Genealogy in Grisolia

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Grisolia. As more your surname is common in Grisolia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Grisolia 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 Grisolia 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 Grisolia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Grisolia, 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 Grisolia”
  1. Edilson says:

    Olá ! Sou descendente de italianos de grisolia meu bisavô paterno imigrou para o Brasil no final do século 19 seu nome era salvadore Franco. É possível identificar parentes apenas com esta informação ? Muito obrigado v

  2. Louis M. Caputo, Jr. says:

    I am an American citizen and researching the birth of my paternal grandfather. His name was Antonio Caputo and I believe he was born in Grisolia, Cosenza, Calabria. I am very proud of my Italian heritage and attempting to learn more about where my grandfather came from. My grandfather was born around 1893 to 1895 and he came to America when he was around 12 years old while his family remained in Italy. I have already visited the birthplace of my maternal grandparents in San Giovanni Incarico, Frosinone, Lazio and look forward to some day visiting Grisolia. Any information I can get on my grandfather’s birth, parents, siblings would be greatly appreciated. If I need to get this request translated in order to get any information, please let me know and I will be happy to do so. Thank you very much for any help that you can give me.
    Luigi Caputo

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