Genealogy in Girifalco

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Frank says:

    Would appreciate any information you have regarding a priest by the name of Salvatore Tolone born in Girifalco about year 1860

  2. Kathryn says:

    Bonjourno!!! Hello I am just starting to investigate my genealogy. Roots are Marasco DePaulo and we are apparently from Girifalco. My sister was there exploring a couple of years ago and she ran into a relative when she was checking out the grave yard! What a small word. I would like to know if you can put me into contact with someone who can tell me if there may be records of marriage and family names and birthdates and anything regarding our family.

    Any information is appreciated,

    Sincerely Kathryn

  3. Rosa says:

    hello. sto cercand da assai da dove discende la mia famiglia Catricala
    cera solo una famiglia che abbitava a girifalco
    o fatto assai resource ma non posso trovare niente

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