Genealogy in Firmo

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Firmo. As more your surname is common in Firmo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Firmo 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 Firmo 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 Firmo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Firmo, 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 .
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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Firmo”

    Are there Firmo immigrants to Brazil that received the name of the city

  2. karen perri says:

    PERRI Antonio was born on the 12th September 1880 in Firmo – the son of PERRI Leonardo and DE TOMMASO Giulia. Does anyone know much about this family especially Leonardo and Giulia.

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