Antoinette says:

    Having traced my Great Grandfather to Catanzaro I found his birth mother Saveria 26 years old from Gasperina. My Great Grandfather Guiseppe Aloi born 7 October 1867 to Giovanni Aloi 60 years of age from Borgia and Saveria ?Caccia? 26 from Gasperina.

    Is there any hope of finding records of their birth and marriage?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

  3. Miriam says:

    Cristina Procopio Catrambone returned to Italy where she died in 1976.

  4. Miriam says:

    My husband’s Grandfather was Giuseppe Catrambone. He arrived in US in 1905. He left Naples on the Prinzess Irene.
    He listed Gasperina as his home on his papers. Birth was 15 March 1884
    His parented promised him to marry Cristina Procopio. Birth 1897. She left Italy for New York in 1920
    Do I have any hope of finding records for the parents of Giuseppe and Cristina/
    Thank you so much

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