Genealogy in Belsito

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    My great-grandmother Mary (Maria) Carpino listed Belsito, Italy has her place of birth. She was born on January 8, 1898 to Luigi Carpino. Records indicate that she traveled to the United States in 1904 (age 6) with her brother (age 5) aboard the ship named “Neckar” from Naples. It appears that her father was already in the United States and they were leaving Italy to join him in E. Kingston, NY. It has been told that Mary’s mother died when Mary was a child. I am trying to find out what Mary’s mother’s name was, and how she died if possible.

    Thank you for taking the time to review and respond to my question.

    • Rosemary says:

      Hi Amber,
      I may have the information you are looking and may be your relative. In reviewing the manifest, I see that it is quite confusing.
      My Aunt Mary and Gaetano (Thomas) Carpino was my dad who came over on the boat with my Great Aunt Rosaria (Rose) Altomare and her mother Maria Altomare (Carpino). My dad’s mother did not come over, as she was deceased. I am clarifying the names and will get back to you on this. Please feel free to contact me, so that we can discuss further.

  2. Irineu says:

    My great-grandfather Antonio Monaco was from Belsito. He came to Brazil in the 1890s, with his mother Maria Rossi (or Russo) and his step-father Vincenzo De Luca. His father’s name was Pietro Monaco. He died in some war.

  3. Luigi says:

    Salve vorrei informazione di una coppia di giovani sposati negli ultime del 1890
    la prima figlia nata nel 1892 ‘Candida’il nome della coppia .
    lui era Lorenzo Belsito lei era Michelina Valeo.

  4. Frank says:

    Good day.
    I am seeking information about a couple married in the early 1900’s. my great grandfather’s last name was Calabrese and my great grandmother’s last name Gagliardi. Apparently he might have been mayor there for some time. My grandmother was Rosalbina (calabrese) Mauro.
    I’m very interested in the area of belsito ad its history during ww2.

  5. J. Brown says:

    My grandfather’s name was Frank Spadafora – he immigrated to the US from Belsito, Italy sometime between 1910 and 1920 to New York City. I am trying to find information about any relatives still in the area.

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