Genealogy in Grumo Appula

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Grumo Appula, 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 Grumo Appula registrar as of that date.

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Grumo Appula

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Grumo Appula. As more your surname is common in Grumo Appula, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Grumo Appula 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 Grumo Appula 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 Grumo Appula, or if you have questions regarding your family in Grumo Appula, 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 grumoappula@italianside.com


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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Grumo Appula”
  1. Lucille says:

    I am visiting grumo bari. I am trying to find information for grandmother born in grumo on 12/6/1890, Maria d’elia. Also grandfather fransesco tomanelli bot grumo 8/20/1888.

    • Grace says:

      Your grandmother Maria Delia born on Dec 7 1890 in Grumo Appula, birth document states her father is Rocco Delia and her mother is Maria Lella.
      Your grandfather Francesco Tomanelli born in Grumo Appula on August 2, 1888; his father is Giuseppe Tomanelli and his mother is Angela D’Erasmo. Hopes this helps knowing your Great Grandparents.

  2. Marianne says:

    We will be visiting Italy on Sept. 27 2014. I am taking my 90 year old mother who has always dreamed of visiting her parents hometown which is Grumo Appula in Bari. This is the first time that she will be coming to Italy. She would love to see the area where her parents were born. I am searching for information such as if the houses that they lived in are still standing, the Churches that they went to and things of that sort. I am hoping that their baptismal certificates would provide this type of information. Information about her parents are as follows: Her father and my grandfather: Michele Rella, born January 12, 1983. His father and my great grandfather: Vincenzo Rella. His mother and my great grandmother: Maria Filomena Rella. My mothers mother and my grandmother: Maria Santa Scarola, born November 20, 1901. Anything you can come up with to help me fulfill my mothers dream will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! Sincerely, Marianne

  3. Grace Campanelli Reino says:

    My Great Grandfather was born in Grumo Appula in Bari.
    His name: Antonio Campanelli born on February 1, 1852. His father: Giovanni Campanelli, His Mother: Nunzia Signorile (both born in Grumo Appula).

    I would like to know how to obtain birth certificates and marriage certificate for Giovanni Campanelli and Nunzia Signorile. Probably require records from 1800 – 1810 for birth and marriage date is unknown.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated…
    Thank you!
    Grace

  4. Colantuno says:

    My name is Peter. My mother was Pasquale Colantuno born and raised in Grumo. My grandfather was Gaetano Colantuno from Grumo as well. I would like to
    Get information from the towns church if I could. Could you tell me how? Thank You Peter

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