Genealogy in Barile

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Barile. As more your surname is common in Barile, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Barile 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 Barile 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Barile, or if you have questions regarding your family in Barile, 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 .
Our expert in Barile area will reply to you


20 Messages to “Genealogy in Barile”
  1. Gary says:

    My family came to the US from Barile:
    Antonio Malanga (1884-1973) – bis nonno
    Rosamaria Botte Malanga (1884-1972) – bis nonna
    Nicola Malanga 1907-1972) – nonno
    Michelina Perrone Malanga (1914-2001) – nonna

    How can I find the names and dates of Malangas in Barile before them?

    Thank you, Gary Malanga – San Diego, CA

  2. Lindsay says:


    My great-great grandparents came to Pittsburgh, PA from Barile in 1913. My great grandfater was named John (Giovanni) Barone and grandmother was named Rachel Volomino (various spelling).

    John had a brother named Anthony(Antonio), I do not know much about him.

    John fought for the Italian Calvary.

    On his death certificate, John’s parents are listed as Samuel Barone and Elaine Siza. I believe they remained in Italy.

    I’ve seen the name Rachel Volomino quite a bit and am wondering how common that name was in Barile.

    They were related to people with the surname Giordano.

    If any of this sounds familiar, I would love to connect!

  3. Joseph says:

    My Grandfather was Daniel Suozzo, born in Barile and married Antoinette Di Pasquale
    His parents were Michael Angelo Suozzo (1855) and Raffaella Calarese (1860) also from Barile
    Anyone with information on descendants still there, please let me know

  4. Amy says:

    My grandfather, Pasquale Mazzucca was born in Barile in approximately 1900 or 1901. Some of his
    Siblings migrated to USA around 1919. I was wondering what siblings remained in Italy?

    • Linda says:

      My grandparents were both born in Barile, my grandfathers family stayed in Italy when my grandparents immigrated to NY around 1903ish. My grandmothers family mostly came around the same time to NY- 3 sisters.
      My grandfathers last name was Mazzucca. contact me via email. I am told we have some family left in the area, not sure however.
      Email me when you get the chance. Thanks

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  6. Joanna says:

    My grandmother Camilla Solazzo was born in Barile in 1900. My grandfather Giovanni Simone is from a town nearby. He emigrated to the US and she came here to marry him around 1915. They settled in Lowell, Mass. If anyone has any information, I would really appreciate it.

  7. Richard says:

    Tonight, I discovered my Grandfather, Nicholas Carlo was born in Barile, May 25, 1876. However, I don’t know if my Great Grandfather, Nicholas’ father, Pasquale Calendrella was also born or has lived there. I don’t know why their names are different. Grandpa Carlo married Angelina Pecoraro. Pasquales father, Nicolo Carlo
    1789-1855 also must have lived there. Nicolo married Angela Schianpo.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  8. Jim says:

    I am in Rionero in Vulture today and will be in the area for a few more days. Looking for family records for Brenna, Valluzzi and Papa. My Grandmother, Filomenia Papa, was suppose to be from Barile. My Grandfather, Giambattista Valluzzi, said he was born in Atella but we found no church records or records in the city hall for him. My Great Grandfather, Vincenzo Brenna, and my Great Grandmother, Maria Rosa Valluzzi, this was the second marriage for Vincenzo, had four children all named Valluzzi, Vito Rocco, Giambattista, Giuseppe and Maria Carmella.

    In Atella we did find church and city hall records for one of my uncles, Vincenzo Valluzzi, that was born in Italy.

  9. Sherman says:

    My great grandfather’s name was Pasquale M. Cirigliano, and he was born on March 18, 1875 in Potenza Basilicata. His wife’s name was Catherine Giliberti. She was born November 16, 1878. I believe they were married in Italy, but I am cannot find any records for that. More importantly, I cannot find any information about my great grandfather’s parents, siblings, etc. Any help would be appreciated!

  10. Vivian says:

    My father Mike Sepe was born to Nicolo Sepe and Anita Sepe in Barile. Came to US around 1960s.

