Genealogy in Castrovillari

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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  1. Irma says:

    Good evening, I am looking for information about my great grand father Vicenzo Donato-Oriola born on may 22 1893 in Castrovillari and my grat grand mother Maria angela Mastrascuso=coronello born in may 12 1896.
    My great grand father Vicenzo’s parents were: Carmine donato and Angela Oriola. I will really appreciate any kind of help for me to find the rest of family in castrovillari. My father Pedro Donato is desperate to find his family in Italy. we are in the United states, and we know how hard is to go across the ocean to look for this info. We will appreciate from the bottom of our hearts for any indications and help you could provide us, and if it is necessary for me to send an bank money order to help with the process please informe me of that too. With all my respects and gratitude before hand, My best regards to you,

    Sincerely yours

    Irma

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