Genealogy in Corleto Perticara

If you search your ancestors in Corleto Perticara, in the province of Potenza, 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 Corleto Perticara

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

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Corleto Perticara follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Corleto Perticara during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Corleto Perticara to know more: our local expert 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 to search in Basilicata and of course in Corleto Perticara too!

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

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Corleto Perticara. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Corleto Perticara archives, expecially 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 Records in Corleto Perticara

Church archives in Potenza 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 Potenza started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Corleto Perticara on your behalf.

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

S. MARIA ASSUNTA – Via Gorizia, 19

S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA – Via Trento, 12

Anyway for our experience, even 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 time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

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 follow this link.

Our expert in Corleto Perticara 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 Corleto Perticara forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Corleto Perticara feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Mary ha detto:

    I am looking for my 3rd great-grandmother, the wife of Andrea Filippo born about 1760 in Corleto Perticara.
    They had a son, Lorenzo Filippo 1794-31 Aug 1868.
    Can you provide any information?
    Thank you so much.

  2. Patricia ha detto:

    I am looking for information on my family members from Corleto Perticara. My great grandfather was Giralomo Pellegrino born 1848 son of Paulo Pellegrino and Maria Bonelli. My great grandmother was Anna Maria Calabrese born in 1863 daughter of Matteo Calabrese and Guilia Sarconi. Matteo Calabrese, my great great grandfather was a surveyor (agrimensore) in Corleto Perticara around 1880.

    Any information would be most helpful!
    Thank you

  3. Jennifer ha detto:

    I see a lot of similar searches here. Anyone with information on the Montano family? Maria Veronica Montano married “Joseph” Procaccino (great-great grandparents) and settled in Hartford, CT USA. Her sister, Anna, married into the Lacava family. None of my research really goes back further than this. I’m stuck. Corleto Perticara is named specifically in her sister’s obituary so I know that’s where she is from as well. Her father’s name may have been Domenico. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Lynda ha detto:

      My great grandmother was Donata Maria (Montano) Vicino who was married to Guiseppe Vicino from Corleto Perticara, Italy. I have seen her maiden name spelled Montano and Montana……not sure if this helps? She was born in July 1881 or 1882.

  4. Anta ha detto:

    Looking for Salvatore lapenta DOD 1965

  5. Paul ha detto:

    My grand father Rocco Zito was born on Corleto Perticara in 1889. He left Italy and moved to the Untied States where he in now buried in Bloomfield, CT.. His first wife was Julia Tocci born about 1893, also from Corleto Perticara. I was wondering if anyone might have any local information.

    • Alicia ha detto:

      I just found my great grandfather who came over to America in 1902 came from corleto Italy. I want to know much more. Looking for advice on where to start.

    • Jimmy ha detto:

      My grandfather, Juan Dibbiagglli Lamboglia, was born in Corleto Perticara on June 10, 1904 and his father and mother were Jose and Maria. I am very interested in finding any records of his life there. Where should I start looking?

      • Evelyn ha detto:

        Hi Jimmy

        What is your last name. I have the same grand father and I have the curiosity to see if we are related or not. My name is Evelyn, please email me your contact information.

  6. Carlos ha detto:

    lamentablemente en Corletto del siglo 19 no tenia la mejor instrucción en educación, ademas que al migrar donde llegaban les escribían mal sus apellidos. En buscadores no es facial, una o dos letras desvirtúa mucho ( ejemplo: De Bonis o De Bona, La Manna o Lamanna pueden ser los mismos).
    solo teniendo las libretas militares d ele época o certificado de nacimiento podrían llegar al o que buscan. ( un consejo: con libreta militar o certificado de nacimiento busque por fecha en registros de las iglesias. llevaban mejor los registros)

  7. Anne ha detto:

    I am looking for relatives in Corleto. My grandfather, Giuseppe Eduardo Vitale, known as Pep, was born in Corleto on June 21,1898, to Pietro Vitale and Maria Mentauro. He had a brother named Luca and a sister named Angela. He came through Ellis Island in 1921, after serving in the Italian army during WOrld War 1 and being a POW in Austria during the last months of the war. He had an uncle had named Nicola, who came to the US to work in the coal mines of West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pa. Pietro and Nicola had another brother, named Miguel, I think, who stayed in Italy. Nicola also had a wife and several children he left behind. I believe that the descendants of Miguel Vitale might still live in Corleto. Appreciate any information.

  8. Diane ha detto:

    Looking for information on my grandfather Blacy Francolini born in Corleto Perticana December 26, 1888.

