Genealogy in San Vincenzo La Costa

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Vincenzo La Costa?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Vincenzo La Costa


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

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

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in San Vincenzo La Costa”
  1. Linda says:

    Responding to Emily,
    Just an FYI! Your grandfather Antonio was my grandfater Fortunato’s
    Younger Brother. My grandfather came to the US
    In 1903 and he traveled with an Aiello. They wen
    To Port Chester NY to work with his friend/cousin Aiello’s Father or
    Relative. I have their names. Your grandmother Millie may be related
    To those Aiellos. We all lived in Bay Ridge/dyker Heights
    And my mom knows your family very well
    And misses Tessie very much! She is 96
    And the last Magnifico sibling! Hope to hear from Emily
    On ancestry or this wonderful site.

  2. Vicky says:

    I am interested in clarifying information on my great grandparents. My great grandmothers name was Angelina Coscarelli born around 1874 and died 1946, my great grandfather Gaetano Zuccarelli born 1869 died 1965. My grandmother Adelina Zuccarelli born October 15, 1906 and died March 26 either 1930 or 1932.

    Adelina Zuccarelli married Adolfo Zangari – don’t have date
    had two children – my father Giovanni Gaetano Zangari born February 28, 1928
    – my aunt Maria Zangari- born October 1925

    Adolfo Zangari born October 15, 1906 died Feb. 5, 1950
    parents – father- Adolfo Zangari born 1876 ? died 1951?
    – mother – Maria Sansosti born 1881? died 1956?

    My father married my mother Ida Palma Rocchetti on February 6, 1949, my mother’s family is from Rende. Her parents were Francesca and Francesco Rocchetti.

    Most of the information I have is from a document from the Commune Di S. Vincenzo La Costa for immigration purpose dated 12/4/1952.

    Whatever information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance, if there are any charges to gather this information please provide me with the information.


  3. Emily says:

    I am interested to learn whether there is still family in San Vincenzo La Costa. Both my grandparents were from there. My grandfather was Antonio Magnifico and my grandmother was Emelia Aiello. My grandmother’s parents were Nuziato LoFeoda and Vincenzo Aiello. They had 7 children: Frank, Emelia,Sam,Erminia, Louisa, Ernesto, Peppino (joseph). I also believe that Erminia, Ernesto and Peppino remained in Cosenza, the others migrated to the US and Canada.
    Any information would be wonderful. Thank you

    • Dustin says:


      My Grandmother is from the same town. Her name is Elena Ciancio. My grandma knows Ernesto, Peppino, Erminia. She thinks Ernesto married her aunt Emilia. We would love to know if you have any info. Thanks!

  4. Nelida says:

    do you have criminal record available from 1915 to 1930?

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