Genealogy in Serrastretta

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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  1. Karen says:

    I am searching for information on Pietro Molinaro. I have no information on him except that he was listed as deceased on a ship manifest from 1913. He married Angelina Scalise and they had four children: Natale (born 1894), Antonio (born 1895), Francesca (born 1899), and Filomena (born 1900). Angelina immigrated to the USA in 1913 with her children.

    I would like to get some information on Pietro. When was he born? When did he marry? Did he die in Italy? Did he come to the USA and die here? Did he come to the USA and was never from again?

    Thank you.

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