Genealogy in Gallicchio

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 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.

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

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  1. Maggi says:

    Hi Nancy,
    I was reading your October 2018 message with interest as the name DiPierro or Dipierro was the surname of a man, we believe whose First name may have been Vincenzo, married my grandmother’s sister Elena Boffa, who emigrated to USA.
    I am wondering if one of Anna Maria’s DiPierro’s brothers would be Vincenzo Dipierro /DiPierro seeing you said Anna Maria had 8 siblings? I am finding it very difficult to locate records for Vincenzo as I’ve come to find there are many different & incorrect spelling versions of the name, including Di Pierro, Dipierro, Di Piero, Dipiero, Depierro, De Pierro, which happened during the arrivals into Ellis Island when names were transcribed incorrectly by the authorities.

    I know it’s a long shot, however, this is the first time, I’ve come across the name DePierro on any message boards. I look forward to hearing if you have any information on Vincenzo as he may well be a sibling to Anna Maria.

    kind regards

  2. Nancy says:

    Does anyone know this family… ?? Vincent Tedesco and wift Fulvia Serino? They had nine children… One child 9th married Anna maria DePierro (in 1909 or 1911). Eventually, some of the family migrated to the United States. We are here now and have a very large, but connected family. Anna Maria Depierro’s parents were Rocco Dipierro and Maria Carmine Barusi. All were from the town of Gallichio, in the Providence of Potensa Basilicata, Italy.
    If anyone has any information, news paper articles, pictures of any of the above listed families…

  3. Jerry says:

    Hi, my great grandparents emigrated to the US from Gallicchio. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately and have hit a dead end on my great grandfather’s side. Pierluigi Benso (b. 30 May 1886) and Maria Giuseppa Robertella (b. 18 Mar 1895). From what I can tell, Pierluigi’s biological mother was Lucia Maria Bavuso (possibly born 17 June 1845). Any information on either of my great grandparents, especially Pierluigi, would be greatly appreciated.
    Best Regards.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hello, my grandparents were born in Gallicchio – Rosaria Pandolfo, 2/3/1890, and John Volpe, 9/20/1880. They emigrated to America in 1912. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

    • Joe says:

      MY name is Joseph. My Grand Father was also born in Gallichio and came to New York about the same time as John Volpe. John was related to the Diletto’s when I would go to visit my grandfather John was introduced as Uncle John. I am searching the thread from my grandfathers sister who married a Ribalotti and until recently ( 5 years ago ) lost touch do to passing, would communicate. We may be distant cousins.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Dear Joe- I remember the Diletto’s- they lived down the block from my mother, Carmela Volpe on West Broadway. I would love to connect with you- I have done a lot of research on the family’s genealogy. Best regards, Elizabeth

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hello. I am looking for any information of my grandparents, Rosaria Pandolfo and John Volpe. Both were born in Gallicchio – she 2/3/1890, he 9/20/1880. They emigrated to America to NY in 1912. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  6. Eileen says:

    My Grandfather left Gallicchio in 1870. A cousin visited there in the 70’s. She said the main street was named after the family. Via Laino. How do I find out if this is still true.
    Thank you.