Genealogy in Rose

If you search your ancestors in Rose, 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 Rose

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 Rose town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Rose on your behalf.

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

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via S. Maria Assunta

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

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  1. mireille says:

    hello i am looking for my grandmothers parents, my grandmother was carmela longo married to salvatore mammone. her parents were guiseppe longo and carmela cimablo i believe..could you please maybe help me with some dates i am a dead end…thank you
    my father is francesco mammone

    • Mary says:

      You are correct. The parents of Carmela Giuseppina Longo were Giuseppe Maria Longo and Camenia Cimbalo. Giuseppe Maria Longo was born in Rose on 3 September 1875 to Pasquale Giovanni Longo and Michelina De Luca. Carmenia Cimbalo was born in Rose on 20 September 1874 to Gennaro Cimbalo and Rosaria De Blasi. They were married on 4 September 1897 and had six children born before 1910.

  2. Jimmy says:

    I’m trying to find out information about my great-great grandparents, and any children they had besides my great grandfather. My great-grandfather’s name is Giuseppe Santo Librandi. We believe he was born April 9, 1884 in Rose. Whenever I do research, he’s my dead end. Anything I can learn about him, his parents, or his siblings (if he had any) would be extremely helpful. Thank you.

    • Mary says:

      Hello Jimmy. You and my husband are cousins. You are correct that Giuseppe Santo Librandi was born in Rose on 9 April 1884. His parents were Michele Librandi and Filomena Coscarelli. Michele Librandi was born in Rose on 24 January 1843 to Giuseppe Librandi and Michelina Curcio. Filomena Coscarelli was born in Rose on 1 May 1849 to Michele Coscarelli and Carmina Belmonte. Michele Librandi and Filomena Coscarelli were married in Rose on 23 January 1879 and had 10 children. How can I contact you with more information? Regards, Mary DiThomas

  3. Mary says:

    Dear Vanina, Rocco Ludovico Antonio Fiorese was born in Rose on 19 August 1898. He had eight siblings, five who died in infancy. I can provide you with copies of records before 1910. Please send me a private message on Messenger with your contact information. Regards, Mary DiThomas

  4. Vanina says:

    Hola! mi bisabuelo es Rocco Lodovico Antonio Fiorese nacido en Rose en 1898, sus padres eran Francesco Fiorese y Ana Marzullo, pero no se de ningún acontecimiento… ni fechas de nacimiento, matrimonio o defunción…me podrían ayudar? muchas gracias

  5. Elena says:

    Hello, I am trying to find the names of my great grandfathers children. His name was Vincenzo Laudonia and was from Rose. Domenico Laudonia(his son) was my grandfather. I do know that one of the childrens names was Chiara Laudonia. Any additional information would be helpful

  6. Nick says:

    Helllo. I’m trying to confirm birth date and parentage of Albino Bria, born in 1929 (either 1/8 or 8/1). His parents are Carmela Mulinaro and Luigi Bria.

    Thank you so much!

    • Mary says:

      Hello Nick. Giuseppe Luigi Bria was born in Rose on 4 October 1888 to Francesco Antonio Bria and Michelina Bruno. If you would like to have copies of records, how can I contact you?

  7. Louisa says:


    I am trying to find information on my grandmother who was born in Rose. Her name is Maria Cordato born May 10, 1901. Her father was Mauro Cordato and her mother, Rosalia Manes or Manesi (from the papers I have but not clear).

    Thank you


    • Mary says:

      Hello Louise.

      You are correct. Maria Annunziata Cordato was born on 10 May 1901 to Mauro Cordato and Rosaria Manes. They were married in Rose on 25 January 1896.


  8. mireille says:

    hello I am looking for any information on Domenico mammone born march 23 1876
    his parents were Serafino mammone and cherubina santoro ….but no dates for them and also would like to know their parents as well…all I know is the first name of Domenico’s father ….Lorenzo..if that is even correct….thank you Mireille mammone

    • Mary says:

      Hello Mireille

      The parents of Domenico Antonio Mammone were Gaetano Serafino Mammone and Cherubina Giovannina Santoro. Gaetano Serafino Mammone was born on 25 February 1821 to Pasquale Mammone and Carmina Raimondi. Cherubina Giovannina Santoro was born on 10 February 1838 to Lorenzo Michele Santoro and Carmina Spezzano. Gaetano Serafino Mammone and Cherubina Giovannina Santoro were married on 21 August 1856 and they had nine children. He died on 4 December 1882 and she died on 26 March 1898.


