Genealogy in Ripacandida

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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22 Messages to “Genealogy in Ripacandida”
  1. Carmela says:

    Hi italianside.com
    Thank you for helping me find my second cousin, John Labriola.
    His grandmother Rosa Maria Rubino and my grandmother Anna Rubino were sisters.
    Giuseppe you did a great job in tracing some of John’s ancestors.
    Carmela

  2. Ernest says:

    My grandfather was Donato Cerullo.
    He came to the United States in the early 1900’s
    I am interested in finding out more about my family and the history and heritage.
    His wife I believe was Carmella Peligrine.
    Currently I have no other information.
    I would appreciate any help. Too often we forget and lose our roots.
    My grandfather emigrated to Altoona, PA.
    Thank you.

    • Giuseppe says:

      Le notizie che hai non permettono una ricerca.
      Al fine di poter darti qualche risposta è necessario conoscere almeno una data sicura. Ad esempio la data di nascita di un Tuo Antenato, il solo nome o cognome non bastano perchè di solito possono esserci degli omonimi.

    • Lauri says:

      I may have info for you. Martha was my grandmother

  3. Ryan says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on my great-grandfather Patsy Petrizzi. He was born in Ripacandida January 17th 1899 (I think). His parents were Daniel Petrizzi and Theresa Guerrieri. I am wondering what his address was when he lived in Ripacandida?

    Sto cercando informazioni sul mio bisnonno, Patsy Petrizzi nato 17 gennaio 1899. I suoi genitori erano Daniel Petrizzi e Theresa Guerrieri. Vorrei conoscere il suo indirizzo di dove ha vissuto li a Ripacandida?

    Sorry my italiano is not so good.
    Thank you,
    Ryan

    • Giuseppe says:

      Per Ryan

      CREDO DI AVER TROVATO NOTIZIE SUL TUO BISNONNO

      NELLA LINGUA ITALIANA IL SUO NOME E COGNOME E’:

      PETRIZZI Pasquale Antonio Donato

      nato a Ripacandida il 17 gennaio 1898 nella casa in strada Valle

      suo padre si chiamava PETRIZZI Donato Antonio

      sua madre si chiamava GUERRIERI Maria Teresa Caterina.

      Se vuoi conoscere altre notizie puoi contattarmi.

  4. Frank says:

    follow up to Gabriel Donato Vaccaro…woiuld have been born around 1870 and married lucia Nardozzo then immigrated to Stokesberry West Virginia later to Sandusky ohio..lucia had two children before marriage Mary Nardozzo And Antonio Nardozzo,,,

  5. Dan says:

    I am looking for information on any relatives living in Ripacandida where my grandfather (Rocco Lettieri), grandmother (Anna Messere Lettieri) and father (Michele Lettieri) lived from late 1800’s to 1920’s. I know my grandfather had a brother (Pasquale Lettier1) who immigrated to Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1908 and my grandfather (Rocco) came in 1913. My grandmother and father came to Altoona in 1926. Thank you for providing any information you can as my wife and me are planning a trip to Italy to locate any relatives.

    • Dee says:

      Both of my parents and their parents were born in Ripacandida. My paternal grandfather was Donato Lettieri who married Fedela Gioiosa. They had one child, my father, Antonio born on March 5, 1912. Donato entered WW1 after his wife died and my father was left with his grandmother. During the war, Donato met and married a French girl (Edith Mary Moyon) in 1919. They emigrated to Altoona, PA with Antonio around 1924. Antonio moved to Chicago around 1932 and met and married my mother, Rosa Maria D’Adamo in 1936. My maternal grandparents were Pasquale D’Adamo and Antoinette Ricciardella. I was not aware of any other relatives besides my grandfather’s family that lived in Altoona. But it’s possible were related somehow. I visited Ripacandida in 1976 with my parents and am hoping to go back with a couple of my daughters within the next year. Good luck.

  6. Marge B says:

    I have found info on my grandfather, Mariano Martino, born 2/11/1882 in Ripacandida.
    Brother, Rocco, 8/9/1879, sister Carmella 1880, sister Teresa, 1875.
    Father, Donato Martino, mother Teresa Musto. I am interested in finding out more.
    Thank you!

  7. Nancy says:

    WE are visiting Ripacondida September 18 and 19, 2016. We want to visit the City Hall to look at birth, marriage and death records for ancestors who were born and lived in Ripacondida. What time will the city hall be open on Monday? What time will the cemetery be open to look at grave sites? When is church office open? My father-in-law, Michael Disabato, was born in Ripacondida on September 3, 1913 and moved to Blue Island, IL in the 1920s. Thank you.

  8. Carmela says:

    I was born born in Ripacandida and emigrated to Canada in 1959 when I was 9.
    I finally visited Ripacandida for the first time this June 2016 and am interested in tracing my ancestors. I read John’s message posted May 7, 2015 and realized that his grandmother’s parents were my great grandparents: Angelo Rubino and Antonia Gioiosa.
    My grandmother was Anna Rubino. She married Antonio Berlongieri. They went to Altoona, Pennsylvania too.
    Also one of my uncles was born there. My grandparents returned to ripacandida.
    My sister remembers someone sending us packages from the states. I think it was your grandmother Rose Marie.
    What a small world.
    I hope John sees my message and we can email
    Carmela

  9. Shelly says:

    Re paternal great grandparents. Grandad Dominick Parisi came to Altoona Pa 1900 era. He married Antoinette and think her last name was Naomi. But want info re Dominicks parents n grandparents.

