Genealogy in Falconara Albanese

If you search your ancestors in Falconara Albanese, in the province of Cosenza, 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 Falconara Albanese

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

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Falconara Albanese during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Falconara Albanese 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 Falconara Albanese too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Falconara Albanese 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 Falconara Albanese. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Falconara Albanese archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 Falconara Albanese

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 Cosenza 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 Falconara Albanese on your behalf.

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


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 Falconara Albanese 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 Falconara Albanese forum:
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  1. Michael ha detto:

    Searching for my great grandfather Carmine Frangello(a). I believe he was born in Falconara Albanese in 1890. Sailed from Naples, Italy to New York, New York in 1907 on the S.S. Prinzess Irene. He sailed with Pietro Frangello(a). Their surname on the ships passenger list is Frangella, but is Frangello in the U.S.

  2. Kelly ha detto:

    My grandmother was part of one of the original families (Manes). I do not have a lot of background knowledge about her family. I am interested to read that there is a descendants dinner. I would love to know if there are any Manes descendants that attend or if anyone has any additional information about my grandmother’s family.

  3. Janice ha detto:

    I am searching for my great grandmother, Teresa Patrucci-Procopio. In a few of our family documents mentioned she was from Falconara Albanese, Cosenza, Calabria Italy. She gave birth to my Grandfather, Vito Vincenzo Raffaele Procopio, January 29, 1904 in Manhattean, New York, USA. at the age of 30. By 1910, she disappeared from all US records. Please, I would greatly appreciate any information.

    The year she was born was around 1874.
    Thank you!

  4. Laura ha detto:

    I am looking for someone that might be interested in giving a presentation to our group of Falconara Albanese descendants at a dinner that we have every other year in the Chicago area. Suggested topic might be surnames of Falconara and their meanings. Please email me if you are interested or if you know someone who might be interested.