Genealogy in San Roberto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Mary says:

    My grandfather was Dominick Porpiglia born in San Roberto, Calabria Italy in 1860. I am looking for his parents records.

  2. Jenn says:

    Looking for the family history of my Great Grandfather Antonino Giordano son of Giorgio and Domenica Porpiglia, married to Caterina Porpiglia

  3. tony says:

    I live in Niagara Falls Canada, but was born in San Roberto and still visit every year! The town is inland and is quit small, I am not familiar with your last name but it’s not as if i know everyone LOL! Believe it or not a good place to start your search is in the City Hall they actually keep good records! I am returning in June and again in the fall if you send me your info I can ask around for you and see if any of your relatives are still their!

  4. Joe says:

    My grandfather is from San Roberto, his name was Francesco or Franco DeGaetano, he was born circa 1880 to 1890. He had 5 siblings, Domenico, Vincenzo, Guiseppe, Maria and Catharina. The three boys came to United States in the early 1900’s. The two sisters stayed, Maria became a nun. I’m visiting Calabria in the fall and wanted to visit me Grandfathers home town and was looking for any information or help locating any possible relatives.

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