Genealogy in San Donato di Ninea

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Donato di Ninea, 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 San Donato di Ninea registrar as of that date.

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


Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Donato di Ninea?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Donato di Ninea

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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Donato di Ninea from the Italian Unification (1861).



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to sandonatodininea@italianside.com


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5 Messages to “Genealogy in San Donato di Ninea”
  1. marianne says:

    Antonella,

    Thank you for the information. Unfortunately my grandparents came to NY and lived there until their deaths. I know my grandparents as I had a loving relationship with them until they died. I know my ggparents by name only and know that the maternal side also lived in NY. I can’t find the certificates of my paternal side who stayed in San donato.

  2. Aaron says:

    After visiting your web-site and reading though some of the tips (which were very helpful), I realized I still am in desperate need of some help with my research. I do not know the correct office or email address of the place I am researching. According to your tips it is pretty important to send your request to the right email address and office. Could someone PLEASE help me by informing me the name of the office and email address I would require when looking for a single marriage record in San Donato di Ninea, Cosenza?

  3. marianne says:

    My grandfather, Raffaele Iannuzzi was born in San donato on November 14, 1881. I would like a birth certificate. His parents were Vincenzo Iannuzzi and Philomena Artuso. I also would like his father’s birthdate and parents marriage records. His mother, Philomena, was born on September 16, 1860. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Marianne

    • Antonella says:

      Marianne, I believe, just by reading the names you mentioned, that I may know who your relatives are….some of which may be in Montreal….

      Hope this helps.

      Antonella

  4. Janet says:

    My paternal grandfather is Vincenzo Di Nicola Consoli. He was from the Santo Donato region and immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900′s. It has been rather difficult finding anything beyond his parent’s names. I have a Nicola Consoli born about 1860 and a Mary Martino/a born about 1865 but that is all I have. I was told that there was a huge fire in the region years ago and many records were destroyed. Who or where can I contact to help me put some more pieces of this puzzle together? Vincenzo’s wife is Maria (Mary) Iannitelli and she, too, is from the same region. Any advise or direction you can point me to would be of great help and be very much appreciated!

    Sincerely, Janet

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