Genealogy in Rodi Garganico

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rodi Garganico


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Rodi Garganico. As more your surname is common in Rodi Garganico, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Rodi Garganico 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 Rodi Garganico 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 Rodi Garganico, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rodi Garganico, just leave a message below

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Rodi Garganico”
  1. Liz says:

    My grandmother Maria Agata Carisdeo married Tomasso Sgherzi around 1916 or so. Both are from Rodi Garganico. Before they came to the USA in 1926 or 28, they had a daughter Helena. Once in Hoboken, NJ they had 3 more children,Francesco (Frank), Francesca (Francine) and my mother Giuseppina (Josephine). Do these names connect to anyone?

  2. Barbara Assunta says:

    My family is from Rodi Garganico. I have visited there twice. I can’t find my great grandparents. Leonardo Luigi DiLella and Giovanna Carbone. I’ve heard that Leonardo was killed and Giovanna died the same year of an illness. I’ve also been told they came to US but I can’t find any records that supports them coming here. I’m guessing their deaths were between 1895 and 1910. Suggestions?

    FWIW- Leopnardo’s Daughter married a Piccinnino in Rochester, NY.

  3. Phil says:

    MY relatives (DiFelice & Troisa)were from Rodi Garganico. I have relatives apparently still living near there. Can you tell me an address where I can send them to get some birth registries for me?…thanks

  4. Mary says:

    I am looking for the parents of my great grandmother, Anna Maria Colaianni born 1855. I believe her father was Giacomo Colaianni…I cannot find her information, but do know that she married Giuseppeandrea Piccininno.

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