Genealogy in San Martino di Finita

If you search your ancestors in San Martino di Finita, 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 Martino di Finita registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Martino di Finita 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 Martino di Finita. As more your surname is common in San Martino di Finita, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Martino di Finita 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 Martino di Finita 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 Martino di Finita 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 Martino di Finita area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. marie says:

    Hello, my paternal GF Luigi Mazzuca was born in San Martino di Finita 1894- parents were Nicola and Filomena (ALoise), other names from these two lines: Tocci, Stamile, Belmonte, Aceto, Passerelli, Maritato.

  2. Alejandra says:

    I would like to have information about my great grandparents, Uliana Pinnola y Luigino Tocci. They had four children: Giovanna, Marie, Luigino and Frank. Giovanna arrived to Argentina in 1951 and her sibblings went to USA.
    I also would like to know about my Perrotta side of the family. My grandparents were Giovanna Tocci and Vincenzo Perrotta. My grandfather came to Argentina with his mother (María) and a brother Teodore (1951).

  3. Peter says:

    I am looking for any information about or family that might still be living in the area of San Martino Di Finite or Italy. My mother was Lucia and my father Andrea Donadio. My father was born on March 15, 1902 and I have a certificate with the number 18062. His father was Bernardo and his mother was Lucia. My father had two sisters, one named Elmira. His brother in law was Sirio (possibly Guerro) and his sister in law was Leontina. I have one address 87010 San Martino Di Finite, State Cosenza. I have some other items that I can’t read which I can forward to an address you can provide me with. I would greatly appreciate any information or guidance you can give me.
    Thank you.

  4. Frank says:

    My father was born in1893 in San martino Calabria. I don’t know his family tree or anything. Please help me

  5. Beverly says:

    I’ve been researching my family tree and have found records that indicate my fathers grandfather was from San Martini di Finita. His name was Francesco (Frank) Basile he was born around 1900. His father’s name was Pasquale and I believe he was born around 1874. His mothers name could be Elia or Nina Bonorina Basile (hard to read the passenger list writing). The mother his brother Martino and little sister Mariagata (Mary) accompanied Francesco to New York in 1913. Pasquale came to America prior. If you have any information on them I would love to hear from you. Thank you so much!!

  6. Susan says:

    Hello LiCursi’s!!
    My grandmother (Teresa Maria Perrotta-Zavatto) 1898-1990 was the daughter of Faustina Licursi. Faustina had a brother named Vincenzo, who came to America, also. They all settled in New York (Inwood was a big Arbreisch locale). If you’re a Licursi from San Martino, or a descendant, well, then we’re all relatives. Baci, cousins!

  7. Laurie DeMarco says:

    I am trying to obtain Italian citizenship through descendence as is my right,because my father was born in San Martino di Finita and he never naturalized in the USA. I live in Texas and the Italian consulate is not taking applications at the moment. Is there a way for me to present my documents to the registrar in San Martino or Cosenza and have them contact Houston for me? I still have my family in Italy living in Milano. Thank you so much!

  8. Dawn says:

    I am interested in learning about my great grandparents that I believe were born in San Martino di Finita. Names: Pietro Licursi, born (Oct 12?) 1858 – and his wife Maria Frasetta born in 1860. The surname “Frasetta” was on my grandmother’s birth certificate (issues in New York). Any guidance or information would be appreciated. Thank you,


    • Laurie DeMarco says:

      HelloDawn, My grandmother’s maiden name was Luigina Licursi, born in San Martino around 1875-80. We are probably related. Laurie DeMarco

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