Genealogy in Civita

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Civita”
  1. Anthony says:

    Hello,
    My ancestors who came from Civita have the last names of D’Angelo and Cervino. AngeloAntonio D’Angelo (1872 to 1935) was my great grandfather and My Great Grandmother was Lucrezia Cervino (1885-1946).
    Thank you,
    Anthony

  2. Mary Ann says:

    My maternal grandmother’s name was Domenica Ferrara or Ferrari. she was born in Civita , Calabria on or about 1878 .

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