  9. mars2878 ha detto:

    Hello, I seeking info on the Vicino family.
    According to Ellis Island records, my great-great grandfather Guiseppe Vicino came from Corleto Perticara, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy. It says that he left from a port in Naples on the ship Re d Italia.
    I have his date of birth as 11Aug1880.
    He was married to Donato Maria Montano born JUL 1881 • Italy.
    They had a son Nicola Vicino born 18 AUG 1907 • Corleto Perticara, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
    They arrived in Ellis Island on 26Feb1909.

    Any help is greatly appreciated,

    • LUCAS ha detto:

      My great-great-great-grandfather was born in Corleto Perticara – 1839, Francesco Maria Montano
      soon of Giovanni Battista and Maddalena de Magellis.

      • Michele ha detto:

        My great great grandmother was from Corleto Perticara and had a brother named Frank. She was born in 1880, immigrated to Hartford,,CT and married Biaggio Villa. Was you great great great grandfather from Hartford? Does the Villa name sound familiar to you.

  10. Leonard ha detto:

    I am looking for any information on the Toce family genealogy, in general, and specifically on

    Domenico Antonio Toce b 1848, spouse Antonia Maria D’Anza
    Paolo Nicola Toce b 1810, spouse Maria Teresa Montano
    Domenico Maria Toce , spouse Barbara deBona

    I believe Domenico Antonio moved to Craco, not to far away, at some point.

    Any information on the origin of the name, Toce, and how it may be related to Tocci would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  11. Regenia ha detto:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather James Vincenzo Phillippo. He was born in 1873 in Italy. Long story, after both his parents died, an uncle took him and put him on a boat (in Naples maybe?) and left him there alone and with no money. The boat sailed and took him to New York City. This was in 1983-84 so he was around 9 or 10 yrs old. We believe the spelling was changed at this time from Filippo to Phillippo at this time. He eventually ended up in an orphanage where he was put on one of the Orphan Trains and taken in by a family in southern Illinois where he grew up, met and married his wife and had a family. He never talked much about his family or Italy except to mention he had 2 older brothers who were in their early teens. DNA testing has led us to others descended from this surname to this town, so wondering if anyone has any connections, information or help to find this one little lost boy. Thank you so much.

  12. Linda ha detto:

    I am looking for my grandfather’s family. His name is Nicholas Logiodice and his brother was named Frank. They emigrated to the US around 1913 or 1914

    • Virginia ha detto:

      I do have reliable information about a brother of my husband’s greatgrandfather. His name is Rocco Logiodice from Corletto Perticara DOB 1851/4/24.

      • Cyni ha detto:

        Virginia, I think your Rocco may have been my father’s grandfather. My father was Rocco Louis Logiodice DOB January 14, 1923 in Nyack, NY.
        Where did your husband’s great grandfather settle in the US? My father’s father was Nicholas Logiodice fromCorleto Perticara . He married Julia Leone. Please update me on your info. We may be cousins!!

    • Cyni ha detto:

      Linda, are you in Montana now? Did you ever get any info on Pop Pop from this inquiry? Coccus & I are going to Italy in October 2020 & I’d love to find some relatives! Thanks, Your cousin Cyni

  13. cecile ha detto:

    Bonjour , qui pourrait me donner des renseignements sur Joseph Toce et Donata Lapenta qui ont vecu à Corletto Perticara et qui ont un fils , Dominique né en 1851 Merci

  14. Ed ha detto:

    Interested in knowing about the surname Corleto. It is found in Honduras and El Salvador.
    I am interested in records of migration to the Central American region.

  15. Pat ha detto:

    My husbands grandfather was Luigi Corleto believe born in Genzabo later settled in Norfolk, Virginia . His wife was Raffaela Distifano they migrated to U.S. In 1891 . Her parents were Joseph Distifano & Felicia ?
    Distifano. Luigi’s were parents were Felix Corleto & Giovanna Romeo. Looking for both families in Genzabo Italy ..

    Pat Corleto

  16. karin ha detto:

    Looking for information on Guiseppi DeFillippo born in Corleto in 1879 and died in hartford ct in 1954 Became DePhillips when arrived in USA,

    • Ann Marie ha detto:

      Karin had a Great Aunt Zia DePhillips that lived on Franklin Avenue , Hartford, Ct, related (Sister) to Rocco Branciere (my Grandfather & Grandmother’s maiden name (Anna Maria Montano) from Corleto.
      I am Ann Marie .

