Genealogy in Gizzeria

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Jean Ann says:

    Any information you can give me about my ancestors would be so appreciated.
    Gizzeria, Calabria, middle 1800’s – early 1900’s

    Tomasso Sacco born 1885
    His wife: Artemisa Cefali Pinnaia born 1897
    Giuseppe Sacco born 1860-1920
    Rachel Degoria his wife, DOB unknown
    Frank Antonio Cefali 1874
    Lucia his wife born 1878
    Giuseppe Zizza and wife Rosa 1893 and 1895 Thank you Jean Ann Zizza Sokol

  2. Kaye says:

    Looking for information on Theresa Calci who came to the United States in the early 1900’s to marry Giovanni Sauro. I am interested in learning about the families of both Theresa and Giovanni. Thank you.


  3. Randy says:

    I’m looking for info on my great grandfather. Michelangelo Curcio he was born October 19 1887. to Bruno Curcio and Margaret Pugliese. he went to America around 1913. left behind a wife Elizabeth Mazza and 2 children Alfred Curcio and Theresa Curcio which he brought over later. try to make a family tree. his parents parents, siblings, anything. thanks

  4. Diana says:

    I’m looking for the birth records for Giuseppi Folino. The son of Maria and Romano. He left Italy in 1905. He states he was from gizzeria. How do I locate birth records?

  5. Diana says:

    My grandfather left gizzeria in 1905 to Naples and then crossed to America on the ship konigan louise. He traveled with his cousin. Also from grizzeria. His mother was Maria, father Rosano. He said his father was killed. He left a mother and sister. I’m trying to locate his birth records and the records of his mother and father. Who would I write to. He was Giuseppe Folino.

  6. Leanne says:

    Hi there,
    I’m looking to research and create a family tree, my Father was Mario Sacco from Gizzeria born 02/06/1945, Grandfather Giuseppe Sacco born 18/01/1908 and he married Antonietta Villella. Anymore information would be greatly appreciated.

  7. marah says:


    I am the grand daughter of Serafino Ianchello of Gizzeria, Italy.

    I am researching our family history and would like some more background information about my lineage.

    Can you please help?


    • Nick Sirianni says:

      Hi Marah,

      In my family from Gizzeria, we have a Francesca Sauro, born 1 January 1859 in Gizzeria married a Serafino Ianchello. In America, some of the Ianchello families spell the name as Yanchello, Nick

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