Genealogy in Caccuri

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Caccuri, 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 Crotone province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Caccuri registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Caccuri from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Caccuri. As more your surname is common in Caccuri, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caccuri archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Crotone province are:
Adamo, Aiello, Arcuri, Astorino, Basile, Bevilacqua, Bruno, Caligiuri, Carvelli, Cortese, Curcio, Esposito, Fabiano, Falbo, Fazio, Ferraro, Gallo, Garofalo, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Iaquinta, Ierardi, Le Rose, Lombardo, Macrì, Mancuso, Marino, Marrazzo, Martino, Mauro, Oliverio, Pace, Palmieri, Perri, Poerio, Pugliese, Rizza, Rizzo, Rocca, Russo, Salerno, Scalise, Schipani, Sestito, Tallarico, Vaccaro, Vona

Church archives in Crotone 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 Caccuri and Crotone 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Caccuri, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caccuri, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Caccuri area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Brandie says:

    I have been reading on several different forums trying to find more information. It is so interesting to see how many people came to Boomer from the same small area in Italy!

  2. Brandie says:

    My great grandparents were from caccuri. Luisa Perri born in 1900 emigrated to the us to marry my great grandfather Giovanni pignanelli in 1913. She had a half sister named marguerite. Their name was changed to Pinion after settling in Boomer. WV. I would love to know my great great grandparents names. Thank you for any information.

    • Mark says:

      Brandie: That’s interesting. My Great-grandfather, Vincenzo Demme, left Caccuri in 1912 with seven of his friends to go to Boomer as coal miners. His wife, Vincenza, and their first born, Francesco, followed them in 1914 via Naples. They ultimately ended up in Buffalo…

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