Genealogy in Tito

If you search your ancestors in Tito, Basilicata, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Basilicata and in Potenza province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Tito registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Tito in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Tito to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in Tito, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Basilicata and in Tito too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Tito from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Tito. As more your surname is common in Tito, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Tito archives 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 archives in Potenza province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email). Then,parishes send information not easily.

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


S. LAVIERO MARTIRE – Via Maggiore, 26

If you have the opportunity to visit Tito and Potenza province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Potenza.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Tito just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Tito area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  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:

      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

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