Genealogy in Potenza

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Potenza. As more your surname is common in Potenza, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Potenza 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 Potenza 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 Potenza, or if you have questions regarding your family in Potenza, 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 potenza@italianside.com


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  1. Pina Lucia says:

    Maternal great grandmother: Teresa
    Maternal grandmother: Giuseppina Acierno
    Maternal great grandfather: Rafaelle
    Maternal grandfather: Gaetano Pace

    Paternal grandmother: Anna …….Buono
    Paternal grandfarther: Rocco Buono

    All from Potenza Italia.

    How far back do we go?
    Thanks,
    Pina L.

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