Genealogy in Melicuccà

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

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

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

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

5 Comments

  1. Mary-Anne says:

    Are there any Trimarchi families still living in Melicucca ?
    I was born there in 1953 – migrated to Australia in 1955
    Birth Name Anna Maria
    Father Pasquale
    Mother Pasquala (Peppina)
    both deceased

  2. Josephine says:

    Looking for list of names and birth dates for those with surname of Francica born before 1950. If possible to know who immigrated to USA

    Thanks!

  3. Maria says:

    My father was given the name Rocco Pellegrino. I believe his mother came from Melicucca. Of course Roccco Pellegrino was a given name by his foster parents in Sinopli. h
    He was born 1908 around 18 August 1908.
    Is it possible to find out who is mother and father were?
    I would love to know my true background..
    could you guide me as to how to go about finding more details?

  4. Sébastien says:

    Hi!

    I am looking for the birth certificate of Roque CARZO, son of José and Dominga MILETO ; Roque was born in Melicucca on the 28/01/1908. Would you please advise me who to contact and where?

    Thanks a lot,

    Sébastien

  5. Karen says:

    Hi,

    I am after some marriage and death information from 1930-1940.

    Also criminal records for about 1940.

    Thank you,
    Karen

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