Genealogy in Rose

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Rose, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Cosenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Rose registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Rose 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 Rose. As more your surname is common in Rose, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rose archives 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 archives in Cosenza 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 Rose and Cosenza 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 Rose, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rose, 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 Rose area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. MICHAEL says:

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

  4. 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?

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

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