Genealogy in Cetraro

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cetraro. As more your surname is common in Cetraro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cetraro 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 Cetraro 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 Cetraro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cetraro, 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 .
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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Cetraro”
  1. Paul says:

    My grandfather Pietro Antonuccio was born 1891 in Cetrao, he married Joshephina Leone born 1893. There son, Vincent born 1915 was my father. My great grandfather, Domenico Antonuccio was born about 1863, and he married Filomena Piccarrella. Gualano name is on my grandmothers maiden name.
    I was interested in any addition family information. I have possible relative, Carmella Antonucci, born about 1893. – could have been Carmella Antonuccio. My grandfather fought for Italy in Africa early 1900s, he came to USA with his brother John about 1910 and fought for US in WWI
    Any information is appreciated. My grandfather dropped the “o” and changed to Antonucci when he immigrated to US

  2. Edie says:

    Hello. I’m looking for the birth information of my Nana and Nanu.

    My Nanu was Gennaro August Filice. He was born on August 7, 1890. I’m not sure if he was born in Cosines, Donneci or San Michele? It was in Cosenza, Calabria.
    His parents were Michael & Delfima (Bozzo) Filice.

    My Nana was his second wife, Clara Bozzo Filice. I believe she was born in February 1900.

    I’m trying to get my Italian dual citizenship and need to have proof of their birth. Can you help?

  3. Carlo says:

    Looking for the ancestry of my grandfather Carlo caparruva whon was born in cetraro in 1885 and emigrated to the US in approximately 1905.

  4. prouvat says:

    Bonjour les ancetres de mon epouse sont nés a cetraro ( san angelo ) mais je n’arrive pas a me connecter a un site sur cetraro . Les noms de famille du coté de mon beau-père sont RICCO COSTANTIN né en 1911 a cetraro fils de RICCCO FRANSESCO uni avec VATIMO FRANCESCA et SANDONATO JUSTINE( née le 29/07/1910 a cetraro ) fille de SANDONATO ALPHONSE et de SERVIDIO ROSE .
    Du coté de ma belle mère CALAGNO THERESE née le 08/12/1936 a cetraro fille de CALAGNO SAVERIO et de BARBIERI MARIA . THERESE a epousé RICCO HERVE le 27/09/1952 a CETRARO .
    Alors si vous pouviez m’aider pour aller plus loin j’en serai ravi car pour nous CETRARO est trop loin de BEZIERS ( a coté de MONTPELLIER )
    D’avance merci

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