Genealogy in Guardia Perticara

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Guardia Perticara. As more your surname is common in Guardia Perticara, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Guardia 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 Guardia 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Guardia Perticara, or if you have questions regarding your family in Guardia Perticara, just leave a message below

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1 Comment

  1. Adele says:

    My grandfather, Vincent Ursone came to America somewhere around the turn of the century. I know his mother died when he was a teen and his father remarried ( and I think had more children) and that’s when my grandfather came to meet his older brothers in the US. I’d be interested to learn anything about the family but in particular if any children from the second wife are still in Italy.

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