Genealogy in Rogliano

If you search your ancestors in Rogliano, 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 Rogliano

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 Rogliano town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Rogliano 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 Rogliano. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Rogliano 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 Rogliano

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 Rogliano on your behalf.

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

S. LUCIA – Via S. Lucia

S. PIETRO – Via Duomo


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 Rogliano 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 Rogliano forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Rogliano feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Peter says:

    Interesting to find a town that shares my last name.

  2. Sara says:

    I’m looking for the burial place of my great grand father Giovanni Chiappetta. He died February 4th, 1975 and is buried somewhere in Rogliano. He was married to a woman named Domenica Perri sometime in the 1960’s when he returned to Italy from the US.

    • Jaclyn says:

      I am researching Giovanni Chiappetta as well. He’s my husband’s great-grandfather. I don’t have his burial location, though. Happy to share if I find it!

    • james says:

      My grandfather was Angelo Antonio Tucci born in Rogliano would like some pictures and what the price of an apartment in Rogliano!

  3. Julie says:

    I’m looking for info on the Berardelli family. This would have been my grandmother.

  4. Roberta says:

    Looking for Pasquale Perri, born 1885, immigrated to the US in early 1900s. There are quite a few people with this name, so it is hard to discern the right one. The Pasquale I am seeking left his hometown because he was told to since he had killed someone. Any ideas?

  5. Mikelino says:

    I am trying to find the salvino family, I rogliano they lived on via donnani, this is my grandma maiden name she married Luigi sicilia, from same town and had a daughter named vincenza salvino.ferrara this is my mama, my mom also had a aunt that lived with them her marriage name was buffone .thank you for any help God bless you

    • Cody says:

      Please contact me, my family is also related to Salvino from Rogliano. We are trying to find living relatives.

    • Jeff says:

      My great-grandfather was Luigi Altomare. He was married to Agatta Amato. They left the port of Naples in 1899 and emigrated to New York. From NYC they moved to Kingston, NY on the Hudson River, north of NYC. Luigi worked in a brick factory in Kingston. I believe other relatives settled in Kingston as well. For reasons unknown, they changed their name to Altamari in the early 1900’s. I’d like to make contact with any direct descendants. I’m coming to Calabria this fall.

  6. W Sullenberger says:

    I live in Western Pa and know that many families from Rogliano emigrated to Monessen, Pa. My grandfather, Eugenio Altamare (Altomari) was born in Rogliano and came to US in 1910 with his widowed father, Viscenzo. Eugene was born in 1899 and Viscenzo c 1973. Eugene’s mother was Theresa Nicoletti. I would appreciate any information concerning my great grandparents and earlier.

  7. marianne says:

    I am going to Rogliano at the end of July. I have examined the civil records from 1810 to the present on films at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. I want to look at earlier records which may be in the St Lucia Church, the Church my people attended. . I will have an interpreter with me when I come and will have two days to research at least 10 surnames. Is it possible to look at the earlier (before 1810) church records? How should I prepare to look at the records in the Church?

    Thank you for providing this service for our Rogliano research.

    Sincerely, Marianne Errebo

  8. Antonella says:

    I’m looking for information on my fathers side of the family. The family last name is zumpano. He immigrated to canada late 1950’s. His father name was francesco zumpano and his mothers name was Mario. He had four brothers Giuseppe dino gino pasquale and one sister antionetta. Any information that you can provide about my grand parents would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Julie says:

      My father is Eugene Zumpano from Rogliano. He was born in 1931. I still have cousins there. I live in Pittsburgh PEnnsylvania

    • Domenica says:

      I have a picture of my great great grandmother Michelina Altomare labeled N 8-27-1902 M 8-27-1978 at the bottom of the page is labeled Zumpano Rogliano. To my knowledge her mother was

  9. Rich says:

    I’m trying to find information on my Great Grandfather’s parents as I’ve hit a roadblock with them in researching my family tree. Below are the details that I know about my great grandfather.

