Genealogy in Bova

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

  1. Tawny Jeannette Bova says:

    It is my dream some day to come to Calabria Italy to experience the homeland of which I believe that my ancestors are from. I would like to find Bova family members also. I would like any information of what life and culture and people are like here.

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