Genealogy in San Luca

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Luca


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in San Luca area will reply to you


2 Messages to “Genealogy in San Luca”
  1. Giuseppe says:

    Hi, I am looking for descendants of my father’s great aunt. She was from Casignana, she was born on 21 March, 1894. Her name is Carmela and Lanata` .She was married to Antonio Costanzo of San Luca (in San Luca) on 24 June 1920. She died in San Luca on 23 October 1971. I would like to find out the names of her children and dates of birth.

  2. condemi says:

    im after any information on my family if you can help from san luca

    please reply

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