Genealogy in Lamezia Terme

If you search your ancestors in Lamezia Terme, 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 Lamezia Terme registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Lamezia Terme 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 Lamezia Terme. As more your surname is common in Lamezia Terme, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lamezia Terme 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 Lamezia Terme 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 Lamezia Terme 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 Lamezia Terme area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Rose says:

    I am searching for information on D’Elia. I know our great. grandfather was a mayor of Nicastro, and possibly is buried there. His name was Gregorio D’Elia.

  2. Ralph says:

    Mio nonno era Giovanni Cuda nato nel 1887 ,I fratelli Antonio nato nel 1886,Domenico nato 1882.Il loro padre era Francesco Cuda . Il mio Domanda che Erano I fratelli e sorelli di Francesco Cuda. Erano di Acquadauzzano

  3. Tony says:

    I was after the surname Cugnetto from Santa Lucia in Nicastro .Its a big family and my great grandfathers name was Giuseppe Cugnetto that was born in the 1800s

  4. JoAnn says:

    I am interested in finding information on my grandfather. His name is Domencio Cappellano. He came to Ellis Island in 1912. on the Princess Irene I would like to know the name of his parents and any other relatives

  5. Adrienne says:

    Want to locate information on my great grandparents Vincenzo Mancuso and Francesca Perri Mancuso. Estimate birth around 1840 as their first born Saverio Mancuso was born in 1860, followed by Maria Mancuso 1974 and Theresa Mancuso around 1977. Maria Mancuso, my grandmother married Antonio Giardino and, although I was told the Mancuso family was from Nicastro, I do not know where the Giardino family was from. Would appreciate any help as I have hit a dead end in my research and would very much like to pass my family history on to my children and grandchildren. Thank you in advance.

  6. Jenny says:

    I would like to find out the names of my grandmother’s natural parents. She was adopted. Her name is Emma Bellincione. She was born May 28, 1894 (I think in Nicastro) & died Oct 17, 1961 in Sambiase Catanzaro. She is buried in Cimitero di Sambiase.Where do I start?

  7. Tom says:

    My great-grandparents were Antonio and Giovanna Rocca Vescio from Sambiase. Antonio died on 12-30-1938. He was born in Conflenti but died in Sambiase. Giovanna Rocca was born on February 4, 1867 in Sambiase, but I do not know when she died. She also died in Sambiase. They were married on March 5, 1885 in Sambiase.

  8. Giovannina says:

    I am interested to know about my Grandparents.

    Here is some informaitn :
    I was born in Sambiase on March 25, 1954. My parents were Teresa FRANCO and Gennaro RASO. My maternal grandparents were Carmela Dephilipis and Giuseppe Rocco FRANCO. My paternal grandparents were Francesca Strangis and Francesco RASO.


    • Maria says:

      I was born just outside Sambiase (my birth is registered there). My paternal grandfather was Santo Raso. I believe he had a brother named Gennaro. I can find out more info if you are still interested. Where do you currently live? I live in Ontario, Canada.

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