Genealogy in Marcellinara

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Marcellinara. As more your surname is common in Marcellinara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Marcellinara 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 Marcellinara 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 Marcellinara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Marcellinara, 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 .
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  1. Clay and Carol says:

    Hello! We are visiting Calabria and would love any advice you could give us on investigating our ancestors from Marcellinara.

  2. Barbara says:

    Looking for birth, marriage and death certificates for my great grandparents Antonio Luigi Scerbo born Dec 7, 1828 and died in 1879 and Marie Scerbo Comba born June 25, 1834 marriage certificate for my grandparents Giuseppe Scerbo Galeno born May 6, 1877 and grandmother Marie Donato Parenda born July 31, 1881.

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