Genealogy in Mesoraca

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Mesoraca. As more your surname is common in Mesoraca, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Mesoraca 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 Mesoraca 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Mesoraca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Mesoraca, 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 .
Our expert in Mesoraca area will reply to you


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Mesoraca”
  1. Kathryn says:

    Hi, I believe my grandfather was born in Mesoraca on May 28, 1891. His name is Alberto Fonte. He came to the United States in 1908 I believe, but I cannot find out who he came with. I cannot even find his name on any records in Ellis Island, which is where I believe he arrived before moving to Kings, Ew York. Is there any hep you can give me? My mother said that he came to the U.S. With friends of the family. Evidently he was not getting aling with his stepfather after his mother remarried. Alberto Fonte was a tailor. Thank you for any help you can give me.

  2. Maria says:

    Hello, I am looking for dates for Raffaele Colosimo (about 1866-67? to about 1953).
    The family always believed he was born in Colosimi with the rest of our family. I recently discovered from a 1921 New York Passenger List from Naples, Raffaele had listed the town of Mesoraca, as his Birth place. He was traveling with one of his sons at the time (Cesarino) and listed Colosimi from his son’s birth place. Any information on Raffaele, would be greatly appreciated!

  3. Richard says:

    Searching info about my grandfather Salvatore Roberto who left Mesoraca on foot with his older brother in 1914 to sail / steam to Montreal, Canada.
    Thanks !


  4. Jackie says:

    My grandfather, Joseph (Guiseppe) Ferrozzo came to the United States with his mother Mary (Maria?) in I believe 1912. Landing at Ellis Island, they eventually ended up in St. Paul, Minnesota. Members of his immediate family came a little later. I have some paperwork from Ellis Island archives. Some of the dates and ages are incorrect and some surnames are spelled “Ferrazzo.”. It would be interesting to see if any surnames are still in Mesoraca. My paternal grandmother was born here in the states, but her parents came from Tuscany. I will check the registrar there for any history.

    Thank you,


  5. Carla Marrazzo says:

    Just wanted to register here and let you know that we are in the United States. Surnames include Fuoco-Marrazzo-Sarcone.

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