Genealogy in Marsico Nuovo

Region: Basilicata Province: Potenza

Tracing your Italian roots back to Marsico Nuovo, in Potenza province, Basilicata region?

This comprehensive guide empowers you to understand the records available in Marsico Nuovo, unlocking your family’s rich history.
Where to Begin Your Ancestry Journey in Marsico Nuovo
If your ancestral trail leads to Marsico Nuovo, Italy, their vital records are likely housed in two key locations:

  • Marsico Nuovo City Hall Archives: Established in 1809, these archives hold civil registry records like births, marriages, and deaths for Marsico Nuovo residents since then.
  • Marsico Nuovo Parish Churches: For records pre-dating 1809 or for religious ceremonies, exploring Marsico Nuovo’s parish church archives might be necessary.

Civil Records in Marsico Nuovo

In towns and villages of Basilicata and in Potenza province civil registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Marsico Nuovo Town Hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Marsico Nuovo Municipality, follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Marsico Nuovo during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Marsico Nuovo to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!
With his deep knowledge of people and local history he will assist you not only finding names and dates (births, marriages, deaths) but he will reveal to you many other precious information on the life of your ancestors available in the old registers.

  • Professions: do you know what your ancestors did for a living? Our genealogist will be able to give you this info!
  • Addresses: the house where your family lived (a great information if you intend to visit Marsico Nuovo !)
  • Churches: where they were baptized or married
  • (If you can’t visit Marsico Nuovo, our researcher will give you the necessary info to find by yourself the relevant places on the maps available online)

  • Signatures: if your ancestors knew how to write, he will be able to show you their original signatures.
  • Any other useful info available on the old documents.
  • Are you interested in this? Write us at marsiconuovo@italianside.com or fill this form

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

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    To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Marsico Nuovo. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Marsico Nuovo archives, expecially if you have not exact dates (there could be cases of homonymy).
    It’s 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 Marsico Nuovo

    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 Basilicata started during 1500!

    Parish archives 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, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Marsico Nuovo on your behalf to gather info about your family history during centuries.

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

    SACRO CUORE IMMACOLATO DI MARIA – 85052 PERGOLA PZ

    S. NICOLA – 85052 GALAINO PZ

    S. MARCO EVANGELISTA – Sal. S. Marco

    S. GIORGIO MARTIRE – Via Civita

    For our experience, if you plan to come here to visit Marsico Nuovo, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
    This because a comprehensive genealogy research is time consuming!

    Starting from home, you will have time to get a complete research avoiding to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
    (Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
    With the results gathered by our genealogist and translated in your language before your arrival, you will have the possibility to plan carefully your visit.
    In this way you will have more free time to enjoy your tour to the roots on your ancestors footsteps.

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

    If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Marsico Nuovo area , write to marsiconuovo@italianside.com or fill the form here.

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

    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 Marsico Nuovo too.

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

    33 thoughts on “Genealogy in Marsico Nuovo”

    1. Hello everybody, Somebody knows the family De Luca Raffaele and bis wife Maria Langone from Marsico Nuovo? Maria Langone arrived at New York in the year 1921 and in america Is born 1921 or 1922 their daughter. She was the sister of my grandma, maybe she Is now over 100 years, perhaps she had a child? And she lost contact, so we are very grateful, if someone can help me to find a family member for my grandma. Thank you very much.
      Melina

    2. Greetings in 2023.
      Sasso di Castalda. Family paternal name is Corrado. Emigrated to Brazil and New York in late 1800s. DNA test taken from Ancestry. Can anyone tell us about the earthquake? Year? Rescue efforts? Family history is boat passage took family members to New York, Many people died in this 1800a quake and homes were destroyed. Thank you

    3. Hello, I’m descended from Giuseppe Villanella and Augustalia Marsicovetere. It’s been difficult finding records for them, it seems the surname is very uncommon. I would love to know if anyone else has found information on the name.

    4. My great great grandfather was Gianuario Guiseppi Azzato and my great grandfather was Michael/Michele. I think they left Marsico Nuevo around the time of the earthquake. They ended up in Chicago. I would love to know who Gianuario was married to..

    5. Hello
      My name is Josephine Pasquariello. My great grandparents, Michele and Rosa Votta Pasquariello are from Marisco Nuovo and were married August 28, 1858.They migrated to the USA in 1888 with their three sons, Raffaele, Giovanni, and Graziuiccio. Raffaele was my grandfather. I am planning on visiting Marisco Niovo in mid May, 2019. Michele’s parents were Donato Pasquariello and Atonia D’Agrosa.
      Rosa Votta’s parents were Gianovario Votta and Saveria Scolpino. Any information you can give me on my ancestry or relatives would be greatly appreciated.

      1. hello Josephine
        I am from the same line – our family is D’Agrosa of Marsico Nuovo who settled in Scotland during the 1860s.

