Genealogy in Cosoleto

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

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

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

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

4 Comments

  1. Robert says:

    Karen Marie
    I married a Cosoletto from the Niagara area and we are looking into the family history. Please contact me at your convenience about Antonio and Rose.
    Regards
    Bob

  2. Anna says:

    Hi I would love some information on my grandfathers family. His name was Domenicantonio Battista. He was born in cosoleto 12th September 1894. His father was Giuseppe Battista and mother Maria Rosa Sgro. He had brothers Vincenzo, Serafino Pasquale,Rosario, Giuseppe, Matteo and Francesco who was killed in action during world war 2. The rest migrated to Argentina with my great grandparents (not sure when) My mother and her siblings never met their grandparents and they would love to know about their family history.
    Thanks
    Anna

  3. Karen Marie says:

    I have hit a wall in my search of my Italian Great-Grandparents: Antonio and Rose Cosoleto. Their last name is Cosoleto, although I do have a maiden name for my Great Grandmother: Rose Calarco. . My mother tells me they were from the Calabria area. She was raised in Canada, in the Niagra Falls area, where Antonio and Rose raised a family after they immigrated from Italy.

  4. De leo says:

    I am looking for information of my family from Consoleto and bagnara in Calabria Italy.
    Your assistance is appreciated
    Many thanks

    Regards

    G de leo

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