Genealogy in San Nicola dell’Alto

If you search your ancestors in San Nicola dell’Alto, in the province of Crotone, 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 San Nicola dell’Alto

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Crotone province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in San Nicola dell’Alto town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in San Nicola dell’Alto follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in San Nicola dell’Alto during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of San Nicola dell’Alto 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 San Nicola dell’Alto too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Nicola dell’Alto 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 San Nicola dell’Alto. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in San Nicola dell’Alto archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Crotone province are:
Adamo, Aiello, Arcuri, Astorino, Basile, Bevilacqua, Bruno, Caligiuri, Carvelli, Cortese, Curcio, Esposito, Fabiano, Falbo, Fazio, Ferraro, Gallo, Garofalo, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Iaquinta, Ierardi, Le Rose, Lombardo, Macrì, Mancuso, Marino, Marrazzo, Martino, Mauro, Oliverio, Pace, Palmieri, Perri, Poerio, Pugliese, Rizza, Rizzo, Rocca, Russo, Salerno, Scalise, Schipani, Sestito, Tallarico, Vaccaro, Vona

Church Records in San Nicola dell’Alto

Church archives in Crotone 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 Crotone 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 San Nicola dell’Alto on your behalf.

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 San Nicola dell’Alto 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 San Nicola dell’Alto forum:
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  1. Jacob ha detto:

    Hi! I believe that my great grandfather, Francesco Carnese, was born here in San Nicola Dell’Alto back on Febuary 5th, 1887. He emigrated to America sometime in the early 1900’s. His parents were Antonio and Veneranda Carnese. I was wondering if anyone has any information whether or not they still have relatives living in San Nicola Dell’Alto, or any information about them in general.

  2. Rob ha detto:

    Hello, my grandmother was born in S. Nicola’dell alto on May 24, 1896. Her name was Filomena Livanni. I am visiting Bodaloto in March of this year where my grandfather was born and plan on making a trip to S. Nicola to see if any Livanni’s remain. My grandmother was of Albanese descent and may have spoken a dialect according to my mother. .

  3. Nicholas ha detto:


    My name is Nicholas Basta and im searching for relatives in this town.

    My great grand mother and father are from there.

    Their names are Salvatore Basta and Mariangela Dolcemore.

    Please email with ideas.

    • Michele ha detto:

      My grandmother was named Maria Basta, her brother’s name was Salvatore Basta. She was born in 1997. My grandmother emigrated to the US in 1926. Her husbands name was Pietro Caridi. They had two small children when they emigrated, named Maria and Antonio.

  4. Jerry ha detto:

    I believe my paternal great grandfather was Costantino Titta and he was from S. Nicola Dell’alto. He came to America in 1907 when he was about 18 or 19. Can you confirm this town as his birthplace?

  5. Louis ha detto:

    I believe my grandfather, Luigi Carmine Liotti was born in San Nicola dell’Alto in March 1876 and came to the U.S. in or about 1892. In addition to Italian, he spoke a dialect of Albanian called, I believe, “Gheg”. His father’s name may have been Vincenzo or Antonio.

    Any assistance in finding information and/or connections would be deeply appreciated.

  6. Gilberto ha detto:

    My name is Richard,my grandfather left Italy around 1910 and came to American,I would like to know his family ,parents and siblings names.Two of his siblings also moved to American ,brother James and Micalena Splendido.Are any Splendido’s left in San Nicola Dell Alto also what language is spokened there.My father said my grand father spoke a dialect of Albanian.Could he be of Albanian ancestry?I would appreciate any information,Thank you.

  7. Michael ha detto:

    I am looking for information on the Vaccaro family from San Nicola dell alto. My father Giuseppe Vaccaro moved from San Nicola to Wilkes-barre pa. His sister Betina Vaccaro who resided in San Nicola until here death in 1990. He also had a brother Nicholas who also resided in San Nicola. My wife and I visited San Nicola in the summer of 2008 and saw the family home. We were unable to learn anything else due to the language barrier. I am trying to find out as much as I can about my fathers family as I know nothing else except what I have just stated.
    I appreciate any information anyone may have

    • Maggie ha detto:

      Were you related to Dominic Vaccaro? I ask because I am from Wilkes-Barre and my grand parents were from San Nicola. I remember a Dominic Vaccaro coming to dinner every Sunday as a kid.

  8. Ashley ha detto:

    I am searching for records about my great grandfather Dominick Splendido, possibly born Feb 3 1886. He lived in San Nicola del Alto and came to the U.S. in 1910. In particular I am looking for the names of his parents or any information about where I could find these records. I will be in Calabria in July and would like to continue my search. My biggest thanks. Grazie mille…

  9. Jennifer ha detto:

    My paternal grandfather, Riccardo Ermenegildo Leone Gambetta Basta, was born in San Nicola dell-alto on April 8, 1883.

    My paternal grandmother, Rosina DeBiasi, was born in November 1891.

    Please send me any information you can gather. We hope to visit Italy in October 2014 and would love to learn as much as possible about my heritage.


    • David ha detto:

      My maternal grandfather was Francesco Giuseppe Basta. I suspect that we are cousins. Currently, both the Mayor and Vice Mayor of San Nicola dell’Alto are relatives.

  10. Kristy ha detto:

    Hi there! My family is planning g a trip to Italy. I’m trying to locate my great grandfathers ancestors, home etc. the info I have is

    Vincenzo Basta born 7/17/1880
    His last place of residence was San Nicola dell’Alto. He came to the US on ss Roma in 1905. Is this something you can help us with?

  11. Antonio ha detto:

    If you can help me in my search of great grandparents and family members, I would appreciate in hearing
    from you, and receiving information about your fees. I have reason to believe that the following were
    born and lived in San Nicola dell’Alto, province of Crotone, Calabria:
    Gloria Ruperta, born 1870. Married Biagio Gatto, born 1868-1870 possibly from Carfizzi or San Nicola
    Sarafina Ruperta, born 1876, married Domenico Auselio, born 1874 possibly from Carfizzi or San Nicola
    Giuseppe Gatto, born 1894; Michele Gatto, born 4/2/1897
    Maria Auselio, born 1900
    Michele Auselio, born 9/3/1880
    The two towns of San Nicola dell ‘Alto and Carfizzi may have been where the marriages took place.