Genealogy in Seminara

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Seminara. As more your surname is common in Seminara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Seminara 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 Seminara 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 Seminara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Seminara, 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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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Seminara”
  1. Dawne says:

    My fathers father when he was very little, came to America from Province of Calabria, Italy. We are known as : Seminera. When I checked out the last name I was very surprised to find an area called: Reggio Seminara. I would like to know if the two are related? Did the Seminera’s originate in region Seminara? What does the last name Seminara mean? Thank you so very much! Dawne

  2. Carmine says:

    Looking for the surname angemi and milatano in seminara

  3. Anthony says:

    looking to get some information on my mother and her family who lived in Seminara..

    her father Antonio Silpigni
    her mother Fortunata Ciccone Silipigni
    my mother Annunciata Silipigni born 1912.

    my mother and grandmother emmigrated to the USA from Seminara in 1919. my Grandfather had been living in the states for 2-3 yrs before sending for my grandmother and mother. he went back and forth once going to south america and returning to italy.

    in the USA they settled in Pennsylvania in a small town (Pen Argyle) very similar to Seminara.

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