Genealogy in Sorianello

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Sorianello”
  1. Kim says:

    Dear Italian side,

    In the process of a documentary on Pasquale Capone, we are looking for his family history. Unfortunately I can’t find it in the archives online, would you be able to help? He was born 25 april 1935 in Sorianello, Vibo Valentia, Calabria and died recently in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Kind regards,

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