Genealogy in Altomonte

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Altomonte”
  1. Jill says:

    My great grandparents were from Altamonte, Italy but I have been unable to find any other information regarding other relatives that lived there. My great grandmother’s name was Josephine Romeo and my great grandfather was Frank Aliano.

    I would appreciate any help finding relatives from this area.

  2. Joanne says:

    Hello: My maiden name was Conte. My fraternal grandfather was Vincenzo (James) Conte, born in 1885, who married my grandmother Maria Capparelli in the U.S. around 1906. His father was Tommasso Conte and mother Maria Victoria DeMarco. Both the Conte and Capparelli families came from Altomonte. Does anyone have information about my family?


    • Toni says:

      By any chance are you in or from the Chicago area?? I think we might be related. My great grandmother was born to James conte and Maria capparelli in 1912 in Chicago.

  3. Gabriella says:

    Hi, living in sweden and looking for more information about ancestors Vincenzo or Vincente Viteritto oh Vittorito (the spelling seems to change a lot) and his wife Pascuala Biancamano or Bianchimano born 1856. I know they had a the children Angela, Caolina, ninna, Vincente and maybe moore. Its Carolina who is down my lane, she and her little sister went to new york but I dont know with who and ended up in Uruguay. So exiting, looking for moore info about them and their parents.

    Best regards/Gabriella

    • Lorenzo says:

      Hi, Gabriella,
      I’m Lorenzo Mallo, born in Uruguay, living in Buenos Aires. My grandmother was Aurora Victorica Acosta. Victorica is what Viteritto has become. She used to speak about her grandmother Pascuala (she called her Pascualina). I ended in this page looking for “Pascuala Biancamano”, good I did! I remember my grandmother’s father name was Rafael. I will find out more. I knew they were originally from Cosenza, but Little more. Maybe we can help each other and know more about our ancestors, it seems that we are relatives!!! Good to know I have a “cousin”. If you reaad this, please write to me. If I made any mistake, please forgive me, my native language is Spanish.
      Best Regards,

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