Family Trees

Here are some of my own family branches that I’ve generated from this enormous town database:

If you use any kind of family tree software, you can probably import the entire Baselice database as a GEDCOM file. Here is that file (now includes 15,970 names). To save the file to your computer, right click the link above and choose Save.


40 thoughts on “Family Trees”

  1. Shirley Marucci said:

    YES! I would love info about My husband Alberts mothers family. She was a Marucci that married Fiorangelo Ferrara (the only one in the village). Alberts mothers name was Maria Grazia Ferrara. her mother was Raffaella Maria Marucci but I don’t know the names of her parents? I have researched your info but came to no conclusion. I have an idea of her parents but I have no real confirmation so I may well be wrong and way off base. I’ve called the Civil Office in Baselice and the sent me paperwork about the birth of their first son Pasquale but the document didn’t name the grandparents. I’ve hit a brick wall at this point. Do you know if the records from 1860 forward will be put online? Any hints would be appreciated. Good luck with your site. Shirley Marucci

    • Shirley, I think the microfilmed documentation ending at 1860 may have to do with Italy becoming a united country around that time. I have seen some more recent Italian documentation make it to, but I don’t think it will ever be of the same caliber as our US census records.

      Can you estimate Raffaela Maria Marucci’s year of birth? There are two in the database born in 1859 and 1860. I know that it’s tough to be sure you’ve got the right ancestor when you have to skip back a generation.

      • Shirley Marucci said:

        Thanks for the help Diann, I don’t think that either of the Raffaella M Maruccis born in 1859 and 1860 are are my husbands great grandmother because his mother (Maria Grazia) was born in 1893, (Pasquale) born 1889 and (Antonio) born 1894. So Raffaella would have been 29 yrs old when she had her 1st child. Of course, that’s a possibility but seems unlikely in that village at that time. BUT, she did marry an orphan, Fiorangelo Ferrara which is a little desperate perhaps and she had a ‘limp’ and walked rather awkwardly so possible that she did marry late. I simply don’t know what to believe. Any new info or idea shows up please let me know, S

  2. Olá, achei vários parentes através do seu blog, fiquei muito feliz, não consegui importar o arquivo de dados de Baselice,que você comentou acima, você pode me ajudar?
    Ana maria

  3. Shirley, after documenting so many families from Baselice, I can tell you that the average age for a woman to have her first baby was 25. Many of the women married at about age 23 and had a baby right away. Then they continued having baby after baby throughout their childbearing years,

    There were also a fair amount of “orphans”, and I always wondered if there was any stigma attached to marrying one. I called them “orphans” because it was often an illegitimate child born secretly out of wedlock and turned over to the priests or nuns. Only the “levatrice” (midwife) knew who the mother really was. I found this out from a good friend of mine from that area who is a genealogical historian.


  4. Shirley Marucci said:

    Diann, Thanks so much for the new info. Obviously, according to your info 29 yrs would not be too old for marriage and so I will go with that for now and continue my research with the the Maria G. Marucci born 1858. I did do some reading abt the ‘orphan’ info and suggested to my husband that his grandfather may not have been an ‘orphan’ from some other area in Italy.So, I will keep plugging away to breakdown my brick wall. It is so hard to accept defeat when I know those records exist but I can’t get to them. Again thanks for the help.Shirley

  5. Mary Morrissey Parden said:

    I am interested in Joseph Musto who immigrated to San Francisco California and his wife’s name in our census records was Mary. This could possibly be Giuseppe Musto (1825) and Maria C. Pisciotti. In the SF 1900 census, Joseph was born in 1828 and Mary was born in August 1847. In the 1870 census, Joseph was listed as 42 and Mary was listed as 29.

    • Mary, thanks for the lead. I looked up Joseph and Mary Musto in San Francisco, and they were in the marble business. Then I found a few late 1870s California Voter Registrations with a Joseph Musto in the marble business. It says he was from Sardinia, so he’s not our man. It looks like this Joseph in San Francisco has his brother John in the marble business with him, too. I’m seeing that in the San Francisco City Directory of 1871.

      – DiAnn

      • Mary Morrissey Parden said:

        Thanks DiAnn! I have all the USA information on this member of the family, but am struggling with the Italian history. In one of the US directories it appears that John (brother) was from Chiavari, Italy. In another directory it indicates Joseph was from Sardinia and was made a US Citizen on May 16, 1862 in Califonia US Circuit Court. Family members indicate Joseph’s parents as Giovanni and Catarina Musto of Chiavari. I have hit a roadblock in Italy. Any thoughts?

        • I was hoping when I read your latest comment that Chiavari was on Sardinia, but they’re nowhere near each other. Moving around within the country was uncommon in those days. I wonder if the two Musto families got confused/combined somewhere along the line. I’m currently trying to trace a relative, Giorgio Pilla, and there were two of them the same age from the same town. It’s making my head swim.

          • Mary Morrissey Parden said:

            When my 2nd great grandparent Joseph Musto immigrated to the US (abt 1862) the Kingdom of Sardinia (1859 map) included its principal territories being the island of Sardinia, together with the mainland provinces of Piedmont (chief city – Turin), Savoy, Nice and Genoa. Chiavari is a city of the provence of Genoa. This was before Italy became unified. Sardinia was known as the Sardinian Kingdom and in 1860 an actual kingdom of Italy was proclaimed and it included all of current Italy with the exception of Rome which was trnasferred to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. So it’s my understanding the Chiavari was known as Sardinia when my grandparent immigrated.

