Genealogy in Santa Caterina Albanese

Region: Calabria Province: Cosenza

Tracing your Italian roots back to Santa Caterina Albanese, in Cosenza province, Calabria region?

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

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

Civil Records in Santa Caterina Albanese

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 Santa Caterina Albanese Town Hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Santa Caterina Albanese during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Santa Caterina Albanese 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 Santa Caterina Albanese !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Santa Caterina Albanese, 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 santacaterinaalbanese@italianside.com or fill this form

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

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    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Santa Caterina Albanese. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Santa Caterina Albanese 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 Santa Caterina 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 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 Santa Caterina Albanese 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 Santa Caterina Albanese:

    S. NICOLA DI BARI – P.zza S. Nicola

    S. NICOLA MAGNO – Via S. Nicolo’ Magno

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Santa Caterina Albanese, 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 Santa Caterina Albanese area , write to santacaterinaalbanese@italianside.com 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 Santa Caterina Albanese too.

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

    13 thoughts on “Genealogy in Santa Caterina Albanese”

    1. Meu avô se chamava Fioravante Sagulo nasceu em Santa Caterina Albanese o pai dele Pietrangelo Sagulo.
      Será que tem algum registro sobre eles.

    2. Hello,
      I’m at a standstill in my search. My G Grandfather was Guiseppe Spaccarotella 1887. He also went by the SPARTI name from Santa Caterina Albanese Italy. We think his fathers name was Alessandro Spaccarotella. I would love to hear anything about the SPARTI or SPACCAROTELLA surnames.

      Thank you,

      Donna

    3. I am researching the surname DODARO. Specifically Maria Teresa DODARO. She would have been born around 1876. Her father’s name was Raffele or Raffiele. Maria married Ignazio LOCANTO (from Cosenza). They immigrated to the United States (? 1890-91) and settled in Trenton, New Jersey. They had 4 children: Rosina/Rosie, Maria Concetta, Gaetano/Guy, and Luigi/Louie.

      1. Three years on and I’m just seeing your reply. I wanted to let you know that I’ve completed my entire family tree. The surname Cianni, by the way, has multiple spelling variations in the Cosenza region, specifically where our ancestors come from. There’s Cianni, Ciani, Di Cianni. I have a Domenico Cianni in my family tree (born in 1753) — a fourth great-uncle.

        My great-grandfather Michelangelo Sagulo parents were Luigi Sagula and Concetta Cianni (from Sicily) in Santa Caterina Albanese. Concetta’s parents were Alesio Cianni and MariaRosa Paletta — they had six children who migrated to NYC.

    4. My great-grandfather’s name was Michelangelo Sagulo, born in Santa Caterina Albanese in 1900 to Luigi Sagulo (born 1863) and a woman with the surname Ciani. I’m currently working on finding his birth certificate in order to obtain Italian citizenship.

      Michelangelo emigrated to Uruguay in 1924 – his parents — for whatever reason — deserted or left him in Italy at the age of one, and fled to NYC.

      1. I have just returned from Santa Caterina where my husband was born and his name is Domenico Cianni (2 n’s) Had I read this before I went I would have asked some questions. My husband was born in 1929 and we still hope to make another visit in 2020. My husband vaguely remembers a Sagulo being the only one with moccasin shoes which he wore on a Sunday, possibly made in America, He thinks the son of this Sagulo died before his father.

        1. Three years on and I’m just seeing your reply. I wanted to let you know that I’ve completed my entire family tree. The surname Cianni, by the way, has multiple spelling variations in the Cosenza region, specifically where our ancestors come from. There’s Cianni, Ciani, Di Cianni. I have a Domenico Cianni in my family tree (born in 1753) — a fourth great-uncle. My great-grandfather Michelangelo Sagulo parents were Luigi Sagula and Concetta Cianni (from Sicily) in Santa Caterina Albanese. Concetta’s parents were Alesio Cianni and MariaRosa Paletta — they had six children who migrated to NYC.

          It puts a smile in my face to see descendants who may have possibly crossed paths with my GREAT GRANDFATHER or his siblings. Big hugs from a Sagulo/Cianni descendant living in Miami, Florida, USA.

          1. This again is a further two years on. My husband Domenico was born on 21 March 1929 so is now 95 years of age and thankfully in reasonably good health. I will take another step in trying to get a little more information and will pass it on to you. We are living in UK but my parents came from Holland!! What a world!

    5. Buon Giorno, I am researching my Grandfather, Luigi Ferrante, born December 20, 1882 in Santa Caterina Albanese. His father was Antonio Ferrante and mother was Rosaria Bononanta. He left Italy on the S.S. Oceania in 1911. Any information or documents you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Graci.

      1. Hi Toni

        Did your Grandfather Luigi Ferrante have a son called Eugenio Ferrante? If so my father (also from the same area as your grandfather) thinks he knows your family.

        Victor

    6. I have been trying to find my grandfather’s birth certificate. He was born on Aug.22,1888 in Catatina(sp.?,Reggio Calabria. I would be most appreciative of any guidance you can give about procuring this document. Thank you so much.

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