      • mireille says:

        thank you…. would you happen to have the parents of pasquale Mammone. I believe his fathers name was Lorenzo. and dates for them all…..for Gaetano Serafino mammone I only have 4 children…..thank you in advance

        • Mary says:

          Hello Mireille. The father of Pasquale Mammone was Lorenzo Mammone. Lorenzo Mammone died 30 July 1794 in Rose. The wife of Lorenzo Mammone was Fortunata Costabile and she died on 26 October 1793 in Rose. Gaetano Serafino Mammone was first married to Cherubina Covello on 13 Feb 1848 and she died on 21 April 1856. He then married Cherubina Giovannina Santoro. He had 13 children total, 4 with his first wife and 9 with his second wife. Please tell me specifically what you need so that I can help. Can I contact you by email or messenger to transfer copies of records? Thanks, Mary DiThomas

  9. Hailey says:

    Hello. I am trying to find some information regarding my family. The only thing i really know is that my Great Grandfather was Gennaro Greco, born February 28, 1902 in Rose, Italy. He emigrated to the US from Naples, Italy through Ellis Island on December 25, 1919 and settled in Greenwich, CT. I am looking for any information regarding his family from Rose. Thank you.

    • Mary says:

      Hello Hailey,

      The parents of Gennaro Greco were Leopoldo Lorenzo Greco and Carmenia Cherubina Infante. They were married on 8 December 1900. His parents were Gaetano Greco and Rosa Iuso, married on 23 March 1872. Her parents were Gennaro Carmine Infante and Concetta Rachele Perna, married on 23 November 1878.

  10. Mary Jane says:

    My grandparents were born in Rose, Italy. His name was Francesco Boschello born July 2, 1882. My grandmothers name was Maria Corcia ? Not sure of spelling. When were they married and does my grandmother have any relatives there. They settled in Greenwich, Ct. Thank you for your help.

    • Mary says:

      Hello Mary Jane. Your grandfather, Francesco Boschelli, was born on 1 July 1882. His birth was recorded on 2 July 1882. His father was Giuseppe Boschelli, born in Rose on 16 August 1840 to Antonio Boschelli and Rosa Cairo. The mother of Francesco Boschelli was Carmina Giuseppina Guarnieri, born in Rose on 8 April 1845 to Francesco Guarnieri and Carmela Maria Scarpelli. Giuseppe Boschelli and Carmina Giuseppina Guarnieri were married in Rose on 22 April 1866. They had six children. Giuseppe Boschelli died in Rose on 9 March 1894 and Carmina Giuseppina Guarnieri died in Rose on 28 August 1901.

      Your grandmother, the wife of Francesco Boschelli, was Amelia Maria Corchiola. She was born in Rose on 17 June 1882. Her father was Vincenzo Maria Corchiola, born in Luzzi on 15 January 1848 to Ignazio Corchiola and Maria Manes. The mother of Amelia Maria Corchiola was Maria Carmenia Intrieri, born in Rose on 16 August 1856 to Luigi Domenico Intrieri and Rosaria Chiara Belmonte. Vincenzo Maria Corchiola and Maria Carmenia Intrieri were married in Rose on 8 September 1875 and had eight children.

      Francesco Boschelli and Amelia Maria Corchiola were married in Rose on 23 February 1907.

      I can go back more generations if you would like more information. Happy to help.

      • Daniel says:

        This is incredible! Thank you so much for posting this! I was just digging through the internet to find more information on my heritage and stumbled upon this. I believe this post it is about my Great Great Grandmother Maria Corcia.

        Is there any way to request copies of these records i.e. birth certs, etc.?


  11. Mary says:

    Hello Carol. You are correct. The parents of Antonio Rende were Francesco Vincenzo Rende and Rosaria Celsi (or Gelsi). They were married in Rose on 19 October 1884. How can I help you?

    • Rob says:

      I’ve been trying to confirm which of my great grandparents were born in Rose.. Do you have any listings of either Guiseppe Paduvano and Rosaria Prete Paduvano? They did locate to Greenwich, CT as my Grandmother was born here in the U.S. Grazie Mille!

