Genealogy in Scido

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Scido


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

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

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

  1. Nicole says:


    I am just starting to do some family research on my Grandfather. I believe he left Scido in approximately 1923…? and migrated to Australia. He passed away in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1947, my Father was only a young boy and didn’t remember is Father. I am wondering if you can help me? Or point me in the right direction to start my family history search. His name was Angelo Papalia, Married an Australian lady Stella and had five Children.

    Thanking you in advance, looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards
    Nicole Papalia

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