Genealogy in Cirò Marina

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Cirò Marina, 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 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.

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Cirò Marina


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 Italy and in Cirò Marina too.

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

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.

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 Cirò Marina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cirò Marina, 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 cirò


One Message to “Genealogy in Cirò Marina”
  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

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