|Church record book|
Basilicata is a region that has experienced a long history of emigration by the Lucanian people to North and South America as well as Australia. There are now some towns in Basilicata that have an emigrant population on these continents that surpasses the current local population. This means that there are a lot of Lucanians in the world with a link to Basilicata.
Many who have ancestral roots to Basilicata and have heard family stories about the hardships that their grandparents or great-grandparents endured to leave this region have a yearning to learn more about where these hardy people came from. Why would they make such a journey and what is the town that the left so many years ago like today? How can I learn more?
One of the great things we have been able to do at My Bella Basilicata is to help people find the links to their ancestral home. We are able to do local research that many times provides results that can never be achieved only by internet or archive searches in a far-away country. Find a link to your family in Basilicata may seem like a daunting task, but it can be done.
|American family visiting their ancestral town.|
It has been an honor to see the faces of people who are able to walk down the same streets their grandparents may have trod on a daily basis. Or to see them marvel at the scenery that is Basilicata that there forefathers left behind. And there is always the smile when someone tastes the local specialty that has always been served at their special family occasions but they never knew why.
At My Bella Basilicata we know the region, we know the language and we have had the pleasure of helping others trace their ancestral links to this region – let us help you in your search.