Genealogy in Mammola

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Mary says:

    Hi, my grandfather,Nicodemo Mercuri was born in mammola in the 1800s. I think 1884. I am visiting there next month. Can I get any info on him? Do I just walk in city hall and ask. .? Wife was Maria Carmela commisso from siderno. We are also going there.

  2. Melisa says:

    Hola!mi bisabuelo nacio allí necesitaría saber cómo puedo pedir la partida de nacimiento,gracias

  3. Angela says:

    I go to Mammola every year. Is there any way I can do the research myself at city hall? Is it part of their work to help me with this research? I find people there difficult to deal with.

  4. Joseph says:

    I am attempting to locate a birth/marriage certificate for my grandparents Giuseppe and Angela Maria Agostino who resided in Mammola, Italy. Giuseppe may have been born in 1882 and Angela Maria in 1886. They may have married in 1902. Both had the same surname prior to their marriage. Giuseppe may have immigrated to Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1909 (via USA) and Angela Maria in 1913.

    • Michele says:

      Hi Joseph,

      My husband’s aunt married an Agostino from Mammola. Her seven children still live in theToronto, Ontario area. I’ll be seeing them this month and I will ask if they know Guiseppe/Joseph & Maria Agostino. I’ll leave you a message here.


  5. Natalie says:

    Hi my great grandparents lived at 13 via ferruccio in Mammola ! Last name Macri

    Wanted to see if I have other family there still

    • Michele says:

      Hi Natalie,
      My husband’s family is also from Mammola. I worked with a girl named Rita Macri, in Harrisburg,PA, whose family was from Mammola. There is a Macri family living in the house that my father in law grew up in in Mammola. They are Rita’s cousins.

      We were in Mammola last summer and I have some pictures from that trip that might be of interest to you. My husband’s great grand parents also lived on Via Ferruccio

  6. Maria says:

    Hi my name is Maria and my father Francesco Agostino was born April 7,1936 in Mammola Reggio Calabria. I was wondering if anyone has any info on his father and mother. I know his father’s name was Nicodemo and he died when he was very young. I also know that he was married twice. My grandmother’s name was Maria Rosa. My grandfather was known as “professori”. I’d appreciate it if anyone who knew anything about them or has any pictures would forward them to me!

  7. Angela says:

    my parents are Antonio pisano born march, 1923 and carmela messineo born aug 5, 1927 both in mammola. I am trying to find information on their families. my mothers mother was elisabetta ciccia and her father was Giuseppe messineo. He was adopted by the romeo family.

    my dads mother was nunziata belcastro married to nicodemo pisano. he died in 1918?

  8. Jinny says:

    Hi, My great grandmother and grandfather was from Mammola Italy they came to America early 1900’s by ship. I am trying to find information about their families and if I still have relatives in Mammola (I understand they will have no idea who I am and quiet possible no idea who my great grandfather or grandmother is) Any information would be appreciated. Thank you Jinny

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