        1. I am also from the D’Agrosa line. My great-grandmother was born in Paraguay after her parents immigrated from Marsico sometime in the 1870s.

    6. Hello. My Catuosco family comes from Marsico. I don’t think they’re there anymore. But I have many Laino’s and Grosso’s who married in to the Catuosco family. I was wondering if any are left. My 3x’s grandmother was Raffaela Laino she died in 1897, her husband was Augustale Catuosco. I was reading some of the names in other posts. and some are in my family tree. I guess we are all connected some how..

    7. My maternal great grandparents Raffaelle Cirone and Carmela Fucharilla Cirone, as well as my maternal grandfather Saverio Francesco Mazzeo all immigrated to NY in the early 1900’s.I located their passenger arrival manifests and they are all listed as coming from southern Italy, Marsico Nuovo.I remember my mom saying their town was Provincia di Potenza Basiligata. My grandfather was born around 1895.I would love to know my grandfather’s mother’s name. His father’s name was Giuseppe. Thanks,Donna

      1. Hello Donna,
        I see that you posted this in 2018, so I hope you see this comment….I have started researching my maternal great grand parents and I too have Raffaele Cirone and Carmela Fucharilla as my great grand parents. The were both born in Marisco Nuovo Potenza, married there, and immigrated to NY in the early 1900’s. I actually met Carmela when I was a child in the early 1970’s. At that time she still lived in Brooklyn on Lefferts Ave. She still had a player piano and my mother said she was always very nice. I remember her from that day, as she had given my brothers and me Brachs spearmint candies and said we should have only one every day because it was good for you. We only saw her that one time. My grandfather was their son Joseph. We called her great grandma Millie. We knew of Raffaele as Ralph, according to family lore. It was told to me by my mother that he had red hair and a great big handlebar mustache. I guess that’s what she was told by the Cirone family because apparently he passed away in the pandemic after WWI? I know that he died when my grandfather was only in about the sixth grade. These are the things that I know. Please let me know if you think these are the same people you are looking for. I reside on Long Island and my mom and her siblings are still alive.

      2. Hello Donna, I see that you posted this in 2018, so I hope you see this comment….I have started researching my maternal great grand parents and I too have Raffaele Cirone and Carmela Fucharilla as my great grand parents. The were both born in Marisco Nuovo Potenza, married there, and immigrated to NY in the early 1900’s. I actually met Carmela when I was a child in the early 1970’s. At that time she still lived in Brooklyn on Lefferts Ave. She still had a player piano and my mother said she was always very nice. I remember her from that day, as she had given my brothers and me Brachs spearmint candies and said we should have only one every day because it was good for you. We only saw her that one time. My grandfather was their son Joseph. We called her great grandma Millie. We knew of Raffaele as Ralph, according to family lore. It was told to me by my mother that he had red hair and a great big handlebar mustache. I guess that’s what she was told by the Cirone family because apparently he passed away in the pandemic after WWI? I know that he died when my grandfather was only in about the sixth grade. These are the things that I know. Please let me know if you think these are the same people you are looking for. I reside on Long Island and my mom and her siblings are still alive.

    8. I often wonder if I have any relations yet in Marsico Nuovo. My great grandfather was Luigi Laino born in 1834. His wife was Carmella Delia

      1. Hola Antonio todos mis toda mi linea paterna nacida alli, estoy buscando datos de MARIA LAINO, casada con ANTONIO FORUNATO, emigrados a Argentina, veo que tienes a un LAINO en tu arbol. ella es hija de Donato Laino y Saveria D’ agrosa. Si puedes aportarme algun dato de su nacimiento te agradecere.

    9. Hello,
      I am researching my husbands great grandmother Concetta Tocovino Iacovina born in Marsico Nuovo Dec 11,1868 and died in Pennsylvania USA Nov 12, 1925. Does anyone have any information about either of her parents, father was Bene Tocovino and mother was Vincenza Montemurro Montemarano?

      Thank you

    10. Hello, my grandfather Biagio DiSanto emigrated from Marsico Nuovo to NY in 1912. He was born in 1895. His father was Vito or Vittorio DiSanto. His grandfather was Antonio DiSanto. My great grandfather Guiseppe Iarusso emigrated to NY in 1902 from Marsico Nuovo with his 17 year old wife Filamena DeMaria and 1 year old daughter, my grandmother Rose. Rose married my grandfather Biago DiSanto. I would like to hear from relatives in Italy. Guiseppe Iarusso’s father was Vincenzo Iarusso.

    11. My husband recently discovered that he is of Italian descent! After some searching, we are looking for Joseph F. Russo, b. 1857 (or possibly 1855), in Marsica Nuova Potenza Basilicata, Italy. I realize that Russo is a fairly common name! But he left Italy in 1877 to come to the United States, and he settled in Chicago, Illinois. We don’t know anything else, if he came with his family, or he came on his own, or who is parents were. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thank you.

