Genealogy in Amantea

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. MaryAnn says:

    Hello, my name is MaryAnn. I am the daughter of Emilio and Carmela Svedese who come from Amantea. I recently started a family tree and I have become stuck on my grandfather Carlo Svedese and his lineage. I was told through the years that his real father was Mr. Miletti but I do not know his first name. Story is he had 3-4 children not with his wife and were given away and had last names changed. Could there possibly be a birth record of Carlo Svedese or any information on Mr Miletti? Who and where can I get this information from? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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