Genealogy in Vietri di Potenza

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Vietri di Potenza?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vietri di Potenza


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Vietri di Potenza. As more your surname is common in Vietri di Potenza, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Vietri di Potenza 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 Vietri di Potenza 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 Vietri di Potenza, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vietri di Potenza, 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 .
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  1. Nancy says:

    I am a grandaughter of Nicola Fabio who was the only son of Antonio Fabio and Carmelia Cecere. Nicole was born on July 18, 1885. I am going to be in Italty the month of September and would like to find any living relatives. What do you suggest?

  2. Mark says:

    I am trying to find birth and marriage information for my grandparents.

    Their names were Domenico Quinto (maybe GaQuinta or LaQuinta when they lived there) and Carmela Priore.

    My grandfather was born on June 10, 1873. My grandmother was born on November 17, 1878. I don’t know the date of their marriage.

    Thank you for your help!

  3. Rita says:

    I am trying to find information on my gradmother Lucia Grieco born 10/27/1879 in Vietri. Her mother was Antonia Ferrara married to Domenio Grieco. Lucia married Antonio Sorrentino. I am trying to find out Lucia and Antonio were married in Italy or in America.

  4. Carol says:

    I am trying to find any information on the Verdecanna family from Vietri di Potenza. The family is basically Catholic so I was hoping to get information from the church there. Amil left Italy in 1910.

    Amilcare Verdecanna

    Birth 01 Jan 1893 in Vietri di Potenza, Italy.
    Death 11 Sep 1974 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States of

  5. VITO DIMUCCI says:

    Information on my grandfather: VITO DIMUCCI FROM POTENZA ITALY
    Date of birth
    marriage date to Theresa – do not know date or maiden name
    Date they left Potenza for America

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