I am trying to locate any living ancestors from my mother's side of the family that may still reside in the Basilicata region.
My grandfather: Carmine Votta, born 29 October 1875 in Paterno di Lucania, Marsiconuovo, Potenza, Basilicata. He was the fifth of six children: Domenic, Maria, Filomena, Raffaele, "Carmine", Concetta. (Maria and Filomena died in childhood). His parents were Liborio Votta born c.1832 and Maria Rosa Manlella, born c.1834 both lived in Paterno. Carmine immigrated to the USA on 11, June 1901. Resided in Hazleton, PA until his death 21 April 1930.
My grandmother, Theresa Lasco, was born in the USA on 20 August 1887 although her father, Rocco Lasco was from Calvello, born 24 October 1855 and her mother, Anna Gaetana Emma, born 17 February, 1865 in Laurenzana. Rocco immigrated to the US in 1879 and Anna in 1881.
I will be visiting the region in the Fall and would love to visit any distance family. I don't know how to go about locating any living relatives. Any suggestions you have would be most welcomed! Thank you. Nancy