Genealogy in Crosia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. Alberto says:

    I´m interested in investigate about my grandfather, who was born in crosia, in 1884. His name was Domingo Jose Viola Francesca, and his date of birth is november 18, 1884.
    thank you

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