Genealogy in Martone

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    I am trying to find information on my maternal grandfather who was killed in Abyssinia in the 1930’s (@ 1936/37).
    Name: Giorgio Papallo
    Birth: Martone, Reggio Calabria. Not sure of year he was born
    Spouse: Maria Rosa Fuda who was born also in Martone February 1913
    Children: Gabriela Papallo (born Jan 1932) and Vincenzo Papallo (born !934)
    Any information you can find will mean so much to me. I have carried out online searches but nil returns. I will be over the moon and so thankful for any shred of information.

  2. J Luca says:

    I’m am after my nonna and Nono birth certifacte and marriage cert from Martone
    Reggio Calabria
    ertificate, in international format, Vincenzo Calvi was born January 14, 1914 in Martone, for birth certificate in international format, Rosina Carmela Panetta was born July 16, 1919 in Martone and their marriage Certifacte also thanks

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