Genealogy in Cerzeto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Cerzeto”
  1. Robert says:

    My father was born 1913 came to the US in 1920 by way of Ellis Island !!!!

    I believe this is the town he always said he was from in Calabria !!!

    So thought i would see if their were many or any FUOCO’S ??????

  2. shirley says:

    Trying to find background info on father and grandparents: Luigino Sirianni 3/19/01, Francesco Sirianni 2/14/1873 and Teresa Splendore Sirianni
    10/09/1872. Also how can I find out when they left to come to the USA? Kindly respond in English. Thank you

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