Genealogy in Corleto Perticara

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Corleto Perticara


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Corleto Perticara. As more your surname is common in Corleto Perticara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Corleto Perticara 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 Corleto Perticara 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 Corleto Perticara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Corleto Perticara, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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12 Messages to “Genealogy in Corleto Perticara”
  1. Ed says:

    Interested in knowing about the surname Corleto. It is found in Honduras and El Salvador.
    I am interested in records of migration to the Central American region.

  2. Pat says:

    My husbands grandfather was Luigi Corleto believe born in Genzabo later settled in Norfolk, Virginia . His wife was Raffaela Distifano they migrated to U.S. In 1891 . Her parents were Joseph Distifano & Felicia ?
    Distifano. Luigi’s were parents were Felix Corleto & Giovanna Romeo. Looking for both families in Genzabo Italy ..

    Pat Corleto

  3. karin says:

    Looking for information on Guiseppi DeFillippo born in Corleto in 1879 and died in hartford ct in 1954 Became DePhillips when arrived in USA,

  4. Rosalba says:

    My family surname is Lionetti I go as far back as my great grandfather whose name was Giuseppe Lionetti I think he was married to Agata. My father migrated to Melbourne Australia in 1954 leaving both his parents in Corleto Perticara Rocco Lionetti born in 1910, he married Antonietta Giorgio. Unfortunately I have no other knowledge of my past and would love to do some professional research of my past. How do I begin?

  5. Mariaì says:

    Looking for any information on the DeStefano family (Francesco Maria was my Nonno, Domenico was his father) and the Bonadies family (Ana Lucia was my Nonna). My father and one aunt followed cousins to the Hartford CT area in the 60’s, all other family remains in Italy.

    • Chuck says:

      Hello, I am a Bonadies from Hartford. Our family immigrated from Corleto shortly after 1900. There are several families in Hartford that came from this area of Italy around the turn of the century.

  6. Grace says:

    Hello, I am trying to find out information about my great great grandparents. I was told that they were from Corleto Perticara. Their names were (please forgive my spelling errors) Giuseppe and Isabella (Bonadies) deBona. Their son, Gaetano (Antonio) deBona left Italy and arrived in New York, USA in May of 1886. I know that Gaetano was a confectioner (candy maker) in Hartford, Conn and I think he learned that skill from his father. Gaetano was born in July 1857. He recorded his birthplace as Corleto Perticara.

  7. Stephen says:

    My Grandfather, Rocco Lombardi was born in Corleto Perticara in 1882. He was the youngest child and emigrated to the U.S. in 1909. His Parant’s names were Nicolo Lombardi and Catterina Lamberti. I understand that Lombardi is a very common name in Corleto Perticara. Would birth records for my grandfather be found in the Commune or would I have to contact the province in Potenza?

    Thank you

  8. Katie says:

    Looking for birth record of Granparent name: Lorenzo Phillips (believe they changed name when arrived in US. Would have been DiFilippo or DiFilippe). He was born in Corleto (Potenza)September 7th, 1872 — Parents were: Father Nicolas and Mother Lenora La Penta

  9. Celeste Holly says:

    Is there anyone who does church record research in Corleulto Perticara?

  10. Glenn says:

    I have a cousin Celeste Maddaluno Holly who reads Italian and has already located several marriage certificates of my grandparents in Corleto Perticara. She and I are related to the Maddaluno, de Bona, Pallotta, and other lines in Corleto as well as the Urbino family in Potenza. My grandparents changed their name from “Russo” to “Rossi” upon immigrating to the USA.
    My goal is to find church records showing the names of Celeste’s and my common ancestors.
    Best regards,
    Glenn Rossi

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