Genealogy in San Nicola da Crissa

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Nicola da Crissa, 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 San Nicola da Crissa registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Nicola da Crissa?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Nicola da Crissa


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Nicola da Crissa from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in San Nicola da Crissa”
  1. Tina says:

    My grandfather Costantino Furlano age 20 and his older brother Vincenzo age 25 came to the US from San Nicola da Crissa in May of 1914. They had an older brother, Joseph who went to South America, possibly Brazil. There may have been a sister also, but I’m not sure. Hoping someone knows of them or their family.

  2. Linda says:

    I am researching Guisseppe Cina, who stated on his US Naturalization papers he was born in San Nicola da Christa, Catanzaro, Italy, 30 October 1888. He was married to Rosaria Malfara, and they had 4 children: Marta, Dominick, Victoria and Angela when they left Italy for America in 1920.
    I would very much like to know more about Guisseppe and Rosaria, and perhaps find birth/christening papers for the children. How is the best way to get started?
    Kind Regards,

    • Vince says:

      My grandmothers mom was a cina who married into the pileggi name she had 12 kid one of them was guissepe she was born 1889 died 1962 we have many San Nicola In toronto maybe your side byand my side are relative

  3. Yvette says:

    Olá, meus avós são nativos deste lugar, gostaria de saber mais sobre a família Pileggi e origens. Obrigada

  4. Rhea says:

    I’m planning a trip with my cousins to San Nicola, October 2016. We have our family names, Furlano/Martino. How difficult will it be to find the more info once we get there? We may be a group of 20! I am very excited and think it will be a life changing event for me. My cousins on the other hand are not so sure. Any help you can give me would be great. Thank you

  5. Nickie says:

    hi my name is nickie and im trying to search my ancestors names who was from San Nicola Italy Province of Calabria. my grandfathers name was jess galati (gisueli) and grandmothers namewas Virginia marie (gallora) galati. and my grandfathers dads name was Antonio galati. so im wondering if anyone can help me out finding my ancestors names and where there from. im doing a fsmily tree on my dads side of the family. hanks for taking time out to read hoping someone can help me out. thanks.


    Ciao ! Sto cercando di sapere se qualcuno è ancora in famiglia di san Nicola da Crissa. Mio nonno era il suo era Iozzo Giuseppe – Monte leone – Calabria il giorno 21/03/1880, filio Francesco e Maria Rosa Bellissimo.per ore è tutto quello che so. Possibile inviare documenti con lo consolato dicendo che. Un abbraccio !
    Carlos Henrique Marsulla

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