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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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Sant’Agata di Puglia”
  1. david taylor says:

    danyelle, is your grandmother Catterine(Catherine) ?
    contact me ,the more interesting part is your great grandmothers side!

  2. David says:

    this is my mothers father you have a lot of relatives in ravenna ohio and new york.

  3. David says:

    this is is my mothers father from ravenna ohio ,you have a lot of relatives.

  4. Danyelle says:

    Please, I am still looking for information on my great grandfather, Donato Deluca, please help

    Thank you

  5. 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.

    • Danyelle says:

      David Taylor,
      So sorry, just saw your post on here. I asked your nephew, Christian for your contact info, but he didnt have it. Yes, Catherine was my grandmother. Grandma kept hundreds of pics of her relatives, parents, siblings, etc. I sent your nephew some beautiful photos of your mother, to share with you and his dad. I would love to know more about Domenica Pascaline (minnie) Deluca.
      Thank you
      Danyelle Overholt (Gary Overholt-your cousin is my dad)

      • david taylor says:

        Danyelle, have Christian call Jim his father,I remember your father I used to go on tow truck recoveries with your grandfather when I was in Florida seeing Uncle Mike. I have been to Italy and Sicily, the next time I go will probably be to S ‘Agata if I can. I remember you and the other kids laying on the floor at Aunt Catterines watching TV.You have a relative, Evelyn scharf who is doing a lot of research I do not know whose daughter she is.If you can contact Christian, then you will be able to talk to me. I have to put an e-mail address to reply, can you see it? Your great Grandmas family is a real struggle, they have changed names many times and spellings but there are baptismal records etc. in Ravenna.

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