Genealogy in Castiglione Cosentino

Region: Calabria Province: Cosenza

Tracing your Italian roots back to Castiglione Cosentino, in Cosenza province, Calabria region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Castiglione Cosentino, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Castiglione Cosentino
If your ancestral trail leads to Castiglione Cosentino, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Castiglione Cosentino City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Castiglione Cosentino residents since then.
  • Castiglione Cosentino Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Castiglione Cosentino’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Castiglione Cosentino

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Cosenza province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Castiglione Cosentino Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Castiglione Cosentino Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Castiglione Cosentino during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Castiglione Cosentino to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Castiglione Cosentino !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Castiglione Cosentino, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

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


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castiglione Cosentino. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Castiglione Cosentino archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
    Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

    Church Records in Castiglione Cosentino

    Church archives in Cosenza 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 Calabria started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Castiglione Cosentino on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

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


    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Castiglione Cosentino, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

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

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Castiglione Cosentino area , write to or fill the form here.

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

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Calabria and of course in Castiglione Cosentino too.

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

    10 thoughts on “Genealogy in Castiglione Cosentino”

    1. My grandfather was Luigi Paese, came to America and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his wife’s name was Rachel Leonie. The Paese name is very difficult to search for, I would love to find out more about him. To the best of my knowledge my grandmother came from Calabria, and she was a seamstress. She had a sister Susan (Susie). That is all that I know about this. We were told my grandfather was from Romania.

    2. Nicola Grandonio was born in Castiglione on or around 18 Dec 1873. He was married to Caterina Fortino. He had a son Ermeniogildo Grandonio who emigrated to the US in 1903. It is said Nicola’s mother was Nikoletta Castiglia and his father was basilo Grandonio.

      I am most interested in the names of Nicola’s siblings and parents. Also, I am interested in knowing if there are any Grandonio relatives still in Castiglione.

    3. My grandfathers family (Sylvio Acri) all came from Castiglione Cosentio according to the immigration records at Ellis Island. I would be interested to find other family members that did not immigrate. Sylvio would have been born in 1899, father Vincenzo and mother was possibly Orsula.

      1. Hi, not sure if you will see this but my grandfather was Ruggiero Acri from Castiglione. Have you had any luck in finding out anything?

    4. Hi, I am researching microfilm from 1810 in Castiglione. But it does not give the town the child is born. It does give the town the father lives in. Sometimes it is Castiglione, sometimes San Pietro, sometimes San Benedetto. Would it be fair to assume that the child was born in the town the father lives in? Thanks, Catherine Winward

    5. I am trying to find my grandfathers family in Italy, His name is Angelo Messano, born in Cosentini and his birthday is Aug. 14, 1895. He left Italy for the US in 1914. Could you help me locate any of his family, I’m not sure if he had any siblings in Italy. Thanks,

    6. Meu nome é Eduardo Cosentino Filho nasci em 23/04/1938 meu pai nasceu em 23/04/1913 e meu avô Ângelo Cosentino é originário de Cosenza Calabria Italia e veio para o Brasil apartir de 1870 ou 80. Meu Tio Emílio trouxe da Italia um diploma igual o do desenho da arvore da Genealogia em Castigliano Cosentino, e ele bricava dizendo que nós Cosentinos eramos descentes de jente importante.Gostaria de saber se tem algum nexo, isto é, se pode ser verdadeiro.

    7. Good Afternoon,

      I am trying to find information on my grandfather, Gerardo Valerio Micieli (or Miceli). His mother was Marianna Trombino and his father was Pasquale Micieli. My grandfather was born January 18, 1888.

      I would love to know if I have relatives in Castiglione Cosentino. I live in Pennsylvania, USA.

      Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

      1. Hi, not sure if you will see this but my grandfather was Ruggiero Acri from Castiglione. Have you had any luck in finding out anything?

    8. My grandmothers name was Mary Gucca she was married to an aiello then to a cosentino, I would like to
      Know if we have any relations there in Calabria , either Gucca or cosentino

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