Genealogy in Francavilla in Sinni

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Francavilla in Sinni


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

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

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

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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Francavilla in Sinni”
  1. Barbara says:

    My family has been trying to build a family tree, but it is getting harder to find any information about our family that came from Francavilla in Sinni. My Grandfather Vincenzo Abitante Married my Grandmother Maria Theresa DiFranco, they came to America with their Daughter Marie Carmina Abitante. We can find nothing from Ellis Island passenger records. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    I am grateful for any information you may have on my family. My maternal great grandfather was from Francavilla and his name was Luigi Di Giorgio. when he came to America, the name was changed on Ellis Island to De George. I will be traveling to Francavilla in September. Maybe we can get some history. My grandfathers last name was Santora and they were also from Francavilla.I am trying to find out more , I know this is difficult but I would love some help!

  3. Carla says:

    We have records dating back to Prospero Ferrara born in Francavilla in Sinni in 1818, then moved to Tursi. We would like to know more about the Ferrara family prior to 1818.

    Siamo risaliti ad un Prospero Ferrara nato a Francavilla in Sinni nel 1818, poi trasferitosi a Tursi. Vorremmo avere informazioni su quel ramo della famiglia Ferrara prima del 1818, da dove venivano ecc.

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