Genealogy in Miglionico

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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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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Miglionico”
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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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