Genealogy in Bari

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bari, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Puglia and in Bari province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bari registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Bari in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Bari to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Bari?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Bari


Before to start your genealogy research in Bari, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Puglia and in Bari too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Bari from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bari. As more your surname is common in Bari, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bari archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Bari province are:
Altamura, Basile, Bellomo, Bianco, Bruno, Campanella, Caputo, Carbonara, Carella, Cassano, Catalano, Clemente, Colella, Colonna, Colucci, De Gennaro, De Palma, De Santis, Fanelli, Fiore, Gadaleta, Gentile, Giordano, Laera, Laterza, Leone, Lippolis, Longo, Lorusso, Losito, Mancini, Marinelli, Minervini, Nitti, Palmisano, Paparella, Pepe, Pinto, Pugliese, Ranieri, Rizzi, Ruggiero, Rutigliano, Santoro, Savino, Signorile, Simone, Spinelli.

Church archives in Bari province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Bari and Bari province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself (or with us!), but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Bari.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Bari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bari, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Bari”
  1. Terri says:

    Looking for information on DeMarco family. My great grandfather, Mose DeMarco was from Bari. He came to America in 1901 but family remained in Italy. Possibly had Brazilian roots.

  2. Vonda says:

    I know my great grandparents come from Bari. I have really been trying hard to research my surname Caldarulo on fb their are tons and mostly live in Bari it seems. I know cal means hot that’s really it I would love help trying to figure out the rest. Thank you!

  3. Manobianco says:

    Looking for any info on manobianco or the last name feliccia.

  4. Cameron says:

    Hi, I do not speak any Italian, but I was looking to gather some information about the Melchiori family and its geneology in Bari. Not sure how to go about this. THanks

  5. Cheryl says:

    I’m trying to locate information on my husband’s grandparents who were both born in Molfetta, Bari. As I cannot speak or read Italian, the search has been quite difficult for me.
    I just don’t know where to go next.

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