Genealogy in Vaglio Basilicata

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vaglio Basilicata


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

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

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


  1. rose says:

    im trying to find out about my fathers family his name was conio saponaro

  2. Rossana says:

    I am trying to find any information about my family. I know my great great grandfather (Matteo Salbitano) was born in Vaglio Basilicata in 1850 and was married to Angela Basile on September 22, 1878. I also know my great grandfather (Canio Salbitano) was born January 22, 1883 in Vaglio Basilicata.

    I am trying to track my family tree, but haven´t found much about them.


  3. Paul says:

    My great grandfather was Luigi Pica (b 1837). He married Angela Santarsiero (b 1844.) They emigrated to America in 1876. I haven’t been able to get any more information on their parents or ancestors. Family information says they were from Vaglio.
    If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it.

  4. Mike says:

    I am looking for information re: which church my Grandparents were married in in Vaglio. The date was29 September 1900.
    My Grandfather, Rocco Tamburrino, was the son of Carlo Maria Tamburrino and Anna Santangelo..
    His grandfather was Vincenzo Tamburrino, who married Faustina LaCapra.
    My grandmother, Maria Caterina LaCapra, was the daughter of Gerardro LaCapra , who was the son ov Guiseppe LaCapra and Maria Caterina Ventre. Her Grandparents were: Faustino Cavallo, who married Marie Teresa Perillo.

    • Cindy says:

      I think we are looking for the same family. I have a Vincenzo Tamburrino and a Faustina LaCapra in my family tree. They had a son named Canio Rocco Tamburrino that was born in 1827 in Vaglio. Carlo Maria Tamburrino and Canio Rocco my be brothers. Would like to see if they are the same family.

      • Jennifer says:

        Yes, These two were brothers. Vincenzo Tamburrino & Faustina LaCapra were married in 1810 in Vaglio di Basilicata. They had seven children that I know of. Six boys and one girl. Three of the boys died as young children.

        • Nicholas says:

          Hi, I’m not sure if our relatives have any relations but I’m looking for any information on my great grandfather Rocco LaCapra who was born on Nov 13th 1886 in I believe Vaglio Basilicata. He came to the US on May 15th 1907 and married Carmela Garzinetto in the US on July 9th 1910. If anyone has any information on my relatives I’d really appreciate it!

  5. Cindy says:

    I am trying to find ancestry of a Maria Teresa Tamburrino born about 1856 her parents were Canio Rocco Tamburrino and Caminella Pedota. Maria married a Giovanni Sabato on August 18, 1878 in Vaglio Basilicata can not find anything about her or the Tamburrino Family.

  6. Linda says:

    It is my hope that you can help me find birth certificate and relatives to Faustina (Foustina) Losasso who was born 9/18/1863 in Italy and died in USA 5/27/1904. Her father was Francesco Losasso and her mother was Philomena Saveno. Also Francis Jannuzzo had a wife whose maiden name was Yaste Lasa. I am looking for any and all information regarding their ancestry, lives, etc. to add to my work. I have very little for Faustina and her family. If you could be of help, I would appreciate it. Also, I understand there may be a fee for finding this information so please let me know, if you find the information and let me know how much and who to send it to with address. Thank you. I am really hoping to find info on my great-grandmother’s side of the family. This has more info than my previous message.

  7. Linda says:

    July 2, 2014
    I am looking for any information on my Italian family. Born in Vaglio Basilicata, Potenza, Italy

    My fathers name is Rocco Cufino born July 10, 1903

    My Grandfarthers name is Luigi Cufino and my Grandmothers name is Maria Giuseppa Cufino

    Her maiden name was Maria Giuseppa Avigliano
    Thank You

  8. Alfio Ferrea says:

    I am trying to find the ancestry of Rocco Gravina di Filippo, married to Caterina Evangelista, both from Vaglio Basilicata. I am trying to tack down my family tree .

  9. Linda says:

    I am trying to find ancestry of Joseph Iannuzzi or Franceso (Frank)Gannuzzo. I am looking for birth records of these and Faustina LoSasso who was Franceso’s wife in Valio Basilicata, Potenza area. Can someone help me. I have gotten a dead end every geneology site I have tried.

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