Genealogy in Trivigno

If you search your ancestors in Trivigno, 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 Trivigno

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 Trivigno town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship and you need official certificates from Trivigno follow this link).

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Trivigno 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 Trivigno. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Trivigno 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 Trivigno

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

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  1. Miosco says:

    Searching for Information on
    Vito ( Vedo) Iosco and
    Antonia Santangelo

    The last name: “Iosco” is the American version
    Unsure if this is how it is spelled in Italy.

  2. Kate says:

    Searching for information/relatives of my great-great grandfather, birth records etc. His name was Bernardo Blasi or DiBlasi. He was from Trivigna Province of Potenza, area Basilicata. Born ~1874. Came to New Jersey and name was changed to Bilazzo. Married to Angela Colasurdo from Anza. Had 1 son born in Italy named Dominic. Children born in New Jersey – Rocco, Gerard, Mildred, Margaret, Frank, Mary.

  3. Pamela says:

    Looking for information/relatives of Rocco Giuseppe Benedetto. Florence pilagalla. Giovanni Batista Benedetto great grandparents and great great grandparents

  4. Brandy says:

    my family is from parts of Italy and quit a few are from the area of Trivigno Italy. I was wondering if I still had family in the area.? My great grandfathers name was Rocco Fanello, my greatgrandmothers name was Colombo Stasi ibelieve.

  5. Susan says:

    Does anyone know of Maria Guiseppe Vitale, born in Trivigno in 1807, died in Trivigno in 1863. Or any of these related to her:
    Pietro Antonio Santangelo, born in Trivigno in 1833; Pietro married Maria Teresa (Moreno) Santangelo
    Maria Guiseppa (Mary) Santangelo born in Trivigno in 1865 to Pietro and Maria Teresa, and married Pasquale Guiseppa “Joseph” Ragone (his parents were Rocco Ragona and Elisabetta Angiletta.
    Maria Guiseppa Santangelo and Pasquale Guiseppa Ragaone emigrated to US in 1894. One daughter, Natalie “Nellie” Ragone was born in Trivigno in 1893 before emigrating. She was my great-grandmother.

    The family settled in Melrose Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

  6. Art says:

    Looking for DeBonis Family in 1785 and earlier, forbears of Pasquale DeBonis b. 1799. I would be grateful for any information you may have.

    Arthur Gillman, son of Carmela DeBonis Gillman

  7. Michelle says:

    My great great grandparents were born and died in Trivigno. I was wondering if there was any information on where their graves may be located. Innocenzio Antonio DeGrazia and Serafina Passarella.

  8. Peter says:

    Hi I’m looking for information on my great grandfather Alfonso Sisca he was born in Trivigno in 1883 and his father Francesco Sisca born in 1840. Please and thank you!

  9. Michelle says:

    I would like to see if birth records are available for my Great Grandfather and birth records for my Great Great Grandparents and their marriage info in Trivigno, Italy if possible.

    Great Grandfather: Frank (Francesco or Franco?) Padula (Padulo?) born July 14, 1882 Trivigno, Italy Died in Chicago May 2nd, 1918

    Frank Padula was the son of Rocco (Rocko?) Padula (Padulo?) Born July 18, 1855 Trivigno, Italy and Maria Zito (Zyto?) Born October 12, 1868 Trivigno, Italy.

    All three Immigrated to Chicago, IL. approximately 1885

    Marriage info for Rocco Padula and Maria Zito would be in Trivigno prior to their immigration.

    Rocco Padula parents- Father- Frank (Francesco Padula) Trivigno, Italy
    Mother- Unknown

    Maria Zito parents- Father- Frank (Francesco?) Zito Trivigno, Italy
    Mother- Rose Filetti Trivigno, Italy

  10. Sheryl says:

    I would like information on Rocco Fusaro born about 1874 and his wife Margaret Trivigno born 27 march 1884 died 20 jun 1946 in Chicago Il USA
    both families of Fusaro and Trivigno were from Trivigno Italy
    thank you for anything you can give me.

    • Daniele says:

      1)Fusaro Rocco Giuseppe was born in Trivigno 1 February 1873. Rocco he was the son of Fusaro Michele Arcangelo and Rago Maria. Michele and Maria were married November 11, 1863. Michele Fusaro was the son of Giuseppe and Padula Teresa. Maria Rago was the daughter of Rago Rocco and Galgano Annarosa. Fusaro Giuseppe and Padula Teresa were married 17 May 1834. Giuseppe Fusaro was the son of Fusaro Antonio and Galgano Luzia. Padula Teresa was the daughter of Padula Giovanni and Filitti Vittoria.
      2) Trivigno Domenica, not Margaret, was born March 26, 1884, not March 27.
      Domenica he was the son of Trivigno Michele and Galgano Carmela. Michele he was the son Giuseppe and Rago Domenica. Galgano Carmela was the daughter of Galgano Pasquale and Falvella Angela.

    • Edward says:

      Margaret Trivigno may be Francezco Trivigno sister.
      Francezco had a second spelling to his name in USA, adding an extra I, Trivigino, because his 2nd wife didn’t want their children having the same last name as with his 1st wife.
      I have a couple of webs you might find helpful.
      Only 17 families back in the day had Trivigno as a surename in Trivigno, the town.