Genealogy in Miglionico

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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  1. Gregory says:

    Can you possibly help me? I am trying to obtain the birth records for a distant relative of my family. My grandfather was born in Pisticci and I was informed from them, his grandfather was born in Miglionico before they relocated to Pisticci.

    I am unsure of his first name ( it may be Giuseppe) but the surname is CUFARO He would have been born in the early part of the 1800’s.

    I have tried contacting the records office in miglionico but they do not answer my requests.

    Can you please tell me what options I have to locate and obtain copies of this information for our family records.

    Thank you very much for any help or advice you can offer. I hope you can reply yo my message.

    Cordiali saluti,
    Gregorio Cufaro

  2. Kristin says:

    My family came from Miglionico. Surnames Marinaro, Pepe, Casella, Traietta, Cancelliere, and Fornocastello (although I’m not sure the spelling is correct for this name). Any help or collaboration would be appreciated. Thanks, Kristin

    • Alex says:

      Hi Kristin, My 3 times great grandmother was Grazia Vita Traietta who was from Miglionico. So far I know that she had 2 daughters my great-great-grandmother Maria Guidotti and her sister Margherita Guidotti. Do any of these names sound familiar with your genealogy?

      • Kristin says:

        Hi Alex, my research into the Traietta side is somewhat limited; I haven’t really branched out into siblings of direct ancestors yet. Seeing as you seem to be more advanced in your research, I’ll throw some names at you and see if any of them ring a bell with you. My 2x great grandmother was Concetta Traietta. Her parents were Pietrantonio Traietta and Grazia Vita Cancelliere. Pietrantonio’s parents were Matteo Traietta and Domenica Nunzia Mucci. That’s all I have currently. Have you found any of these names in your Traietta line?

      • Kristin says:

        Hey Alex, not sure if you have this, however, came across death record of Grazia Vita Traietta, born @1858, died 4 Feb 1924. Parents Antonio Vincenzo Traietta and Margherita Salerno. Spouse Giuseppe Domenico Guidotti. Hope this helps you, if you don’t already have…Kristin

  3. Linda says:

    My Grandfather, Nicola DelPrete I believe was born in Miglionico around 1890. His parents were Carlo DelPrete and Margherita Capotorta. Margherita’ s mother was Grace Ladiano. I think Grace’s husband was Michaelangelo Capotorta. I believe Grace would have been born around 1840.
    I would appreciate any information you have.
    thank you so much.
    Linda Agrati

  4. Alex says:

    My family immigrated to South America from Miglionico. I am currently researching their family from Miglionico last names Buzzella, Mucci, Traietta and Frederricci.

  5. Maria says:

    Curious to know if my grandparents were from here the surname was Marinaro. I
    Was told they came from this town
    Any info would be apprehended

  6. Arthur says:

    Como esta?

    My mother was born Carmela DeBonis. My grandparents Emanuel DeBonis and Isabella Cancelliere DeBonis emigrated to America in late 19333. My great grandfather was Michelangelo Cancelliere and my great grandmother’s maiden name was Angela Allegretti. With the exception of my mother, they were all born in Miglionico. Can you, please, help me find these names in the records?

  7. John says:

    My Grandfather was Paolo Ettorre born June 15 1880 he married Vita Maria Centonze she may have been his second wife.
    His father was Franciso Saverio Ettorre and mother Portzia Addigo
    I have other names to add but in the interest of being brief
    I have no dates for these people
    Can you help?

    Thank you

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