Genealogy in Rotondella

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Rotondella”
  1. Graciela Laguardia says:

    Estimados mi bisabuelo Vicenzo LaGuardia vino a la Argentina en 1885 mi abuelo Giovanni Laguardia junto a su hermana Laura vino en el año 1899 a Buenos Aires , mi bisabuela se llamaba Ana Maria Trovato todos oriundos de Rotondella , tendré parientes ahora

  2. Gayle says:

    Hello! I am seeking information on Nicholas (Nicolo?) Iorio b. 1861 in Rotondella. His wife I believe was Lavinia Manfredi and they had at least one son, Fred (Frederico??) Iorio b. 1883.

    Any information you can provide would be most helpful. Thanks you.

    • Kristina Iorio says:

      Hello,
      I am also searching for a Fred (Fredinando) Antonio Iorio from Rotandella, my great-grandfather. I believe he came to Ellis Island with his sister, Carmela Iorio, on route to Argentina (uncertain of birth dates). The eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA (McKees Rocks area).
      If you’ve found any information in your search, perhaps we could help each other find our family members. I am traveling to Italy-and Basilicata-this spring where I can find more information.

  3. Patricia says:

    Looking for Geseppie Philip Cosentino (1800′s) married to Philamina Fortinato had three sons:
    Giacomo Born 1876
    Gabriele Born 1883
    and another son who died at 21 – drowned.

    A distant cousin owns the GULF gas station in Rotondella Rocco Dalasandro. Can you give me any more information?

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