Genealogy in Bianchi

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bianchi. As more your surname is common in Bianchi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bianchi 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 Bianchi 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Bianchi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bianchi, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Bianchi”
  1. Rocco says:

    I am trying to get info on my great grandfather Giuseppe Cerminara. I was born in Bianchi in 1944. My father Fausto was born there in 1925. My grandfather was born in Cicala in 1896. I do not know where Giuseppe was born perhaps Cicala but I believe he died in Bianchi about 100 years ago. He was married to Filomena Talarico. Is it possible to find out when and where he was born?

  2. christopher says:

    trying to find my family and ancestors in italy

  3. Sam says:

    I have reached a dead end in my search of my Italian roots specifically the Muraca family from Murachi a small community in Bianchi Calabria,Italy. What would it cost to have this family history professionally researched?
    According to my grandmother and others the family was a very wealthy family that owned a very large house in Murachi. Aniceto died while on business in South America, his body was shipped back to Murachi for burial. The family fortunes dwindled over time till the children left Murachi to seek work in the United States. The house was closed up but as time passed other families perhaps relatives moved into the house. My Aunt Angeline Muraca (D’Onofrio) was the last of the family to still own the house as all the other children had passed away. Her one sister did not leave for the United States because she had married and lived near Murachi. Her name was Annetta and her husbands name was Gabrial. I will be in Murachi this September and will hopefully meet with Franca Muraca who lives in Murachi and knows some of the family history. Anything you could add would be appreciated.

  4. Sam says:

    My Great Grandmother was Elizabetta Muraca She was the daughter of Aniceto and Carmela Muraca of Murachi. She was raised in the large house that is still there in Murachi.
    She had several bothers and sisters Francesco was the oldest brother They immigrated to the U.S. after their family lost their wealth (cattle from disease and other holdings)
    My Grandmother told a story of her family and the ‘curse’ I know the story and it is very interesting. Her sister Annetta remained in Murachi/Bianchi and she ad 3 children Antionetta, Immaculetta and Carmelo.
    I plan to visit Bianchi this September would it be possible to talk to someone about the family and it’s history. I do not speak Italian. I have contacted Mossimo Iannuzzi who is also willing to help. DO you have any suggestions. My Grandmother visited Murachi in 1970 and they gave her a large door knocker from the house as a momento.

    • Robert says:

      Hello Sam:

      I am also a descendant of the Muraca Family. MY Grandmother was a Muraca (Scolastica) and married my grandfather Vincenzo Tamburino and moved to the nearby town of Soveria Mannelli (10 miles away) I know of the curse as well and the accusation of theft by the Vatican. I live in NYC. Where are you?

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