Genealogy in Miglionico

If you search your ancestors in Miglionico, in the province of Matera, Basilicata region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Miglionico

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

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship and you need official certificates from Miglionico follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Miglionico during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Miglionico to know more: on of our local experts is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, 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 Miglionico too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Miglionico 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 Miglionico. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Miglionico archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be 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 Miglionico

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 Matera started during 1500!

They 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, graduated in history and archivistics can research the church archives of Miglionico on your behalf.

Anyway for our experience, if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
In this way you will avoid to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
With the results gathered by our genealogists before your arrival, you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or fill the form here.

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

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

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  1. Sarah says:


    I am looking for a marriage certificate of my great grandfather. I wanted to know how much it will cost to have one of your experts look for it.


  2. Peter says:

    I am visiting Miglionico in April 2024 and would like to research my family. The name is Trifoglio or Trifogli. Please advise.

    I have addresses and photos from long ago.

  3. Linda says:

    My husband and I are planning a month long trip to Italy. Miglionico will be one of our stops.
    We have a lifes journal by Brigadier General Giuseppe Mucci and was translated to English for our family in 1995.
    Giuseppe received a degree in Jurisprudence and was first to begin revolt against the Bourbons.

    His wish was to have his journal known to the youth of Miglionico, telling of his moral, physical sufferings during World War I. As well as the valor of soldiers he served along side.

    Family history tells of a Priest named Leonardo Mucci who established a lay benefice called S. Maria da Valenzano to be bequeated to the male descendants of the Mucci family who began a priestly career.
    Would someone be interested in this journal?
    Linda Mucci

  4. Sean says:

    My 2nd great grandfather Salvatore Groia was born 19 Apr 1851 in Miglionico. His parents are Giuseppe Groia and Antonia Cufaro. I was wondering if anyone had any further information on his ancestry. I also have that Giuseppe’s father was Francesco Groia.

  5. Brian says:

    My last name is Miglionico and I am trying to find out if it is derived from Miglionico Italy and what connection we have to it.

    I would love some assistance as to where I need to look, and/or who I can speak to.

  6. Jan says:

    My great grandfather was Emmanuele Materdomini and was born in Miglionico, his son my grandfather was Nicola Materdomini, his wife was Maria Paolicelli and he went to the US in the early 1900’s. Any information about my family is appreciated

  7. Lucille says:

    My grandfather was Michele Sollecito ,who moved to Amsterdam NY USA. He was a contractor in Amsterdam NY with his brother .

  8. Jeanine says:

    I have been researching my great grandfather Vito Michele Taddonio born in Jan 27th 1880 in Miglionico for years now. He married Antonia…Antionette Carretta in Miglionico as well. They had 3 boys. Giovanni…my grandfather….Francesco and Mario Joseph
    I have struggled to find siblings of my great grandfather. His dealth certificate does state his father was Giovanni Taddonio.
    I am finally going to Miglionico Sept 17th 2018. I do have DNA matches from ancestry in Miglionico but wanted to research more while. I am there.
    Any advice is helpful.
    Who to contact? Where to go?
    Thank you.

    • Lou says:

      There were Taddonio’s in my family. One was killed by a stray bullet in some mafia hit on mulberry st. Emanuel Taddonio is a doctor in westchester. Not sure if he is related. Lou

  9. Gregory says:

    Can you possibly help me? I am trying to obtain the birth records for a distant relative of my family. My grandfather was born in Pisticci and I was informed from them, his grandfather was born in Miglionico before they relocated to Pisticci.

    I am unsure of his first name ( it may be Giuseppe) but the surname is CUFARO He would have been born in the early part of the 1800’s.

    I have tried contacting the records office in miglionico but they do not answer my requests.

    Can you please tell me what options I have to locate and obtain copies of this information for our family records.

    Thank you very much for any help or advice you can offer. I hope you can reply yo my message.

