Genealogy in San Sosti

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.

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 Abruzzo and in San Sosti too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Sosti 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 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.
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 Sosti, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Sosti, 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 Sosti area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Fabián says:

    Ciao il mio nome è Fabián Belmonte, sto cercando informazioni dal mio bisnonno “Giuseppe Belmonte”, penso che emigrò in Argentina come a 21 anni.

    I genitori del mio bisnonno “Giuseppe”, furono chiamati secondo le prove documentali: “Carolina Berlizza e Carmelo Belmonte”.

    Giuseppe Belmonte nacque in Calabria tra il 1866 e il 1867, forse penso in San Sosti, in Calabria.

    Ora sto cercando il mio bisnonno “Giuseppe Belmonte”. Certificato di nascita.

    * Da parte della madre di mio padre, ho avuto 6 generazioni con le informazioni. 🙂
    I cognomi sono:
    Butera – Vescio – Marotta – Cerminara – Folino – Paola

    * Tutto di Conflenti Soprano, Calabria Catanzaro

    Apprezzerei il tuo aiuto per trovare il certificato di nascita del mio bisnonno, molto importante per me.

  2. Danielle says:

    Hi, my great grandfather was called Gaetano Presta. He was born in San Gosti and I´m trying to request italian citizenship and need to get his birth certificate. Would you please tell me where I coud request this kind of certificate?

    Thanks and regards

  3. Pamela says:

    I am looking for a family I think which came from San Sotie ,all I know is his first name was Franco & a POW in , WW2 & sent to work on a farm in the North West of England Any info would be of great help. Thanking you PAM

  4. Toni says:


    I’m trying to research family history for Antonio Fusaro & Maria Gaetana Nervino.

    What I know: Gaetana traveled to Ellis Island on the Lousitania from Naples, Italy. They arrived in NY, NY on March 12, 1906. She traveled with Giovanni Fusaro & Maria Raffella Fusaro.

    Giovanni was born: 6/28/1897
    Raffella was born: 11/29/1892

    Their Father Antonio had gone to South America where he died. I’m trying to figure out his birth date and death date and maybe his family.

    Also, Gaetana’s parents and birth day, date of marriage, family.

    Would appreciate any help you can give.

  5. paolo says:

    Hello i’m paolo from italy. My great grandfather Gaetano De Luca came in Usa in 1912 with his cuisin Pasquale Marra and we don’t know nothing because his wife and my grandfather were in San Sosti and my great grandfather is died in Usa just few months later. He had a brother in Usa Luigi De Luca.

  6. Brian says:

    I was hoping that you would be able to assist me with finding out more about my relatives. My great grandfather is Antonio D’addino, born jun 15th, 1879 and is from San Sosti. According to the passenger list that was found on the Ellis Island site, he was being met by his Cousin Pasquale Bloise and was traveling with his Cousin Luigi Bloise.

    Would you be able to let me know what the first steps would be to find out more information about my family tree and their history?

    • Matt says:

      Hi. My great grandfather was Pasquale Bloise. I don’t have much information at all about his family other than that he came here with two brothers. Do you know how they were cousins? Any info about Pasquale’s parents? I certainly have lots of information about Pasquale’s family once he came here but virtually nothing from Calabria. Reply if you would like to compare notes.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. pat says:

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

  11. Anthony says:

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

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