Genealogy in Rose

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Rose”
  1. Leo Anderson says:

    Hello,my name is Leo Anderson. I would like some help researching my ancestors from the Rose, Cosenza area. My granmdma Evelyn Cosentino (Anderson) was born in Connecticut but her parents were from Rose, Cosenza, Italy. I was wondering if you could help me to find my ancestors from there especially with my Great Grandma Rose Concetta Cufone (Cosentino). No one in my family knows anything about the Cufone’s. And since I live in Louisiana, USA I can’t find any Italian documents or ancestral records for my ancestors from Rose/ Marano Principato / Marano Marchesato. I have been able to trace all parts of my family tree back for many generations except for my grandma’s Italian ancestors. So I’d like some help with this if you would be willing to help me, thank you! :)

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