Genealogy in Turi

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Turi


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Turi. As more your surname is common in Turi, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Turi 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 Turi 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 Turi, or if you have questions regarding your family in Turi, 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 .
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  1. Maryrose says:

    My grandfather Bernard Turi left Bari in 1910 to America through Boston. We are planning a trip to Bari this year and we are searching for our family.

  2. Linda says:

    My grandparents were both from Turi. I have been able to locate my Grandfathers family in Turi and we have visited with them the past two years. I am trying to locate my Grandmothers genealogy. My Grandmother was Giovanna Rossi was from the Turi area born in 1904 to a Vito Anthony Rossi and Lucretia Dalbis. I will be traveling to Turi again this year and would love to know about my Grandmothers family.

  3. Rosa says:

    I’m trying to trace my family “Terlizzi” and “DePalo” from Bonito and Ruva. Records lead me back to Turi for the 1700-1600s. Any way you can help?

  4. Peter says:

    Sorry, I need to update information I just posted: I do know that Marianna Coppi was born in 1857 to parents Michaele Coppi and Grazia Ottomano Coppi.

  5. Peter says:

    I have maternal granparents from Turi. I am looking to study both moternal grandparents geneology. My mother’s father was Vito Antonio Savino born 26 February 1890 in Turi. I do not know who his parents were. My mother’s mother was Grazia Battisa born 13 September 1901 in Turi to Vincenzo Battista and Marianna Coppi Battista. I don’t know who Vincenzo or Marianna’a parents were.

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