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


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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Colobraro”
  1. Lucinda says:

    My grandfather, James V. Mango, was born in Bella, Italy Nov. 7,1895. He traveled to America and died in 1948. His father Frank Mango, was born Feb. 15, 1875, was married to Victoria Lutsella. She was the daughter of Anthony Lutsella and Theresa DeSaude.

    Can you help locate descendants? We are traveling to Italy and will be visiting Bella.

  2. Kathleen says:

    My husband and I are traveling to Italy in June. We will be staying in the Basilicata region for part of our trip. I would like to get some information about my paternal grandparents who were from that area before they immigrated to the United States of America. I know they were from the Matera region and we think they came from Colobrara. My grandfather’s name was Guiseppi Antonio Morano and I think he was born in 1876. My grandmother’s name was Maria Bernard but I don’t have a birthdate. I wondered if you could please give me any information you have about the Morano or Bernard families and if there are possibly any descendants still living there.


  3. Jacqueline says:

    un ancestro, Nicola Damiani è nato a Colobraro en 1790 circa, figlio di Gaetano. E partito e ha sposato Lucia Martini a Livorno en 1806.
    Penso che potremo trovare informazione nel documenti in preparazione del matrimonio.
    Grazie per aiutarme.
    One ancester, Nicola Damiani was borned a Colobraro approx. 1790, son of Domenico. He has gone and got married with Lucia Martini in Livourne.
    I think we could find documents relative to the preparation of the marriage.
    Tnahs in advance for helping me

  4. Kathy says:

    My grandmother was born Filippetta Clelia Lapampana I would like any information on her parents if possible .She was born around 1890

  5. 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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