Genealogy in Spilinga

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Spilinga. As more your surname is common in Spilinga, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Spilinga 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 Spilinga 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 Spilinga, or if you have questions regarding your family in Spilinga, 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 .
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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Spilinga”
  1. JoAnna says:

    My father was Antonio Tomasso Miceli born in Spilings on Nov. 24,1904 or Giuseppe and Dominica. He had two sisters, Elenora and Michelina. They lived on Via Della Republicca . I would like to know if anyone remembers the family tomasso left Spilinga in 1922 and settled in New Jersey

  2. Josephine Mazzeo says:

    I am interested in obtaining information on my family. My father’s parent’s surnames were: (Pasquale) Martirano & (Giuseppa) LaTorre. My mother’s parent’s surnames were: (Fortunato) Campesi & (Caterina) Fama.
    Any information you can pass along would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,

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