Genealogy in Mola di Bari

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Mola di 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 Mola di Bari registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



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


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3 Messages to “Genealogy in Mola di Bari”
  1. Paula says:

    Surname: Carnevale
    Both my parents were born in Mola Di Bari 1924. Vincenzo and Caterina (Ranieri)
    Paternal grandparents: Vito and Loretta (Daniele)
    Maternal grandparents: Paolo and Pasqua (Balzano)

    The surname Carnevale is an adopted name.
    Looking for information on both families

    Thank you,
    Paula

  2. Cynthia says:

    My husbands family is from this area, I noticed that one surname (Colella) is on your common surnames list.
    the names are
    Brunetti, Brunetto
    Rosina Colella
    Francesco Brunetti
    Nicoletta Berilingerio
    Anna Mancini
    Julian Colella
    Clara Galozzo
    any help would be appreciated. I have been trying to get any information for years.
    His family immigrated to the US in the 1920′s

  3. Jeanette D'ambrosio says:

    I am first generation American. Both of my parents are from Mola di Bari with last names D’Ambrosio (D’ambruiso?) and mother Specchia. I’ve had no luck through Ancestry or any other site for that matter. Can you help?

    Thank you,

    Jeanette

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