Genealogy in Delianuova

If you search your ancestors in Delianuova, in the province of Reggio Calabria, 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 Delianuova

In towns and villages of Calabria and in Reggio Calabria province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Delianuova town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Delianuova 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 Delianuova. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Delianuova archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Reggio Calabria province are:
Agostino, Albanese, Barbaro, Barreca, Battaglia, Calabrò, Carbone, Caridi, Catalano, Chirico, Commisso, Costantino, Crea, D’Agostino, Ferraro, Foti, Giordano, Iaria, Labate, Laganà, Latella, Lombardo, Longo, Macrì, Malara, Marino, Marra, Martino, Minniti, Modafferi, Morabito, Musolino, Napoli, Neri, Nucera, Panetta, Polimeni, Quattrone, Raso, Romeo, Russo, Scopelliti, Sergi, Siclari, Spanò, Surace, Tripodi, Zappia.

Church Records in Delianuova

Church archives in Reggio Calabria 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 Reggio Calabria 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 Delianuova on your behalf.

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

MARIA SS. ASSUNTA – P.zza Regina Elena

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

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  1. Teresa says:

    My great grandparents were from Delianuova, Italy before migrating to the United States. My great grandfather was Agostino Romagnino and my great grandmother Giuseppina (Leuzzi) Romagnino. Agostino Romagnino was born May 3, 1896 d 1935. His parents were Lorenzo R, b 7 April 1854 Paracorio and Caterina Battista, b 19 Feb 1858 in Castellace, Reggio Calabria. He went back to Delianuova in 1924 to marry Giuseppina Leuzzi. Giuseppina Leuzzi b 1902 d1990 daughter of Angelo Leuzzi b 1837 and Maria Antoinette Demarte.

    I’m trying to find other family members to gather some history on my family.

  2. Iolanda says:

    My Father Alfonso Strano came to Western Australia in 1930’s.from Delianuova. His Father ( my paternal Grandfather ) Arcangelo Strano came in 1925.I am looking for ANY information on My Great Grandparents, Alfonso Strano married Teresa Papasergi
    Any help much appreciated.

  3. Lois says:

    My grand parents immigrated to NY in 1910.
    Paternal side is John Fimmano birth date March 2, 1987 who emmigrated with his brother Frank born August 12, 1894. Both born in Delianova. a brother and sister, Luigi and Rosa stayed in delianova and did not immigrate. Luigi apparently was murdered during a card game.
    Their mother and father were Luigi Fimmano and Domenica Licastro. I wish to know more about this family.
    Maternal side. John married Maria Grazia Frisina, born July 1, 1900. Her parents were Francesco Frisina and Teresa Frisina, maiden name unknown. Teresa’s birthday was May 18, 1868. Died March 27, 1952. Maria has 2 brothers and a sister. Arcangelo born Feb. 20, 1910, Died March 22, 1960. Alessandro Frisina born January 17, 1907. I would like to know Teresa’s maiden name and any info on this family. Otherwise if you could recommend a geneologist that would be helpful too
    Best regards,
    Lois Fimmano

  4. Cheryl says:

    1890 Delianuova Family Surnames:


    • Domenico says:

      Zampogna is the correct spelling, not Zamogna

      • Domenica says:

        Wanting to find information on Raffaele Italiano
        Born 01/06/1921
        Had brother Rosario,
        Mother Soccorso
        No other information
        Dad immigrated to Melbourne, Australia
        Uncle and grandmother to Western Australia
        Wife of Raffaele is Maria Carmela (Fedele) Italiano .
        Relatives – Fedele, Carbone, Gangemi, Licastro,

    • Paola says:

      My Zia’s father’s (Pasquale Italiano [B:? D: approx 1936) father ( Vincenzo Italiano) was from Delianuova. Do you have more information on your Italiano connections, my Zia wants to know if her nonno has any brothers or sisters ( Pasquale died when my Zia was still a baby).

    • Teresa says:

      The correct spelling for “Ganemi’ is GANGEMI and for “Frisini” is FRISINA.

      Do you have any information about Carlo Giovanni Battista born in Delianuova on 13 August 1855 and died in Scido on 10 July 1931. He was my great-grandfather.
      Thank you

  5. Cheryl says:

    My Great Grandparents, Rocco Migliardi 1952-1939 and Marianna Carbone 1850-1897 resided in Delianouva. They weee married in 1878. Their children were: Eufamia, Marianna, Teresa, Raffaela, Fidele and Francesco. Teresa and Raffaela immiggrated
    to Australia. My Grandfather, Francesco, 1894-1978 immigrated to the United States in 1913. Fidele was last known to be in Foligno. He and his wife Guilia Manelli had 2 sons, Rocco and Enzo and a Daughter, Clara. I can find no information on any relatives that remained in Italy. Thank you for any help you could provide.

