Genealogy in Oriolo

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to oriolo@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Oriolo”
  1. Margaret says:

    I am looking for any information on Domenico Santagata, who was from Oriolo. I believe he was born around 1869. I also would like to find information on his wife Maddalena De Luca who was born around the same time. Thanks

  2. Dina says:

    My great-grandfather Vincenzo Panio was born in Calabria in 1890 November 15. I have his birth certificate. His mother was Madellena Corrado and father was Francesco Panio. I am curious to know if descendants of the family of Panio and Corrado still exist in Oriolo, as I am planning a visit to see the town of his birth.

    Best,
    Dina

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