Genealogy in Maschito

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to maschito@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Maschito”
  1. Kathleen says:

    I am looking for the marriage record of Agostino Sinerchio and Rosa Marie Jura that were believed to be married at Chiesa di Sant’Elia probably in 1890′s. Maternal surname was Summa. Any records pertaining to either side of this family would be helpful. Thank you.

  2. Mary Ann says:

    My granfather’s name was Francisco Cammarota. he had A brother Mike and a sister Geniife. He was born about 1878. he did have siblings who did not come to America. He married while in Moschito and had a child Vincenzia. When he came to America, his wife died and he remarried. his wife was my grandmother. I visited Moschito three years ago. the City Hall was closed and I was unable to obtain ny informtion. I would be grateful for any information regarding relatives. I was thrilled to be in the village my dear grandfather came from.

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