Genealogy in Rionero in Vulture

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rionero in Vulture


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

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

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

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22 Messages to “Genealogy in Rionero in Vulture”
  1. Teresa says:

    I am trying to obtain information regarding my grandfather’s family. His name was Giuseppe Cicchiello born in Rionero in Vulture on 1/1/1895 and he came to the U.S. in 1929. He was married to Teresa Sileo and they came with their two children Antoinette and my father Antonio Vincenzo Cicchiello. My father was also born in Rionero on March 19, 1925. My grandfather’s parents were Antonio Cicchiello and Antoinetta Carnese both born in the mid 1800s. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to create a family tree but cannot find the information needed.

  2. Anna says:

    My parents were born Rionero en Vulture. They migrated to America as children. Their family names were Giordano, DiLucchio, Capabianco, DiLonardo, Manfredo. Any information about those families would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Darlene says:

    Husbands family are Nardozzi’s from Rionero in Vulture, Mauro Nardozzi and wife Philemena Tasficanta
    Son Leonard Nardozzi born August 1884 wife Vicenza Pitzel

  4. deanna says:

    I am trying to find out information on my great grandfather who was an orphan his name was Francesco (frank) dipace and was born in 1899. Trying to do a famity tree and any information would be extremely helpful. Thank you

  5. janice says:

    I apologize, I did not leave the surname of Antoinetta and Vittorio. There name was Brienza. He had several children. 3 daughters, Antontte, Flora and Gen and 1 son Bruno.

    Antoinetta married a Francesco Schinco in New York and had two children Rose and Thomas. Rose was my mother

    I believe they were born in the 1880s

  6. janice says:

    My grandmother Antoinetta and her brother Vittorio lived in Rionero. I am trying to put together a family tree. If you have any information, it would be appreciated

  7. Aubri says:

    I am really having a hard time finding info on my great grandparents. I would love to find the names and their parents and go back as far as I can. They were Giovanni Varlotto and Josephine Torterilli from Rionero in Vulture. Any info or help appreciated.

  8. Louisa says:

    I am looking for information on my grandparents. Vincenzo Michele Grieco son of Mauro Grieco and Filomena Catena was born 19 August 1890. Luisa Guiseppina Zollo/ Zolle/ Zoli/ Zola daughter of Pietro Daniele Zol?, mother unknown was born March 30, 1886. This information is from their Italian passports. I would appreciate any information you can share on their families. Thank you!

  9. Jan says:

    Hello. My employer is trying to establish his citizenship. His last name is Schifino. Great-great grandfather Leonardo is from Rionero, married to Madalena Traficante. Born 1868 and 1870. Need to get copies of both of their birth certificates and marriage certificate. Is there any way to get in touch with the commune in English, since I do not read Italian? Thank you so much for your help! jan~

  10. Ralph D'Angelo says:

    I am looking for records and relatives of my grandfather, Antonio D’Angelo. He was born in 1864 in Rionero, and came to New York in 1885. He had two sisters, one of whom, Ripalda returned to Rionero and married Pasquale D’Angelo, and they had two sons–Mark and Anthony. I would appreciate advice on locating records and relatives. Thank you.

  11. Rebecca says:

    I am looking for records of my husband’s great great grandfather, Giuseppe Dipace, probably born around 1850. His wife Maria Madalena Quinto and children moved to the state of Delaware in 1904, apparently after his death. Thank you and happy new year!

    • Robert Cole says:

      Giuseppe DiPace is my great grandfather. Have you had any response to your inquiry? BTW, my mother claims he died young; however, a book on Italians in Delaware states that “Joseph de Pace, who was in Wilmington in 1904 and later returned to Italy, was the father of Daniel De Pace…” My mother also said that he was raised by priests as an orphan.

    • Ann says:

      My grandfather Daniel Dipace (later Depace) came to Delaware as a young man. He was one of 10 children and stayed with his brother Joe, I believe in around 1904. He was first a barber, but then with help from a sponsor went to the University of MD law school.

  12. Lou Nicoletti says:

    My last message, my grandfather was Michael Nicoletti

    • Sunda says:

      My grandmother was Teresa Nicoletti, who was your grandfather’s sister!!! They lived in Wilmington, DE; I currently live in PA. I’ve been trying to find out about Francesco and Carmella, and their other children, too, for years. Have you learned any more. We are cousins!!! Please respond and we can exchange emails!!!

      • Aubri says:

        Wow, what a small world. My 3rd great grandmother is Teresa Nicoletti, she married Giovanni Varlotta now spelled Varlotto. Sunda I am also in PA where there are a lot of Varlottos’. This is the furthest I have gotten back on my family tree. It is so difficult researching my Italian side.

  13. Todd says:

    I believe I am eligible for Jure Sanguinis through my maternal grandfather Mario (Mauro Cecere) born in Rionero in Vulture, PZ on Jan 1 1914 who emigrated to the USA.
    I wrote to the Uficio di Stato Civile and plan to call Monday. Any advice on contacting the Parishes or any other way to receive information?

  14. Christina says:

    I am trying ti find any records regarding Raffaele nigro and Emmanuela Boccichio who lived in Rioneri and came to the U.S.A. In 1914 with 2 children, Antonio and Luisa. Any thing about the family tree would be appreciated, including their parents and grandparents.

    Thank you,
    Christina Gurchik

  15. John says:

    Im looking for marriage certificate of Christina Calice and Marco Volonnino. They were married about 1900 in Rionero.

  16. Lou says:

    My grandfather, Michael Nicoletti, and his sisters, Teresa and Madalene, left this town and moved to the United States in the early 29th century. I am trying to find out information about their parents, Francesco Nicoletti and Carmela Bilotti. They would be my great grand oarents. Can you help guide me to find out more about them and if any of their family to still lives in this region? Thank you!

    • Lou Nicoletti says:

      Could you update on any Nicoletti families living in this region who are descendants of Francesco Nicoletti and Carmela Bilotti. ,I heal, my grandfather, left this town and immigrated to the US in the early 20th century. Thank you!!

  17. Angela Gozza says:

    Trying to locate any records for Teresa Lomio or Lomia or Lomino. Born in Rionero In Vulture, July 1 1898 or 1899. Father Giuseppe, Mother Rachele (Albadore). Sister Julia, Brother Anthony. Any information will be appreciated.

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