Genealogy in Candela

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Candela, 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 Foggia province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Candela registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Candela. As more your surname is common in Candela, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Candela archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Foggia province are:
Bisceglia, Bruno, Calabrese, Caputo, Ciavarella, Ciuffreda, Clemente, Conte, De Luca, De Santis, Delli Carri, D’Errico, Di Bari, Falcone, Ferrara, Fiore, Gentile, Giordano, Guerra, La Torre, Lauriola, Leone, Lombardi, Longo, Marino, Martino, Nardella, Notarangelo, Palmieri, Palumbo, Pellegrino, Piemontese, Prencipe, Quitadamo, Ricci, Rignanese, Rinaldi, Romano, Russo, Sacco, Santoro, Schiavone, Simone, Totaro, Troiano, Trotta, Valente, Villani.

Church archives in Foggia 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 Candela and Foggia 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 Candela, or if you have questions regarding your family in Candela, 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 Candela area will reply to you


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Candela”
  1. Jim Valluzzi says:

    I’m trying to find records for my family, Valluzzi, in Candela, Italy.

  2. June says:

    I may visit Candela in Sept. 2017. My grandmother’s name was Elisabetta Siconolfi. I would love to see if her home is still standing. She married RalpH Rufino. I would like to see the church where they were married.

  3. Carol says:

    Am looking for more information about
    Simone Ripandelli born in Candela February 23, 1844–baptized Feb 24.
    His father was Francesco Paolo Ripandelli
    His mother was Mariangiola Argentieri
    I don’t know when he died or his first wife’s name or the names of their children.
    His second wife was Maria Ciampolillo, who was much younger than he. I don’t know her birth date or her parents’ names. They had a son, Francesco Ripandelli, born 1887 in Candela.
    Their son was my father’s father, and my grandfather. I’ve reached a dead-end in research on Ancestry and other sites and would appreciate any help or advice you can give me about Simone Ripandelli.

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