Genealogy in Sant’Agata di Puglia

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sant’Agata di Puglia, 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 Sant’Agata di Puglia registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Agata di Puglia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Agata di Puglia


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sant’Agata di Puglia from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sant’Agata di Puglia. As more your surname is common in Sant’Agata di Puglia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sant’Agata di Puglia 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 Sant’Agata di Puglia 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Sant’Agata di Puglia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sant’Agata di Puglia, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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One Message to “Genealogy in Sant’Agata di Puglia”
  1. Danyelle says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on my great grandfather. He was born in Sant Agata di Puglia from 1872-1876, his name was Donato DeLuca. He came to America between 1900-1902. He had a wife who died in childbirth, along with the infant. I believe he had 3 brothers. Donato was a mason by trade, his father a harness maker. If you could find any info on him, I would be very grateful.

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