Genealogy in San Severino Lucano

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Severino Lucano?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Severino Lucano


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

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

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

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1 Comment

  1. Lindsay Severino says:

    Hello! My name is Lindsay Severino. I’m doing some research for a college project at Niagara University in New York. It’s all about our surname and our ancestry. My last name is Severino, and I know I am Italian, but I’m having some difficulties finding information. Perhaps you could help me? I’m limited with information about my fathers father, Charles Severino, of North Tonawanda, NY. My grandmother, Dolores Severino (née Wiechec) divorced Charles before I was even born. Anything could help me here. I’m going to find some more names today, perhaps that could help you. Thank you so much for your time!

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