Genealogy in Rogliano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rogliano. As more your surname is common in Rogliano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rogliano 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 Rogliano 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 Rogliano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rogliano, 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 .
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31 Messages to “Genealogy in Rogliano”
  1. Acri, Jacob says:

    IM looking for any information on the Pugliese family in the late 1880’s. Thank you

  2. Acri, Jacob says:

    I am looking for information regarding Cosimo Pugliese(1881-19??). Anything would be appreciated. Thank you.

  3. Luciano says:

    My name is Luciano Salvino. My Father, Luciano, was born in 1900 in Rogliano (Cosenza). He and his brother, Alessandro, went to Cúcuta, Colombia (South America). Their Father Vincenzo Salvino. My Father went back to Italy in the 60’s and died in 1968 in Rogliano. They were the pioneers of exporting colombian coffee to USA and Europe. I live in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Salve a tuti!!.

  4. Josh says:


    I’m interested in trying to locate records for my great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents.

    I believe my family is from either Colosimi or Rogliano, or both- I’m looking for a Barbaretta/Barbra Stumpo who was born around 1899, and her father Luigi Stumpo, who I know was alive in 1921.

    I’m also looking for Giovanni Batista Tucci who was born around 1887, and a Mario Tucci/Stumpo who was born around 1920.

    Thank you.

  5. Vince says:

    Addendum to my previous message. She would have been known as Giuseppina Sicilia. Now have possible birthdate Jan 10, 1883. Married Marco Gabriele Jan 16, 1906. Emigrated to US 1912. Thanks.

  6. Vince says:

    Seeking information about the family of josephine Sicilia, 1883-1952, emigrated to US around 1912 with Marco Gabrielle. I believe she may have had siblings who remained in Rogliano and one of whom may be my grandfather. Thanks for any information.

  7. Dottie says:

    Hello. I am just starting my search in Rogliano. My great grandfather was Guiseppe Vizza and he married Julia Arnone. I am guessing in Rogliano. But there is no one left in my family who can help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  8. Tony says:

    Perdonami perché non parlo italiano, ma io e la mia famiglia scoprono che i nostri grandi nonni erano dalla città di Rogliano! Se qualcuno legge questo, chi potrebbe conoscere parenti di Altomare o Salvinos, vorremmo dire ciao e saperne di più sulla nostra storia. Grazie!!
    Aggiorna- in particolare crediamo che Anthony Salvino e Christine Altomare si sono incontrati e andati a New York nei primi anni ‘900. Tutte le informazioni su di loro sarebbero fantastiche.

    In English- forgive me as I do not speak Italian but me and my family just found out our great grandparents were from the Town of Rogliano! If anyone reads this, who might know kin of Christine Altomare or Anthony Salvino, we would love to say hello and learn more about our history. Thank you!!

    Update- specifically we believe Anthony Salvino and Christine Altomare met and left for New York in the early 1900’s. Any information on them would be great.

    • Luciano says:

      Mio Padre era Luciano Salvino. Suo Padre, Vincenzo Salvino. Mio Padre abito in Cucuta, Colombia dal 1940 al1960. Aveva un Fratelo, Alessandro. Ho letto un libro: Los Italianos de Cucuta. Parla de mio Padre e mio zio. Mi auguro que questa sia una informazione utile.
      Habito in Pueblo, Colorado,Stati Uniti.
      ciao; Luciano.

  9. Janet says:

    I am looking for information on my husband’s family. His father was named Salvatore Lento and he was born in Rogliano around January of 1917. I do not know the name of my husband’s grandparents, but would like to find out. I would also like to know if there are any living relatives.

  10. mary says:

    Frank Sicilia, from western PA with a butcher shop, was my grandmother’s brother.
    We have been searching forever to find his brothers’ names.

    Her name is Angelina and I believe she too came over with him.

    • Dee says:

      I guess I should say Hi cousin, I am also looking for name(s). We know of a Gionnimo(sp) Sicilia listed as a sister? With the name Angelina coming up as a sister, who knows? We were told of a sister who stayed in Italy. I would very much enjoy for a more of a contact between us besides here. Let me know. Thank you

  11. Carol says:

    We are taking a family trip to Cosenza in fall of 2017 to find the places our family is from. We think that Guiseppe Domanico, was born in Rogliano on June 4, 1888. Could you confirm that or direct me how to find out. We also will look in Rovito to find De Marco and to Marano Principato to find Totera.
    Before we add Rogliano to the tour we want to confirm that Guiseppe was born there.

  12. Bella says:

    I am at a dead end in the search for my Great Grandparents.

    My great grandfathers death certificate has him listed parents unknown

    His name was Luigi Carpino born in Rogliano 12/15/1890 death 2/28/1954

    My great grandmother Rosanne E. Calabrese-Maiden name 5/26/1899-1/27/1954

    I am not sure where she was born.

    Thank You

  13. Diane says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandmother Francesca Gallo born in 1848. My information might not be correct….I have Fortunato Gallo born 1821 and Anna M Matessi born 1825 as her parents. I want to go back as far as possible if you can help me. Thank you

    Also I was told my grandmother Josephine was born in Malito 1884. Is Malito near Rogliano??

  14. Roberta says:

    Hi, I am researching my ancestors and it has lead me to my third great grandfather Santo Gabriele, who was born in Rogliano on October 30, 1813. I am looking for information on his father, Gaetano Gabriele and his mother Antonia Sirianni.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you Roberta

  15. Frank says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather, Francesco Armieri (possibly Armiere) Based on my research, he was born in Rogliano around 1890 and raised by a family (i believe) with the surname Vito? – step fathers first name was Giovanni.

