Genealogy in Curinga

If you search your ancestors in Curinga, Calabria, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Catanzaro province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Curinga registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Curinga from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Curinga. As more your surname is common in Curinga, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Curinga archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Catanzaro province are:
Aiello, Bianco, Caruso, Cimino, Colosimo, Cosentino, Critelli, Curcio, De Fazio, Donato, Falvo, Fazio, Folino, Gallo, Gentile, Gigliotti, Grande, Greco, Gualtieri, Leone, Mancuso, Marino, Mastroianni, Mazza, Mazzei, Mercuri, Molinaro, Muraca, Nistico, Paone, Paonessa, Perri, Procopio, Pugliese, Ranieri, Rocca, Rotella, Rotundo, Russo, Sacco, Scalise, Sestito, Talarico, Torchia, Trapasso, Vaccaro, Vescio, Viscomi.

Church archives in Catanzaro 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 Curinga and Catanzaro 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e 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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Curinga just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Curinga area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. James says:

    Prior to our visit to Curinga in October, I’m interested to get whatever information may be available on my wife’s parents, both born and raised in Curinga.
    Giuseppe Panzarella born July 1, 1899
    Maria Lorusso born May 14, 1912

    They married in June-July, 1932 in Curinga

    Immigrated to USA from Naples via vessel Augustus on July 30, 1932

  2. James says:

    I am interested in finding information on my grandfather Tomasso “Thomas” Piccirillo. I believe he was born in March 4, 1976. Most documents that w heave say he was from Catanzaro but a family friend tells us he was from Curinga. His fathers name was Stephano and his mother Elizabeth Augistine. Can you help me?

  3. Dwayne says:

    Hello, I am looking for a way to find records for my maternal side of the family. My great grandfather Sebastian Thomas Gullo was born November 18 1901 to Salvatore Vincenzo Gullo born December 1872 and Elizabeth DeVito born May 8, 1876, They arrived in the USA in 1904. Any information to obtaining and how to obtain birth and marriage records would be amazing. Grazie Mille.

  4. Henry says:


    I am looking for information on the Desumma (De Summa, DeSumma, etc.) family.

    Francesco Desumma was born in Curinga on July 9, 1883, to Andrea and Theresa. Andrea died sometime after 1920, and Theresa died sometime after 1918. Francesco married Catharina Bonacci( or Dinami?) around 1920(?). Might you know where I could obtain further information about these people and their ancestors?

    Many thanks,


  5. Sandra says:

    Hello:) I am looking for any information, documents, photos that I can find about the Gaudino and Lorusso families. My grandfather was Bruno Lorusso and my grandmother was Maria Gaudino, both born in 1926. Bruno’s parents were Francesco Lorusso and Felicia Grasso. Maria’s parents were Domenico Antonio Gaudino and Concetta Rondinelli.

    Anything you could provide or assist me to find would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

  6. Christopher says:

    Hello. My Grandfather recently passed away. He was born in Curinga, Italy. My Grandmother was born in Amato, Italy. I’m not sure if they were married in Curinga or in Amato. How can I obtain a copy of their marriage licence so I may frame it? Thank you ever so much for this site.

  7. Maryam says:


    My family on my mothers side is from Curinga Italy. My mom was American born.
    My grandma and her parents were born in Curinga, Catanzaro, Italy.
    My grandpa was born in Milwaukee, but his family moved back to Curinga, Catanzaro, Italy. When he was 3. Both his parents were born in Curinga, Catanzaro, Italy.

    I would like to obtain birth, marriage and death certificates.


  8. Caitlin says:

    I pressed enter too quickly. I have his birthday and other information but do not know his parents names. He would’ve been born around 1889. thanks.

  9. Caitlin says:

    Hi. I’m researching my great great grand father who was from
    Curinga and left for the United States in 1913. I have information on him and as I cannot travel to Italy right now id love some help in seeing what I could learn from abroad. His name was Giovanni de Vito (or di vito?) possibly pietre giovanni. Thanks!


  10. Ron says:

    My grandparents were from Curinga and were married there in 1922. I am hoping to obtain a copy of their marriage certificate. I believe it bears the names of their parents as well. Please let me know how I can get this information.
    Many Thanks!

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