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


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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Mola di Bari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Mola di Bari, 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 Mola di Bari area will reply to you


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Mola di Bari”
  1. Gino says:

    Hi all my surname is di mola been trying to find a connection with mola di Bari .
    Or is it just a coincidence ? I was born and live in the uk but my farther came over to work from Naples in the 50s but as far as I know all the dimolas from way back lived in Naples

  2. Justin says:

    I am researching the Surname Tuttamore. Sebastiano Tuttamore b. 9 February 1902 came from Mola di Bari and may have been born in Valenzano. His father is Vincenzo from the same area. Sebastiano departed from Napoli and arrived in New York 24 October 1920. Any help with Sebastiano or any other Tuttamore in Italy would be appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Justin Tuttamore

  3. John says:

    I am searching for family of “Kathye Maria Caporale” b. 15 July, 1948, she is daughter of “Luig Francescoi Caporale” and “Maria Rosaria Gaudiuso” whom were married on “20 Sep 1947”.
    She has three sisters: “Giacomina Maria Grazia Caporale”, “Mirella Rosa Vincenza Caporale”, and “Enza Crescenza Pasquale Antonia Caporale”
    If needed I have a bit more on extended family. I’m looking for civil and Church records- Any help is appreciated and welcomed.
    Thank you, John

  4. Gianluca says:

    Hi, my grandfather was born in Mola di Bari. His name is Angelo Deliso and he was born in 1918 +/- 5 years. It was very nice of you if you could say my family and me something about his parents or if he had, his sisters or brothers. My father said he was in the army and was stationed in Sicily for a while but then he does’t know more.

    Thank you,


  5. Cindy says:

    My grandfather was born in mola di Bari 1901 last name was Liotine his mother for some reason had a different last name Caterina Rizzi. I can not find any information on the names and families. I will be visiting soon and would love to connect.

    • Vita says:

      My grandmother’s maiden name was Liotine. It is not uncommon for Italian women to keep their maiden name, I’ve been told. What is your grandfather’s first name? I’ll check my family tree & see if I can help.

  6. Pepa says:

    Hi there
    Looking for info about our Mola ancestor from Italy who emigrated in early XVIII/XIX century to southern Poland.Lived in Tatra’s mountains area.Got married there and started a new family.Unfortunately we don’t know his name or birth date.
    Whoever might help please let us know or any birth registration office to contact with north part of Italy.

    Thank you
    Pepa di Mola

  7. 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,

  8. 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

  9. 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,


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