  16. Dee Frank says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents. Maybe possible relatives to, My Papa (Frank Sicilia) was born on May 8, 1886, in Rogliano. He also attended public schools in the area. He left 1905. He had a sister Gionnimo that came with him. He also had an older brother whose name we are still trying to find out.
    I am not sure if you could help me with this but my Nana (Amelia Corricato), was born on April 3, 1897 in a town named St. Pete. ( I cant even locate) Her fathers name Ralph Corricato, I believe to have been born in the 1850s ( I think in 1854) to 1860s. Our information is limited Thank You
    Dee M Frank

    • A. Galzerano says:

      Hi Dee,

      Frank Sicilia lived in western PA and owned a butcher shop? He was my grandmother’s uncle. My great-grandfather was his brother.


      • Mary says:

        the frank being referenced is my mother’s uncle and my grandfather’s brother. she came over with him. we have been desperate to find out the names of the brothers. in his obit it just says “brothers”.

        we too live in western pa.

        • Dee Frank says:

          Hi Mary, where in W.Pa do you live. We dont have alot of information on the family either. To my knowledge and known records papa had 1 brother and 1 sister that came to the US. I believe there was a sister that stayed in Italy. Aleta sent me some pictures of her family members that bore a striking resemblance to people in my family. Please feel free to contact me.

  17. Kathy Perri says:

    I am looking for records of my grandfather’s birth. He was born in Saliano,Cosenza on 4 November 1896.His name was Pasquale Perri. His father’s name was Vito Perri. His mother was Theresa or Teresa. It is possible that the last name was changed slightly.Where could I find this information. Thank You

  18. Julie says:

    Hello – We are hoping to visit Rogliano this summer and I would love to find more information for my husbands family. Would it be possible to find out what area with in Rogliano each of the families came from OR where they were buried?
    For the Spadafora side the farthest back (Andrea Spadafora 1800 – ? married Anna Alessi 1804 -?).
    For the Salvino side (Vincenzo Salvino 1757 – 1799 married Magdalena Mazzei 1764 – 1801). The only Italian birth certificate I have is Salvino, supposedly from Rogliano, Cuti, Cosenza.
    I have information on children/grandchildren if needed. . Any insight would be greatly appreciated!! Julie

    • Robert says:

      This is about 1 year too late relative to your trip to Rogliano, but I just found out about your request yesterday (28 July 2016). Anyway, the records I have state that Andrea Spadafora and Anna Alessi lived in the Cuti and Serralete sectors of Rogliano. The information I have on Vincenzo Salvino is less reliable, but what I have indicates that Vincenzo’s family lived in Cuti sector of Rogliano and that his father (Giuseppe) and grandfather (Tomaso) were listed in the Catasto Onciario of 1753 as living in Cuti. The connection of Vincenzo to Giuseppe and Tomaso does not have strong supporting evidence.

    • Lauren says:

      I am two years late on this. I am part of a Spadafora family from Rogliano that immigrated in the 1940s. We are based in Western PA. A great-great-aunt of mine married a Salvino, but all I have is a name. All of the information I have is immigration records from Ancestry and some recent obituaries (year 2000 and after). It’s been harder than anticipated to get information from older generations. I am very impressed that you can go as far as 1800. If you have any tips or information, I would be extremely grateful!

    • Luciano says:

      Hello, Julie: My Father, Luciano lived in Cucuta, Colombia, South America. He was born in 1900 and died December 28th 1968 in Rogliano. I read a book in Spanish that talks about my Father and his brother Alessandro. Let me know if this info relates to what you know. I live in Pueblo, Colorado; Ciao.

  19. Jennie says:

    I will be visiting Italy(the Cosenza, Reggio Calabria area soon), and would like to get vital statistic information on my Father who was born in Cosenza in 1892. I was told that the best place to start would be in Rogliano. Is it true that Cosenza’s vitals are kept in Rogliano, or should I keep my search closer limited to the region of actual birth? Any information that you can pass on to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you very much.

  20. Carol says:

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.
    My Grandmother was born Assuntia Perri in Rogliano 1904. Her parents were Giuseppe Perri b:1868 and Isabella Gabriele b: abt 1876. She had a sister Maria, also born in Rogliano abt 1900. They emmigrated to the US in 1906. I have a copy of the manifest. I do know Giuseppe’s parents were Nicola Perri b: 1824 and Angela Fuoco b: 1827. I am having great difficulty finding information on my Great Grandmother Isabella and her family. I know she had a sister named Santa, possible brothers named Angelo and Pietro. Any help you can give us (my brothers and I) would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,

  21. Michele says:

    I am searching for surnames: Gabriele and Fionda from Rogliano. I know Gabriele is a common one. I know about those below that came to the US, but I am at a dead end in searching for anyone else. Also, my grandmother was Maria Concetta Fionda (born 1896) but I have no other information about her family. Suggestions for more information?

    Leonardo (or Francesco) Gabriele: birth about 1850
    Carmina Sottile: Birth about 1856
    Carmina Teresina-1881
    Maria Teresa-1884
    Guiseppe (my grandfather): 1891

  22. Cara says:

    Have birth certificate of my grandmother Costanza Perricone that was born there, but parents were listed as unknown. Was brought up by a town doctor possible in there or in Carolei, Italy.
    Trying to see if I can find more information out.
    She as born on February 18 of 1898. Is there anyone adoption papers are kept from long ago?

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