Thanks to Francesco Fullone, The Cosenza Exchange is proud to have the Catasto from Montalto which was completed between October 1748 and March 1749. These records will allow the descendants of Montalto to go back even further to research their ancestry. If your wish to view the Catasto in it's original form you may view it here.
Please note that the majority of people from the Vacarizzo frasioni of Montalto are not in this Catasto because a separate Catasto was done for this area. We also have the Vacarizzo Catasto which can be seen here.
It is important to make a note about the surnames in this Catasto. There are a number of surnames in this Catasto that are spelled different than surnames in later years. For example, Leonetti is spelled Lionetti (there are also a few diLionetti names) in this Catasto. Some surnames have di or d' added to the beginning of the name. Names like Filippo can be diFilippo in this Catasto. Please check multiple spellings of the surnames you are searching for and check the index page for under the letter D to see if your surname had a d' or di during this time period. If the surname you are searching for begins with De like DeLuca, DeSeta, etc. you will find your ancestors under diLuca, diSeta, etc.
The first section of the Catasto is the general catasto. This includes normal households of Montalto citizens born in Montalto. It should be noted that some of the names in this section do include some people who were not born in Montalto. In this section will be people living in a household regardless of ownership.
This small section of the Catasto contains the names of people whose heads of households are women - virgins and widows. You can view this section here
The "Forastieri" section literally translated means stranger. Abitanti indicates that although these people were not born in Montalto, they were living there at the time this Catasto was done. This section of the catasto lists citizens in Montalto, but not born there. Where their place of birth is indicated, It is listed on the page.