  6. Michelle says:

    My great grandparents were born in Delianuova. Pasquale Faraone born 1891 and Grazia Maria Moschella born 1896. Looking for family info or relatives in Calabria.

  7. Cara says:


    I am looking for information on my great-grandparents. My great grandmother was Francesca Costanzo born 28 June 1889 in Delianouva. Her mother was Leazzaro Maria Costanzo (I don’t know her maiden name) and her father was Saverio Costanza. (I got these names off of Francesca’s passport when she emigrated to the US.) My great grandfather was Angelo (short for Archangelo?) Gangemi born 18(?) October 1885 also in Delianouva. I have no information about his parents. I would like to obtain both of their birth records.
    Thank you,

    • Cara says:

      New developments:
      Angelo’s parents might be Paul (or some variation of that) Gangemi and Theresa Tarnatola (spelling might also be off). I was able to pull these names off of their marriage certificate in Ohio so it is highly likely that the names are spelled wrong.

  8. Juliet Foti says:

    Interested in finding any records for my grandfather Dominico Foti born July 1889. His father was
    Francesco Antonio Foti and mother was Dominica Batista. I am interested in their marriage records and the death records for his mother, Domenica. ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED!

  9. Anne says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grandparents Domenico Antonio Italuano born 24/6/1896 and my Nonna Domenica Italiano nee Bellissimo born 20/10/1899 and any infirmation on how many children they had before they migrated to Western Australia. Grazie.

  10. El says:

    I’m hoping you have information or can suggest where to look. My research so far says my great grandfather was Antonio Francis Frisina born January 6, 1869 in Delianova. Married Francesca Mantegna(spelling?)Children Antonio, Michael, Anna and Joseph. Thank you for any information.

  11. Vincenzo says:

    Hi..I am interested in finding out more about my family in delianouva.

    My grandmother giussapina versace married giovanni battista.

    My father is leone battista and he has a sister maria.

    They migrated to south australia

  12. Frank says:

    My grandparents werected both born in deleanova in the late 1880,s .my grandfather Frank A Zampogna married Mary Palumbo before coming to the United states where they settled in Kane,pa they both had several siblings that came with them.Any info on family members would be appreciated!!thanks in advance Frank

    • Domenico says:

      HI, Frank, my father Letterio and his father Domenico lived in Delianouva and migrated to Australia in early 1950,s. My father had a brother called Frank now deceased so I am thinking there is a family connection! My Father now deceased married Francesca Mazzeo from Varapodio she is still alive at 94 years! We also know Palumbo’s who live in Adelaide.What do you think? Cheers Dom.

  13. Eileen says:

    Both of my grandparents immigrated from Italy. My grandmother from Calabria. What information I have is that of either Reggio di Calabria or Delianuova.

    My grandmothers name was Fortunata Versage (likely Versace) Born October 18, 1893. Her parents were Angela (born Mar 22, 1954) and Vincenzo Versage born Aug 8,1863 (likely Versace). My grandmother was one of many children in the family and when they immigrated the spelling for some of the siblings remained Versace and others Versage because the Americans likely thought the “c” was a “g”.

    My grandmothers grandparents would be Rosaria & Vincenzo Mafrice and Rosaria (Napoli) & Paul Versace.

  14. Ann Marie says:

    I am looking for information about my maternal great grandparents from Delianuova. My great grandfather was Pasquale DeMarte, born in 1868 (?) and died in 1912. My great grandmother was Elisabetta Gangemi, born in 1868, immigrated to the US in 1914 after her husband died, and died in Kane, Pennsylvania in 1942. In addition to their 3 children (Giuseppe, Paolino, and my grandmother Maria) who moved to the US, I understand from Giuseppe’s obituary that they had another son, Antonio, who remained in Delianuova but for whom I have no information. He would have been born between 1883-1895 based on the other children’s birth dates. Any information about Pasquale, Elisabetta, and Antonio would be greatly appreciated! Grazie mille.

    • Pasqualina says:

      Wow my name is pasqualina Augimeri. I’m from new jersey Dominic was my father I think we are cousins and I think I have a picture of one of your relatives in my grandmothers wedfing picture…

    • Lena says:

      My grandmother was Mary DeMarte, born Jan 8, 1901 in Italy. Her father was Dominick DeMarte and her mothers’ first name was Josephine. My grandfather was Rocco Carbone. I don’t know if she is any relation to your DeMartes’.

    • Pat says:

      My grandparents were both from Delianouva. My grandfather was Angelo Demarte born 1894 to Francesco Antonio Demarte and Elisabetta Bellissimo. My grandmother, Maria Caterina Bellissimo was born in 1892 to Giovanni Bellissimo and Marianto is Luvera. My Grandafther immigrated to Canada in 1914 and my grandmother followed in 1920. As Delianouva is such a small community, I would think all Demarte’s are most likely related. Happy to make contact

  15. Eugene says:

    I live in New York and I am looking for some information on my father who was born on Jan 24 or the 28 ,1889 or 1890 his name Salvatore Parini had brother named Dominic and sister who might have been a nun or teacher. Would like to find out who my grandparents were.

