Genealogy in Roccaforte del Greco

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Roccaforte del Greco?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Roccaforte del Greco


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Roccaforte del Greco”
  1. penna says:

    buon giorno a famiglia penna

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