Genealogy in Curinga

If you search your ancestors in Curinga, in the province of Catanzaro, Calabria region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Curinga

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Catanzaro province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Curinga town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Curinga follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Curinga during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Curinga to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Calabria and of course in Curinga too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Curinga from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Curinga. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Curinga archives, expecially 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 Records in Curinga

Church archives in Catanzaro province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Catanzaro started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Curinga on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Curinga:


S. GIOVANNI BATTISTA – P.zza S.Giovanni Battista

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Curinga area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Curinga forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Curinga feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Cate M says:

    Hello, my father’s last name was Curinga. His family came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (I believe in the late 1800s to early 1900s). My half sister and I are literally the only ones left in the family. We were never told anything about our family’s history, other than the Curinga family came from Curinga Italy.

    I am interested in finding out more about the town, but cannot find much online. I am also curious if Curinga is a common name still in the town, or if that was possibly just a name given at Ellis Island since I know they americanized many last names. (If so, I imagine they understood the name of the town better than the last name, so they made the last name the town name? Any help would be appreciated. I have only been able to find records back to my father’s grandfather in the United States.

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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,


  6. 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,

  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. 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.

  10. 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!


  11. 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!