Genealogy in Cessaniti

If you search your ancestors in Cessaniti, in the province of Vibo Valentia, 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 Cessaniti

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Cessaniti 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 Cessaniti. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Cessaniti archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Vibo Valentia province are:
Arena, Barbieri, Bartucca, Carnovale, Caruso, Cavallaro, Ceravolo, Cirillo, Contartese, Corigliano, Costa, Cugliari, De Luca, De Vita, Ferraro, Franzè, Fruci, Galati, Greco, Grillo, Iannello, La Torre, Lico, Loiacono, Maiolo, Mamone, Mancuso, Marchese, Mazzeo, Mazzitelli, Mazzotta, Messina, Michienzi, Monteleone, Nesci, Pontoriero, Pugliese, Restuccia, Rizzo, Romano, Rombolà, Rondinelli, Russo, Serratore, Tassone, Valente, Vallone, Ventrice.

Church Records in Cessaniti

Church archives in Vibo Valentia 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 Vibo Valentia 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 Cessaniti on your behalf.

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




S. FILIPPO D’ARGIRA – Piazza Scalabrini

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 Cessaniti area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Mariano says:

    Hi, My name is Mariano, I will be travelling to Cessaniti next March-2024 with my father, as his dream is to finally know the town his parents were from (my grandparents: Antonio Magro and Catalina Tripodi).
    I am hoping to find some potential relatives and give him an extra surprise… so hopefully this forum helps! Thanks in advance.

  2. Antônio says:

    Meu avô veio para o Brasil em 1890, estamos querendo saber se ele nasceu em Cessaniti. O nome dele era Antônio Arena.
    Será que vocês podem nos ajudar?

    Antônio Arena Neto