Genealogy in Oppido Mamertina

If you search your ancestors in Oppido Mamertina, 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 Oppido Mamertina

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 Oppido Mamertina town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Oppido Mamertina on your behalf.

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

DIVINA PASTORA – P.zza Rocco Mammone

S. CATERINA V. E M. E S. LEONE MAGNO – Via Maria Ss. delle Grazie, 30

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via Palestro, 2


S. NICOLA – P.zza Duomo

S. NICOLA DI MIRA – Vico Po, 1

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

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  1. Becky ha detto:

    I’m looking for information of my grandfathers family. The family name is Pangallo.
    My great grandfather, francisco Pangallo and my great grandmother, Elizabeth Russo Pangallo.
    They had 5 children I believe, Alfonso, Salvatore, Giovanni, Giuseppe and Grazia.
    I just found an old photo with Oppido as the town. Any info would be appreciated.

  2. Pina ha detto:

    Looking for any information on carmine callea. Unsure when he was born. He was born in 1890??? He was married to my great grandmother Giuseppa multari. He had 5 children with her; 4 girls and 1 boy. My grandmother was his eldest child. From oppido mamertina, in Reggio Calabria. In 1922, 3 months after the birth of his youngest child (daughter), he left for Montevideo in Uruguay. He never came back. Apparently he remarried there and last correspondence was in roughly 1940’s from a priest/new wife in Montevideo saying his wife had left him, he had suffered a stroke and wanted to return to Italy. The letter was replied by my great aunt (his youngest daughter). She said he was welcome to return to Italy if he wanted to but not welcome in her home as he had abandoned the family so long ago. There was a message not long after saying that he escaped a hospital/mental institution and no longer heard of. After 7 years, he was classified as dead. Body never found according to my great aunt.My great aunt has since passed and I feel there is still many questions as to what happened to him. All his children have since passed. I’m in Australia. Can you direct me where could get further information? Thanks.

  3. Sal ha detto:

    Sto cercando di individuare i parenti che possono ancora vivono nella zona. Mio nonno, Saverio Chirchiglia, è venuto da questa città negli Stati Uniti intorno al 1902. Ho intenzione di visitare ° earea prossimo anno. Se avete informazioni scrivetemi o me raggiungere a FaceBook
    Grazie mille

    • Rita ha detto:

      Ciao Sal
      per favore mi scrive,, ho ancho Saverio Chirchiglia nel mio albero genealogico.
      Hello Sal
      if you would like to write to me, I also Saverio in my family tree.

      I live in Australia
      thank you.

      • Sal ha detto:

        Rita, thank you for your reply. I would love to communicate and perhaps learn more about the possible family ties and history.
        I am in Florida, in the USA and as a child had heard that one of my grandfathers brothers went to Australia.
        Look forward to hearing from you


  4. Carmelina ha detto:

    Scusati anche il mio Italiano Spero che mi potete aiutari. Voglio sapere dettagli dei genitori dei miei nonni – se e possibile, il nome, data di nascita e data di morte.
    La mia nonna si chiamava Carmela Violi – nata 11 Febbraio 1904 e morta 20 Aprile 1991
    Il mio nonno si chiamava Filippo Accurso – nato 14 Dicembre 1897 e morto 21 Dicembre 1983
    Grazie tanto in anticipo.

  5. Sophia ha detto:

    I’m looking for any records that you have on Francesco Oppedisano born in 1875. He’s my great great garndfather and he was gone before any of the living Oppedisanos could meet him.

  6. Carla ha detto:

    I’m researching my mother’s family who come from Oppido Mamertina.
    I was looking for the marraiges dates and parents names of Salvatore and Anna Princi. I think they would have been married around 1890.
    I am also looking for the marraige date and parents names of Rosario and Caterina Musitano. They also may have been married around 1890.
    I look forwArd to hearing from you.
    Thank you

  7. Eileen ha detto:

    Looking for parents of Gracia Evangelista, married to Vincenzo Clemente. And parents of Vincenzo Clemente. They had a child Maria born September 29, 1899 in Oppido.

  8. KALFON ha detto:

    Scusate il mio italiano. Sono francese e sono alla ricerca di informazioni genealogici sui miei antenati originari di Oppido Mamertina:
    Mio padre è Antonin LORIA 22/02/1922 a Oppido Mamertina naturalizzato francese nel 1939.
    – mia nonna è Angela Calabrò nata la 13/03/1896 a Oppido Mamertina e amerò sapere il nome dei suoi genitori e suoi nonni possibilmente, come pure le date.
    – Mio nonno è Antonio LORIA
    Mi occorrerebbe possibilmente la data del loro matrimonio
    Ringraziandovi anticipatamente, li prego di ricevere i miei saluti cordiali
    Marguerite KALFON, nata LORIA