Craco Society holds unique material about the
town and its inhabitants from both Italy and
North America. The records currently available
The Society also has copies of
publications about Craco which may assist
members in identifying ancestors. These are:
All of these documents have
proved to be valuable
in aiding members' genealogy research.
The Craco Society
continues to pursue obtaining copies of more
genealogy documents from Craco.
members' family surnames include:
Avena, Baldasari, Barberia, Benedetto,
Beradone, Bianculli, Blancieri, Bonadies,
Canusano, Caricati, Caropreso, Casolaro, Cassano,
Catalano, Chiamente, Colabella, Consoli, D’Alefsio,
D’Elia, DeCesare, Diamondo, Dipierro, Dolcimele,
Episcopia, Ferrante, Finzio, Forgione, Fortuna,
Frantino, Galante, Gallo, Grossi, Lapilla, Lavaro,
Lospenuso, Lospinoso, Lumate, Magistro,
Magriotti, Marmo, Marrese, Mastronardi, Matera, Morati,
Montesano, Moscogiuri, Nardandrea, Nigro,
Rinaldi (New York),
Sarubbi, Sillani, Spera, Stabile,
Tuzio, Valinato, Viggiano, Zaccaro and
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To comply with
European Union and Italian regulations, all
requests for vital records made to the Comune di
Craco need to be submitted via postal mail or by
fax. Once the requests are received they will
be officiated with a date stamp and processed
according to their existing policy. Requests
should not be channeled through The Craco
Regulations in Craco
require a charge for each document that is
located through their search of vital
records in the town archives. The charges
are as follows:
Birth, death, or marriage records -
10.00 Euros per authenticated copy
Family Status/Stato di Famiglia
document - 100.00 Euros per search..
This provides information on a family
unit that is defined as a father,
mother, and children.
Family Tree – The rates are variable, as
the charge is calculated based on the
number of Family Status/Stato di
Famiglia documents located for
individuals in the family tree. For
example, if the research produces 4
generations of ancestors in a Family
Tree the cost would be 400.00 Euros.
To submit a
request, please print and fill out the attached Genealogy Search Request Form. You must provide the name and
approximate dates for births and death
searches. For marriage searches you should also
provide the maiden name if available. The
result of the search will be sent to you via
return mail and will include photocopies of the
actual records if any are found, and an invoice
for the searches. Payment for the search should
be made in Euros via international money order
sent to the address below.
Here is the postal
address for requests and payments.
a.c. della Signora
Comune di Craco
Telephone inquiries can be made between the
hours of 8 AM and 2 PM Central European
(2 AM to 8 AM
We are pleased
to announce that members of The Craco
Society are eligible for a discount for all
genealogy research provided by
They are offering the following research
The research of Italian
birth/marriage/death records for $80
(regular price $100 minus a 20%
The research of military or census
records for $80 (regular price $100
minus a 20% discount).
10% discount on ALL RESEARCH PHASES:
of Family History up to two (2)
Lite Phase for $700 minus
Research of family history up to
five (5) generations;
Full Phase for $1,500
minus 10% discount.
Research of family history up to
nine (9) generations;
Full/Parish Phase for
$2,800 minus 10% discount.
Research of family history back to
Parish Archive Phase for
$2,000 minus 10% discount.
Research Italian living relatives;
Full Forward Phase for
$1,500 minus 10% discount
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