Genealogy in Ricadi

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Ricadi”
  1. Gustavo says:

    il mio nome è Gustavo Pugliese sono un medico di 54 anni che vive in Argentina. Antonio Pugliese mio nonno e mia nonna Olimpia Loiacono nato, vissuto e sposato a Ricadi. Nel 1907 sono venuti in Argentina. Oggi quando vedo il piccolo Ricadi su Google Earth mi emoziono. ma anche quando scopro molto vicino cognomi (Pugliese Loiacono, Pontoriero)
    Sappiate scusate la mia lettera, ma voleva sapere se la vostra famiglia ha alcun rapporto con la mia o se si sa a Ricadi qualcuno che può essere la mia genealogia.

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