Genealogy in Tito

If you search your ancestors in Tito, 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 Tito

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 Tito town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Tito during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Tito 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 Tito too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Tito 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 proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Tito. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Tito 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 Tito

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 Tito on your behalf.

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

IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE DI MARIA – Scal. Ferroviario

S. LAVIERO MARTIRE – Via Maggiore, 26

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 tito@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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4 Comments

  1. Jeanette says:

    My father was born in Tito Antonio Guirni July 1882 his parents are Vito Guirni and Margarita cuccaro married 1662. All I know about my father was 1 sister Carmella Gurini born 1664. I think there were more brothers and sister between him and oldest sister. I 2ould like to know last name of carmella. and the names of his siblings. A lot of his family went to Brazil my father came to America. My fathers second marriage was my mother 25 yrs younger together they had 5 children
    plus extended familes. which
    we all get along
    I went to Tito about 4 yrs ago and got this info however I was so overwhelmed I didn’t ask the questions and Im the youngest of this large family and I don’t speak Itialian

    • Regina says:

      Jeanette,
      My name is Regina. I live in Brazil – São Paulo. My grandfather Antonio Scavone was born in Tito, April 1889. His mother named Concetta Caprio and her parents named Antonio Caprio and Lucia Giurni (1828). Lucia Giurni´s parents named Francesco Giurni ( his father named Nicola Giurni) and Concetta D´Amato.
      I went to Tito 5 years ago, but I don´t speak italian so I couldn´t to get more informations about my family.

  2. Angela says:

    I have a cousin whose last name is gentile from Tito. She is
    Female. I would like to find her

  3. fierro tito says:

    from new mexico la curces