Genealogy in Scilla

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    i am looking for information about my fathers family Joseph Paladino born to Sylvester Paladino and Guissepa Barilla in Scilla in 1894. want to know how many siblings there were. thank you

  2. Peg says:

    My great grandfather, Antonio Farfalla, was adopted and raised in Scilla by the Bellantonis (might be Ballentonis). His birthdate was December 17, 1873. He was married to Antonia Mortelliti who was born in Scilla August 25, 1877. They married in New York.

    Is there any record of my great grandfather’s adoption? How can I find out more about him?

  3. Walter says:

    Hello I am looking for my grandfather and grandmother
    my grandfather was Rocco Morabito born NOVEMBER 9 1881
    Married my grandmother Paola Tedesco from villa San giovanni


  4. Karen says:

    I am searching for my great grandparents and grandfather who were from Scilla Calabria.My great grandfather’s name was GIUSEPPI TUZZO. I believe he was born in 1850 in Scilla. His wife’s name was ANGELA PALADINO. He had two sons SAMUEL born August 6th 1877 who was my grandfather and SALVATORE. Both sons immigrated to the United States in 1886.

    My father gave me this information and I would like to know if it is accurate.I would like to make a trip to Scilla if I can verify the information.

  5. Sandra says:

    I am searching for my maternal grandmother’s family . Her name was Angelina Tamucci

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