Genealogy in Stigliano

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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15 Messages to “Genealogy in Stigliano”
  1. Barry says:

    my great grandfather francesco calciano & his identical twin brother salvatore
    born in stigliano in 1880, sailed to america in 1900 docked in new york city
    somewhere i think, sal ended up in BRISTOL CT. frank in PHILADELPHIA PA.
    frank was married once in italy i think her last name was brigante; if anybody
    has any info i would appreciate it.

  2. Peggy says:

    My ancestor was born in Stigliano about 1810. His name was Giuseppe LEONE or DI LEONE. His father ‘might have been Francesco’. They moved to town of Salandra in Matera Province by 1840. Also ancestor Egidio PARADISO died in Santeramo cir 1781. Grazie

  3. Antonio says:

    Antonio Grazioso my grandfather born 1872 in Stiglino also grandmother born 1876

  4. Marilyn says:

    PLEASE HELP ME FIND INFO ON MY GREAT-GRAND-PARENTS, WHO LIVED & NEVER LEFT STIGLIANO == NAMES WERE GIUSEPPE DI PERSIA & CONCETTA POZZOLENTO == LEONARDO LA CASA & ROSE GUILIANO == PLS == APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH ==

  5. Marilyn says:

    NEED INFO == MY MOMS PARENTS BOTH PARENTS BORN IN STIGLIANO == LEONARDO LA CASA & MARGHERITA DI PERSIA IN THE 1800s == APPRECIATE ANY HELP U CAN GIVE ME == THANKS, IN ADVANCE ==

  6. Marie Elaine says:

    Hello,

    My grandparents are both from Stigliano: Antonio Mastronardi and Teresa Longo.They came to New York around 1929. I am seeking any information about my family history and to communicate with family members!

    Sincerely,
    Marie Elaine

  7. John says:

    I have asked the Commone and the mayors office for input but never received an answer. My Great Grandfather’s name was Salvatore Sansone. He had 6 daughters and Rosa, Maria, Caterina, Paulina, Margarita, Grazia, and 2 sons, Nicolo, and Giacomo. Maria, Paula, Margarita, married 3 Colangelo brothers all from Stigliano. They all came thru Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century. I understand that my Great Grandfather was self taught and was sort of the Da Vinci of the town. He was a carpenter, barber, and the handy man. I did go there in 1956 when I was in the service from Naples. The Train to Matera and the bus to Stigliano. It was the last town. Any info will be helpful. Most all the old timers are gone.
    John

    • Lynn says:

      Hi John, My name is Lynn Salvaggio. My husband’s mother Rose was a Viggiano born in NY whose parents were born in Stigliano. Her parents were Nicola Viggiano and Caterina Mona. Caterina and my mother-in-law Rose often talked about the Sansone Family. Nick the barber and so forth. Other names in our line from Stigliano are Mangiameli, Magariello, Tursone. I can’t remember them all. There were Calbis and Colangelos. In fact, Pasquale Mona was first married to a Colangelo and then a Ripullone. Nick and Katie (daughter of Second wife of Pasquale) lived in the Bronx. Some of our relatives also settled in Bridgeport CT. Di Pierro, Recupero, Aitchison, Schettino. My husband and son were in Stigliano about 3-4 years ago-just for a few hours. Anyway, I have done a lot of research in Stigliano and still have a few microfilms on loan. Perhaps I have something you might need.

  8. Andrea says:

    GUISEPPI RASULO IS MY GRANDFATHER, ANDREW RASULO IS HIS BROTHER BOTH BORN IN STIGLIANO. BOTH CAME TO THE US THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND. THEY HAD A SISTER
    NAMED STELLA RASULO WHO STAYED BEHIND. MY GRANDMOTHER, MARIA DOMINICA PETRONE BIRTHDATE AUG.12 1890’S. IM LOOKING FOR RELATIVES. THANK YOU

  9. Roberta says:

    Looking for any information and or photos regarding my grandfather. His name was Pietro Antonio DiLecce. He was born in Matera on September 4, 1888. He married Filomena Oliveri from Montorio Nei Frentani. Thank you.

  10. Kim says:

    Can someone explain to me why all the documents I find regarding my family from Stigliano says “Stigliano Potenza”. My family immigrated to the US from Stigliano about 1913. Isn’t the town of Stigliano in Matera province? I have found several records that say “Stigliano Potenza”. Thanks.

    Kim
    my family names from Stigliano are Manzo, Marchese, Barisano and DeRuggiero

  11. Leonard says:

    I would like any info about my Grandfather, Leonardo Francesco Mandile Born 1900 and my Grandmother, Rose Fugaro, both who lived in Stigliano. Also, any living relations who still resde in or near Stigliano. Thank you.

  12. Dominic stigliano says:

    Just curious about my last name and family in italy

    • Monica says:

      Dominic, my father was a Stigliano, and his family was from Rocca Imperial, Italy. His father (Carlo Stigliano) was born there, and my father was born in Philadelphia in 1916. My grandfather had several brothers and sisters who moved to the states. I actually just ran across your post and decided to answer, but I have not looked into the genealogy of my family for awhile, so it is not fresh in my mind. If you are interested, let me know. Not that I know much! My grandfather came thru Ellis Island, and I found some information there. Monica

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