  11. Ralph says:

    My grandfather’s name is Raffaele Botte and he was born in Barile, Italy sometime around 1888 and he came to Brooklyn, NY sometime around 1903. He came on a ship called the La Sicilia. My grandfather had five brothers and one sister. Only my grandfather and two brothers came to America (Antonio & Giovanni). The other three brothers and sister stayed in Barile. My grandfather was the oldest of all the siblings. My grandfather did marry my grandmother Julia Barbera, I do not know if she was from Barile but I think she was. My grandparents had three children my father Luigi Salvatore Botte, and two daughters Rachel and Mary. I would like to visit Barile, and I would like to find out if I still have any relatives that live there.

    • Gary says:

      Hi, Ralph. My great grandmother (bis nonna) was Rosamaria Botte Malanga (1884-1972). She married Antonio Malanga, also from Barile. I wonder if she was related to your Raffaele Botte. Do you have any information?
      Thanks, Gary – San Diego, CA

  12. Stephen says:

    Hello my father Joseph Suozzo was born in Barile, 1902. He immigrated to the US as a teenager. He had a sister Marietta who married Pasquale Pennella. My father’s family were farmers. My father had brothers as well, but I’m told they were killed in world war 1. can you help me locate family? thank you

  13. Jennifer says:

    I’m hoping to visit Italy, so I can possibly find out more about my ancestors from Barile, Potenza. (They were Italian, yet spoke an Albanian dialect, which they referred to as, “Gheggity”.) I’ve found a several ancestors’ names, but I’m not sure of their birth-dates:
    – Giovanni Alianiello, married to Archangela Palese (Son was Andrea Alianiello born in Barile in 1846)
    – Nicola Placido, married to Lucia Mazzeo (daughter Alessandra Placido, born 1849, Barile)
    – Vito Monaco, married to Anna Maria Paternoster (daughter Cherubina Monaco, born 1840, Barile)
    – Vincenzo Carnevale, married to ?? (son Pasquale Carnevale, born 1837, Barile)
    – Giuseppe Botte, married to ?? (son Emanuele Botte, born 1827, Barile)
    – Filippo Giura, married to Rosantonia Corrubia (daughter Caterina Giura, born 1833, Barile)
    I would love to learn more about them, or how I could find more information on them. Thank you.

    • Gary says:

      Hi, Jennifer. My great grandmother was Rosamaria Botte who married Antonio Malanga. She was from Barile, born in 1884. I wonder if she is related to Giuseppe and Emanuele Botte.

    • Gary says:

      Hi, Jennifer. My great grandmother was Rosamaria Botte from Barile, born in 1884. Could she be related to Emanuele botte (daughter)/granddaughter?) She married Antonio Malanga, and then moved to Chicago and then San Diego.

  14. Vincent says:

    My grandmother was Palma paternoster.She was from Barile,Italy.She came to united States around 1917. My grandfather was from Melfi. His name was Rafael Convertito. My grandmother had two brothers,Ralph and Luigi and a sister Josephine who also came to Americs. They lived in Bridgeport,Ct. I know there is a winery named Paternoster in Barile. I would like to know if there is some relation. I am coming to Italy on May 16,2015. I plan on visiting Barile and Melfi. Hope to hear back from someone.

  15. Peter says:

    My sister and I are going on a lifelong dream trip to hopefully meet our Italian ancestors. Our Grandfather and Grandmother were born in Barile. His name was Donato Volonnino and her name was Philomena Silvestro. We are hoping with all our hearts we meet any family members that are there now. We would be so grateful if you can provide us with any information you can so we may contact them. We will be staying in Positano from 28 Sept. to 5 Oct.
    Grazie, Peter

    • Suzanne says:

      My friend whom I am helping to research family has a grandmother who was from Barile. Rachela Volonnino (Volomino) age 19 traveled to New York with her brother Donato Volonnino age 16. In 1907 their last residence was Barile.
      Later in 1912, , she traveled with her 2 year old son Bartolo Talia to visit her father Michael in Barile returning on 21 October 1912 to White Plains, New York where they lived. Her husband’ s name was Vincenzo Talia. Rachela died after having 4 children on October 16, 1918. Her husband later remarried and had more children.
      He made a lovely tombstone with her picture at her grave in Mt Calvary cemetery in White Plains, New York.
      I am wondering if her Donato was your grandfather.
      Suzanne for Donna

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