    Cordiali saluti,
    Gregorio Cufaro

  10. Kristin says:

    My family came from Miglionico. Surnames Marinaro, Pepe, Casella, Traietta, Cancelliere, and Fornocastello (although I’m not sure the spelling is correct for this name). Any help or collaboration would be appreciated. Thanks, Kristin

    • Alex says:

      Hi Kristin, My 3 times great grandmother was Grazia Vita Traietta who was from Miglionico. So far I know that she had 2 daughters my great-great-grandmother Maria Guidotti and her sister Margherita Guidotti. Do any of these names sound familiar with your genealogy?

      • Kristin says:

        Hi Alex, my research into the Traietta side is somewhat limited; I haven’t really branched out into siblings of direct ancestors yet. Seeing as you seem to be more advanced in your research, I’ll throw some names at you and see if any of them ring a bell with you. My 2x great grandmother was Concetta Traietta. Her parents were Pietrantonio Traietta and Grazia Vita Cancelliere. Pietrantonio’s parents were Matteo Traietta and Domenica Nunzia Mucci. That’s all I have currently. Have you found any of these names in your Traietta line?

      • Kristin says:

        Hey Alex, not sure if you have this, however, came across death record of Grazia Vita Traietta, born @1858, died 4 Feb 1924. Parents Antonio Vincenzo Traietta and Margherita Salerno. Spouse Giuseppe Domenico Guidotti. Hope this helps you, if you don’t already have…Kristin

  11. Linda says:

    My Grandfather, Nicola DelPrete I believe was born in Miglionico around 1890. His parents were Carlo DelPrete and Margherita Capotorta. Margherita’ s mother was Grace Ladiano. I think Grace’s husband was Michaelangelo Capotorta. I believe Grace would have been born around 1840.
    I would appreciate any information you have.
    thank you so much.
    Linda Agrati

  12. Alex says:

    My family immigrated to South America from Miglionico. I am currently researching their family from Miglionico last names Buzzella, Mucci, Traietta and Frederricci.

    • Lou says:

      mucci is definitely from miglionico. the other names i dont know. micael mucci was a photorapher and had a camera store in patchogue long island new york. they were my fathers cousins.

      • Michael says:

        Lou, My name is Michael Mucci. Son of Angelo Mucci from Patchoque, N.Y. My grandfather was Frank. Uncle Giuseppe was a general from Miglionico.
        My sister and I are trying to find relatives in Italy. We have autobiography of Giuseppe and are planning a trip to this area.

      • Michael says:

        My name is Michael Mucci. Was happy to see that you are a relative. My father was Angelo from Patchogue, N.Y. We would love to find relatives.

        My sister and I are planning a trip to Miglionico to find family members.

        • Lou says:

          Michael Mucci was a photographer on Mulberry St before moving to Patchogue. I have photos he took of my family. I have been to the camera shop in Patchogue when I was a kid. I thought e might have been in the family but not sure. Lou

        • Jeanine says:

          Did you ever go to Miglionico? My husband and I have been twice now since my one post on here. Amazing place. Found some relatives as well including the local barber who was still cutting at 81 years old. I myself am related to Mucci from the 1800’s. Hope you got to Miglionico. If not I highly recommend it!!

  13. Maria says:

    Curious to know if my grandparents were from here the surname was Marinaro. I
    Was told they came from this town
    Any info would be apprehended

  14. Arthur says:

    Como esta?

    My mother was born Carmela DeBonis. My grandparents Emanuel DeBonis and Isabella Cancelliere DeBonis emigrated to America in late 19333. My great grandfather was Michelangelo Cancelliere and my great grandmother’s maiden name was Angela Allegretti. With the exception of my mother, they were all born in Miglionico. Can you, please, help me find these names in the records?

  15. John says:

    My Grandfather was Paolo Ettorre born June 15 1880 he married Vita Maria Centonze she may have been his second wife.
    His father was Franciso Saverio Ettorre and mother Portzia Addigo
    I have other names to add but in the interest of being brief
    I have no dates for these people
    Can you help?

    Thank you

    • Jan says:

      Hi; I came across the following:

      Ettore, Francesco Saverio Father: Paolo Ettore and Mother: Maria Vittoria Amandi (Armandi). Born 22 March 1847
      Ettore, Porfida Maria Father: Paolo Mother Vita Maria Centonze. Born 18 January 1910
      Be aware Portzia may be Porzia.

      Good luck