Genealogy in Caulonia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Caulonia”
  1. Claudia says:

    My grandfather was James Napolitano but I think he changed it from Vincenzo when he moved to the US. His birthday was November 9, around 1885, and he came over to the US around 1910. He married Mary Gavin from Prince Edward Island, Canada. They lived in Rhode Island and then Boston, Massachusetts, and he died in 1965. I would really appreciate any help.Thank you.

  2. Katrina says:

    I am looking for information on guiseppe Ieraci and Agata Tuccio parents of Ilario Ieraci born July 26, 1896 in Caulonia. Would like to expand on this family. Daughter Carmella born in 1888.

  3. Laura Bosamonte says:

    I am looking for information on Giuseppe Cimino born 1871 in Caulonia,
    father was Nicolo Cimino and his mother Teresa Napolitano.

    That is all I have and I would like to expand on this side of the tree.

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