Genealogy in Gorgoglione

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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  1. Joseph says:

    Hello, I have been researching my family and my Great Grandfather was Antonio Friguglietti born in Gorgoglione in 1868 and his wife Maria Antonio Viggiano born in Gorgoglione in 1875. I have been unable to find birth records of either and am trying to obtain their birth certificates and find out their parents names if possible. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Richard says:

    I am attempting to find out where my grandparents were born. I’ve heard stories that they were from Matera or Craco. A USA entry to Ellis Island Stated Craco in the 1920’s. My grandfathers name was Antonio Gorgoglione born in 1897. My Grandmothers name was Giulia Dilia, born in 1895 and were married sometime in the 1920’s. My grandfather was also noted to be an orphan and possibly took the name of the family who adopted him. Still not so sure. Any info would be great . Grazie Tanto !

    R. Gorgoglione

  3. Barbara says:

    I would like to know if you have any birth certificate for a
    Luigi Viola born 1879 in Gorgoglione and
    Maria Berardi born 1881 in Gorgoglione.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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