Genealogy in Longobucco

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Longobucco. As more your surname is common in Longobucco, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Longobucco 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 Longobucco 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Longobucco, or if you have questions regarding your family in Longobucco, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Longobucco”
  1. Camille says:

    I am researching my family who did come from Longobucco. The last name I have is for my Great Grandfather, Francesco Domenico Felicetti. He was married to Caterina Bartoli. I believe he was born in 1874. I was looking to go further back for more info. Can you put me in the right direction?

    • Mary Gulluscio says:

      Camille…..I see Felicetti are married to Gulluscio which is our family originating in Longobucco & Rossano in Cosenza, Calabria. If you would like additional information you can e-mail me or send me a message on facebook at mary bellucci-gulluscio.

  2. Mike says:

    Parlo un po ‘italiano. Sto visitando la zona di Longobucco e Corigliano Calabro circa il 31 ottobre al 3 novembre. Il mio bisnonno è nato a Longobucco nel 1821 e il suo nome era Pasquale Madeo. Suo padre e sua madre Annunziato Madeo 1791 e Petronilla Sapia 1800 sono nati a Longobucco. Mi piacerebbe visitare con chi è un membro della famiglia o che conosce la storia della famiglia Madeo a Longobucco e Corigliano Calabro.
    Cordiali saluti, Mike

    • Mary says:

      Just found this site & read your message. Our family is also from Longobucco and in researching I’ve found Madeo from 1700’s till present time. Let me know if you visited there and how it went. I plan on going to Longobucco Spring 2015.

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