Genealogy in Piane Crati

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Piane Crati


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

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

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

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Our expert in Piane Crati area will reply to you


8 Messages to “Genealogy in Piane Crati”
  1. Angela says:

    My maiden name was Mauro. Grandmother’s name was Rosaria Tosto. Date of birth was 9/28/1874, date of death was 4/24/1948. Grandfather was Giuseppe (I think)Mauro. My father was Carmine Mauro, he had a sister Chiara Mauro Marrazzo and another sister named Caterina. I know my grandmother died in Piane Crati. Any information would be much appreciated.

    • Dan says:

      Angela. My grandmother Maria Serra is from Paine Crati and married my grandfather Carl Mauro whose father also came from Piane Crati. Did Carmen (your father) grow up in Chicago? If so, he is my grandpa’s cousin. My grandpa can help you with some of your questions. He is 90 years old. Let me know if you would like to speak to him.

  2. Brenda says:

    Both of my parents as well as all four grandparents were all born in Piane Crati. Last names were
    Lavorato(a), Scornaienchi, Piane, Tosto.
    Interesting what you said about your great grandmother named Pasqualina Carbone. My grandmothers best friend also from Piane Crati or maybe Vico Aprigliano was Maria Carbone. That was her married name. She was married to Pete Carbone and they lived in California. They had 3 children with only 1 living now, carol, with whom I am in frequent contact. I have been to Piane Crati several times as my parents have many cousins there. Many people from Piane Crati settled in Salinas and Hollister, CA in the 30s.

  3. David says:

    Looking for my ancestry,last name Marrazzo drom Piane Crati

  4. Samuel says:

    I am trying to locate a copy of my great grandmother’s death certificate. She was born in Piane Crati as Pasqualina Carbone on December 18, 1887. She married my great grandfather, Domenico Bisciglia (sometimes spelled Bisceglia) on December 21, 1894 in Aprigliano.

    After living in the United States for about 10 years, my great grandmother, Pasqualina returned to Italy with my grandfather in 1909. My grandfather returned to the United States in 1920, and we have always understood that he came back after his mother passed away. I am looking for as many details as I can get about her death, and I am trying to procure a copy of her death certificate in rather short order.

    I would greatly appreciate any assistance that you may have to offer.

    Thank you very kindly,


    • Kris says:

      Do you know any of Pasqualina’s brother’s and sisters?? We had quite a few of our family come over and settled in Minnesota that are Carbone. I believe we are related to some Bisciglias. I can ask my mother.

  5. Aimee says:

    My great grandfather was Peter Preite, I don’t have first names but have found that his father was a Preite and Mother a Vigalicia.

  6. Brutto says:

    Earliest registry going back. Grandfathers name Salvatore Brutto son of Carmino Brutto.

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