Genealogy in Trenta

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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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Trenta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Trenta, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Trenta”
  1. Jason Tarasco says:


    My name is Jason Tarasco and I will be traveling to Trenta on Sunday, July 26. My grandmother Emma Mancuso was born in Trenta on March 10, 1921, my great grandfather Luigi Mancuso was born in Cribari on October 29, 1887, and my other great grandfather Pietro Federico was born in Feruci on December 13, 1880. I was hoping to find out more information about them and/or whether any relatives remain in Trenta. It is worth noting, both of my great grandmothers were born in neigboring Casole Bruzio (Carmela Vitelli August 3, 1896 and Annuziata Bisciglia in 1882).

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


  2. 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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