Genealogy in Santa Sofia d’Epiro

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Sofia d’Epiro, 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 Sofia d’Epiro registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Sofia d’Epiro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Sofia d’Epiro


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Sofia d’Epiro from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Sofia d’Epiro”
  1. Lisa says:

    Hello, I am the great granddaughter of Giovanni (John) Mirocco and Francesca (Frances) Montalto (or Montaldo) and am wondering if they are from Santa Sofia d’Epiro. They were married in November 1893 and had two children, Sophia Mirocco (born 1894) and Jospeh Mirocco (born 1899) before they left for America in 1901. Joseph’s birth certificate states that he was born in Santa Sofia, Italy. My great grandparents,John and Frances Mirocco, spoke Albanese.
    Ciao, sono la pronipote di Giovanni (Giovanni) Mirocco e Francesca (Frances) Montalto (o Montaldo) e mi chiedo se sono di Santa Sofia d’Epiro. Si sposarono nel novembre del 1893 e avevano due bambini, Sofia Mirocco (nata nel 1894) e Giuseppe (Joseph) Mirocco (nata nel 1899) prima di partire per l’America nel 1901. Il certificato di nascita di Joseph afferma che era nato a Santa Sofia, in Italia. I miei bisnonni, John e Frances Mirocco, parlavano Albanese.

  2. Darlene says:

    Hello, I am the great Granddaughter of Alexander Micieli who was born in 1860 and died in 1935. He was married to Rosina and had 3 children. Alexander was the Executor of the town’s farms. Collected rents and taxes. He also maintained the towns food storage or magazine. Additional information of brothers or sisters or living relatives remaining is of great interest. Thank you. Darlene Baudo,Mitchell,Micieli, Granddaughter of John Micieli.

  3. DANIELLE says:

    Buon pomeriggio. VORREI confermare il mio bisnonno, Vicenzo Scarlato, davvero nata a Sofia SANTA E che anno.

  4. François says:

    je vourais savoir quand guido settembrino ,né a santa sofia d”epiro le 23-09-1903 a quité la vile et où est il allé habitér en Italie avant de venir en Belgique
    et de partir au Congo belge d’où il s’est fait naturaliser belge en 1948

  5. Alfredo Ferriolo says:

    il mio nome è Alfredo Ferriolo, di Montevideo, Uruguay. Mio bisnonno è nato a Santa Sofia d ‘Epiro e la sua casa è ancora lì, in visita nel 2007.
    Attualmente di proprietà di una famiglia di grave Fazio o Fazzio.
    Il nome del mio bisnonno Achille Ferriolo Rada.
    In piedi ancora nel Palazzo Ferriolo Santa Sofia d Epiro.
    come posso trovare più della mia famiglia

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