Genealogy in Roccabernarda

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Roccabernarda. As more your surname is common in Roccabernarda, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Roccabernarda 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 Roccabernarda 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 Roccabernarda, or if you have questions regarding your family in Roccabernarda, just leave a message below

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  1. James says:

    Hello. My grandfather Pasquale LeRose was born in Roccabernarda in 1895. I am searching for information on him and his parents and grandparents, who I am assuming were also from Roccabernarda. His father’s name was Leonardo LeRose and his mother’a name was Anastasia LeRose (or possibly Anna LeRose). Thank you.

  2. Michael says:

    I know for sure my Grandfather Frank Matrise came from Roccabernarda Italy. He settled in Smithers West Verginia and later moved to Kenosha Wi. Around 1924. Kid never been able to find any Matrise’s in Italy. Any ideas? Thanks

  3. Antonio says:

    I am writing to know more about my lineage. My whole family is from Roccabernarda….this is what I know.
    My grandparents on father’s side: Antonio Rocco Montemurro and Luisa (Lia)
    My grandparents on my mother’s side: Ippolito Piro and Domenica (Rosa)
    My great-grandparents Dad’s side: Raffaelle and Angelina (Messina) Montemurro and Giuseppe and Anatasia (Garrupa) Lia
    My great-grandparents Mom’s side: Francesco and Anastasia (Vaccaro) and Raffaelle and Rosa (Vaccaro) Rosa
    Any help in getting any pictures or further back lineage would be incredible. Thank you very much!

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