Genealogy in San Sostene

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Sostene

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Sostene. As more your surname is common in San Sostene, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Sostene 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 Sostene 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in San Sostene, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Sostene, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to sansostene@italianside.com


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3 Messages to “Genealogy in San Sostene”
  1. Rosa says:

    Hi, I am looking for birth or death records for my grandmother. Her name was Rosa Maria Lentini born around 1894. She was youngest of five siblings Angela, Caterina, Elizabetta and Pasquale. Pasquale was killed in action around 1915. Caterina emigrated to America with her husband Rocco. I hope this works. And good luck to others on their searches.

  2. Katie says:

    Hi – I am looking for information on my great-grandfather who was born in 1887 in San Sostene. His name is Andrew Procopio. His birthdate was 27 Feb 1887. He went to the USA in approximately 1907. Any information would be helpful!
    Thanks!

  3. JANET says:

    LOOKING FOR BIRTH RECORDS OF MY GRANDFATHER AND HIS SIBLINGS. HIS NAME IS: VITTORIO CARIOTI BORN APR 11, 1895. PARENTS WERE GRECORIO CARIOTI B. NOV 24, 1863 AND FRANCESCA MARIA PRECOPIO B. JUN 30, 1871. I BELIEVE PARENTS WERE MARRIED SPET 11, 1890 IN SAN SOSTENE. ALL WERE BORN IN SAN SOSTENE. I HAVE NO NAMES OF SIBLINGS AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE WERE OTHER BROTHERS OR SISTERS WHO MAY HAVE COME TO AMERICA. THANKS.

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