Genealogy in Soveria Mannelli

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Soveria Mannelli


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

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

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


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Soveria Mannelli”
  1. David says:

    Searching for Teresa Bonacci born 21 Oct 1878. Married Giuseppe Casanova in 1900, He was born 11 Sep 1878. A daughter Francesca Casanova was born abt 1 Jan 1901. Looking for information on any of these people. Parents names and data and other family.

  2. Lynn says:

    I am looking for children of Aloysio Cardamone and Santa Caliguiri (likely born 1892-1900) of San Tommasso, Soveria Mannelli. My great grandfather, baptized Angelus Antonius Cardamone, was their firstborn son, born 5 Sept 1891. He immigrated to the United States around 1905, but had a younger brother and sister that remained in Soveria Mannelli. I am hoping to find their names, and possibly their descendants.

  3. Mickey says:

    I am searching for information on Name: Bernardo Chiodo (no middle name)
    Date of birth: September 2, 1903
    Place of birth: Calabria (Catanzaro) Italy
    His Mother was Serafina Cardamone
    His Father was Gabriel Chiodo
    Arrived at Ellis Island, New York on April 20, 1920 per the ship manifest
    Believe that he had an older sibling (sister) in Italy named Rosa Chiodo

    Also interested in how this area was affected in World War ONE.

    • Sonseere says:

      I happened upon your note tonight. I believe my great-great grandmother was Rose Chiodo. I am in the process of obtaining my Italian citizenship through her son ,my great grandfather, Pietro Maria scalise. I am just starting to explore more about this line in my family.

      this group landed in Wisconsin where my grandmother was born. Pietro married into the del Monico family.

      my apologies for the quick note. But I had to respond when I saw this post. Good luck to you also!

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