Genealogy in Palermiti

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Palermiti. As more your surname is common in Palermiti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Palermiti 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 Palermiti 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 Palermiti, or if you have questions regarding your family in Palermiti, 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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One Message to “Genealogy in Palermiti”
  1. Mary Jo says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather. He came to America and his parents followed years later and lived with him.

    Pasquale Marcella is my grandfather He had a brother James and sister Maria
    Pasquale was born in Palermiti. I want info on them and
    his parents name were Bruno and Theresa Marcella

    Can you give me any information on anyone of them.

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