Genealogy in Cirò Marina

If you search your ancestors in Cirò Marina, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Crotone province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Cirò Marina registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Cirò Marina 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 Cirò Marina. As more your surname is common in Cirò Marina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cirò Marina 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 Cirò Marina 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 Cirò Marina 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 cirò our expert in Cirò Marina area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Sherry says:

    Hello! I’m searching for information about my Grandparents Nicodemo & Amelia Russo. Nicodemo was born in 1881 in Ciro Marina. I believe Amelia Frangona was born in the Naples area. They came to the United States in 1901 and lived in western Pennsylvania. It is my understanding that they sailed on the ship “The Albert Koenig” out of the port of Naples in 1901. My grandparents returned to Ciro Marina in 1917, where my Grandmother Amelia Frangona Russo died. I am not sure what year she died. My father Francesco (Frank)lived in Ciro Marina as well. His siblings at the time were Katie, Anna Theresa, Josephine, Elizabeth, Carmella, and William. I believe that Esther may have been born around the time they returned to Italy. I know there are several churches in Ciro Marina, but I was hoping St. Nicodemo may be where my grandfather’s birth and marriage records would be located. If you could help me find more information about my grandparents that may lead to knowing more about them and my great grandparents, I would be very appreciative. Thank you so much! Sherry Russo,
    Portland, OR, USA

    • Jessica says:

      I’m looking for Domenico Gentile, Rosa Sasso Marino, Francesco Gentile, Vincenzo Gentile, Domenico Leo Leto, Rachela Leo Leto, Elisabetta Leto, Mary Nigro, Francesco Nigro, Leonardo Nigro, and Nicodemo DePasquale Fistilli. I have a very long line of relatives in Ciro Marina and would love to hear from anyone with ties to Ciro Marina!

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