Genealogy in San Pietro a Maida

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Pietro a Maida, 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 San Pietro a Maida registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Pietro a Maida?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Pietro a Maida


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Pietro a Maida from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Pietro a Maida. As more your surname is common in San Pietro a Maida, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Pietro a Maida 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 San Pietro a Maida 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 San Pietro a Maida, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Pietro a Maida, just leave a message below

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in San Pietro a Maida”
  1. Barbara says:

    Lo0king to verify that my grandfather, Domenico (Dominick) Cappellano was born in Maida. D.O.B. 3/29/1889. When did he sail to the US and on which ship? I believe he was an only child. I would like more information on his father, Lorenzo and Lorenzo’s brothers.

  2. Carol says:

    Hello. Looking for information on my great grandparents from San Pietro a Maida. There names are Francesco Giardino married to Caterina Provenzano and Francesco Rosso & Nellie Constantino. My grandparents were Estella Giardino and Antonio Rosso. Would like help getting marriage certificates, birth certificates, death records. Thank you!

  3. Stefano Maida says:

    Hello, I am looking for info on the Stefano Maida Family. HIs wife was Frances and they had a son Giorgio born 1870. I have a document that states Giorgio may have been from Consenza Italy, but not sure. Any info would be appreciated.

  4. Scorza says:

    Looking for info on this family. Antonio Scorza born May 26, 1872, looking for his mother’s maiden name.

  5. Carole Genzano says:

    Researching the name Costantino from San Pietro a Maida. Very common name…Domenico Costantino married to Marianna Magisano. I believe the first child was Francesco born November 1874, I have Domenico b. 1877, Giuseppe born 1879 and Angelina born 1897. Have the names of 11 others. Cannot get the marriage records, that would be a big help, records availableprior to 1861. Can anyone help me?

    • Ryan says:

      Hi Carole,

      I’m not sure if I can be of much help, but my great-grandmother’s first husband was Angelo Costantino. I believe he was Domenico’s younger brother (b. 1885). My search starts to run dry because Angelo passed away in Italy before his wife, Angela Serrao, immigrated to USA. They had three children, Antonio, Tomaso, and Domenico. I would sincerely appreciate anything you could share.

      There is a Domenico Costantino that arrived in New York from S. Pietro a Maida on 12 Feb 1901 and 13 Apr 1904 and went to stay with his brother Francesco in Philadelphia. I’m not sure if this is your Domenico.

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