Genealogy in Anzi

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Anzi, 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 Potenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Anzi registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Anzi. As more your surname is common in Anzi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Anzi archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Potenza province are:
Albano, Bochicchio, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Carlomagno, Carlucci, Cirigliano, Claps, Colangelo, Conte, Cosentino, Coviello, D’Andrea, De Bonis, De Luca, Ferrara, Fortunato, Genovese, Giordano, Grieco, Ielpo, Labanca, Lauria, Lombardi, Lorusso, Marino, Martino, Mecca, Nigro, Nolè, Pace, Pepe, Potenza, Rinaldi, Romaniello, Romano, Rosa, Russo, Sabia, Santarsiero, Santoro, Scavone, Sileo, Summa, Telesca, Vaccaro, Zaccagnino.

Church archives in Potenza 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 Anzi and Potenza 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 Anzi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Anzi, 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 anzi@italianside.com


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19 Messages to “Genealogy in Anzi”
  1. Rae says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for information regarding my great grandfather, Saverio Napolitan0, born 1877 (possibly July), immigrated to the US from Naples in 1901. Records are showing that he was born and/or lived in Anzi and would like to know if you have any information regarding him and/or his family.

    Thank you.

  2. Jeffrey T. says:

    Hello: Thanks for this site. I’m in the process of completing my maternal family tree and all roads appear to lead back to Anzi as I endeavor to learn more about the lineage of great-grandparents who were born and married in Anzi before emigrating to the U.S. Thanks for any guidance based on the below:

    I am a descendant of Pasquale Esposito and Mary Theresa Martini (spelled more contemporarally as Martine). They emigrated to the U.S. around 1900 and lived in Hazleton, PA.

    Mary Theresa Martini was born in Anzi in 1877 to Rocco and Grace (Grazia) Martini. Grazia’s maiden name was possibly Cerrone/Cerone. Mary Theresa had three known siblings: Joseph, Michael, and Carmela. Each emigrated to the U.S. and similarly situated in Hazleton, PA and had extensive families. The Matteo and Rubertone families, also from Anzi, married with members of the Martini family both back in Anzi and once settled in Hazleton. Gerardo Matteo and Angela Marie Rubertone (b.1854) are the oldest known connections.

    Pasquale Esposito was born in 1871 to Sabato and Grace Esposito. My grandfather, their last living child, describes the town of origin as being in the valley below Anzi and known then as Dominos or similar. I cannot find anything on current maps matching that closely. Pasquale is believed to have had siblings but nothing is known about them.

    I’ve exhausted all known documents available to me through family and popular domestic genealogy sources. Any guidance as to additional sources by which to continue my research would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards,
    Jeff

  3. Paulette says:

    Hoping for birth and/or Baptism record for Francisco REGILIO, b. 13 FEB 1897 • Anzi, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. Francisco/Frank is deceased in USA. Thank you.

  4. Joe says:

    Looking for information on my great grandfather Luciano Martocci(o). Born in Anzi and immigrated to the USA in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I have seen some documents that say he was from Strada Taverna, Anzi. I will be visiting Anzi this May and would love to find out more before I get there.
    Thank you
    Joe

  5. michael says:

    My grandfather Antonio morotta and my grandmother came from Anzi italy
    Relocated in nyc in the late 1890

  6. Elissa says:

    I’m looking for information on my great grandfather. his name was James Motula/Motola/Mott/Motley. He was married to Catherine and they had a son Donato Mott and lived in Hazleton PA. Donato’s records say he was born in Anzi Italy in 1891 of 1892. Catherine and James came to the US separately in 1893 and 1894. They were married in Italy in 1888. I’m not sure of exact names as it seems that they changed them to be more anglo. Seems like Hazelton was a popular place to settle for those from Anzi. I’d appreciate any info you can provide. Trying to surprise my dad for his 90th birthday.

  7. Karen says:

    Hello,
    I am searching for information on the Calabresi side of my family.
    Antonio Calabresi born 1858, immigrated 1887
    Wife, Angelina (angela) born 1863, immigrated from possibly Basilicata in 1894
    Son Rocco, born in Italy
    daughter Lusy born in NY
    Son Dominick born in NY
    Daughter Mary (Cori), born in NY and married in Philadelphia, my great-great grandmother

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  8. ernest says:

    In 1946, my grandmother in Hazleton Pennsylvania, the widow of Rocco Scatton(e), received a letter from Andonietta Castrignano, the daughter of Giuseppe. She was living at the time at Via Angioporto 30, Anzi. She was evidentally that Rocco (son of Francesco Paolo and Angela Castrignano) had been dead since 1930. As far as I know, the letter went unanswered, and was found among the effects of my uncle Frank Scatton after he passed away several years ago. Antonietta refers to an Uncle Dominic, who I take to be Angela’s brother, who also emigrated to Hazleton Pennsylvania. He was married to an Angelina Lobraico.

    I would be grateful for any information about Antonietta and her family, particularly if any descendants of her father’s family line are still living in Anzi.

    Many thanks.

  9. Anthony says:

    My name is anthony esposito. My fathers name was anthony also. His fathers name was giovanni and mothers was rose. Children were donata(anna), carmella( millie), mary, josephine, rocco(rex), michael, salvadore, and anthony. There were other half brothers and sisters too. I believe there were several marriages.Does anyone have any info on this family.

