Catasto Onciario – 1745

The Catasto Onciario of Martone was completed in 1745.  The purpose of the Catasto was to evaluate the possessions and revenues of citizens in order to impose a tax on a household.  The Catasto included information about each member of a household  including their names, the relationship to the head of household, their occupation or condition, and their age.  In addition to family information, details of family assets and revenue were recorded for further taxing purposes.   This extraction of the Martone Catasto Onciario provides family member information only. This creates a brief census of the residents of Martone in the year 1745.   There are no other civil records available in the 1700’s that I am aware of, but various church records are available and located in the Locri Diocese.  These two resources can help many of us continue our genealogy research back to the late 1600’s!  The information is currently accessible at:


Catasto Onciario – 1745 — 7 Comments

  1. Thank you so much this is a really valuable document. I can only imagine the time it has taken to transcribe the information in the format you have provided.

    I have a favour to ask, please. Is it possible to obtain copies via email of pages DSC9174 and DSC9257 where the surname Silipo is listed?

    Thanks and regards, Margaret

  2. Hi Carmen

    This document is so valuable for family researchers. I thought I had left a comment yesterday but it seems to have disappeared. Is it possible to obtain copies via email of two images from the Catasto document please? The images I would like are: DSC9174 and DSC9257.

    These documents support the earliest in my father’s family line (Silipo) in Martone.
    Thanks and regards, Margaret 

    • Happy New Year Margaret! Your message is here. I will need to locate the files and confirm that I can share these records. There is really not much more info than I provided in the spreadsheet. I’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank for visiting the site!

      • Hi Margaret – I confirmed that I can not share the actual images but hopefully it gave you more clues in your research!!

        • Thanks I was hoping to add to my tree as verification of my ancestors existence as there will be no other documents available. I will take a screen shot of the first page of this special document.

          • Church records would be your only other source for the 1700’s. Many years are missing in those records. The Diocese in Locri may be able to help. You can write to them and ask them to check for Antonio Pisciueri’s baptism around 1705 and see if you have any luck.

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