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.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Careri 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 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.
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 Careri, or if you have questions regarding your family in Careri, 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 careri@italianside.com our expert in Careri area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

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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