Genealogy in San Pietro in Amantea

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Pietro in Amantea, 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 Pietro in Amantea registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Pietro in Amantea?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Pietro in Amantea


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in San Pietro in Amantea”
  1. Paul says:

    I am ssking information on my paternal Grandfather Salvatore Guido born in San Pietro in Amantea,Cosenza , Calabria in 1894. His parents were Luigi and Philomena (Giossa) Guido. He immigrated to the USA about 1911.I believe that he had a brother (Santo) and sister (Anna). Any help that yu could offer would be greatly appreciated.

    • JOE GUIDO says:

      Salvatore was my grandfather’s brother he was in Oakland California ran a hotel in which during WW II THERE WAS no money so all he could do was rent the rooms out to prostitutes. He was forced to pay the Irish cops to keep quiet. At some point he no longer could pay, and upon exiting the barber shop, the cops nabbed him and deported him. In route as the ship approached harbor of Napoli, the Germans bombed the ship, it sank, and he died. The hotel name was hotel Oakland. My name is Joe Guido son of Lorenzo Guido my uncle was named Salvatore Guido. My great grandfather was Lorenzo Guido who was the father of the Salvatore you inquired about

  2. Naccarato says:

    Nato a Santa Caterina, registrato in Aiello Calabro. Andato in Canada 1954 con 4 fratelli una sorella ( Arcangelo e Teresa (nee Bossio). Questione, mio padre credeve che il nome Naccarato viene dal Paese di Lago vicino a San Pietro in Amantea. Io so stato at San Pietro in Amantea quando era giovene. Il paese di Lago chi stano molti Naccarato. Sapete piu estoria di questi paesi???

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