Genealogy in Corigliano Calabro

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Corigliano Calabro


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

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

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

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  1. Courtney says:

    My name is courtney. I am visiting Italy in June and came across this town. I was wondering if my last name has any connection to this town. My great grand parents came over from Sicily frank and Carmela Corigliano.

  2. Lisa Marghella says:

    I am looking for my family history before they emigrated to the U.S. Francesco G. Marghella, born about 1875 and wife Cristina, born about 1878

  3. Kathleen says:

    I need the mailing address for the Office of Vital Records in Corligliano Calaboro to request copies of a birth certificate and a marriage license. Thank you very much.

  4. Sonia says:

    Family De Vincenzo native of Corigliano Calabro. Looking for relatives still living in the area. Three De Vincenzo brothers immigrated to South America in early 1900’s. Grazie.

  5. Ann says:

    Looking for my grandmother’s relatives,her name was philomena Castagnaro, she came to America in 1901 or 1902. I believe my aunt visited Castagnaro relatives,her name was rose Bruno. We live in westerly,r.i,USA. My grandmother’s married name was philomena Grispino. Visiting Italy in August 2016

  6. Mike says:

    Parlo un po ‘italiano. Sto visitando la zona di Corigliano Calabro su 31 Ottobre – 3 novembre 2014. Mio nonno era nato a Corigliano nel 1886 e il suo nome era Carlo Antonio Madeo. Sua madre era Maria Rosaria Gallina 1863, era nata a Corigliano. Mi piacerebbe visitare con qualcuno che è un amico o un familiare che conosce la storia della famiglia Madeo a Corigliano Calabro. Ho i certificati di nascita di Carlo Antonio, Pasquale 1887, Francesco 1890 e Luigi 1893 sono emigrati in America verso il 1899.
    Cordiali saluti, Mike Stati Unit

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