Genealogy in Brindisi Montagna

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Brindisi Montagna from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Brindisi Montagna. As more your surname is common in Brindisi Montagna, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Brindisi Montagna 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 Brindisi Montagna 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Brindisi Montagna, or if you have questions regarding your family in Brindisi Montagna, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to brindisimontagna@italianside.com our expert in Brindisi Montagna area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

5 Comments

  1. Nancy J Badal says:

    Hello, I am trying to find the death record for my great grandfather.

    Vincenzo Ciammella was born in Brindisi di Montagna April 19, 1860. He married Annunziata Perrelli September 26, 1895. Vincenzo immigrated to America in 1903. Annunziata followed with her son, Luigi, in 1904, so I think Vincenzo planned on staying here. However, he did return to Italy, perhaps due to the death of his father. I find that he returned to America in 1911 but was detained in New York at Ellis Island. That’s where his story ends.
    I am trying to find documentation of his death in or about 1912. Was he rejected in 1911 and sent back to Italy? Did he die on that return journey? Did he make it back to Brindisi? Any help or suggestions offered will be appreciated.

  2. Thomas says:

    My grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early nineteen-hundreds. They were from the Potenza area and my grandfather’s name was Frank brindisi. My grandmother was born Adeline LaPenna. They may have possibly been from the city of Potenza, but I also believe there may have been relatives in brindisi Montagna. If you have any records of them they would have come over and the 1906 – 1910 era.

  3. Angela says:

    Hi, I’m looking for relatives of Louis Carmen DeNitto born in 1902 in Brindisi, Italy. I am his daughter and am interested in finding relatives in Brindisi who would know his history and the family history.

    Thank you,
    Angela

  4. Shawn says:

    Hello, I am trying to find records of my family that came from Brindisi di Montagna, Italy. My great grandfather Michele Pecora was supposedly born there circa 1866. His father’s name was Luigi Pecora and his mother’s name was Maria Guarini. If you have any information that can help me find italian records of Michele’s birth or any records of his parents (birth, marriage, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  5. Michael says:

    Hello,
    I believe my Great Granddad Joseph de Georgio was born or came from Brindisi. We think he was born in the 1850s. He married an Austrian lady called Anna. He had one child who was born in Brindisi. He moved to Malta where he had a further four children with Anna. We do not know if he died in Malta or Egypt where his wife died in 1921. We would like to know more information about his date of birth, and details about his parents and any earlier information. Also where he married, his wife’s surname and her age. What work did he do. Really any information you might have.
    Thank you in anticipation and I look forward to your kind response.
    Regards
    Michael de Georgio

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