The Museum and its Staff wish you Happy and Merry Holidays. 

Bergoglio Albero

After 2 years from the opening of the section “Uomini Illustri”, the Museo del Cognome will publish the family history of a celebrity every month from now on. The first article of this new initiative is on Bergoglio Family, the family of our Pope Francis. Read more


It was delivered on October 17th 2015 at the Cappella dei Celestini in Potenza, a lecture on Genealogy for kids developed by the Museo del Cognome. Four classes coming from the Istituto Comprensivo Torraca-Bonaventura in Potenza attended the lessons with great interest.

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It was a great pleasure and honor to host Veronica Dudo here at the Museo del Cognome and Vallo di Diano. On September 25-30, 2015, the young American journalist filmed stories, traditions, projects relating our territory through interviews, meetings and reportages.

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You will find below some lines dedicated to the Museum’s staff and Foiano, the town where the last Ancestors Tour took place. Nick and Darlene D’Alessio came from Texas to find their Italian roots. 

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We the Italians

The Museo del Cognome on the online magazine We The Italians.

Read more at: Museo del Cognome: a true journey into the past. 

Recensione Cronaca Vera

The Museo del Cognome on the weekly magazine Cronaca Vera.


Review by Erminio Cioffi.


The “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” Show took place on April 17-19 at the NEC, the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Three days dedicated to Genealogy and to the historical and cultural contexts of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

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Great success for the Museum at the RootsTech 2015, the biggest genealogical show held in Salt Lake City last February.

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Here we are with a new review by Francesca Bianco who dedicated some lines  to the Museum and its great success in the USA with the project Ancestors Tour.