Genealogy in Serra Pedace

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Serra Pedace?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Serra Pedace


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

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

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Serra Pedace”
  1. Shane says:

    Funny reading all the Leonetti names here. I’m looking for more info on Antonio Leonetti born 1849. He is my great great grandfather. Word is he left the family and went to Argentina.

    Also, looking for relatives there or information about Giovanni Leonetti, born 1889 and Maria Assunta Cinnante before they immigrated to America. They are my great grandparents.

  2. Yolanda says:

    My grandmother, Gaetana Leonetti, from Serra Pedace, married Antonio Cava and immigrated to Philadelphia in 1904. I also live in Georgia.

  3. Linda says:

    I live in the State of Georgia. My ancestors and relatives on my mother’s side were born and lived in Serra Pedace. My nonno Bruno Lauro who was born in 1880, married Concetta Maria Leonetti. Can you tell me how I can find their marriage record in Serra Pedace?
    Thank you very much,
    Linda Tremonti
    Georgia, USA

    • Sydney says:

      My Great great grandfather was Giovanni Leonetti (maybe a brother of Concetta?) he was also from Serra Pedace.

      • Linda says:

        Sydney and Yolanda….. Sorry it took me a while to respond.
        I have a Family Tree with all the names of Leonetti and Lauro relatives, and I also am related to Cava who married Rosaria Rota in Pedace. Rosaria Cava died at 33 in 1859.
        Giovanni Leonetti, brother to my great grandmother Concetta Leonetti, was born in 1873, and they had 2 brothers, Carmine and Gaspare, all born in Serra Pedace. Believe me when I tell you, I’ve done years of research, with some information left to me by my mother, that helped me find what info I needed, and letters to Italy requesting documents. I’m pretty sure you can view my family tree on line by punching in Lauro Family Tree. I’ve compiled quite a few documented records, found both here in the U.S. and in Italy, that I’ve put pages and pages of them to create a Family Album. So you see……we ARE related! I have cousins in Serra Pedace, who I visited with a few years ago, and my cousin’s mother was Leonetti who married Lauro. Yolanda, I live in Madison, Ga. What part of GA do you live? Sydney, may I ask where you are at?

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