Genealogy in Irsina

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Irsina”
  1. Bruno says:

    My name is Bruno and I’m looking for my great granmother certificate of birth. She was 7 years old when she arrived in Brazil in 1901.

    The only details I have are the following:

    Name: Chiara La Rocca (father: Giuseppe La Rocca, mother: Eufemia de Luiza)
    Date of birth (not precise): 08/01/1894, 1895 or 1896.
    Place of birth: In most all documents I have it says: “Potenza”. I found “Irsina” in the ship list as of 1901. Irsina sounds the right place as my grandmother’s name is Ufemia (the name of the Sant’Ufemia, the patron saint of Irsina). My great great grandmother has the same name…

    I have already sent email, fax, called the Comune di Irsina but so far they didn’t give me an answer…

    Thanks in advance and kind regards,

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