Genealogy in Santa Caterina Albanese

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Caterina Albanese, 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 Santa Caterina Albanese registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Caterina Albanese?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Caterina Albanese


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Caterina Albanese from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Caterina Albanese”
  1. Toni says:

    Buon Giorno, I am researching my Grandfather, Luigi Ferrante, born December 20, 1882 in Santa Caterina Albanese. His father was Antonio Ferrante and mother was Rosaria Bononanta. He left Italy on the S.S. Oceania in 1911. Any information or documents you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Graci.

    • Victor says:

      Hi Toni

      Did your Grandfather Luigi Ferrante have a son called Eugenio Ferrante? If so my father (also from the same area as your grandfather) thinks he knows your family.


  2. prouvat says:

    Bonjour , ou peut-on trouver des infos sur santa Catarina albanese ( naissance , mariage , dc ) Merci

  3. Lorraine says:

    His name was Vincenzo Capua.

  4. Lorraine says:

    I have been trying to find my grandfather’s birth certificate. He was born on Aug.22,1888 in Catatina(sp.?,Reggio Calabria. I would be most appreciative of any guidance you can give about procuring this document. Thank you so much.

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