Genealogy in Pisticci

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Pisticci”
  1. Peter says:

    I AM TRYING TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON A FAMILY NAMED Barbalinardo My grandfather was Domenicangelo Barbalinardo his wife’s name was Carmina Gioia Carmina and her first son Donato came to Toronto,On Canada in 1911 I am trying to trace the family BEFORE THEY IMMIGRATED Family history suggests they were landowners (1815) ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANKS PETER

    • Angela says:

      Hi Peter. I have a relative named carm barbelinardo who lived in Toronto and was born early 1900,s. Her brother was Johnny Lombardi. His children own an Italian radio station in Toronto. She was my dad’s cousin. Not sure if it’s the same person. I know my mom’s family was from pisticci.

  2. Gina says:

    I am looking for information on my husband’s grandfather, Carlo Agneta. He was born in Pisticci, Italy on November 27, 1895.

  3. Robert says:

    I am trying to locate and establish a genealogical tree for Pietro(Peter)Maffei who left Pisticci in 1916 for America and settled in Jersey City, NJ.
    USA. I believe He was one of 11 siblings.

  4. Victoria says:

    I will be visiting Pisticci and Craco in June 2014 with my husband, who speaks Italian. We are looking for records of my ancestor Michele Plati who we believe was born in Pisticci and later moved to Craco. We believe that Michele’s father was Maurizio. There is a record showing a Michele Plati who died in 1893 in Craco.

    I would like to visit the Records Office in Pisticci. Can you provide me with information? Is there an office for church records or any other records office that I should plant visit while I am there to get information on my ancestors?

    Thank you for your assistance.


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