Genealogy in Aliano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Aliano, 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 Aliano registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Aliano. As more your surname is common in Aliano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Aliano 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 Aliano 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 Aliano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Aliano, 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 .
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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Aliano”
  1. Mario says:

    I am researching the Family name Colaiacovo how many where
    Born in Aliano ? Where does the name come from
    It’s not a typical Italian name

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Mario. I would be interested to keep in contact. My family are also Colaiacovo’s that come from Aliano. Feel free to reach out to me.

  2. Judy says:

    I am looking for information on my paternal grandfather, John Batiste La Greca also known as Giovanni La Greca. He was born i Aliano in 1877, I beleive his father’s name was Antonio and mother was Anna.

  3. Sharon says:

    Can you help me find out more about my grandfather’s father? Phillip Aliano… related to Eddy Aliano Mike Aliano and Joe Aliano. I believe there is another brother.. Alfred Aliano. Thank you

  4. Justine Leicht says:

    My great grandfather was from Aliano. His name was Luigi Caldararo and he came to NY in the late 1800’s. His parents came after him to the United States. Their names were Filippo Caldararo and Rosa D’Aloia. There are several of us researching Caldararo’s that came to NY and were from Aliano. We are trying to figure out how they all fit together. I know that the LDS has records on microfiche but where I live in Pennsylvania the closest one to me is an hour away and the times are not good for me. If you have any suggestions as to where I might write to obtain any info that would be wonderful and greatly appreciated

  5. Kathleen says:

    My husband’s grandparents were born in Aliano in 1888. They had a son who was also born in Aliano in 1909. They immigrated to the U S in 1913. To mark the 100th anniversary, we are going to Italy in a couple of weeks. We plan to spend one day in Aliano. We would like to find out a little more about their families. Do you have any advice about where to start? Surnames are La Capra, Fiano (or Faiano), De Luca, and Tamburino. Thanks, Kathy

  6. Mark Aliano says:

    I would like to know what my last name, Aliano means in Italian.

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