Genealogy in Castelgrande

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelgrande”
  1. Marie says:

    I am interested in the Colonna family. My grandmother Agnese Colonna came to New York via Ellis Island in 1921. She was born in 1899 and lived in Catelgrande with her parents Giuseppe and Carmela and siblings, Felice, Archangelo, Vittorio, Gerald, Mary and Theresa. I would appreciate if you could provide me with any information about the family. I believe there are relatives still living in Castelgrande. I will be visiting Italy in the Spring and would like to make contact.
    Thank you for your help.

  2. Alessandra says:

    I am interested in the Pace family. My great-grandfather Giambattista Pace came to New York via Ellis Island in 1909 with one of his sons ( I think his name was Pietro?); then in 1912 he brought the rest of his family to New York including my grandfather Guiseppe Pace. It would be appreciated if you could provide any information on the Pace family. I miss my grandfather very much since he died and any link to his history would comfort all my family. Thank you for your help.

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