Genealogy in San Lucido

If you search your ancestors in San Lucido, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Lucido registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Lucido from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Lucido. As more your surname is common in San Lucido, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Lucido 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 Lucido 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in San Lucido just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in San Lucido area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. martin says:

    I am Martin Fernandez, 46 from Buenos Aires Argerntina, my mother is Maria De Gennaro from Argentina, my grandfather Osvaldo de Gennaro was Born in Buenos Aires 1920,but my great grandfather was born in San Lucido in1878, his mother was Rosario cataldo and his father Salvatore De Gennaro he come to Argentina about 1890-1905?Im looking for my De Gennaro family roots who lives now a days in San Lucido or Cosenza área,because i am planning to obtain my european Passport

  2. Donna says:

    My grandfather, Antonio Cassano was born in San Lucido on Aug 4, 1896. I believe his mother was Maria Nesi. He married my grandmother, Elisetta Alo in possibly in San Lucido but I don’t know the date. Does anyone have any information on him? I have reached a dead end searching for his father, siblings and marriage date.

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Does anyone have any information regarding Alberto Marchese (could be Colomino or Filippo or Calvano) he was born about 1910 and was a prisoner of war in England. He returned to Italy about 1946 was in a fatal flying accident.

  4. Anita says:

    My Mother lived in San Lucido between the ages of 1-8. As far as I know both my maternal grandparents were born here as well. We hope to make a pilgrimage to San Lucido in a year or two. Is there any way to find out where my family may have lived, the school or church they attended? My Mom’s name is Gemma Guglielmo and my grandmother’s maiden name is Fiorina Miceli. My mom passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease which took it’s toll for 10 long years and although she forgot many things, she Always spoke about the little town she grew up in. Thank you.

  5. Adeline says:

    I was just informed that I had an aunt (my father’s sister) who was born and disdain San Lucido. My father (Alberto Sangineto) was born in 1914. His sister, Elena, was born a few years later. I would like to know when she was born and when she died. She died when my father was about eight years old. Can you help me? Adeline Sangineto 😧

  6. Antonio says:

    Mio padre nacque a San lucido il11marzo 1877.mori’a San lucido nel settembre 1939.emigro’in Brasile. (Rio de janeiro)ma mantenne sempre la sua famiglia di quattro figli e moglie a San lucido

  7. John says:

    My father was born in San Lucido in 1920 his name Giovanni Battisa Giglio. He had two brothers Ezio and Luigi Gino Giglio. Their father was born and married in San Lucido. I am interested in information on any other relations I had or have in San Lucido.

    • Ermida says:

      Hello John. I love genealogy. My grandmother was Angelina Giglio. But she goes back to the 1870’s. There are a lot of Giglio’s still in that town. I have a little home 250 meters from the beach of San Lucido. I plan to go in April and
      eventually I will be living (near) there. I can look up Giovanni Battista Giglio. and his brothers Ezio and Luigi, but the middle of Gino would be odd. It is a nickname and is probably the name: Luigino.
      You had written Battisa (you forgot the “t”. ). Saint Giovanni Battista is the patron saint of the town. Big feast every year !. The word Giglio is the flower LILY. I don’t know how this site works – to see your answer or to see if you receive this.

      • John says:

        Ermida….You are right about Luigino. I did not find many Giglio’s in the phone directory. I would be interested in seeing the birth certificate of my father and his two brothers. They were both older then him. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      • John says:

        I believe Ezio was born in 1915. Luigino was born between 1915 and 1920

  8. Bruce says:

    Saluti da San Diego, in California! Il mio nome è Bruce Baumann e vorrei chiedere cortesemente di qualche aiuto nel trovare i miei parenti della famiglia che proveniva da San Lucido, Cosenza. Ho cercato di trovare informazioni su questi parenti, ma purtroppo non ho avuto fortuna. Spero che forse la Chiesa di San Giovanni (o qualche altra Chiesa nella zona) potrebbero avere alcuni registri di nascita o registri di battesimali per i miei parenti; e sarebbe davvero bello se potessi individuare alcuni membri della famiglia che ancora vivono nella zona. Ho intenzione di visitare San Lucido con mia madre a febbraio 2015. Qui sotto è l’unica informazione che ho sulla mia famiglia di San Lucido.

    I nonni di mia Madre erano Luigi Cassano e Maria Lauretta Bruno, entrambi da San Lucido. Luigi è nato a San Lucido intorno al 1865. Ebbe un figlio, Vincenzo, con la sua prima moglie. Non sappiamo il nome della sua prima moglie, né sappiamo cosa è successo a lei. Vincenzo Cassano è nato a San Lucido intorno al 25 Ottobre 1890. Luigi e Vincenzo sono venuti negli Stati Uniti (a Erie, Pennsylvania) nella prima parte del 1900. Vincenzo ha combattuto durante la prima guerra mondiale, ma non sopravvisse alla guerra. Luigi tornò a San Lucido e ha fatto diversi viaggi tra l’Italia e gli Stati Uniti.

    Luigi poi sposò Maria Lauretta Bruno, anche lei nata a San Lucido intorno al 1889, così lei aveva 24 anni di meno di Luigi. Luigi aveva un fratello, Natale Cassano, nato a San Lucido intorno al 1887. Maria Lauretta Bruno aveva un fratello, Giovanni, e una sorella il cui nome non lo so. La sorella di Lauretta ha lasciato l’Italia e andò in Brasile. Non sappiamo nulla di più della sorella.

    Luigi e Lauretta hanno avuto un figlio, Pasquale, nato a San Lucido, il 24 settembre 1909. Nel 1913, Lauretta è venuta negli Stati Uniti con Pasquale e Natale Cassano, il cognato. Qualsiasi aiuto che potrebbe essere in grado di fornire nel trovare ulteriori informazioni su Luigi Cassano e Lauretta Bruno, i loro antenati sarebbe molto apprezzato. Mi piacerebbe anche sapere se ci sono delle loro famiglie che ancora vivono a San Lucido. La ringrazio per aver letto la mia lettera e per qualsiasi aiuto che potrebbe essere in grado di fornire.

    Io parlo solo inglese e spagnolo, e molto poco italiana. Una amica ha tradotto questa lettera italiana.

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