  10. Shelly says:

    Want more info on my grandparents parents and grandparent. Rosa Messerre married Michele Martino and they came to Altoona Pa with the Savinis. Laratondas. Giisa and bunch more of their friends in 1920 on the Americana ship to Ellis Island.

  11. Linda says:

    I am looking for any information you can give me on Guiseppe Rondinella & Carmela Fusco. Husband and Wife. They had a daughter Anna Born February 12, 1893 (my grandmother), twin daughters Antonette & Rosa or Ida. Would like to know any history of them. Guiseppe might of been born in 1853.

    I am also looking for any information on Antonio Labriola & Filomena Fusco Husband and Wife. They had a son Pasquale born September 20, 1887 my grandfather and a son Donato. Anything information at all would be helpful.

    Pasquale & Anna were married in St. Donatus Church February 1910. I have the marriage certificate but I cannot make out the day.

    • Giuseppe says:

      RONDINELLA Anna Maria è nata a Ripacandida il 18 febbraio 1893
      il padre si chiamava RONDINELLA Giuseppe, la madre si chiamava FUSCO Carmela,(RONDINELLA Giuseppe è nato il 10 ottobre 1852 suo padre si chiamava RONDINELLLA Carmine e sua madre si chiamava LEONE Lucia) (FUSCO Carmela è nata il 5 gennaio 1856 suo padre si chiamava FUSCO Rocco e sua madre si chiamava ANASTASIA Anna Maria)(RONDINELLA Giuseppe e FUSCO Carmela si uniscono in matrimonio il 19 novembre 1876 in Ripacandida)
      RONDINELLA Giuseppe e FUSCO Carmela hanno una figlia nell’anno 1880 che chiamano Lucia. RONDINELLA Lucia nasce a Ripacandida il 22 febbraio 1880.
      RONDINELLA Giuseppe e FUSCO Carmela hanno un figlio nell’anno 1882 che chiamano Donato Antonio. RONDINELLA Donato Antonio nasce a Ripacandida il 19 dicembre 1882. (ATTENZIONE POTREBBE ESSERE CHE LUCIA E DONATO ANTONIO NON SONO SORELLA E FRATELLO MA CHE ABBIANO GENITORI DIVERSI CON LO STESSO NOME E COGNOME)
      Nei prossimi giorni continuerò la ricerca spero di averti fatto cosa gradita. Se desideri altre notizie puoi contattarmi.
      Saluti da Ripacandida.

  12. April says:

    I am looking for more information regarding my family that originated from Ripacandida. My great grandfather was born Vito Vaccaro in 1903 and moved to Chicago in 1914 and name changed to David Anthony Vaccaro. His parents were Rocco Vaccaro son of Vito Vaccaro (grandfather was Rocco Vaccaro) and Anna Ricciardella (grandfather Vito Ricciardella)

    His mother was Anna Marie Lepore daughter of Mariano Lepore (grandfather Guiseppe Lepore) and Teresa Rondinella (grandfather Angelo Rondinella)

    I do know that my great grandfather came over with Anna and two of his brothers Pasquale and another unsure of name.

    Thanks for any help

  13. John says:

    My grandparents where both born in Ripacandida and then moved to Altoona, Pennsylvania where my father was born. Any information you could provide would be very helpful. Thank you.
    Grandfather:
    Donato Antonio Labriola
    Born August 7th, 1888
    Died January 25, 1926
    Parents:
    Michele Labriola
    Maria Donato Ricciardella
    Grandmother:
    Rose Marie Rubino
    Born July 29, 1889
    Died November 9, 1978
    Parents:
    Angelo Rubino
    Antonia Giosa

    • Giuseppe says:

      LABRIOLA Donato Antonio nasce a Ripacandida il 7 agosto 1888.
      Il padre di LABRIOLA Donato Antonio si chiamava LABRIOLA Michele.
      La madre di LABRIOLA Donato Antonio si chiamava RICCIARDELLA Maria Donata.
      LABRIOLA Michele e RICCIARDELLA Maria Donata si uniscono in matrimonio il 21 agosto 1879 in Ripacandida.

      Il padre di LABRIOLA Michele si chiamava LABRIOLA Donato.
      La madre di LABRIOLA Michele si chiamava CERULLO Giovanna.

      Il padre di RICCIARDELLA Maria Donata si chiamava RICCIARDELLA Michele.
      La madre di RICCIARDELLA Maria Donata si chiamava CARBONE Fedela.

  14. Susa says:

    I am looking for birth certificates for Giuseppe Rondinella, born 10 April 1878 in Ripacandida and for Maria Donata Rita, born 7 March 1881, also in Ripacandida.

    Any help much appreciated.

    • Giuseppe says:

      RONDINELLA Giuseppe è nato a Ripacandida il 10 aprile 1878.
      Il padre di RONDINELLA Giuseppe si chiamava RONDINELLA Pasquale.
      La madre si chiamava CARBONE Lucia.

      RITA Donata Maria è nata a Ripacandida il 7 marzo 1881.
      Il padre di RITA Donata Maria si chiamava RITA Raffaele.
      La madre si chiamava RUBINO Angela.

      RONDINELLA Giuseppe (sarto) e RITA Donata Maria (cucitrice) si uniscono in matrimonio in Ripacandida il 16 settembre 1899.

  15. Joelene says:

    I am planning a trip to Italy this May and will be visiting Ripdacandida looking to see if I can find any family. They surnames are Liciano and RIcciardella I think. It was changed to Richardella in America. They came from 1890’s and early 1900’s.

    Thank you for helping start my search.

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