Genealogy in Cellara

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. diane(cesario) says:

    I’m coming to Calabria in October. I’m trying to find out if there are any relatives of Giosue Cesario and Armando Cesario. The city may be Cellara,Cosenza. Would there be any records that I could get? Giosue was my grandfather and he had 2 brothers Alfredo and Giacomo. As far as I know, my father, Armando had no siblings. I found out that a square was dedicated to Agatha Cesario last August. I think that she may have been a relative of ours.
    I would appreciate any help you could give me.
    Thank you very much for your time.


  2. Ruth Anne says:

    looking for Francesco Orlando and Teresina Pugliese from Cellara. They came to Canada around 1909.francesco had 3 brothers- Thomas Santo and Angelo. Would like to find records for them. Coming to Cellara in May to see where they might have lived.

  3. June says:

    Looking for info on Anglo Spezzano born about 1850 in cellara. When was he born? Who where his parents? Siblings? Can I get copies of any records you may have? Any info would be great.

    Thank you

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