Genealogy in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, 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 Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte


Before to start your genealogy research in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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  1. Leonisa says:

    Ciao! Mio bis-nonno era nato a Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte – Rocco Ardizzone (~1879). Vorrei ricivere il suo certificato di nascita (Birth Certificate), e si e possible, altri documenti della sua famiglia (i.e. marriage certificate of his parents). Ho visitato Santa Cristina d’Aspromonte nello verano di 2009, e ho visto i documenti…con l’auito della bella genta che lavorare nella ufficio munipale. Era una visita splendida!! ma, ho domenticato portare i documenti!! Grazie per autarmi. Un cordiali saluti – Leonisa

  2. Amelia says:

    My grandfather is from Santa Cristina Calabria his name is Cosmo Madaffari. He came to American in 1926. He had brothers in Santa Cristina and one son stayed behind and died in WW2. His name was Joseph Madaffari. I’m looking to see if I have any relatives left in Italy.

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