Genealogy in Lavello

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Lavello”
  1. John says:

    My dad was born in 1903in lovelorn we herd he was One of 22kids can you find there names

  2. Robert says:

    Any information on the surnames Di Gia and ALizi would be appreciated. I have several pieces of information, birthdates and names, for the surnames DiGia, ALizi and Freda.

  3. msac says:

    Have you had any luck locating documents for Mauro Barrella?

  4. Mary says:

    I am looking for information on Mauro Barrella, born Sep 9, 1904 in Lavello, Italy(that is the info that was given to me. His parents were Gaetano Barrella & Michelina Salvatore. He had a brother, Frank & a sister Teresa also. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks, Mary

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