Genealogy in Vallelonga

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Joseph Domenico says:

    I am searching my fathers ancestry in Vallelonga.
    His name is Domenico Mario Egidio GALATI who came to America on January 21, 1921 and lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    He was Born on March 29, 1899 and had a wife named Maria Carrera born in 1893. There was 2 children named Domenico and Carolina.

    What year did she die? Is there any record with information on her?
    Is there any information on the children that are my step brother and sister?

    Any information will help.

    Thank you,

    Joseph Galati

  2. Malfara says:

    Would like to know about the Malfara family from Vallelonga

  3. Shirley says:

    Need help with Bellissimo’s from Vallelonga.

    My G Grandfather married a Natale

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