Genealogy in Cittanova

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to cittanova@italianside.com


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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Cittanova”
  1. Tullio says:

    I am looking for information on any of the following family members:

    Giuseppe De Pietro N:1801 M:1878 Sposa:Maria Angela Iannizzi SP:31/10/1823
    Antonino De Pietro N:1760 M:1826 sposa Angela Loprete
    Dominico De Pietro N: circa 1740 a Messina. Sposa Rosaria Antonucci
    Luigi De Pietro N:1826 M:1900 SPosa Angela Siciliano
    Giuseppe De Pietro N 18/2/1866 M:1933 Sposa Clementina Borelli

    Gracie!
    Tullio DePietro

  2. John says:

    I am looking on any information on my grandparents Vincenzo & Maria Rosa Iemma born in Cittanova in 1880 & 1881 They were married in 1903 & came to the US IN 1908. I know almost nothing about them before they came here. My father was the youngest of 12 so by the time I was born, there were a lot of gaps in my knowledge, like both their parents, and grandparents, brothers, sisters, brothers, or any other relatives names.

  3. wayne says:

    Looking for information on either Dominick Gullone, b1879 in Cittanova or his wife Antonia Minniti b1882 in Rizziconi so US family can reconnect with roots. Both immigrated about 1910 to US. Thank you for any help.

  4. John says:

    We are trying to find information about our grandfather, Anthony Camera
    (DOB 7/2/1894). We know he lived in Cittanova and came to America when he was a teen. We can’t find his entry records in USA. We are wondering if American’s shortened his name??? We are looking to travel to Cittanova to see where he was born and are wondering if we have relatives still there.

    thank you!!

  5. Sue says:

    We are trying to find information about our grandfather, Anthony Camera
    (DOB 7/2/1894). We know he lived in Cittanova and came to America when he was a teen. We can’t find his entry records in USA. We are wondering if American’s shortened his name??? We are looking to travel to Cittanova to see where he was born and are wondering if we have relatives still there.

    thank you!!
    Sue

  6. Alicia says:

    My paternal grandfather immigrated to Argentina. He was born in Cittanova on January 4, 1876. His name was Pascual Antico. Thank you for any information you can provide. Grazie.

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