Genealogy in Gioia Tauro

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Gioia Tauro


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gioia Tauro. As more your surname is common in Gioia Tauro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gioia Tauro 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 Gioia Tauro 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Gioia Tauro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gioia Tauro, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Rowan Snell says:

    Hello, I am researching my wife’s heritage. Her family comes from Gioia Tauro.

    Her great grandmother was Rocchina Trevine (born 1910). Her great grandfather was Michaelangelo Gangemi. Their daughter was Raphaela Gangeme (born 1928)

    Her grandfather is Teodoro Sabatini. He was born in Gioia Tauro in 1925. He was left on a doorstep as a baby and grew up in an orphanage.

    This is as much information as we have. Can you recommend a next step?



  2. Carol Harris says:

    Hello, I would like to find a marriage certificate for Dominic Seva and Antonia Mirabelli Seva. They were from Gioia Tauro and came to the United States in 1910. I am guessing they were married in the early 1900’s.

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