Genealogy in Sannicandro di Bari

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

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

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

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


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sannicandro 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 Sannicandro di Bari. As more your surname is common in Sannicandro di Bari, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sannicandro 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 Sannicandro 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 Sannicandro di Bari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sannicandro di Bari, just leave a message below

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  1. Matthew says:

    I have recently started doing family history research, but have hit a dead end at Sannicandro di Bari. The only relatives I know from Bari are my Great-grandparents. They are Antonio Chimienti, born March 14th 1895 and his wife Raffaella Racanelli born April 24th 1906. They got married on what my family believes to be August 15th 1930 (not sure what church), before leaving for the US shortly after. I’m kind of stuck here so any help would be great!



  2. Beatrice says:

    My mothers name is Maria Laurinda Brown (Pantaleo) was her maiden name. She left Italy in her late teens early 20’s. Moved to England to work & met my father & married.
    She is one of 7 sisters. One of her Uncles that I did meet was Francesco Stea e national a Sannicandro di Bari born 1915, I believe. My mother is still living but we are unable to locate anyone in the family.
    Can you help?

  3. Nicholas says:

    My name is Nicholas P Virgilio I am looking for information on my fathers family, My father name is Vitantonio Virgilio and was born in Sannicandro di Bari in March of 1912, to Nicola & Beatrice(Stea) Virgilio. I Know my grandfather had one brother by the name of Gaetano but I am not sure if he had any other brother or sisters. I think my grandfather father’s name may have been Michaele Virgilio and his mothers name may have been Anna but I am not sure. Specifically, I’m hoping to find records of my grandfathers birth and names of his parents/immediate family. I’ve found US records (e.g., naturalization & a document Certificato di Nascita Comune Di Sanicandro) that mention my father birth, but nothing with parents or from Italian records of Nicola family. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciate.

  4. Julia says:

    I’m looking for information about my great-grandfather, Martire Rizzi (aka Martin, Martiro), who was born in Sannicandro di Bari, we believe in June 1892. He immigrated to the United States in 1908 on the SS Ancona. (He later married Giovanna “Jennie” LoRusso in the US, and settled in Pennsylvania.)

    Specifically, I’m hoping to find records of his birth and names of his parents/immediate family. I’ve found US records (e.g., naturalization) that mention his birth, but nothing with parents or from Italian records.

    Does anyone know 1) Where to find a complete passenger list for his 1908 voyage (not sure if parents also immigrated)–arrived Boston, August 27, 1908, or 2) Local Italian records (perhaps the church?) that mention parents and other family members?

    Thank you! Julia

  5. John says:

    I’ve looked at all the civil records from Sannicandro but haven’t been successful getting information from the Church. The available marriage records only go back as far as 1824. I’d like some help getting information from the church records for marriages involving Ruscigno’s prior to 1824. There are two separate lines of Ruscigno’s in Sannicandro and I’d like to see if I can identify the common ancestor.

  6. Mel says:

    My great grand parents paternal are Michele Rizzi and Donata Scarola
    My great grand parents maternal are Camilla Racanelli and Nicola Clarizio
    I would like to know their parents names and if they have sisters and brothers.

    Thank you in advance

  7. Constantine says:

    both my parents came from Sannicanndro di bari. My father’s name was Racanelli and my mom was Floro… would you have any information… my dad was born in 1899 and my mom in 1909.. They came to New York City appx late 1920’s

  8. Jennifer says:

    Im looking for information for my husband’s relatives. They came from Sannicandro di Bari and settled in Chicago. His great grandma’s maiden name was Sacchetti and his great grandfather was Soranno.

    • Daniela says:

      Hi I came across this site by fluke and the first comment I see is yours! My father is from sannicandro di bari. His name luigi sacchetti. Relatives settled in montreal and new York..that I know of.

  9. Susan says:

    I’m looking for family on my grandfather and grandmother’s side. They were both from Sannicandro Di Bari and came to America in the early 1900’s and first settled in Spokane Washington and then in Portland Oregon. My grandpa’s name was Giuseppe Ferrante (Joseph Nick) and my grandma was Antonia (Panizzi) Ferrante. Any help to locate family on both sides would be appreciated!!

    • John says:

      Susan, I met with one of what I think was an aunt of yours several years ago in Portland and she had a handwritten family history of your family. Her name was Clara Ferrante.

  10. Joseph says:

    I am a Canadian who is interested in obtaining my fathers Birth Certificate. His old passport says he was born in Sannicandro di Bari. He is now deceased. Where should I start looking?

  11. Paul says:

    I have been looking for information about my family. From what I can gather they are from Sannicandro di bari. My grandfathers name was Vincent Novielli, or probably Vincenzo Novielli. Any help in pointing the way to find the info on my family name would be appreciated

  12. Mary sacchetti says:

    Looking for ancestors with the family name di turi, rizzi, Vesia.

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