Genealogy in Palmi

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Palmi. As more your surname is common in Palmi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Palmi 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 Palmi 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Palmi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Palmi, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to palmi@italianside.com


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  1. CARLOS AUGUSTO says:

    MEU AVO VEIO DE PALMI EM 1901, O NOME DELE ERA ROSARIO BARBARO, EO PAI DELE FRANCESCO BARBARO , A MAE CHAMAVA MARIA CIAPPINA.GOSTARIA DE SABER SE E FACIL ENCONTRAR A CERTIDAO DE NASCIMENTO DELE. ELE NASCEU EM 01.11.1887.MUITO OBRIGADO.

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