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

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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 bari@italianside.com


Messages

14 Messages to “Genealogy in Bari”
  1. Looking for Pisculli says:

    I am looking for my mother’s relatives.
    My grandfather was Sante (Santo?) Pisculli, born 17 January, 1887, Died 1963.
    He married Filomena Antonelli in 7 January, 1915.
    His father was Nicola, married Maria Cifarelli.
    Filomena’s parents were John Antonelli and Domenica Jacobellis (not sure of spelling).
    They lived in Grumo Appula and moved to AltaMura area, with relatives in Bari.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Yanni says:

    Looking for my great grand father who left Bari and got married in Patraso, his name is Marino (Anelo) Landriscina, not sure when born about 1850 to 1870, his father was Savino. Any info would be appreciated.

  3. Marihelyn says:

    I am looking for any family members of my Grandfather .. His name was Pantaleo Simone , he came to America 1918 .. He had sisters he left there Clementine Simone and Elizabeth Simone his brother Samuel , Mike and Joseph ..and Angelo Simone ..He had a brother Peter who passed away while still living in Bari . He was from the providence Bari , Italy but from the town Bischigla ( not sure of the spelling ) .. Any information would be lovely I so would love to see if his sisters were married and had children

  4. Nicki says:

    My grandfather was born in Bari around 1913 and immigrated to New York around 1917. His name – although my Aunt says he was an orphan – is Joseph Francis Bianco. He finally lived in Binghampton New York and was married in the 1930’s to Angelina Domenica Caracciolo. I’ll be traveling to Italy in 2 weeks and would love to go to Bari to find some family information. Can you please send me in the right direction?

  5. N8tiveCaliGirl says:

    I am looking for information on:

    ANGELO TAPOGNA B.14 Sept 1880 Castellano,Bari,Italy and his family!

    ANGELINA LIPPOLIS B.27 Nov 1882 Castellano, Bari, Italy and her family!

    Grazie!
    Erin

  6. Franck says:

    Hi,

    I am looking for the exact birth date of my great-grandfather, Domenico Signorile, said to be born in Gioia del Colle around 1862. He then moved to Bari, where he lived and had his children (who then moved to France,where I live).

    Thanks,

    Franck

  7. Bill says:

    My wife’s grandmother last name was Fasano. She married her Grandfather, Pizzi in 1913 in Bari.

  8. Kevin says:

    Hello, I’m trying to find information on Salvatore DeMartino. I have a passenger list from New Orleans, Louisiana, Untied States on October 16, 1907. The list says he was approximately 19 years old and my family has confirmed his birthday to be around December 12th, 1888. It says he was on a ship called Piemonte from Bari Italy and that he resided in either Bari or Barletta. He listed his father as “Savino”, but that seems not right. I’m looking for either a birth certificate or Father’s or Mother’s name. Thank very much!

  9. Merry Ann says:

    I am helping a 80 yr old woman who moved to America with her family at age 11. We found her father info for Bari as follows. Vito Mevoli Birth 5 Feb 1913 in Bari, Bari, Puglia, Italy. He married Anna Crevato with her info as follows. Birth 3 Oct 1917 in Polanesi, Liguria, Italy. I have know this woman since I was 7 and when she realized I did family trees for friends she asked if I could help her find info on her parents. The shipped out of Naples but she said she remember living in “camps” but now war camps as this was 1951, December when they left. Thanks so much.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Manobianco says:

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

  13. 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

  14. Cheryl says:

    Hi,
    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.
    Thanks,
    Cheryl

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