Genealogy in Careri

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    My great grandfather was from Careri he was born July of 1880 and came to America in 1903. I have his manifest from the ship but I do not have any other information on him. His name was Nicola Morabito and according to the ship records he was going to America to see his brother Domonico Morabito.
    Wher can I start to look to get information on my great grandfathers family?

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