      • Mary says:

        Giuseppe Padovano was born in Rose on 17 June 1884, the son of Francesco Antonio Padovano and Cherubina Bria. Rosaria Preite was born in Rose on 1 March 1884, the daughter of Pasquale Luigi Preite and Teresa Bria. Giuseppe Padovano and Rosaria Preite were married in Rose on 5 September 1903.

  12. MICHAEL says:

    Anybody YOUR relatives have same name “CIMBALO” FROM Rosa, Calabria southern Italy send me a e-mail.

    • mirelle says:

      my great grandmother was cimbelo, married to guiseppe longo

    • Ona says:

      Hello- my grandfather was Santo Orlando Cimbalo- landed in Canada after his father left for there. During his travel there, his father died. He eventually made his way to Utica, NY where he met my grandmother. She was also from Calabria, Rosina Gaglardi.

  13. Allyson says:

    Hello. My grandfather, Alfredo Coscarelli was born in Rose on Nov 30, 1918. His father was named Giuseppe and they left for America in March of 1926. I’d love more info on their residence, family , etc. thanks!

    • Mary says:

      Hello Allyson. I show a Giuseppe Santo Coscarelli, born 1888, who married Giuseppina Carmela Bria, born 1890. They were married on 22 October 1910. Would this couple be your great-grandparents?

  14. Nika says:

    Mary you had helped me find documents a few years ago but all of my emails with you have been lost I was wondering if you could help me again the Surname is Cordato you found we were from rose and before that Acrii Thank you

  15. Barbara says:

    My father was born in Rose November 1929 I would like help finding information on our ancestors from rose cosenza his name Romolo urso siblings Vivian, Comforto, leondino

  16. Joe says:

    Hello! My father’s name was Joseph DeRose and he was born in Evanston, IL USA. His parents, I believe, were from Rose, Italy. His father, James, was born in 1886 and his mother, Susie, was born in 1892. Any information you can email me about them would be greatly appreciated!

  17. Leo Anderson says:

    Hello,my name is Leo Anderson. I would like some help researching my ancestors from the Rose, Cosenza area. My granmdma Evelyn Cosentino (Anderson) was born in Connecticut but her parents were from Rose, Cosenza, Italy. I was wondering if you could help me to find my ancestors from there especially with my Great Grandma Rose Concetta Cufone (Cosentino). No one in my family knows anything about the Cufone’s. And since I live in Louisiana, USA I can’t find any Italian documents or ancestral records for my ancestors from Rose/ Marano Principato / Marano Marchesato. I have been able to trace all parts of my family tree back for many generations except for my grandma’s Italian ancestors. So I’d like some help with this if you would be willing to help me, thank you! 🙂

    • Catherine says:

      I am heading to Rose, Italy and will be in town on September 10th. I have seen for awhile that there is 1 resident in Rose with the same last name (Aquila). Is there any way to find out if he/she is a descendant of Francisco and Filomina Aquila from mid 1800’s? My Great Grandfather Rocco Rosario Aquila did in fact come from Rose and immigrated to the US in 1907. I will be meeting with Orozco DeMarco on 9/12 at the town hall to obtain the documents of my ancestors.

      • Mary says:

        I can help you with early records from Rose. Rocco Rosario Aquila was born in Rose on 26 Sept 1884 to Francesco Paolo Aquila and Filomena Carmina Cava.

    • Mary says:

      I show a Rosa Concetta Cufone was born in Rose on 18 October 1896 to Domenico Cufone and Maria Bruno. I also show a Rosa Concetta Cufone married Girolamo Gioacchino Cosentino, but I can not prove that the two Rosa Concetta Cufones are the same person.

    • Mary says:

      Hello Leo. Rosa Concetta Cufone was born in Rose on 18 October 1896. Her father was Domenico Angiolo Leonardo Cufone, the son of Antonio Pasquale Cufone and Maria Santa Donato. Her mother was Maria Lauretana Bruno, the daughter of Nicola Bruno and Filomena Costabile. Rosa Concetta Cufone married Girolamo Gioacchino Cosentino. He was born on 18 December 1894. His parents were Michele Cosentino and Maria Rosaria Boschelli.