I am spending another $30 to do some research @ www.ancestry.com . I have delved into the international collections and I have found civil records for the town of Falerna, Catanzaro, Italia. I have learned that the keeping of vital records for Italy started in 1866. Phew.... Grandpa was born in 1887. In the southern part of Italy, records were kept as far back as 1809, with the exception of Sicily which started in 1820.
The database (written by hand) contains records for the town of Falerna. It says that the town of Falerna encompasses the frazioni (hamlets) of the Castiglione Marittimo and Falerna Scalo. Records for these localitites will also be found among these records.
I need to sit down now and make sure that Curinga is part of Castiglione Marittimo and Falerna Scalo. I want to say it is, but I have to do my homework first.
Falerna is not far at all from Curinga! This is the exciting news. The frustrating news is that handwritten document is 370 pages long and it's not that easy to peruse on a computer screen.