Genealogy in Vaglio Basilicata

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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

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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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Vaglio Basilicata, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vaglio Basilicata, 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 vagliobasilicata@italianside.com


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Vaglio Basilicata”
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 .

  4. 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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