Genealogy in Pedivigliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Pedivigliano”
  1. Bethany says:

    I’m doing genealogy research for my mother-in-law. Her grandfather Gagliardi & his siblings emigrated one at a time to the USA in the early 1900′s. I’m looking for information on their parents, who remained in Italy. These siblings were all born in Italy,
    Carmela Gagliardi was born about 1888.
    Angelo Gagliardi was born September 14, 1891, Camillo Gagliardi was born April 19, 1895,
    Camillo documented he was born in Pedivigliano. Charles Gagliardi was born May 18, 1898
    Mary Gagliardi was born Oct 11, 1900
    Are there any databases I can use that are in English? I’d be extremely grateful for any assistance.

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