Genealogy in Gioiosa Ionica

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Gioiosa Ionica


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gioiosa Ionica. As more your surname is common in Gioiosa Ionica, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Gioiosa Ionica 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 Gioiosa Ionica 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 Gioiosa Ionica, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gioiosa Ionica, 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 .
Our expert in Gioiosa Ionica area will reply to you


  1. John says:

    I would like to find any information on my Grandparents and a number of my fathers siblings born in Giogiosa Ionica:

    Francesco Tirotta B 1872
    Giuditta (Marando) Tirotta B 1872

    Francesco B 1906
    Mary B 1897
    Natale B 1904
    Giuseppe B 1908
    Pietro B 1894
    Thank you,


  2. dave says:

    my dad was born in gioiosa Ionica. I interested in any name that dislike his, AMEDURE,AMEDURI or AMEDORE.

  3. Domenic says:

    My Great grandfather was born in italy Reggio calabria joissia ionica. He was born in 1871.I would like to know my great grandmother name and how many siblings did they have and all their record’s.please Reply.Domenic minici.Toronto Ontario. Canada.

  4. Melissa says:

    I am looking for information on my great great grandparents. Rocco and Ienino B. Totino.

    According to US Census data Rocco was born in 1876 and I have passenger records from Ellis Island in 1905 stating he was born in Gioiosa.

    Ienino was born in 1883. I do not have her maiden name or any immigration records.

    I would be interested in obtaining a copy of their marriage records in order to obtain both their marriage date and Ienino’s maiden name.

    I would also be interested in either of their birth certificates.

    They had one child in Italy before coming to the US. His name was Frank and he was born in 1904. According to US Census data the family of three came to the US in 1905. However I have only been able to find immigration data on Rocco.

    Any resources you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  5. Domenic says:

    My grandfather name is Domenico minici. He was born in 1910 in Gioiosa Ionica I would like to know when his father and mother died.what year . and both of there’s name.
    I would like to know how many siblings where the

  6. John says:

    Looking for any information on my grandparents: Frank and Julia (Marando) Tirotta both born 1872.

  7. leandro says:

    my father was born in gioiosa ionica and my aunts and unclestill live there today. fathers name was ANTEO RACCO. i would be interested to know if we have any ARAB blood because we all look more arab than italian

  8. Amanda says:


    My grandmother was born in Gioiosa her name is Rosa Pelle, her maiden name is Rosa Caluccio.

    My nonno’s name is Bruno Pelle he was born in Bombilli.

    Is there anything you can tell me about my ancestors?


  9. Natalia says:

    I need information of elizabetta macri(1800-1899) and stefano Agostino (1790’s) (married to each other) and had a child named giuseppe

  10. Partricia says:

    I am looking for my grandfathers birth record to apply for duel citizenship
    It is possible he was born in Gioiosa Ionica.
    His name was Pietro Martora , est. birth 1882
    Which register would have this document?

    many thanks,


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