Genealogy in Melito di Porto Salvo

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Melito di Porto Salvo, 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 Melito di Porto Salvo registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Melito di Porto Salvo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Melito di Porto Salvo


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Melito di Porto Salvo from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Melito di Porto Salvo. As more your surname is common in Melito di Porto Salvo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Melito di Porto Salvo 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 Melito di Porto Salvo 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 Melito di Porto Salvo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Melito di Porto Salvo, just leave a message below

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  1. Jess says:

    I am research in Salvatore Malapina, who was born in Melito on October 2, 1889, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1907. He had 4 brothers, a sister named Maria, and a blind mother. Any information on his family would be most appreciated. Thank you!! Jess

  2. Vincent says:

    Are there separate records for Prunella and SanLorenzo

  3. A Bisci says:

    Hi – I am wondering how to get more information (birth record, etc) for my grandfather who was born in Jan 6, 1905 in Melito, Reggio Calabria.


  4. Magali says:

    Hello. I m french.

    I try to explaine to you in english.

    Y need to find the born of 2 personne in Melito di porto salvo.

    ORLANDO Carmello 13/05/1893
    TIMPANO Antoinette 07/11/1900

    Could you help me.

    Tkanks before

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