Genealogy in Brognaturo

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Brognaturo, 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 Vibo Valentia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Brognaturo registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Brognaturo. As more your surname is common in Brognaturo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Brognaturo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Vibo Valentia province are:
Arena, Barbieri, Bartucca, Carnovale, Caruso, Cavallaro, Ceravolo, Cirillo, Contartese, Corigliano, Costa, Cugliari, De Luca, De Vita, Ferraro, Franzè, Fruci, Galati, Greco, Grillo, Iannello, La Torre, Lico, Loiacono, Maiolo, Mamone, Mancuso, Marchese, Mazzeo, Mazzitelli, Mazzotta, Messina, Michienzi, Monteleone, Nesci, Pontoriero, Pugliese, Restuccia, Rizzo, Romano, Rombolà, Rondinelli, Russo, Serratore, Tassone, Valente, Vallone, Ventrice.

Church archives in Vibo Valentia 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 Brognaturo and Vibo Valentia 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 Brognaturo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Brognaturo, just leave a message below

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  1. Rebecca says:

    My grandfather, Pasqual Guagliardi was born in Calabria Italy, in the city of Brognaturo in 1892. no records or names of his parents, siblings. He sailed from Naples , Italy on the S.S. Baltimore at age of 13. Any information greatly appreciated. Thank you

  2. Kathleen says:

    I am looking for any info on nick mangiardi. He left there when he was 10. That was around 1917. Any info would be appreciated. I believe his fathers name was Bruno and mother was Concetta. Thankyou.

  3. Richard says:

    Looking for information on ANGELO VALENTE, born on 26 May, 1879 in Brognaturo, Italy. I w0uld like his mother’s maiden name as well as his father’s name. I would be realty appreciated.

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