Genealogy in Simbario

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Josephine says:

    My father was Francis Lofaro born in Ishpeming, Mi. In 1926. His father was Salvatore Lofaro and mother Maria Francesca Scpopacasa Lofaro. They were from Simbario. He had three brothers. Joseph, Anthony, and Louis who died as an infant. My paternal great grandparents were Joseph and Clara Roti Lofaro. Is anyone out there my relative? My dad said a good portion of the population moved to Ishpeming, Mi in the 1920’s.

  2. Victoria says:

    Buon Giorno,
    I am looking for information on Victoria (vittoria) Valente born 1874 in Simbario and Domenico Roti Born 1864-5. She had 6-7 brothers. If you could provide her parents names and info, grandparents’ names and dates, anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    Grazie mille.

    • Josephine says:

      My paternal great grandmothers maiden name was Roti. She was Clara Roti. Married Joseph Lofaro. Are we related? Do you know anything of their children?

  3. Briana says:

    I am looking for geneology information on my family who originated in Simbario. I believe my great grandfather, Francesco Sarvello, and my great grandmother Chiara Valela were born there. My great great grandparents being Bruno and Mariana Sarvello. I would love to know more of my family history if you could help. Thank you!

  4. Sharon says:

    Hello, I’d like help in locating my grandfathers family. My grandfather was named Francesco (Frank) Bertucci. He was born in Simbario, Calabria in 1896. His father was also named Francesco and I believe his mother was named Gustina. My grandfather came to the United States in 1913. I would appreciate any information you may have on Francesco and Gustina with their birth dates. I would also like to know of other children they had. Thank you for your help.

    • Sam says:

      Hi Sharon, my name is Salvatore (sam) Crispo. I live in Toronto Canada and the names you are looking for are the names of my grandfather’s parents. My grandfather’s name was Vincenzino Bertucci and we are the only family with the name Giustina in Simbario. I still have an aunt living in Simbario with the name Giustina Bertucci. I know my maternal grandfather had family in the United States in Chicago and Milwakee. Looking for to answering any questions.

  5. Maureen says:

    Good afternoon,
    I need two original copies of my grandfather’s birth certificate for my Italian citizenship. My brother, mother and cousins have gotten theirs from you but I need my own copies. He was born Simbario, I have a copy of his birth certificate that I can provide, can you tell me who to write to get that? THANK YOU!!!!
    Maureen McKinney

  6. Lori says:

    I am looking for information on the birth of my Grandfather Vincenzo Bertucci born Jan 28, 1893 to Guiseppe Bertucci and Maria Concetta Russo. He came to America around 1907 with his father. I would like to find out what happened to Maria Concetta as well. I also am looking for death records for my Great Grandparents Guiseppe Bertucci born May 1856 and Teresa Romano Bertucci born April 1857. I have many questions about my relatives in Simbario. Thank you so much!

    • Carmen says:

      Hola , estoy buscando informaciónn sobre Francisco Bertucci nacido el 25 de julio de 1952 en Simbario. Se caso con Filomena Lembo y partieron a Buenos Aires, no es familiar mio pero es el Tatarabuelo de mis sobrinos. Julia, Florencia y Matias Bertucci. Tambien de Filomena Lembo, no encuentro nada de ella y me falta la fecha de casamiento conmuchas Francisco Bertucci.
      Muchas gracias.

  7. Mary says:

    I’m happy I found this website and hope you can help. I’m looking for information on my grandfather, Peter Paul Salerno, from Simbario. He was born on August 19, 1884. Any information you can offer is deeply appreciated.

  8. Aldo says:

    I am researching my family tree and am seeking your assistance with this endeavour.
    I keep running into dead ends during my searches or invitations to join some type of ancestry website.
    I think I will pursue this once I have collected some sound facts.
    My parents were Rocco Bertucci-1931 to 1988 (Domenico Bertucci & Caterina Roti) & Marinella Vittoria Valente 1938 to 2013 (Domenico Valente & Francesca Timpano). They were all born in Simbario, Catanzaro, Italy.
    I look forward to any information that you could provide me with.

  9. Sharon says:

    My Grandfather was born in Catanzaro Vibo Valensia Simbario, Italy. His Mother’s name was Maria and his father was Vito. The last name is Perino. My Grandfather added an extra r when he came here because people continued to mis spell it. I was wondering if any Perino’s are still in this area. Thank you.

  10. Claire says:


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