Genealogy in Tiriolo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Robert says:

    Hello –

    I’m looking for some records for two people (my great grandparents on mother’s side)-

    Married in Tiriolo –

    Domenic Merigelli and Philomena Merigelli (Maiden name Montauro)

    They were married there before they came to America in the early 1920’s

    They had two children born there – Emelia Merigelli and Anthony Merigelli – likely baptized where their parents were married.

    Domenic’s mother was named Emilia – and Philomela’s parents were Joseph Montauro and Rose Colacino –

    Looking to see how far we can trace the family back – and if there are relatives

    Any information would be appreciated!

  2. Lou says:

    My maternal grandfather Francesco Rocca was from Tiriolo. He married Maryangela Strange circa 1885, 1886, 1887. They had three sons: Bruno born in 1888, Antonio born in 1891, and Natale born in 1894. Natale of course was born on Christmas day. My grandfather came to the United States alone, after the birth of their three boys. They later joined up in the United states and had five more children.
    I would like to know if there are any records there. How do I find them. Also do I have any living relatives in Tiriolo.
    Please let me know what can be done to expedite this research.
    Thank you

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