Genealogy in Campana

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  1. Cathy says:

    Sono alla ricerca di informazioni su mio nonno, Francesco Palopoli, nato a Campana il 9 dicembre 1890 da Pasquale e Innocenza Palopoli. Vi prego di contattarmi se si può aiutare con la nostra ricerca di nascita, di matrimonio, atti di morte dei suoi genitori e fratelli.


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