Genealogy in Castiglione Cosentino

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castiglione Cosentino


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

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

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

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Castiglione Cosentino”
  1. Karin says:

    Nicola Grandonio was born in Castiglione on or around 18 Dec 1873. He was married to Caterina Fortino. He had a son Ermeniogildo Grandonio who emigrated to the US in 1903. It is said Nicola’s mother was Nikoletta Castiglia and his father was basilo Grandonio.

    I am most interested in the names of Nicola’s siblings and parents. Also, I am interested in knowing if there are any Grandonio relatives still in Castiglione.

  2. Jane says:

    My grandfathers family (Sylvio Acri) all came from Castiglione Cosentio according to the immigration records at Ellis Island. I would be interested to find other family members that did not immigrate. Sylvio would have been born in 1899, father Vincenzo and mother was possibly Orsula.

  3. Catherine says:

    Hi, I am researching microfilm from 1810 in Castiglione. But it does not give the town the child is born. It does give the town the father lives in. Sometimes it is Castiglione, sometimes San Pietro, sometimes San Benedetto. Would it be fair to assume that the child was born in the town the father lives in? Thanks, Catherine Winward

  4. Charlie says:

    I am trying to find my grandfathers family in Italy, His name is Angelo Messano, born in Cosentini and his birthday is Aug. 14, 1895. He left Italy for the US in 1914. Could you help me locate any of his family, I’m not sure if he had any siblings in Italy. Thanks,

  5. Eduardo says:

    Meu nome é Eduardo Cosentino Filho nasci em 23/04/1938 meu pai nasceu em 23/04/1913 e meu avô Ângelo Cosentino é originário de Cosenza Calabria Italia e veio para o Brasil apartir de 1870 ou 80. Meu Tio Emílio trouxe da Italia um diploma igual o do desenho da arvore da Genealogia em Castigliano Cosentino, e ele bricava dizendo que nós Cosentinos eramos descentes de jente importante.Gostaria de saber se tem algum nexo, isto é, se pode ser verdadeiro.

  6. Sandy says:

    Good Afternoon,

    I am trying to find information on my grandfather, Gerardo Valerio Micieli (or Miceli). His mother was Marianna Trombino and his father was Pasquale Micieli. My grandfather was born January 18, 1888.

    I would love to know if I have relatives in Castiglione Cosentino. I live in Pennsylvania, USA.

    Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

  7. Carolyn says:

    My grandmothers name was Mary Gucca she was married to an aiello then to a cosentino, I would like to
    Know if we have any relations there in Calabria , either Gucca or cosentino

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