Genealogy in Cassano delle Murge

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Cassano delle Murge, 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 Cassano delle Murge registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Cassano delle Murge?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Cassano delle Murge


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Cassano delle Murge. As more your surname is common in Cassano delle Murge, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Cassano delle Murge 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 Cassano delle Murge 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Cassano delle Murge, or if you have questions regarding your family in Cassano delle Murge, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Cassano delle Murge area will reply to you


  1. Lisa says:


    My grandfather was born Tommaso Laporta March 7th 1916 in Bari Italy. I’m looking for information about who his biological father was. His mother was Mary Laporta born August 12 1892. They came to the US with Nicolas Losito who raised my grandfather and had five children with my great grandmother.

    Any information or clues are greatly appreciated.

    With kind regards,


  2. Karen Gemmato says:

    Hello. Looking for more information regarding my grandparents, Francesco Gemmato and Caterina Casamassima Gemmato, both born in Cassano delle Murge.

  3. Kate says:


    My cousins and I are staying in Bari and Cassano delle Murge in just a couple weeks to find out more about our great-grandfather and his family. There are many stories about our family and our name that we want to find the truth about. His name was Vincenzo “Enzo” Cotruvo (b. 1895) and his mother was Rosa Chiarullo and his father was Giuseppe Sante Cotrufo (with an “f”, not a “v.”) If there’s any information about his family that you know of please get in contact. We are happy to explore any archives, buildings, or people which may have to do with our family.
    Thank you so much,

  4. Maria says:

    My parents were married in Casano del murge August 22, 1953
    I would like the name of the church they were married in. Their names Guiseppina Mastroserio and Pasquale Gismondi
    Thank you

  5. Jim says:


    My wife and I are planning to visit the Bari/Cassano area in April 2017 to trace the steps of my mother and aunt (Maria & Elizabeth), who visited from the USA in 1972.

    Both women are now deceased. While in Italy, they did meet family in the Bari/Cassano area. Here are some of the vital statistics:

    My mother was

    Maria Rosa Fanelli (26/5/1916 USA)

    daughter of

    Maria Michela Caprioli (born c. 1884) and Giuseppe Fanelli (born c. 1887).

    Giuseppe was a gardener/laborer. They immigrated to the USA c. 1914-1915.

    Children born in Italy before 1915 include

    Frank, Nicholas, and James.

    Thank you in advance for any help you might give.



  6. Sandra says:

    Hello, I am building my family tree and am looking for information for my grandfather Giuseppe Viapiano and my grandmother (his wife) Lucia Di Giorgio Viapiano. Both lived in Cassano Delle Murge. Any information you can give me would be great even if it is a website for where i can do research myself. Thank you, Sandra

  7. Diana C. says:


    I am looking for any information on Antonio Vitti, born February 2, 1895, in Cassano delle Murghe. His parents were Leonardo Vitti and Filippa Vita Petruzellis. He lived in Verona for a period of time circa 1927, when my mother, Ivonne, his daughter, was born. At that time, he married my mother’s mother, Maria Guiseppina Scala, called Corinna, in Pastrengo on August 30, 1927. Corinna died in May 1928, where Antonio returned to his family in Bari.

    Thanks very much.

  8. larry says:

    I am interested in the marriage of Giovanni Armienti, mother Maselli (?), b. 1852 and Rosa Cassanova (?), father Antonio/Anthony Cassanova, b. 1859, both from Cassano Murge, Bari. Probably married early 1880’s.Immigration to USA about 1919. Children Nick, Lorenzo, Anthony, Guiseppe(?), and Felice.

    Also the marriage of their son, Nicola Armienti, and possibly Saveria Maria Luizo(?) or Torre. Early references give the wife as Saveria and or Maria Luizo,Loise, but tombstone gives maiden name as Torre. On birth regs etc for their kids I don/t believe that she is using Loise or Louis as a given name, but seems to be maiden name. Baffled!!!

    ANY info is appreciated.

  9. Jo says:

    any info on Modugno family name 1800’s thru 1900’s

  10. isabella says:


    My grandfather was Rocco Cordola he was born august 15 1906. i am looking for records of his father( which is my great grandfather)and his father which is my great great grandfather. If you are able to find any information please email me.


  11. Daniel says:


    I am looking for information on Ciccarone and Smaldino from Cassano in the 1800’s. Maria Ciccarone was born there in November 1881. Her parents were Giuseppe Sante Ciccarone and Lucia Smaldino, whom I believe were also born and raised in Cassano. I have been able find a lot of information from the Miale part of the family and others from the Acquaviva delle Fonti archives online. Is there something similar for Cassano?

    Thanks so much!


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