  6. Shirley Marucci said:

    Dear Mary, I have been researching the Marucci family of Baselice/New York for abt 6 yrs. Unfortunately, I have no info abt your family tree but should I run into any I will contact you.

  7. michele nieves said:

    My great grandfather pasquae marucci was born in beneveto italy he married maria colella – they moved and resided in newton mass until his death in 1943…we have been very interested in finding our family roots.
    Michele caruso nieves

    • Mary Morrissey Parden said:

      Thanks for the tree Michele. Unfortunately I can’t find any common ancestry. I do know Craig Nieves in Redwood City, California though! A possible relative?

  8. Shirley Marucci said:

    Michelle, I don’t know the connection between the Newton, Mass Marucci family and the Jamestown NY Marucci family but there is definitely one because my husband Albert Marucci’s father Michele Marucci made his first voyage to America May 3,1902 aboard the ship ‘Perugia”He listed his destination as Newton, Mass.This family is very difficult to research because the village was so small and they all seemed to be related thru marriage, etc.

    I have done a hx of Alberts family but don’t know of a direct connection to Newton, Mass.( I spent very little time on Newton) I’m still doing the research in Baselice, Italy (without much success) but will ck with Albert’s sister in Jamestown again. Perhaps, she can give me a clue that will help you. Much success, S

  9. Leonardo Pedro Lorenzo said:

    My grand mother is Margarida Marucci. She was born in Basilice and goes to Brazil.
    I have more information, but no here. Later write for you.
    My email:

  10. allison quattrocchi said:

    Would you have happened to come across any names by Agata Bisceglia? This is my 5th great grandmother and she was born around 1747 in Baselice, Benevento, Campania, Italy Her married name was Petruccelli, she had two children also. I’m trying to connect our family with this region. I found an extensive family tree on ancestry that from a women who traveled to the towns my family is from to trace her ancestries. Once she was done she did the rest of the village. I’d love to see if you can find any of these names. I’m in search of a family crest or some kind of family symbol. My last name goes back 1691 and that is where the records stop, my name is Quattrocchi. The wife of this first Quattrocchi was Zizzolo. I have no idea if you can help me in this at all but it’s worth a shot!

  11. Vanderlei said:

    Olá. Meu Bisavô Dominico Mattia (nascido +ou- 1856) se casou com Philomena Bianco em Baselice. Também nasceu meu avô Nicola Mathias (+ou- em 1875) que se casou no Brasil. Todos vieram para o Brasil. Preciso saber se é possível obter certidões de Nascimento/Casamento deles. Só tenho óbito deles em São Carlos-São Paulo-Br, cujo documentos não tem detalhes sobre suas origens. Vanderlei 15/10/2014

    • Olá, Vanderlei. Minha pesquisa termina com as pessoas nascidas em 1860 eu sugiro que você tente escrever para a prefeitura em Baselice (em italiano) para solicitar documentos sobre seus antepassados​​. Certifique-se de dar-lhes todas as informações que você tem. Aqui é o site da cidade:

  12. Obrigado. vou tentar.

  13. Olivia Fisher said:

    I’ve been looking at the Maruccis. I’ve also been looking at the Pisciottis who moved to Ravenna, Ohio and became the Fishers. I know of Giuseppi Pisciotti/Joseph Fisher and his wife Anna Marie Marucci/Mary Fisher. They are my great-great-grandparents. I know Josephs brother came over with him and his name was Peter, I no he had a son named Joseph. Joseph and Mary had 8 children, 5 girls, and 3 boys. Their children then set off to California and New Jersey while some stayed in Ohio. Two of Mary Maruccis brothers went to Canada and crossed over to New York in about 1910.

  14. Not sure but it’s true the Marucci’s settled in Canada I know. Seems like the information about my grandparents, parents would be in the records in Bacelice. DiAnn did you find any more information?

    • I haven’t found any new information to add, but I did finish recording every single Baselice birth, marriage and death record between 1809 and 1860. Today I updated my GEDCOM file that is linked to at the top of this page.

    • Athena Christine Palombi said:

      Not in Canada but in Upstate New York in a town called Rome. My grandmother was Mafalda Marucci-Palombi

  15. Wow thank you soooo much this is very interesting to read. I always wanted to know more about my Italian lineage. I heard stories about my grandmother and what a neighborhood saint she was. Feeding those in her community. I understand her funeral
    was a big honoring and tradition Italian celebration of her life. Anna Maria Marucci.

  16. Linda Wood said:

    Could you please help! I am the Granddaughter of Mateo D’Arcangelo
    From Italy ( my Grandfather under pressure from his future In Laws did a name change to Mathew Matthews..
    Hence my Mother’s maiden name of Eleanor Matthews. When he had some sort of falling out w family( probably over this marriagewhich ended in divorce!)
    We know the owned a shoe manufacture
    Business in Boston, MA around 1918?
    Thinking perhaps they made shoes in Italy..We lost all of our Italian heritage..
    And I loved my Grandfather so much..
    And wish I could find out more!
    I believe his Father( my Gt.Grandfather was Rudolpho D’Arcangelo)my email is:
    If you have any direction or know what or of Italy by his surname..Is be grateful.
    Linda Wood

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