    Name: Salvatore Coppola
    Birth: November 18, 1892
    Birthplace: Cuti, Rogliano, Cosenza
    Immigrated to United States: August 1910

    Mother’s Name: Theresa (maiden name on Death Certificate listed as unknown)
    Father’s Name: John (Giovanni) Coppola

    Looking for any details that can be provided for John and Theresa.

  10. Acri, Jacob says:

    IM looking for any information on the Pugliese family in the late 1880’s. Thank you

  11. Acri, Jacob says:

    I am looking for information regarding Cosimo Pugliese(1881-19??). Anything would be appreciated. Thank you.

  12. Luciano says:

    My name is Luciano Salvino. My Father, Luciano, was born in 1900 in Rogliano (Cosenza). He and his brother, Alessandro, went to Cúcuta, Colombia (South America). Their Father Vincenzo Salvino. My Father went back to Italy in the 60’s and died in 1968 in Rogliano. They were the pioneers of exporting colombian coffee to USA and Europe. I live in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Salve a tuti!!.

  13. Josh says:


    I’m interested in trying to locate records for my great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents.

    I believe my family is from either Colosimi or Rogliano, or both- I’m looking for a Barbaretta/Barbra Stumpo who was born around 1899, and her father Luigi Stumpo, who I know was alive in 1921.

    I’m also looking for Giovanni Batista Tucci who was born around 1887, and a Mario Tucci/Stumpo who was born around 1920.

    Thank you.

    • Diane says:

      I am traveling to Rogliano in May. I too will be searching for archives of my family. My grandfather, born in 1897, immigrated to NY in 1912 with his Aunt and Cousin, had a brother Mario Tucci. My grandfather is Eugenio (Eugene) Tucci born in Rogliano. I’m wondering if Mario is my grandfathers nephew as well as brother.

      • brenda says:

        Hi. Just wondering if you are in Rogliano now? I am looking for info. on my great grandfather, Giovannis Battista Calabrese born Dec. 25, between 1873 and 1875. There were ship records, I think were his, that show he immigrated to the US in 1891 and resided in Rogliano going to Pittsburgh, PA were he had a nephew. I think he was born in Forli del Sannio, Isernia, Italy.

  14. Vince says:

    Addendum to my previous message. She would have been known as Giuseppina Sicilia. Now have possible birthdate Jan 10, 1883. Married Marco Gabriele Jan 16, 1906. Emigrated to US 1912. Thanks.

  15. Vince says:

    Seeking information about the family of josephine Sicilia, 1883-1952, emigrated to US around 1912 with Marco Gabrielle. I believe she may have had siblings who remained in Rogliano and one of whom may be my grandfather. Thanks for any information.

  16. Dottie says:

    Hello. I am just starting my search in Rogliano. My great grandfather was Guiseppe Vizza and he married Julia Arnone. I am guessing in Rogliano. But there is no one left in my family who can help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

  17. Tony says:

    Perdonami perché non parlo italiano, ma io e la mia famiglia scoprono che i nostri grandi nonni erano dalla città di Rogliano! Se qualcuno legge questo, chi potrebbe conoscere parenti di Altomare o Salvinos, vorremmo dire ciao e saperne di più sulla nostra storia. Grazie!!
    Aggiorna- in particolare crediamo che Anthony Salvino e Christine Altomare si sono incontrati e andati a New York nei primi anni ‘900. Tutte le informazioni su di loro sarebbero fantastiche.

    In English- forgive me as I do not speak Italian but me and my family just found out our great grandparents were from the Town of Rogliano! If anyone reads this, who might know kin of Christine Altomare or Anthony Salvino, we would love to say hello and learn more about our history. Thank you!!

    Update- specifically we believe Anthony Salvino and Christine Altomare met and left for New York in the early 1900’s. Any information on them would be great.

