Genealogy in San Nicola Arcella

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Nicola Arcella?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Nicola Arcella


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in San Nicola Arcella”
  1. Fatima says:

    Dear sirs:

    My great grandmother is Filomena Barletta D’amico. There is a school named after her in San Nicola Arcella: Scuola Materna Filomena Barletta Figlie di Nostra. She married a cousin, Giuseppe Barletta, and had the following children: Vincenzo or Vicente (my grandfather), Amedeo, Raffaele, Antonio, Angiolina and several other daughters. I would like to see if San Nicola has a photograph of Filomena and maybe her husband. All her male children went to America and became successful businessmen. I live in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thanks in advance for your help in finding information about the Barletta family in San Nicola Arcella.

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