Genealogy in Gorgoglione

Region: Basilicata Province: Matera

Tracing your Italian roots back to Gorgoglione, in Matera province, Basilicata region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Gorgoglione, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Gorgoglione
If your ancestral trail leads to Gorgoglione, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Gorgoglione City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Gorgoglione residents since then.
  • Gorgoglione Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Gorgoglione’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Gorgoglione

In towns and villages of Basilicata and in Matera province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Gorgoglione Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Gorgoglione Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Gorgoglione during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Gorgoglione to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Gorgoglione !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Gorgoglione, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at or fill this form

    Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gorgoglione from the Italian Unification (1861).
    This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Gorgoglione. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Gorgoglione archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s useful for you to know that the most common surnames in Matera province are:
    Andrisani, Bianco, Bruno, Carbone, Carlucci, Cifarelli, Colucci, Coretti, D’Alessandro, Di Cuia, Di Lecce, Di Pede, Ferrara, Festa, Fiore, Fortunato, Gaudiano, Giordano, Grieco, Guida, Iacovone, Lamacchia, Lauria, Leone, Manicone, Martino, Matera, Montemurro, Montesano, Nicoletti, Olivieri, Padula, Paolicelli, Papapietro, Quinto, Rinaldi, Rizzi, Romano, Rondinone, Rubino, Ruggieri, Russo, Sacco, Salerno, Stigliano, Tataranni, Venezia, Vizziello.

    Church Records in Gorgoglione

    Church archives in Matera province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
    So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Basilicata started during 1500!

    Parish archives are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
    But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Gorgoglione on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

    In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Gorgoglione:

    S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via Marconi, 42

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Gorgoglione, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

    Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives of Matera.

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Gorgoglione area , write to or fill the form here.

    Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

    If you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Basilicata and of course in Gorgoglione too.

    Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Gorgoglione forum:
    if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Gorgoglione feel free to leave a message below.

    5 thoughts on “Genealogy in Gorgoglione”

    1. Hello, I have been researching my family and my Great Grandfather was Antonio Friguglietti born in Gorgoglione in 1868 and his wife Maria Antonio Viggiano born in Gorgoglione in 1875. I have been unable to find birth records of either and am trying to obtain their birth certificates and find out their parents names if possible. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

    2. Hello,
      I am attempting to find out where my grandparents were born. I’ve heard stories that they were from Matera or Craco. A USA entry to Ellis Island Stated Craco in the 1920’s. My grandfathers name was Antonio Gorgoglione born in 1897. My Grandmothers name was Giulia Dilia, born in 1895 and were married sometime in the 1920’s. My grandfather was also noted to be an orphan and possibly took the name of the family who adopted him. Still not so sure. Any info would be great . Grazie Tanto !

      R. Gorgoglione

    3. I would like to know if you have any birth certificate for a
      Luigi Viola born 1879 in Gorgoglione and
      Maria Berardi born 1881 in Gorgoglione.
      Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      1. Barbara, My great grandparents Antonio Berardi and Adelaide Viola Berardi also came from Gorgoglione in the late 1800s. Their daughter, Isabella Berardi married Frank Micucci in Chicago, Ill. Frank Micucci, born in 1896, also came from Gorgoglioni. I am hoping to connect with any Micucci, Berardi or Viola family members when I travel to Italy later this year (2019).

        1. Were you able to meet Berardi relatives when you went to Gorgoglione? I have Berardi ancestors and have some of the names you mentioned in my family tree. I want to visit Gorgoglione in the next couple of years.

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