Genealogy in Carolei

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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  1. Mary says:

    I’m looking to find out my father’s grandparents’ names. His father’s name was Pasquale Lento from Carolei. He married Maria Reda also from Carolei. They married and came to the US. My grandmother also spoke of a cemetery that she used to walk by. She called it the “campo santo”. I’d like to know the names of nearby cemeteries to research further. Grazie!

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