Genealogy in Ciminà

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Ciminà 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 Ciminà. As more your surname is common in Ciminà, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ciminà 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 Ciminà 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 Ciminà, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ciminà, 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 ciminà@italianside.com our expert in Ciminà area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

5 Comments

  1. Tonio says:

    Hello, I am looking to see if I have any family left in Cimina to connect with. My great Grandfather Filippo Nicola Brancati (b1881) left Cimina in 1902 to come to America. I know he left behind his parents and siblings. His parents were Franceso Brancati (b. 4, Feb 1846 in Cimina) & Margherita Larosa (b. Canolo 26, April 1856) and they were married in Cimina on 17, Dec 1879.

    He had 4 aunts and one uncle born to Francesco and Margherita. Luigi Antonio Brancati (b. 1841) Maria Rosa Brancati (b. 1843) Francesca M Brancati (b. 1849) Maria E Brancati (b. 1851) Maria Rosaria Brancati (b. 1853)

    Francesco’s parents were Filippo Brancati (b. 1810 in Cimina) and Maria Zucco (b. 1820 in Cimina) they were married on 28, Jan 1838.

    any help would be helpful.

  2. Monty says:

    Ancestor Francesco Politi born Cimina 29 June 1899. Believe his parents are Nicolas and Angelina Politi. Frank Polite (American name) came to USA in August, 1922, on ship Europa. Frank married in 1924 to Tressie (Teresa) Manago, who was born in Italy 21 May 1909, probably in Ardore, very close to Cimina. Tressie Manago was daughter of Joseph and Rosemary Manago, probably of Ardore.

    Seeking any additional information on POLITI family in Cimina, especially more information on Nicolas and Angelina Politi. Thank you so much for any help and information.

  3. Jessica says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Antonio Zucco, DOB April 21, 1915, and any family members that may live in Cimina. Antonio was born to Guiseppe Zucco and Maria Riale Zucco. Any assistance or information would be greatly appreciated.

  4. Frank says:

    I am trying to find information about my Grandfather Leonardo Graziano born in Cimina in July 1892. His father, my great Grandfather was Vito whom married I believe D’Angela Aukarina. My Grandfather was one of 3 children. I the name of his sister was Lena or Magdalena. My Grandfather left Cimina as a young boy and came to the United States.

    That is all I know. Any assistance you can provide will most appreciated.

  5. Linda says:

    Hello, i’m trying to track my fathers ancestory. His grandfather was Filipo Cervonaro. We know he married Rosa Marando (daughter of Carlo Marando and Antonia Polifroni), but i’ve not been able to go any further back. Are you able to help?

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