Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano

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

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

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

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


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Pietro in Guarano 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 Guarano. As more your surname is common in San Pietro in Guarano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Pietro in Guarano 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 Guarano 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 Guarano, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Pietro in Guarano, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in San Pietro in Guarano”
  1. Lewis says:

    I am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents Antonio Napoli and Tersea Greco. Such as all of their children’s names and the names of their parents. My Grandfather was Agostino Napoli born in 1879, in San Pietro, his first wife was Antoinetta Buccieri. Agostino and Antoinetta migrated to the Harrisburg Pennsylvania area.
    Any information or guidance provided will be greatly appreciated.

  2. David says:

    Both sets of my great Grandparents were born in San Pietro en Guarano. My great grand parents on my grandmother Teresa Panza’s side were: Pietro Panza (nato: May 29, 1871 and Fortuna Ferraro (nato: May 31, 1861. My great grand parents on my grand father Luigi Bruno’s side were: Francesco Bruno (nato ~ 1840) and Maria Panza (nato: unknown).

    I would deeply appreciate any information on the Panza, Ferraro or Bruno families.

    I also have a picture from a wedding that took place in San Pietro in the early to mid 1920′s that I would like help with identifying who is in the photograph.

    Thank you

  3. Tricia says:

    Hello- I’ve read the information about researching ancestors from this region of Italy. I am trying to find out information about my grandfather, Gabriele Panza. He was born in San Pietro, Guarano, Cosenza, Italy in 1892. I have not been able to find any record other than a manifest from a ship when he immigrated to the U. S.
    Any help or direction that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!

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