Genealogy in Savelli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Savelli”
  1. Jim says:

    Good Day, my name is Jim Kraynik and we are planning a trip to Savelli around October 2016.
    I am seeking information of the birthplace of my grandfather Sam Mancuso born November 24, 1889 and died in US August 1929 in coal mining accident.

    Also seeking information of any living relatives in Savelli.

    In advance, thank you for your time and consideration of this request, Ciao Jim

  2. Megan says:

    Looking to get more information of my ancestry from Savelli, Italy.

    Michele (Mike) Fazio (born abt. 1880) and his wife Maria Pontieri (born about 1881) along with their daughter Caterina Fazio (born about 1907) came to America in the early 1900”s. They previously lived in Savelli, Italy. I have records of Maria and Caterina coming in 1913. Michele came before them. I believe Maria Pontieri’s mother’s name is Caterina Pontieri.

    I also am looking for more records of Tallarico and Mancuso. My great grandpa is Rosario (Russell) Mancuso. He was born in West Virginia in 1905, and when he was 3, he moved back to Savelli, Italy to live with his relatives. His mother’s name was Teresa Tallarico and his father’s name was Guiseppe Mancuso (they may have been born in 1877). As far as I know, his father stayed in West Virginia as a coal miner. Rosario came back to America in 1922 and lived in West Virginia until 1924. He then married Caterina (Catherine) Fazio and lived in Minnesota.

    If you have any information on the family in Savelli, Italy please contact me.

  3. John Riddle says:

    Hello, I am looking for my grandmother’s birth record. She was born in 1898 in Savelli. He name was Angelina Ambrosio. How can I find her birth record? Thank you. John Riddle.

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