Genealogy in Accettura

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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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Accettura, or if you have questions regarding your family in Accettura, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Accettura”
  1. 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.

  2. 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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