Genealogy in Maierato

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Maierato. As more your surname is common in Maierato, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Maierato 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 Maierato 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 Maierato, or if you have questions regarding your family in Maierato, 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 .
Our expert in Maierato area will reply to you


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Maierato”
  1. Fanelli says:

    I am attempting research on my fiancé’s family who to the best of our knowledge originated in Maierato,Catanzaro, Italy. The earliest names we have are Concetta Denaldi who married Dominico Polera. They had a daughter Teresa who married Henry Anthony Fanelli born in June 1896. Any information would be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Nick says:

    I am visiting Maierato in July 2017 and would like to find out information on my family. My grandfather Giuseppe Ionadi was born on Feb 25, 1895. He had a brother Giacomo who was born on April 22,1893. Their father was Domenico Ionadi who was born in 1865. His wife was Mariantonia Costa also born in 1865. I believe Domenico’ father was Giacomo Ionadi who died in 1892. I do not know if Domenico has any brothers or sisters. I also believe the Domenico has three daughters, Palma, Carmela and Rosa. I would like to know more about them. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Also, when we travel to Maierato we would like to visit. Please provide how best to meet to find more info on the Ionadi family. Thanks.

  3. Lori Simmeth says:

    We are coming to Calabria in September. My mother’s family was from Maierato and we would like to do some genealogy research. Possibly finding records of her parents, grand and great grandparents, visiting churches and cemeteries, and taking lots of pictures for her. She is 89 and cannot make the trip but is anxious to know more about her roots in Maierato. The surnames are Rizzo and either DeRenzo or DiRenzo. She is making a list of all full names and dates that she remembers. I dont know how this works. Can we hire someone (English speaking) to take us around and help, or can we do preliminary research before the trip? We are not sure where we will be staying yet, either in Maierato or the near vicinity. Any help will be appreciated, including approximate prices of the services you can offer and even lodging suggestions. Thank you.

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