Genealogy in Falconara Albanese

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Falconara Albanese from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Falconara Albanese. As more your surname is common in Falconara Albanese, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Falconara Albanese 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 Falconara Albanese 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Falconara Albanese, or if you have questions regarding your family in Falconara Albanese, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Falconara Albanese area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Michael says:

    Searching for my great grandfather Carmine Frangello(a). I believe he was born in Falconara Albanese in 1890. Sailed from Naples, Italy to New York, New York in 1907 on the S.S. Prinzess Irene. He sailed with Pietro Frangello(a). Their surname on the ships passenger list is Frangella, but is Frangello in the U.S.

  2. Kelly says:

    My grandmother was part of one of the original families (Manes). I do not have a lot of background knowledge about her family. I am interested to read that there is a descendants dinner. I would love to know if there are any Manes descendants that attend or if anyone has any additional information about my grandmother’s family.

  3. Janice says:

    I am searching for my great grandmother, Teresa Patrucci-Procopio. In a few of our family documents mentioned she was from Falconara Albanese, Cosenza, Calabria Italy. She gave birth to my Grandfather, Vito Vincenzo Raffaele Procopio, January 29, 1904 in Manhattean, New York, USA. at the age of 30. By 1910, she disappeared from all US records. Please, I would greatly appreciate any information.

    The year she was born was around 1874.
    Thank you!

  4. Laura says:

    I am looking for someone that might be interested in giving a presentation to our group of Falconara Albanese descendants at a dinner that we have every other year in the Chicago area. Suggested topic might be surnames of Falconara and their meanings. Please email me if you are interested or if you know someone who might be interested.

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