  10. Julia says:

    Trying to find information about Joseph (Giuseppe) Lauria Calabrese, born in Anzi in 1869. He married Antoinette Fanelli (from Laurenzana). His father was Rafael Calabrese and his mother was Maria Irene Lauria.

    We are hoping to spend a day in Anzi in early July this year and would love to meet up with someone who could introduce us to a cousin or tell us information about where he may have lived.

  11. Anthony says:

    Hello, My Grandfather Angelo Raffaele(i believe that was the spelling)was born in Anzi, Italy (1901) and came to America in 1902. His Father Michele (here in America they called him Michael) was born 1876 and passed 1945 in Hammonton, NJ. His wife Maria Tortorelli was born 1884 and pass 1958 also in Hammonton, NJ. My grandfather had 2 sisters Mildred (1914-2005) and Marie (don’t have much info on her) and 1 Brother Anthony Benedetto (1912-1938) I have some info from ancestry saying my grandfathers father name is Angelo R Benedetto (1840-1917)and Mother name is Angela Rosa Castrignano. I’m not sure if it’s true or not. Hoping anyone here can help.

  12. Linda says:

    grandfather, Guiseppe Marco,born June 14, 1876 in Anzi. grandmother Carmela or Camella Cutro(maiden) Marco born July 16,1879 married Feb 1,1900. came to U.S. 1901 I am looking for any relatives still in Anzi. Grandmother visited Anzi in 1961 and had a brother and cousins still there. Please, please, please send any information you have. Would like to visit familia! Thank You Linda

  13. Frank Castrina says:

    Trying to find out information on my grandfather, Dominic Castrignano, born in Anzi 1870. Not sure when he came to the US, but eventually settled in Hazleton Pennsylvania. He died in 1926. Another early spelling of his name was Castriguano (1910 census). By 1930 the name became Castrina.

    Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks Frank

    • Michael says:

      My Father’s Aunt, Caroline Belletieri married a Frank Csstrignano my guess is around the turn of the 20th Century. Caroline’s father was born in Hazelton. They all were last in the Wilkes-Barre area. I am searching for the Belletieri’s to locate my Great-Great Grandfather who had a son named Rocco. It seems that the family originated in Anzi, Potenza, Basilicata.

      • MARY E. FERDINAND says:

        I VISITED ANZI IN 1980 AND VISITED AN OLDER LADY NAMED CATHERINE BELLETIERI. MY AUNT AND I WERE LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF THE LYATE FAMILY FROM HAZLETON. IT IS AN INCORRECT SPELLING. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN IN ANZI AS WELL AS HER YOUNGER BROTHER, ROCCO. SHE WAS 15 WHEN HER FATHER, STEPMOTHER AND BROTHER EMIGRATED. WE FOUND SOME RELATIVES BUT UNFORTUNATELY HAVE LOST TOUCH BECAUSE OF DEATHS.THE BELLETIERI WOMAN WAS RELATED TO A WOMAN WHO LIVED ON HAYES ST. IN HAZLETON. I HAVE LETTERS THAT WERE SENT TO ME BUT I’M NOT SURE WHERE THEY ARE.
        MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN PATERNO WHICH IS NOT FAR FROM ANZI. HIS NAME WAS MICHELE (MICHAEL) FORTUNATO. ALL OF US BECAME “FERDINAND” AND I STILL DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY.

      • Joe says:

        Michael — It’s a year later you’re probably not seeing this, but we’re probably related. My great-grandfather was Rocco Bellettiere (the spelling changed at some point in the US). His father’s name was Santanno Bellettieri, who was born in Anzi in 1878, came to the US with his father Giovanni as a 14-year-old in 1892, eventually went back to Anzi and married Maria Di Joia (sp?) in 1902, then returned to America.

        • Michael says:

          Joe,
          Thanks for posting your message regarding the Belletieri’s. I discovered some information regarding my Great Grandfather Rocco Bellettieri. He was born in Anzi in the mid-late 1800’s. He was married to Maria Angarola who was also of Anzi.He came to the US around 1900 and he definitely
          lived in Hazelton.His children were born in the 1870’s and on, he may have been born in the early 1850’s. He had 3 sons James,Anthony and Michael(my grandfather) and 5 daughters Caroline (Castrignano) Rose (Trabaugh) Millie (Nuncio/Legree) Elizabeth (Carengi) Mary ( DelBalso). Basically it is an open ended project. We could be related but it may be connected back in the early 1800’s in Italy.

    • ernest says:

      Frank,I might be able to help you. If I have it correctly, Dominic was my greatgrandmother, Angla Castrignano Scatton(e)’s brother. I have a considerable amount of gen data on the Castrignano’s who settled in the Hazleton area, and I have also been in touch with others who settled in Cleveland. I would be happy to be in touch. In fact, I believe that, if you are in the Hazleton PA area, we already have met, many years ago, in MPB School. If you contact me, I will be happy to provide addresses and phone numbers. Ernie

  14. Cathleen says:

    My grandparents were from Anzi, my grandfather name was Egidio Marino born 1883, my grandmother name was Maria Tortorella Marino. They were married there also. I would so appreciate any information that you could provide.
    Thank you
    Cathleen

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