Genealogy in Malvito

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Malvito. As more your surname is common in Malvito, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Malvito 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 Malvito 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 Malvito, or if you have questions regarding your family in Malvito, 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 .
Our expert in Malvito area will reply to you

1 Comment

  1. Michael says:

    Cerco i miei padri parenti a Malvito . È qui dove nascono entrambi i miei nonni . Ferdinando Castiglia è il mio nome padri, e anche il mio nome nonni . Mi chiedevo se ci sono tutti i record in archivio .

    Looking for my fathers relatives in Malvito. This is where both my grandparents where born. Ferdinando Castiglia is my fathers name and also my grandfathers name. I was wondering if there are any records on file.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Analytics Made Easy - StatCounter