Genealogy in Accettura

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Accettura, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Basilicata and in Matera province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Accettura registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Accettura in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Accettura to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Accettura?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Accettura


Before to start your genealogy research in Accettura, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Italy and in Accettura too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Accettura from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Accettura. As more your surname is common in Accettura, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Accettura archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Matera province are:
Andrisani, Bianco, Bruno, Carbone, Carlucci, Cifarelli, Colucci, Coretti, D’Alessandro, Di Cuia, Di Lecce, Di Pede, Ferrara, Festa, Fiore, Fortunato, Gaudiano, Giordano, Grieco, Guida, Iacovone, Lamacchia, Lauria, Leone, Manicone, Martino, Matera, Montemurro, Montesano, Nicoletti, Olivieri, Padula, Paolicelli, Papapietro, Quinto, Rinaldi, Rizzi, Romano, Rondinone, Rubino, Ruggieri, Russo, Sacco, Salerno, Stigliano, Tataranni, Venezia, Vizziello.

Church archives in Matera province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Accettura and Matera province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Potenza.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Accettura, or if you have questions regarding your family in Accettura, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Accettura area will reply to you


  1. Scott says:

    I am looking for some family history. Last name is Trivigno. My father was Nicola and he passes away on 6/22/2016. We were not close and I am in contact with other relatives but would like to know how to obtain any history of my family if available. Any help or guidance would be appreciated. I am visiting Italy in June however won’t make it to
    Accettura this trip. I know there is a town called Trivigno some place as well and not sure of how to get ok to in that. Curiosity. Anyway. Any help is appreciated.

  2. Roxanne says:

    I’m looking for Information on my great grandparents Rocco Romano 1874-1947 and theresa (spongna-ferri) Romano . He was born 1875 and immigrated to USA 1899 and she 1901.They immigrated to NYC and then NJ. She might have been born in potenza 1875. She married rocco 1894. They lived in ACCETTURA. I’m planning on visiting and would like to narrow down which church they belonged to so I don’t have to go to all the towns churches. They had 2 children my grandmother ANNA Philemena Romano and giovonno romano, born in ACCETTURA.which parish did they belong to. WAS Theresa born in potenza and which parish?

  3. Ryan D. says:

    My great great grandfather Pietro Antonio Digilio came from Naples to New York, and ultimately Omaha, Nebraska, on the Prinz Oscar July 25, 1905. His wife was Catherine Milloni. Now, I found on the ship manifest that the last place of residence was Accettura, Italy, and was curious if there are any documents you possess relating to these two.
    Much thanks,

  4. janis says:

    Hi. My paternal grandparents, Dominic Lacovara and Maria Pilliero(sp?) came over to NY from Accutura in 1903, according to family history. I wondered if there wqs any documentation?

  5. Adrienne says:

    My grandparents Anna and Dominic loscalzo came to NY around 1901 and lived in the lower East side. They were from Accetura. My grandmother’s maiden name was Piliero.Their children were Frances, Mateo, Frank, Andrew (my father), Julius and Mary.

    • Chris says:

      Hello. In 1975 My Mom and Dad took us on a trip to Accettura to see if we could meet anyone from my Dads family. We immedietley met several Aunts Uncles cousins etc. Also many friends and neighbors. A man and his wife maybe 60 years old at the time who had a small retail store a few doors down from our Cousin Angelina DeBona, were introduced to us as the Piliero’s. I really cant remember much of them except they were short and very nice. They were really friendly and went out of there way to show us how happy they were for our visit. They brought things from there store to eat like candy and chocolate wine and other party style things. Really very very nice. I guess thats why I remebered the name Piliero when I saw it! Its really a great town. Very small but a classic southern town. Ive been there twice with my kids over the years. Its like a movie set. Everytime I go its the same. Maybe a small change here and there but always the same. Chris Romano San Francisco

    • Dawn Marie says:

      I have some Loscalzos in my family tree from Accetura. One married my Uncle Rocco Guerra.

    • Alicia Lacovara Soto says:

      Hello cousins! My grandparents were Frances Loscalzo and George Lacovara. Their fathers were friends in Accettura and the two later married in New York. Working on a family tree if you’re interested!

  6. Brian says:

    Looking for any info on Moles. My great grandfather Michele or Micele/ Micael. Came to the US from Accettura in 1905 and his Wife came a little later ( Teresa Canuso). I’ve hit a dead end with and can get no further. The name may have been changed from Moless or Molessi. Thanks

  7. Rosanne says:

    I believe that my grandfather, Rocco Canora, was born in Accetturo May 1, 1881. Can you confirm this? Thank you.

    • peter canora says:

      My Grandfather was born in Accetturo on or about 1860 his name was Anthony Canora,wondering if we may be related?
      Peter Rocco Canora

  8. Steve says:

    My grandfather, Giuseppe Loscalzo was born in Accettura in 1890 to Matteo Loscalzo and Rose Romano. We have no birth or death records for his parents. My grandmother’s parents also came from Accettura. They were Vincenzo DiGuilio and Nancy Simone. Any information on them would be appreciated, too.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I believe I found my great-grandfather Beniamino Di Lorenzo’s Passenger Record through the Ellis Island website, and was wondering if it would be possible to find more information about him and his family–he came to the US alone, so I’d love to know if we still have family in this region. This is what i have found:

    Beniamino DiLorenzo
    Ship of travel: Sannio
    Port of Departure: Napoli
    date of arrival: March 20, 1907
    Age at Arrival: 17

    any guidance you can offer for continuing my search would be appreciated!

    Thank you.


  10. Frank says:

    My grandfather according to ship manifest left the port of Genova. On the Ship Tartan Prince. According to manifest Dominic (Dominico) Lauria was 16 years old. Date of birth on USA Registration Card states November 1, 1881.

    Ship manifest states town being Accettura. I am interested to know if there is a birth certificate, baptismal certificate on my grandfather and any other family related documents connected to my grandfather Dominic Lauria located in Accettura or elsewhere in the providence Accettura Italy is located in. His name shows on ships manifest as Dominic Lauria.

    Please advise any documents you might have in your records or able to locate for me. I thank you in advance for your assistance on this request.

  11. Joe Accetturo says:

    Notice my issue? Accetturo is really close to accettura. My great grandfather’s birth certificate says Foggia Italy though….It was a reprint and I don’t recall a Morther and Fathers name on it. His name was Emelio Accetturo

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