Genealogy in Filadelfia

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Filadelfia. As more your surname is common in Filadelfia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Filadelfia 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 Filadelfia 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Filadelfia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Filadelfia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Filadelfia”
  1. Ann says:

    I am trying to find out about my grandfather, Antonio Pilieci,born in 1884. Thanks.

  2. Georgina says:

    Hi! I am looking for my great granpa’s birth certificate. He was born in Filadelfia Catanzaro and emigrated to Argentina at some point.
    I have two inconsistencies, his Argentinian ID says he was born the 19/03/1876, son of Pascual Carchedi (Pasquale) and Maria Antonia Zervelli.
    Now on his marriage certificate, it doesn’t show the exact birth date but it said that by 1906 he was 28 years old (the day of his wedding). So according to that he would have been born in 1878.
    I have written to the anagrafe email that I found online but its more the times that they don’t write back than those that do. Any help or guidance on where to write about a record from those days?
    Thank you!

  3. Marie says:

    I believe my maternal grandfather was born in filadelfia, Italy in the last quarter of the 1800s. It seems that he moved to Serra San Bruno at some point either alone or with his family. My mom didn’t tell me much about him as she and my dad come to the u s when she was in her early 20s and never returned to Italy. I would love to find out if my grandfather had any siblings. Don’t know where to begin my search. His name was Clemente Monaldo. He passed away in the late 40s or 50s.

  4. Dina says:

    My grandfather Francesco Caruso was born in Filadelfia, March 30, 1894 to a Joseph & Barbara Caruso. He immigrated to the US along with his brother Dominic on may 7, 1912 from The port in Naples Any info would be appreciated.

  5. Marty Acree says:

    conducting research on: Francesco Frucci (Fruci). Born 17 June 1884 in Filadelfia. Married Angela Saratore (Serratore) on 30 Jan 1909. She was born 6 Aug 1886.

    Any assistance appreciated.


  6. Paula says:

    Trying to find out about my grandparents, not much information available any info appreciated. From Filadelfia

    Paternal grand mother Angeioline (Angela) Gualteri born 1901 came to America around 1920
    Paternal grand father Andrew Bevivino born 1897 came to America around 1914

    Thanks for any help.

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