  16. Tresslyn says:

    My father was giuseppe Demarte who migrated to West Australia just before ww2. He married Marie Frisina whose family migrated to WA?Her father was domenico Frisina and her mother caterina Frisina née Papalia. Giuseppe Demarte was related to the Milliardi family that migrated to the USA in the early 1900s ?I am keen to be in touch with anyone who may have crossing family trees and have already done their own family trees. Regards Tresslyn.

    • Pasqualina says:

      Have not done a family tree but we may very well be cousins…my family came to America in early 1900s and lived in nw pennsylvania area.

    • El says:

      My great grandfather was Antonio Frisina born in Delianuova. Thinking we are related in some way. 🙂

  17. Lena says:

    I am looking for any information on my maternal grandmother. Her name was
    Concietta Yanatello, born 27 Jan 1895. She married Eli Rocco Carbone on 27 MAy 1913 in Erie County, Pa, USA. I have no other information on her. Anything will be greatly appreciated.

    • Pasqualina says:

      I think they were related…I was also related to Carbone’s frances carbone was my godmother, Luigi savoia was my godfather…all from kane PA

  18. Giovanni says:

    I would like to trace back as far as possible my family tree my fathers name was Francesco Clemente and my mothers maiden name was Maria frisulli and they came from delianova, regio colubria ,please excuse my spelling this is all the info I have ,can you help.

  19. Juliet says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandparents, Francesco Antonio Foti and Domenica Batista. They had 5 children, my grandfather being the eldest, born July 6, 1889. This would place their birthdates around 1870? Domenica passed away around 1900 and my grandfather came to America, alone, at the age of 11. Francesco Antonio remained in Delianouva and is presumably buried there. He passed sometime in the 1920’s.

  20. Carol says:

    I am trying to find ancestors of my grandfather, Giuseppe Zampogna. He was born in Delianuova on Feb 7 1888 to Alfonso Zampogna and Fracia Tatino. His family consisted of 2 brothers Antonio and Michelangelo and a sister Mary? On Dec 9 1914 in Delianuova Giuseppe married Teresa Costerella, daughter of Alfonso Costerella and Rachele Strano. Giuseppe and his 2 brothers immigrated to the US and his sister stayed in Italy. Any information is appreciated.
    Thank you,

  21. Carol says:

    I am trying to find ancestors of my grandfather, Giuseppe Zampogna. He was born in Delianuova on Feb 7 1888 to Alfonso Zampogna and Fracia Tatino. His family consisted of 2 brothers Antonio and Michelangelo and a sister Mary? On Dec 9 1914 in Delianouva Giuseppe married Teresa Costerella, daughter of Alfonso Costerella and Rachele Strano. Giuseppe and his 2 brothers immigrated to the US about 1914 and his sister stayed in Italy.

  22. Teresa says:

    Sono venuta a Delianuova tante volte per approfondire la ricerca sulla famiglia di mio padre. Ho ottenuto alcuni risultati dalla chiese dell’Assunta dove sono stata battezzata. Sfortunatamente non ho ottenuto risposta dalla chiesa quando ho chiesto piu informazioni e sarei grata a chiunque potrebbe aiutarmi. Mio padre era Fedele Arcangelo (era perche e deceduto nel 2011)figlio di Casella Teresa e Fedele Giuseppe. Giuseppe e deceduto il 19 dicembre 1921, 4 mesi dopo la nascita di mio padre che naque in 12 agosto 1921. Giuseppe era il figlio di Fedele Domenico nato circa la meta del 1800(non conosco il nome di sua moglie). Domenico he sua moglie hanno avuto 8 figli – 5 maschi e 3 femmine. Chiedo aiuto a saperne di piu su Fedele Domenico, sua moglie e i suoi genitori. Abito a Fremantle nell’Australia Occidentale dal 1967 e il mio Italiano non e piu quello di una volta. Mi scuso per gli errori. Grazie a chiunque puo provvedermi informazioni, anche se minime.

  23. Antonio Napoli says:

    My father Vincenzo born Oct 1897 in Delianouva came to Australia in 1926
    I would like to trace his parents and grandparents. My grandparents were Francisco Antonio Napoli born about 1880,a property valuer, who moved to Caraffa Bianca and married my grandmother Guila Misitano.
    Francesco Antonio had a sister Lucia Napoli who was married to Vincenzo DeMarte. I hope someone while be able to help.
    With regards,
    Tony Napoli

  24. Pasqualina says:

    I am writing a book about immigration, post world war 11, which is when my parents immigrated to Western Australia.
    I know it is difficult to communicate from one side of the world with another……but I will not stop until I find relative connected to my family pre1900.
    How can you help me if at all.
    With kind regards,