Genealogy in San Mauro Marchesato

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Mauro Marchesato 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 San Mauro Marchesato. As more your surname is common in San Mauro Marchesato, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Mauro Marchesato 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 San Mauro Marchesato 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 San Mauro Marchesato, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Mauro Marchesato, 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 San Mauro Marchesato area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Annette says:

    I am traveling to Calabria, Italy next year. I am trying to see if any of our relatives are still in San Mauro Marchesato. My Mothers Name was Adelina Maida,born September 20, 1909 or 1910. Her Mothers name was Rose and father Pasquale. She had a Step brother living in San Mauro In the 1970’s. His name was Rocco Bonfiglio, he was married and had 9 children.

  2. Robert says:

    I am traveling to Calabria this weekend and am going to San Mauro marchesato My grandfathers name was Carmen Frogale born May 15,1876 n San Mauro marchesato. We are wondering if there Andre any relatives still there. Carmens wife was maria Teresa Acuri born 1878 in cosenza

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