Genealogy in Colosimi

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Colosimi”
  1. Roxie says:

    My great grandfather Paolo Talarico – the son of Nicola Talarico and Vincenza Rizzuto was born in Colosimi June 29, 1873 – where could I get a birth record for him.Still looking!!

  2. Tracy says:

    I’m trying to find my Maternal Great Grandmother’s family. Her name was Lauretta DeGattis. I think her parents were Maria Guiseppa (don’t know if that’s a last or middle name) and Raymondo DeGattis.

  3. Charleen says:

    I will be visiting Calabria in April of 2017. The cities I will be interested in will be Colosimi (surname Taverna) and Piane Crati (surname Infelise). Can you recommend any place to stay for a couple days while I work on my research? Thank you. I will also be searching in Decollatura (surnames Cerra and Perri) Thanks again

    • Kathleen says:

      I’ve been researching my grandmother. Her father was born in Colosmi… Name was MichaelAngelo Taverns. Born March 15 1866. He then moved to Sault Saint Marie Michigan. Died June 31 1942. I’m going there at the end of the year. Good luck with search

  4. Roxie says:

    My great grandfather Paolo Talarico – the son of Nicola Talarico and Vincenza Rizzuto was born in Colosimi June 29, 1873 – where could I get a birth record for him.

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