  17. Rosalba ha detto:

    My family surname is Lionetti I go as far back as my great grandfather whose name was Giuseppe Lionetti I think he was married to Agata. My father migrated to Melbourne Australia in 1954 leaving both his parents in Corleto Perticara Rocco Lionetti born in 1910, he married Antonietta Giorgio. Unfortunately I have no other knowledge of my past and would love to do some professional research of my past. How do I begin?

  18. Mariaì ha detto:

    Looking for any information on the DeStefano family (Francesco Maria was my Nonno, Domenico was his father) and the Bonadies family (Ana Lucia was my Nonna). My father and one aunt followed cousins to the Hartford CT area in the 60’s, all other family remains in Italy.

    • Chuck ha detto:

      Hello, I am a Bonadies from Hartford. Our family immigrated from Corleto shortly after 1900. There are several families in Hartford that came from this area of Italy around the turn of the century.

      • melissa ha detto:

        My mother in law if from Windsor CT. Her father was a John Cardillo and his parents were Rocco Cardillo and Maria Bonadies. They came from Corleto on the Massachusettes in 1920.

        • Jeffrey ha detto:

          My great grandparents (Pasquale LaPenta and ? Diamond and my grandmother Angeline LaPenta were from here. My grandmother was born in 1913 and came to Hartford, CT around 1920 through Boston

  19. Grace ha detto:

    Hello, I am trying to find out information about my great great grandparents. I was told that they were from Corleto Perticara. Their names were (please forgive my spelling errors) Giuseppe and Isabella (Bonadies) deBona. Their son, Gaetano (Antonio) deBona left Italy and arrived in New York, USA in May of 1886. I know that Gaetano was a confectioner (candy maker) in Hartford, Conn and I think he learned that skill from his father. Gaetano was born in July 1857. He recorded his birthplace as Corleto Perticara.

    • Justin ha detto:

      hi grace, I recently started trying to find my roots, and found this page from a few years ago. I am also stuck at my great great grandfather rocco debona who was born in basilicata in 1858 and came to newyork in the 1870s did you find any info that may help me that you would be willing to share.

    • Maria ha detto:

      Hi! My Nonna was a Bonadies. While she stayed in Corleto, 3 cousins of hers came to Hartford CT in the early 1900’s. Nicola Bonadies welcomed my dad and my aunt when they came over in the 60’s from Corleto. There is a large family still, on Nicola’s wife (Jenny) side, they are Piccolo’s.

  20. Stephen ha detto:

    My Grandfather, Rocco Lombardi was born in Corleto Perticara in 1882. He was the youngest child and emigrated to the U.S. in 1909. His Parant’s names were Nicolo Lombardi and Catterina Lamberti. I understand that Lombardi is a very common name in Corleto Perticara. Would birth records for my grandfather be found in the Commune or would I have to contact the province in Potenza?

    Thank you

  21. Katie ha detto:

    Looking for birth record of Granparent name: Lorenzo Phillips (believe they changed name when arrived in US. Would have been DiFilippo or DiFilippe). He was born in Corleto (Potenza)September 7th, 1872 — Parents were: Father Nicolas and Mother Lenora La Penta

    • ItalianSide ha detto:

      Hello Katie,
      we just answered you by email

      • Kathy ha detto:

        May I request to be included in this information. My friend is a great granddaughter of the same Lorenzo Phillips (Di Filippo) with that same birthdate.

        We were looking for information on his parents.

        Any help would be most appreciated. Ciao!

  22. Celeste Holly ha detto:

    Is there anyone who does church record research in Corleulto Perticara?

  23. Glenn ha detto:

    I have a cousin Celeste Maddaluno Holly who reads Italian and has already located several marriage certificates of my grandparents in Corleto Perticara. She and I are related to the Maddaluno, de Bona, Pallotta, and other lines in Corleto as well as the Urbino family in Potenza. My grandparents changed their name from “Russo” to “Rossi” upon immigrating to the USA.
    My goal is to find church records showing the names of Celeste’s and my common ancestors.
    Best regards,
    Glenn Rossi

    • Antonella ha detto:

      Hi Glenn,
      Maybe Celeste was in Corleto few years ago,I’m a cousin of Urbino in Corleto and my mum met Celeste during her trip in Italy with her German cousin.
      Best regards

    • Melissa ha detto:

      Do you have any information on Giuseppe Pallotta/Pallotti, born mid 19th-century, emigrated to the united states near the turn of the century?