      1. Lynne, I got cut off and posted a partial reply. In 1880 census, Joseph’s wife Rosa, daughter Angeline, father Angelo Russo (also a musician), and mother Grozio live with him. They have 8 boarders, two of which are also musicians (including my GG Grandfather Bernardino Vito). The address of the boarding house was 453 Canal Street in Chicago. I have never been able to find out where Bernardino Vito came from in Italy prior to the 1880 census, who his family was, or who he travelled with,so this connection to the Russo family is my only lead. Bernardino was a lifelong musician and played the harp. I have many DNA connections to people with ancestors from Marsico Nuovo and Marsico Vitere, and since the area has produced many harpists, I have reason to believe this may be where Bernardino was from as well.

    12. Hello: I am looking for information on my Grandfather, Antonio LaGrossa, who was born in Marsico Nuovo on 16 September 1884. His father was also born in Marsico on 21 May 1861. His name was Nunziato LaGrosa (I see on their death certificates it is spelled both ways)
      Anything you can provide would be appreciated. Grazie!
      Regina Sneed

    13. Peter, Do you know for certain that your Michele Passarella was from Marsico Nuovo? I ask only because I know of a Michele Passarella born in 1877 in Trivigno!

    14. My grandfather Carime Gerard Petracca was born in Marsico Nuovo, Potenza, Bassillcata, Iitaly on 9 Aug 1887. His father was Michael Petracca and his mother was Mariantonia Russo. Mariantonia’s father was Michele Russo and her mother was Rosa Lauria. Carmine Gerard Petracca’s wife was Carmela Passarella, born in Brooklyn, NY.Her father was Michael Passarella and her mother was Maria Tembone, both from, I believe from Marsico Nuove, Potenza. Michael Passarella’s father was Anthony Passarella, his mother was Philomena Cirelli. Maria Tembone’s father was Saverio Tembone and her mother was Carmela Coiro.

      1. MEU BISAVO SE CHAMAVA GIUSEPE MARZOLA E MEU AVO ANTONIO MARZOLA NA CERTIDAO DE CASAMENTO DA MINHA MÃE DIZ QUE ELE ERA DE BOSARO MEU BISAVÓ ERA CASADO COM LUIGIA CREPALDI E MINHA AVÓ SE CHAMAVA ADELINA ESBORNIA . NÃO SEI O ANO NEMO VAPOR QUE MEUS avos vieram para o brasil então e muito dificil obter resultado de pesquisa. se me ajudar acgadeço muito muito mesmo
        muito obrigado

    15. Ciao, mi chiamo Tomas. My great grandfather’s name is Antonio Bove & my great grandmother’s name is Angelina Gargano. They came to America in the 1890’s thru Ellis Island, NY. They ended up living in Wilmington, Delaware where they raised a family of four daughters and one son. My grandmother Emily
      Bove was the eldest sibling and married Marco Cofrancesco. He was from a small town east of Naples—
      Massa DiFaiccia. I have info on him but I am trying to find out about the family of Antonio Bove and the family of Angelina Gargano. If you can help me along in my mission I would be very grateful. Grazie

      1. My grandmother’s last name was also Bove (Florinda) and I would love to know more about her lineage. She left Marsico Nuovo in the 1970s, and I wonder if they may be related. She and my father have died and I wish I could learn more about her family.

    16. Peter Basile Jr

      First, I must say thank you for your trouble.

      My Grandfather’s name was Michael Passarella (could be spelled Michele Passeralla).
      He was born in Marsica Nuovo in 1877 or 1878.
      He married Rafaela in 1895, not sure of this exact date.

      I will be coming to Italy in September and plan to visit Marsia Nuovo in the third or fourth week.

      Hoping to hear from you soon. Fino alla prossima volta.
      Pete (Pietro)

      1. Hello Peter,
        This is your cousin Michael. Your father and my father were first cousins. My earliest memory is sitting at the foot of my great-grandfather Michele. I have returned to Marsico Nuovo. Spent time in the communo and researched our lineage back into the 1600. Only our uncle Joe Pace returned to Marsico Nuovo but he never entered the town – why – I don’t know. I spent a few days.
        Please send my best wishes to the entire family.
        Do not hesitate to contact me.
        All the best,
        Your cousin Michael – I was named after my great-grandfather and uncle.

      2. maria fernanda

        HELLO, I´m from Uruguay, and our family need information about NUNZIATO PASSARELLA from Marsico Nuovo, born in 1857
        his parents : irene D´Agrosa and Gianuario Passarella,
        we investigate and he could be brother od Michele passarella. and Vito Passarella

        Did you could find information of Passarella. ? if you have any information we will be a lot of grateful

        Sorry by my english……
        thanks, regards
        fernanda

        1. Did you ever find out any information about Gianuario Passarella? I am also researching Gianuario and his wife Filomena Rotundo, whom I believe were born in Marsico Nuovo.

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