Genealogy in Rizziconi

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Rizziconi”
  1. Carol says:

    my grandfather, Guiseppe Bova was born in Rizziconi, married my grandmother,Maria, there. my mother Giovanina,was born there on November5,1908. She also had several brothers born there; Ralph and Phillip.The family emigrated to Brooklyn ,NY when my mother was four years old. Any information on this family would be enormously appreciated as I can find no ancestry in Italy besides what I have indicated. Thanks!

  2. katherine says:

    Iam trying to find information regarding my grandfather.

    He was born in Rizziconi, Reggio Di Calabria on the
    27th September 1925.

    As far as I can work out his birth mother is unknown,
    but his birth father was Vincenzo Natale.

    Vincenzo Natale was the podesta, sindaco of Varapodio.

    My Grandfathers name was Vincenzo, he was adopted by Nick Gattuso and Maria Gattuso (Nee) Orsida.

    I would really appreciate some help in finding out any more information as I have come to a dead end.
    I’m wanting to know the history of his biological father and I’m hoping to find out his biological mothers name.


  3. Silmara says:

    Hi. My gran gran father was born in Rizziconi in 4 of November, 1869 and left Calabria in 1902 heading to Brazil and died there. I am the third generation and I am looking for is birth certificate and marriage with Domenica Cormacci. Thanks.
    Do you have any idea how should I proceed?

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