Genealogy in Trenta

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Trenta


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Trenta. As more your surname is common in Trenta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Trenta 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 Trenta 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 Trenta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Trenta, 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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  1. Christine says:

    I am looking for information on my great great grandfather Pasquale Cannataro. I know he was married to a Maria but don’t know her maiden name which I would also like to find out. I know they had one son, my great grandfather Michele Cannataro born October 4, 1858. I don’t know if there were any other children but would like any of that information also. Michele was married to Guiseppina Spadafore (born 1863). They had four children that I know of, Ippolito Paolo, Francesco, Salvatore and Marie Sue. They lived at #7 Vico Delirio or Delizio in Trenta when my grandfather Ippolito was born in 1887. They came to the United States in the early 1900’s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am hoping to get my Italian citizenship and would like as much information as possible.

  2. Ron says:

    I’m searching for relatives in Trenta, and verification on the facts that I now know. It appears that my Grandfather is Giuseppe Baldino who was born in 1876 and at age 14 immigrated to New York in the company of Nunziato Baldino (possible father). Ship documents list them on the ship Alesia in 1890. I can trace Giuseppe from arrival in NY forward but have no indication of relatives in Trenta nor anything about Nunziato Baldino other than ship documents.

  3. Rosemary says:

    I am searching for relatives of my grandmother, Rosina Feraca from somewhere near Trenta. She was born on 28, 1898. She had 2 sisters, Mariette and Theresa and 3 brothers, Salvatore, Peppino and Benny. Salvatore and Peppino stayed in Cosenza and raised there families there. The rest of the siblings moved to New York. I went to Cosenza in 1967 with my grandmother and stayed with Salvatore Feraca and his family. I met many cousins that I am now searching to find. They would be the children of Peppino Feraca and Salvatore Feraca. The spelling of Feraca may be different. Some of the first names I have are:
    Davio, Geach, Salvatore (priest), Carmella, Mariette, Libya.
    Hopefully I have enough information to help find some of our cousins.
    Thanks you!

  4. Diane says:

    What I am ultimately looking for are siblings to my great great grandfather Achille Branca – I found information at the below website but its been down for 2 weeks now! Can I find the children of (Antonio) Ferdinando Branca and Maria Rogato at any other site? Im trying to locate Achille Branca’s siblings.
    This is what I know:
    Achille Branca, calzolaio born on 15/12/1873 in TRENTA son of (Antonio) Ferdinando Branca and Maria Rogato

  5. Marnie says:

    My name is Marnie Robison. My great-grandfather, Pietro Alfredo DeRose, came to the United Statea in the early 1900’s. He was born in Isola di Capo Rizzuto, but his father, Giuseppe De Rose was from Feruci. Giuseppe was born 2 March 1856 and died 9 April 1916. Giuseppe was married to Luigia Lorenzo, who died there 16 November 1946. I am looking for pedigree research for Giuseppe’s children and their spouses. (I know his direct line paternal ancestry back three or four generations). Eventually, I want to fill in the rest of the De Rose family tree with spouses and children.

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