Genealogy in Spinoso

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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One Message to “Genealogy in Spinoso”
  1. Marilu says:

    Dear sir or madam
    I have been searching for my great grandparents who were born in Spinoso. My great grandfather in found. He was Angelo Raffaele Fulco born on 4 Feb 1862 in Spinoso. His parents were Giuseppe Fulco and Antonia Bonelli, both from Spinoso. Giuseppe was 33 and Antonia 30 when Angelo was born. Therefore they must have been born in 1829 and 1832 respectively.

    With this information I would like to find out
    1) did Antonia and Giuseppe have other children. I believe there is an older brother to Angelo names Vito
    2) when were Antonia and Giuseppe born and to what parents
    3) were they also from Spinoso
    4) did Antonia and Giuseppe die in Spinoso. I know Angelo married Emmanuela Maccarone in 1885 and sailed on a ship to Argentina that year.

    Any information would be much appreciated.
    Thank you
    Marilu

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