Genealogy in San Sosti

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


6 Messages to “Genealogy in San Sosti”
  1. Natalia says:

    My name is Natalia Paladini. I’m from Argentina and I’ve decided to obtain muy italian citizenship.

    Both my great grand father are from a little town in Italy called San Sosti. I Was wondering if you can help me by telling me who should I contact to to ask for their birth Certificates.

  2. Louis says:

    Hello I am looking to establish my family tree. I need information of my grandfather. His name in Pasquale Bloise b/d 2.1875, Sansosti. His wife Josephine Bloise. His father Michele Bloise San Sosti.I don’t know if all this information is exact. I have more information on Pasquale when he was in the USA. Thanks

    • Matthew says:

      Hi. We are cousins! My grandmother was Pasquale and Josephine’s daughter, Pierina. I’ve found some things on about your grandfather (my great grandfather) but you’ve probably already seen it. There’s some of the manifests from the first time he came with his brothers and also a manifest when he came back with the wife and kids. There were also some early census records from Grand St which were pretty cool. I’d love any additional interesting info you may have. Feel free to contact!

  3. Gabriela says:

    Hello I was hoping to see if I have any living realitives left in San Soti. My grandmother left from there in 1900 to Argentina. Her name was Concetta Paterno born May 12, 1882 her parents were Jose Paterno and Catalina Spanolata. My father died this year and he never met that side of the family. They were poor. I was hoping to try and find a way to get Concetta’s parents information and as I said before. To see if I still have family there. I would love to learn about how they lived and what they were like. If I could get pictures it would be awesome. I started this 7 years ago but because it’s so costly
    I gave it up but now that my Papa is gone I want to learn more and maybe one day visit.

  4. pat says:

    I only have my great grandmothers first name. her name is giuseppinna born june 2nd 1872 in san sosti

  5. Anthony says:

    My family name is Perrone and came to America 1930 via Naples.
    Any info would help.

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