Genealogy in Ruvo del Monte

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Ruvo del Monte?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Ruvo del Monte


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Ruvo del Monte. As more your surname is common in Ruvo del Monte, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ruvo del Monte 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 Ruvo del Monte 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 Ruvo del Monte, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ruvo del Monte, 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 Ruvo del Monte area will reply to you


13 Messages to “Genealogy in Ruvo del Monte”
  1. Suzanne says:

    My great-grandfather, Giuseppe Pelosi, was born in 1834 and, according to most records, died in the battle of Ruvo del Monte Italy in 1861. However, two of his three sons were born after 1861. His wife did not remarry. Is it possible that the Giuseppe Pelosi who was killed during the 1861 battle was his father. I have no information regarding his father and mother. I would appreciate any information to clarify this.

  2. Sandra says:

    My great great grandparents were born and raised here I believe my great great grandfathers name is Micheal (Michele) Riyo, who was son of Joseph Riyo and Emmanuel’s zuozzi born 1858. I was trying to get some e history on the family as they lived in Italy. Or if I had any family still in Italy. I would like to know when they came to the united States?

  3. Susan says:

    Hi. My grandmother Nicole Rafael’s Ciampa was born in Ruvo. Her brother was a Monsignor of the church. His name was Peppino. Armando Ciampa was also prominent in this town. Can you give me info on my family heritage. Thank you. Susan

  4. Daniel says:

    Looking for family members or relatives of Daniel mario Grieco

  5. Peter says:

    Visited Ruvo Del Monte in July. Found some records for Giovanni and Donatantonio Errico. Want to know who Giovanni father and mother were

  6. William says:

    Trying to obtain information regarding Cesare Muccioli born Jan. 17, 1888. Departed for New York City in 1904. Married Teresa Virace in New York in 1910. Teresa born approximately 1889. We believe that Cesare and Teresa came from the Ruvo Del Monte area. Teresa may have been an orphan.

    • Andrea says:

      I am also looking for information on the same Cesare Muccioli (who is my great-grandfather). Ive had no luck tracking the family line beyond Cesare, and would love to have access to any information about the Muccioli family in Ruvo del Monte. Please email if there are any records of Cesare’s parents and the Muccioli line. Thank you!

  7. katherine says:

    Hi there looking for information about my father and mother’s families – father’s name Francesco Gabbamonte born in Ruvo del Monte Potenza Italy on October 9, 1922 – his parents names were Salvatore & Caterina Gabbamonte – need to know if he had siblings. Mother’s name is Carmela Grieco Gabbamonte – born in Ruvo del Monte Potenza Italy on June 26, 1923 – mother’s parents names were Michela and Giuseppe Grieco

  8. Paola Suozzi says:

    My name is Paola Vincenzo Vito Suozzi Suozzi granddaughter who was the son of Stefano Suozzi Arcangela Suozzi and all born in Ruvo del Monte. I would like to contact someone in the family.

  9. Suozzi says:

    My grandfathers name ralph suozzi he had a brother thomas. They were veterans of world war one and came to america after the war. He left behind many relatives. He was one of 19 brothers and sisters.

  10. Domenic says:

    Looking for info about my Father(Domenico Gerardo Gabbamonte), Born 1895,
    in Ruva Del Monte, Potenza. So. Italy, and My Granfsther Francesco Gerardo Gabbamonte, Born In So. France Year and located in Potenza. He Had other siblings Amelia & Josephina , not sure of spelling that came to USA. My Father Domenico arrived in New York, On a ship Called Barbarosa out Of Naples, 1913. He May of Had a Brother Also in Italy. would appreciate any Info.

  11. Dale Ann says:

    I am looking for the ancestry of ANNA MARIA PATRISSI, born in Ruvo del Monte (ca. 1832) and married VITO MICHELE RANALDO in Ruvo del Monte in early 1852. Their daughter MARIA GIUSEPPA RANALDO is my husband’s great-grandmother, born in San Fele on 22 NOVEMBER 1852.

    I would like to know the cost of research for this information. Thank you, Dale

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