Genealogy in San Marco la Catola

If you search your ancestors in San Marco la Catola, Puglia, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Puglia and in Foggia province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Marco la Catola registrar as of that date.

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

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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Marco la Catola from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Marco la Catola. As more your surname is common in San Marco la Catola, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Marco la Catola 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 San Marco la Catola 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 San Marco la Catola just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in San Marco la Catola area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Mark says:

    My Grandfather was from San Marco la Catola. His name was Michele Massa. Lived in Bridgeport Ct. Any information would be gratefully appreciated.

  2. Robert says:

    My great grandfather Leonardo Massari was born in San Marco la Catola. He was birth date was sometime in the 1800’s. I would like like any information available regarding his life. His wife’s name was Angelina. Can you please help. I’m doing research for my family tree.

  3. Jamie says:

    I was born an Ieronimo in California. I do not speak to any family from that side and would LOVE to learn more!

  4. Shirlee says:

    Trying to find information about my dad who I believe in San Marco La Catola. His name was Francesco Cappelletti. (variant Cappelletta). His father (my grandfather who I never met) was Vincenzo Cappelletti and married Concetta Pappa in mid 1800/19th century. My grandmother who I also never met, her parents were Domenico Papa and Angela (Angelella) Patricelli. Domenico Papa was a Bersagliere (marksman) during the third war of independence for the unification of Italy. In 1870 he fought in the re-conquest of Rome, which was under the Papacy, helped liberating Rome which became the official capital of united Italy.
    Their children were Francesco (my father aka Ciccio and Franco) came to America in 1920 where he played banjo for Jimmy Durante. Raffaele, Guisseppe, Giuseppina (Peppiinella), Elvira were the other siblings
    I would like to know if my dad was actually born in San Marco La Catola where his parents were from.

    • Alessio says:

      I have ton of information of our family. I am the son of Zio Franco’s nephew- Salvatore (“Rino”) Cappelletti. Ive heard many stories of your father and have pictures of him and huge family albums. Please feel free to contact me. We’ve traced our family far back into the 1600s and I believe my father has much much more information. He spent 4 months in Venice doing genealogical research at one of the oldest libraries with the most extensive family records. We are in Rhode Island (Idk know if you still live out here but I know Zio Franco did for some time. I also met Elvira when I was young.


  5. Michael says:

    My grandparents Michele & Luisa (Ieronimo) were from San Marco. I know many Ieronimos went to Conn (USA) to live. Looking for relatives and any inforamtion from San Marco.

  6. Antoinette says:

    Antoinette was m grandmother who lived in San Marco with her husband, Michele Santoro and her six children…four sons, Michele, Luigi, Pasquale, and Giovanni and two daughters, Rosa And Maria..
    AFter her husband’s death she eventually. Came to America with all the children, arriving at Ellis Island
    About 1920, and settled in New Haven, CT.
    All died rather young. I would love to come to San Marco to see where it all started. I am Avery round Italian American and crave information about my grandmother and her husband and children so my
    Children can appreciate their heritage.
    I would be very grateful for any information you can provide. GOd bless

  7. Piero says:

    Hi,I was born here as my mother and father.My dad was Donato and his dad was Michele.I want to know about my great grand dad.My dad was born in 1927 and his dad was born around 1870?I hope you can help.Yhis year I will be in San Marco la catola so hoping to find out more

  8. Nina says:

    Giuseppe was definitely not Antonio’s brother. Maybe he is related to Peter, Angelina and Rose . Rose settled in New York and I think that her father was Giuseppe. Go that thread. Hope to see u this summer. Your cuz Eva Zito.

  9. Eva says:

    Please get in touch with me . Arcangelo was my great grandfather and I have been working on this for 3years. Eva

  10. John says:

    Giovani Giuseppe Patroselli would be my great grandfather I would be the 5th to follow with this name stemming from San Marco La Catola.

  11. Angelo says:

    My Grandmother, on my fathers side, came from San Marco La Catola. She would go back each year till her death to visit her cousins. 20 years ago my family and I traveled there in search of finding our relatives. We were very fortunate to find Ernesto and Nina Petrocelli. There was a definite launage barrier but a lot of love was exchanged. My son returned 3 years ago and found where they were buried in the local cemetery. The one thing we never was able to find out was if they had children and if we still have family in that area. My wife and I, as well as my sons family, are going to Rome next week and will actually be in San Marco La Catola 24 July 2015. We will be going to the cemetery to pay our respects.
    If you have any information that might help us it would be very much appreciated. We believe Ernesto was a craftsman. Making beautiful furniture.

  12. Nina says:

    I just came across these postings. I believe I am also related. I think that my great grandfather Giuseppe may have been Antonio’s brother or cousin. I am looking for information to connect the dots. They both ended up in the same town, Milford, MA in America and Antonio’s son Luigi was a witness to my Grandfather Biaggio’s wedding. Any bit of information would help.

  13. Jennifer says:

    I know Luigi Santo is buried in San Marco la Catola. He is my great-great grandfather. His son, Antonio Santo, married Adielene Chichetti in the early 1900’s. I traveled from the United States to San Marco 20 years ago and met Renato Palmieri and Paolo Palmieri. Paolo’s daughters, Marianna and Alessandra were only 8 and 4 years old at the time. I am trying to locate them to reconnect. I believe I am also related to Salvatore Colasanto. Please help me locate them. Mille grazie!

  14. Raymond says:

    Hi, I’m looking for anyone with the last name of Patrone, and Capone, from San Marco La Catola. My grandparents – Anna Capone (from Pietramontecorvino)and Gennaro Patrone were from that area.

  15. Antonio says:

    Need certificate of matrimony between Antonio Nicolandrea DePasquale and Maria Consiglia Immaculata Vitale 1885, 1886 or 1887.

    • Christina says:


      I came across your posting recently. I believe we share some ancestors. Archangelo Depasquale is my great great grandfather. And Antonio Depasquale was his son. I am looking for more information about Archangelo’s parents, who I understand were Pietro and Francesca Depasquale. I know nothing more about them. Please be in touch if possible so we can share information.

      • Erin says:

        Also great great granddaughter of Archangelo. Always looking for more information!

        • Eva says:

          Arcangelo was my great grandfather and Antonio was my grandfather, Eva DeZpasqule Zito

          • Sylvia says:

            I was Reading this page About de depasquale family I know this 87 years old lady her name is Nina depasquale (rosanella) she was married with a anthonio depasquale she had a Son also named antonio who live in Holland a Son named Salvatore Who still live in th neibourhood And a daughter named Iolanda who live in milano I don,t know if there are more depasquale who still are Living there the brother of giovanina Will visit me next month I Will ask HIM About iT I write down all the names And I Will Fins out About them okay

      • Eva says:

        Christina call me. We r cousins. Eva

  16. Leone says:

    Genealogy for Leone in s.marco la catola

    • Felice says:

      I am from San Marco lá Catola FOGGIA

      My name is LEONE FELICE 1964




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