    • Luciano says:

      Mio Padre era Luciano Salvino. Suo Padre, Vincenzo Salvino. Mio Padre abito in Cucuta, Colombia dal 1940 al1960. Aveva un Fratelo, Alessandro. Ho letto un libro: Los Italianos de Cucuta. Parla de mio Padre e mio zio. Mi auguro que questa sia una informazione utile.
      Habito in Pueblo, Colorado,Stati Uniti.
      ciao; Luciano.

  18. Janet says:

    I am looking for information on my husband’s family. His father was named Salvatore Lento and he was born in Rogliano around January of 1917. I do not know the name of my husband’s grandparents, but would like to find out. I would also like to know if there are any living relatives.

  19. mary says:

    Frank Sicilia, from western PA with a butcher shop, was my grandmother’s brother.
    We have been searching forever to find his brothers’ names.

    Her name is Angelina and I believe she too came over with him.

    • Dee says:

      I guess I should say Hi cousin, I am also looking for name(s). We know of a Gionnimo(sp) Sicilia listed as a sister? With the name Angelina coming up as a sister, who knows? We were told of a sister who stayed in Italy. I would very much enjoy for a more of a contact between us besides here. Let me know. Thank you

  20. Carol says:

    We are taking a family trip to Cosenza in fall of 2017 to find the places our family is from. We think that Guiseppe Domanico, was born in Rogliano on June 4, 1888. Could you confirm that or direct me how to find out. We also will look in Rovito to find De Marco and to Marano Principato to find Totera.
    Before we add Rogliano to the tour we want to confirm that Guiseppe was born there.

  21. Bella says:

    I am at a dead end in the search for my Great Grandparents.

    My great grandfathers death certificate has him listed parents unknown

    His name was Luigi Carpino born in Rogliano 12/15/1890 death 2/28/1954

    My great grandmother Rosanne E. Calabrese-Maiden name 5/26/1899-1/27/1954

    I am not sure where she was born.

    Thank You

  22. Diane says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandmother Francesca Gallo born in 1848. My information might not be correct….I have Fortunato Gallo born 1821 and Anna M Matessi born 1825 as her parents. I want to go back as far as possible if you can help me. Thank you

    Also I was told my grandmother Josephine was born in Malito 1884. Is Malito near Rogliano??

  23. Roberta says:

    Hi, I am researching my ancestors and it has lead me to my third great grandfather Santo Gabriele, who was born in Rogliano on October 30, 1813. I am looking for information on his father, Gaetano Gabriele and his mother Antonia Sirianni.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you Roberta

  24. Frank says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather, Francesco Armieri (possibly Armiere) Based on my research, he was born in Rogliano around 1890 and raised by a family (i believe) with the surname Vito? – step fathers first name was Giovanni.

  25. Dee Frank says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents. Maybe possible relatives to, My Papa (Frank Sicilia) was born on May 8, 1886, in Rogliano. He also attended public schools in the area. He left 1905. He had a sister Gionnimo that came with him. He also had an older brother whose name we are still trying to find out.
    I am not sure if you could help me with this but my Nana (Amelia Corricato), was born on April 3, 1897 in a town named St. Pete. ( I cant even locate) Her fathers name Ralph Corricato, I believe to have been born in the 1850s ( I think in 1854) to 1860s. Our information is limited Thank You
    Dee M Frank

    • A. Galzerano says:

      Hi Dee,

      Frank Sicilia lived in western PA and owned a butcher shop? He was my grandmother’s uncle. My great-grandfather was his brother.


      • Mary says:

        the frank being referenced is my mother’s uncle and my grandfather’s brother. she came over with him. we have been desperate to find out the names of the brothers. in his obit it just says “brothers”.

        we too live in western pa.

        • Dee Frank says:

          Hi Mary, where in W.Pa do you live. We dont have alot of information on the family either. To my knowledge and known records papa had 1 brother and 1 sister that came to the US. I believe there was a sister that stayed in Italy. Aleta sent me some pictures of her family members that bore a striking resemblance to people in my family. Please feel free to contact me.

