Genealogy in Grassano

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Grassano. As more your surname is common in Grassano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Grassano 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 Grassano 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 Grassano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Grassano, 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 grassano@italianside.com


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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Grassano”
  1. Marguerite says:

    I am looking for information about my great-great-great grandparents, Francesco D’Artizio and Angela Granzino, who had a child, Caterina D’Artizio, in Grassano about 1831 (she died in Gravina in 1907). Cateria married Francescopaolo Mugnolo (who was born in Gravina), but their daughter, Maria Maddalena Mugnolo (my great-grandmother) was born in Grassano around 1853 (she died in Gravina 26 June 1894).

    Was travel (and moving households) from Grassano to Gravina in Puglia common in those days? What caused families to move from one town to another?

    Marguerite

  2. Jeanette says:

    compilling family ancestry. interested in identifying the names of my grandparents parents. need the parents of giuseppe schiavone (he was born in grassano 1892) and annarose frazullo (she was born in grassano 1895).

    Would like to identify their parents names and dates of birth.

  3. LEE D'AMBROSIO says:

    Looking for great grand parents from grassano. Francesco Cicileo and Antonia D’Ambrosio had 2 children Vincenzo and Rosina Vincenzo born 06/27/1894. immigrated to usa 1913

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