Genealogy in Miglionico

If you search your ancestors in Miglionico, Basilicata, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Basilicata and in Matera province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Miglionico registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Miglionico from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Miglionico. As more your surname is common in Miglionico, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Miglionico archives 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 archives in Matera 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.

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

S. MARIA MAGGIORE – Largo Chiesa Madre

If you have the opportunity to visit Miglionico and Matera 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Miglionico just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Miglionico area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Lucille says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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?

  11. 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

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