Genealogy in Colobraro

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Colobraro. As more your surname is common in Colobraro, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Colobraro 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 Colobraro 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 Colobraro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Colobraro, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to colobraro@italianside.com


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  1. Maria Julia says:

    My grandfather, Nicolas Logioia, was born in Colobraro in 1875 in Via Andrea Doria 15. He left Italy when he was 7 and went to New York with his parents, and later at 17 left for Cuba where he stayed until he passed in 1964. I would like any information about the Logioia family if there are any descendents still living there.

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