Genealogy in San Giovanni di Gerace

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Giovanni di Gerace, 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 San Giovanni di Gerace registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Giovanni di Gerace?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Giovanni di Gerace


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Giovanni di Gerace from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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1 Comment

  1. lance says:


    I am in search of the place my grandparents were born, I am told by my family that my great grandparents are from San Giovanni De Gerace. The ship records also indicate this when they landed at Ellis Island in New York 1903 and departed from Naples. My great grandfathers name is Zaccaria G. Nesci. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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