Genealogy in Maschito

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


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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Maschito, or if you have questions regarding your family in Maschito, 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 .
Our expert in Maschito area will reply to you


  1. Pat Marchese says:

    My great grandfather was named Pasquale Minichiello and he was from Maschito Italy. His oldest daughter Rosario (Rose) was my grandmother. They came to America in the early 1900’s when my grandmother was 15 years old. Pasquale went back to Italy and never returned to America. He remarried and more children. I did get to meet my grandmothers sister Anna Maria who lived in Venosa about 21 years ago. I am returning to Venosa and Maschito in August this year.

  2. John says:

    Looking for information on my grandfather, Joseph Ochinero, born 1897, Had a brother named Tony.

  3. Tara says:

    I am looking for information (birth certificates or info on parents ands relatives) about my great grandparents who are both from Maschito. They immigrated to the USA in 1893 or 1897.
    Their names are:
    John Lumbrazo (or Alambrese) — born 20 January 1866
    Mary Delia Langiano — born Feb 1867
    Any info would be very helpful! Thanks!

    • Thomas says:

      I am the grandson of Theodore Lumbrazo of Canastota NY who came from Machito Italy with his father Joseph. We are also trying to find out the connection between Lumbrazo and Alambrese or Allampresse. Have you found out any further info ? Hope to hear from you and see if we have a connection

  4. Carol says:

    Hello, I learned that my grandparents emigrated to the US from Mashito in 1910. Their last name was “Ferramisco” which was shortened to “Feramisco” in the US. They settled in Fresno, California. I am wondering if there are still Ferramiscos in Mashito today. Thanks!

  5. Robert says:

    Anthony Musacchio was my father and his father Camio Musacchio (1882-1944) was born in Potenza. We are looking for any information about the Musacchio family for our history project.
    Thank you. Robert Musacchio

  6. Ronald says:

    My father’s parents were from Maschito their names were Donato Giuralarocca and Rosemaria (Musto) Giuralarocca..My grandfather was born in 1878 I would love to get any information on either grandparent. Thank you

  7. Donna says:

    My Grandparents came from Maschito in early 1900’s to the U S. Their names are Anthony Paladino & Delia Tarantino. My Grandfather came over with his Brother Michael. He had a sister Angela who married a Romano. Any records would help me out in finding more about them & any relatives if any are still living there.

  8. Caitlin says:

    Hello! My great-grandfathers name was Luigi Carmen Grieco. He was born on 07 Dec 1893 in Moschito Italy. I’m hoping to obtain his birth certificate from Moschito, but am not quiet sure where to start. I would be grateful for any information pertaining him! Endless thanks and happy holidays!

  9. Carmine says:

    Ciesco family in Maschito. Carmine. Had 8children. Only one is alive now that is my father Attanasio who was the last born in 1929 in Maschito. Be interesting to find out more history information.
    Grazie e tante .

  10. Chichi says:

    Recently found out that my grandfather, Pasquale Minichiello, came to America in 1906 from Maschito to Naples to America. Wonder if there is any info on that name in Maschito?

    • Pat says:

      My great grandfather was named Pasquale Minichiello and he was from Maschito Italy. His oldest daughter Rosario (Rose) was my grandmother. They came to America in the early 1900’s when my grandmother was 15 years old. Pasquale went back to Italy and never returned to America. He remarried and more children. I did get to meet my grandmothers sister Anna Maria who lived in Venosa about 21 years ago. I am returning to Venosa and Maschito in August this year.

  11. vincent says:

    per piacere per l`ufficio anagrafe : mi serve un certificato di nascita che dice : Volpe Vincenzo nato il 4/11/1952 …moltissime grazie antipacitamente !!! perche ? nel mio passaporto dice che sono nato a Chieri provincia di Torino !!!

  12. marcello says:

    Hello I just posted yesterday but made a mistake.. I found out the real name is
    Giuseppe Telesco born sep 12 1878 father was Angelo Telesco

  13. marcello says:

    Hello, I am looking for info on my Great Grandfather who was born in Maschito on 12 Sep 1878. His name was Joseph Angelo Belasco (or Telesco) Im trying to find out the name of his parents and any other information

  14. Patrick says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather. His name was Giuseppe (Joseph) Mazzei and he came to the US via Ellis Island around 1908. Some time around 1912 our last name got changed to Mazzeo.

    I was hoping to find more family info including the village he came from in the region.

    • Jeff Buckner says:

      Hello Patrick, are you the brother of Carole and Linda? This is Jeff, husband of Carole asking. We’re here in Fresno with dad/Joe.

  15. Daniel says:

    I just received an email with the correct spelling of my grandmother’s name. Elisabetta Masucci who was born in 1882. the email also reports that my grandfather was not born in Maschito but my mother told me he was. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks so much.

  16. Daniel says:

    Can you please tell me how I could possibly find the birth certificate for my grandfather? His name is Carmen Musacchio and was born about 1878. His wife was Elizabeth who was born in about 1881. They both were born in Maschito. I would greatly appreciate any direction you can give me. Thanks so much.

    • Musacchio joseph says:

      My family migrated to nyc in early 1900s my mom benvenuto and my Dad Musacchio both came from Maschito. Live on long island until their death. Would love to know more about the legend of Muzaki royal family of Albania until they escaped to Falconara in early 1400s…settled in maschito.turks arracjed and conquered them.

  17. JoAnne says:

    Looking for information of my grandfather. His name, Rocco James Giglio. He was born in Maschito Potenza Basilicata Italy June 20, 1881. He came to America from Naples to Ellis Island when he was 25 years old. He went to live with someone in Patterson New Jersey. His fathers name was Joseph Giglio and his mothers name was Martha Telesco. Any information would be appreciated.

    Thank you

  18. 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.

  19. 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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