Genealogy in Altilia

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Altilia, 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 Cosenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Altilia registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Altilia. As more your surname is common in Altilia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Altilia archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

Church archives in Cosenza 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 Altilia and Cosenza 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 Altilia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Altilia, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Altilia area will reply to you


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Altilia”
  1. Linda says:

    My grandfather was born in the Calabria region. He came to the US in about 1906 or 1907. I believe he was born in apex. 1880. He’s name was Pasquale Celestino, he’s wife was Carolyn. Any information you can give me would be helpful. I am in Italy now for the next 4 weeks and will be traveling to Calabria.
    Thank you.

  2. Romeo says:

    My father’s name is Angelo Esposito born 1927 his father’s name was Carmelo Esposito born 1900 .I’m trying to find out information on his father who may have had the last name Armentano first name Antonnio his wife’s name was Rosa .The story I get is Antonnio left Italy for the United States with a few of his children and left behind a couple of his children .I believe they were put in an orphanage and given the name Esposito They were from Maione or Altillia Thank-You

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