Genealogy in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sant’Ilario dello Ionio, 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 Sant’Ilario dello Ionio registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Sant’Ilario dello Ionio to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio


Before to start your genealogy research in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio”
  1. Susie says:

    I am interested in locating famil from saint Ilario Ionio Reggio Calabria. My great great uncle Domenico D’Agostino, born approximately 1884, was a priest and a doctor. I have reason to believe he was a family doctor and also a priest associated with the Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria-Bova. He talks in his letters that he was instrumental in rebuilding the church in 1928. If you have any information, please contact me. Thank you. Susie

  2. Susie says:

    I am interested in finding ancestry of my great Grandfathers brother, doctor Domenico D’Agostino. He was a surgeon at a hospital and was instrumental in funding a Catholic Church that was erected in 1928. His address on old letters read as follows: Sac. dott. Domenico D’Agostino, Medico Chirugo, Diplomato in Igiene Ed in Puericoltura, Santilario Ionico Reggio Calabria. Thank you for your assistance!

  3. Marnie says:

    Looking for the parents of Rocco Guiseppe Luci, b. ca 1849 in Sant’Ilario dello Ionio and d. in Ardore ca 1879.
    Many thanks.

  4. MaryAnn says:

    I am looking for the family name Ceravolo.
    My grandfather, Joseph Ceravolo immigrated to
    the U.S. in the first 5 years of the 20th century
    at about age 14 or 15.

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