If you search your ancestors in Gallicchio, 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 Gallicchio
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 Gallicchio town hall archives as of that date.
(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship and you need official certificates from Gallicchio follow this link).
So, if your ancestors lived in Gallicchio during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Gallicchio 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 Gallicchio too!
Next picture shows the demographic trends in Gallicchio 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 Gallicchio. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Gallicchio 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 Gallicchio
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 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 Gallicchio 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 email@example.com or fill the form here.
Our expert in Gallicchio area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.
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