Genealogy in Genzano di Lucania

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Genzano di Lucania?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Genzano di Lucania


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

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

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

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  1. Robert says:

    I am told my grandfather , Donato Nuzzi,
    Born in late 1800’s is from
    Genzano di Lucania

    Any info welcome

  2. Greg says:

    Hello. My grandparents are both form Genzano. My grandfather’s name was Vito Quagliara. My grandmother was Rose Petracca…I believe her mother’s maiden name was Annarello. They both emigrated to the United States–New York. I would appreciate any direction you can provide about my family tree. Thank you.

  3. Joanne says:

    My grandmother, Louisa Giordano, and grandfather, Vito Scardino (his mother, Carmela) came from Genzano to the US in the early 20th century. Vito was born 1894 and Louisa around 1898. Vito immigrated with his mother in 1910, and Louisa at age 17 in 1916. I understand Louisa was a twin? I would be interested in learning the names of her parents and their matrilineal names, and those of her siblings, as well as my grandfather’s parents’ names full names. I am also interested in knowing the names of any remaining relatives in Genzano di Lucania. My grandparents had five children in NYC and my mother, Carmela, was one of them. She was the only daughter.

    Thank you for any help and information you can share.


  4. Peter says:


    My Grandfather was born in Genzano di Lucania in about 1896. He had a sister Giovana and a brother Francesco. As far as I can tell, their father was Pietro Amato and mother was Irene Cirone. This is about the extent of what my father was able to tell me about them. He passed away in 2006. Pietro had apparently come to USA to work on the railroads and returned to Italy. His two sons came in the early 20’s and both settled in Brooklyn, NY. Giovanna was a nun in Pisa Italy when my Dad lost contact with her.

    Can you direct me to resources or email addresses that might be helpful in finding out about my Grandfather’s family?

    Philadelphia PA USA

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