Genealogy in Sinopoli

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sinopoli. As more your surname is common in Sinopoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sinopoli 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 Sinopoli 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 Sinopoli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sinopoli, 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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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Sinopoli”
  1. Debrah says:

    I am researching my husband’s family history.. He is Rocco Surace, His father is RoccoAntonio (Rocky Surace)Surace, Born in 1923, to Rocco Antonio Surace and Mariangela Surace. I am having difficult finding information these grandparents and then to trace back any further. Can you supply birth dates and proper spelling for family names. I believe great grandfather is Antonio Surace and Marie Theresa Cutri, again I am not sure of spelling and dates. Any family history would be so helpful! Thank you

  2. Mary Zagari says:

    My father, Francesco Zagari married my mother, Concetta Surace in 1960 my mothers maiden name was Alvaro–Maria Alvaro ( born 1903) was married to Poalo Surace born 1890. Any information on the history and geneology would be appreciated. I am in USA and am trying to learn my roots..Thank you

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