Genealogy in Bagnara Calabra

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bagnara Calabra, 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 Reggio Calabria province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bagnara Calabra registrar as of that date.

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Bagnara Calabra


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bagnara Calabra. As more your surname is common in Bagnara Calabra, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bagnara Calabra archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Reggio Calabria province are:
Agostino, Albanese, Barbaro, Barreca, Battaglia, Calabrò, Carbone, Caridi, Catalano, Chirico, Commisso, Costantino, Crea, D’Agostino, Ferraro, Foti, Giordano, Iaria, Labate, Laganà, Latella, Lombardo, Longo, Macrì, Malara, Marino, Marra, Martino, Minniti, Modafferi, Morabito, Musolino, Napoli, Neri, Nucera, Panetta, Polimeni, Quattrone, Raso, Romeo, Russo, Scopelliti, Sergi, Siclari, Spanò, Surace, Tripodi, Zappia.

Church archives in Reggio Calabria 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 Bagnara Calabra and Reggio Calabria 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 Bagnara Calabra, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bagnara Calabra, 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 .
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  1. William says:

    My mothers parents were Rocco Sofio (born 1879) and Giuseppina Russo (born 1880), both from Bagnara. I am looking to build a geneology base for their families. I am especially interested to know about Sofios who reported being Jewish on birth-certificates in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. I would appreciate any help.
    Thank you.

  2. Eric says:

    Looking for Parisi ancestors in Bagnara. My great grandfathers name was carmelo parisi born in 1881 and hiswife maria surace was born in 1883. I can’t find any ancestors going back further. Would like to find info on my great great grandparents

  3. Emmanuel says:

    Hello. Some of my ancestors were from Bagnara Calabra.
    My great grandfather Francesco Canfora was born there in 1862. He later emigrated to Tunisia. From his wedding certificate Kept at the Catholic Church records in Tunis I learnt that his parents were Felice Canfora and Martha Lapresso. I would appreciate any help in getting the birth certificate of Francesco Canfora.
    Thank you

  4. Paul says:

    I am looking for my ancestors from Bagnara. My mother and father were born in Bagnara
    My faders name was Vincenzo Fedele. My mothers maiden name was Annunciata Ciccone.
    Both immigrated to the US in the 1930’s
    Thanks for your help

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