  26. Kathy Perri says:

    I am looking for records of my grandfather’s birth. He was born in Saliano,Cosenza on 4 November 1896.His name was Pasquale Perri. His father’s name was Vito Perri. His mother was Theresa or Teresa. It is possible that the last name was changed slightly.Where could I find this information. Thank You

  27. Julie says:

    Hello – We are hoping to visit Rogliano this summer and I would love to find more information for my husbands family. Would it be possible to find out what area with in Rogliano each of the families came from OR where they were buried?
    For the Spadafora side the farthest back (Andrea Spadafora 1800 – ? married Anna Alessi 1804 -?).
    For the Salvino side (Vincenzo Salvino 1757 – 1799 married Magdalena Mazzei 1764 – 1801). The only Italian birth certificate I have is Salvino, supposedly from Rogliano, Cuti, Cosenza.
    I have information on children/grandchildren if needed. . Any insight would be greatly appreciated!! Julie

    • Robert says:

      This is about 1 year too late relative to your trip to Rogliano, but I just found out about your request yesterday (28 July 2016). Anyway, the records I have state that Andrea Spadafora and Anna Alessi lived in the Cuti and Serralete sectors of Rogliano. The information I have on Vincenzo Salvino is less reliable, but what I have indicates that Vincenzo’s family lived in Cuti sector of Rogliano and that his father (Giuseppe) and grandfather (Tomaso) were listed in the Catasto Onciario of 1753 as living in Cuti. The connection of Vincenzo to Giuseppe and Tomaso does not have strong supporting evidence.

    • Lauren says:

      I am two years late on this. I am part of a Spadafora family from Rogliano that immigrated in the 1940s. We are based in Western PA. A great-great-aunt of mine married a Salvino, but all I have is a name. All of the information I have is immigration records from Ancestry and some recent obituaries (year 2000 and after). It’s been harder than anticipated to get information from older generations. I am very impressed that you can go as far as 1800. If you have any tips or information, I would be extremely grateful!

    • Luciano says:

      Hello, Julie: My Father, Luciano lived in Cucuta, Colombia, South America. He was born in 1900 and died December 28th 1968 in Rogliano. I read a book in Spanish that talks about my Father and his brother Alessandro. Let me know if this info relates to what you know. I live in Pueblo, Colorado; Ciao.

  28. Jennie says:

    I will be visiting Italy(the Cosenza, Reggio Calabria area soon), and would like to get vital statistic information on my Father who was born in Cosenza in 1892. I was told that the best place to start would be in Rogliano. Is it true that Cosenza’s vitals are kept in Rogliano, or should I keep my search closer limited to the region of actual birth? Any information that you can pass on to me would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you very much.

  29. Carol says:

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.
    My Grandmother was born Assuntia Perri in Rogliano 1904. Her parents were Giuseppe Perri b:1868 and Isabella Gabriele b: abt 1876. She had a sister Maria, also born in Rogliano abt 1900. They emmigrated to the US in 1906. I have a copy of the manifest. I do know Giuseppe’s parents were Nicola Perri b: 1824 and Angela Fuoco b: 1827. I am having great difficulty finding information on my Great Grandmother Isabella and her family. I know she had a sister named Santa, possible brothers named Angelo and Pietro. Any help you can give us (my brothers and I) would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you,

  30. Michele says:

    I am searching for surnames: Gabriele and Fionda from Rogliano. I know Gabriele is a common one. I know about those below that came to the US, but I am at a dead end in searching for anyone else. Also, my grandmother was Maria Concetta Fionda (born 1896) but I have no other information about her family. Suggestions for more information?

    Leonardo (or Francesco) Gabriele: birth about 1850
    Carmina Sottile: Birth about 1856
    Carmina Teresina-1881
    Maria Teresa-1884
    Guiseppe (my grandfather): 1891

  31. Cara says:

    Have birth certificate of my grandmother Costanza Perricone that was born there, but parents were listed as unknown. Was brought up by a town doctor possible in there or in Carolei, Italy.
    Trying to see if I can find more information out.
    She as born on February 18 of 1898. Is there anyone adoption papers are kept from long ago?