Genealogy in Rocca Imperiale

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocca Imperiale


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Rocca Imperiale”
  1. philip says:

    my grandmother was born in rocca imperial on the 9th of february 1874 i would like to know if she would have any relatives still there. her name was maria rosa brunaccio which i believe would be shortened to bruno. i plan on coming to southern italy in the fall of 2019 and i will be visiting that region thank you PHILIP MONTAGNO

  2. Monica says:

    My father was a Stigliano, and his family was from Rocca Imperial, Italy. His father (Carlo Stigliano) was born there, and my father was born in Philadelphia in 1916. My grandfather had several brothers and sisters who moved to the states.

  3. HECTOR says:

    Buenos dias, no puedo conseguir que me envien ciertos certificados de nacimiento.
    ya tuve comunicacion con el archivo de Cosenza pero me piden un depósito en una cuenta ( es de tan solo 4.24 euros) y no encuentro la manera de hacerlo.
    Les agradeceria si me explican como hacerlo desde Uruguay

    Buongiorno, non posso ottenere loro di inviare me alcuni certificati di nascita.
    Ho avuto la comunicazione con il file di Cosenza, ma chiedo un deposito su un conto (è a soli € 4,24) e non riesco a trovare il modo di farlo.
    Le sarei grato se mi spiego come fare da Uruguay

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