Genealogy in Vico del Gargano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Vico del Gargano, 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 Vico del Gargano registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Vico del Gargano?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Vico del Gargano


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Vico del Gargano. As more your surname is common in Vico del Gargano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Vico del Gargano 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 Vico del Gargano 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 Vico del Gargano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vico del Gargano, 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 Vico del Gargano area will reply to you


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Vico del Gargano”
  1. Cheryl says:

    Dear Madame or Sir;
    My grandfather was from Peschici and married Celestina Tura from Vieste after arriving in United States. My grandfathers name was Michele Maggiano. Other names in my family are… GreatGrandfather Mastromateo and Ambrose and Mary Pannuzio and Maselli. THank you So much… CHeryl

  2. Robert says:

    Dear Sir/Madame:

    I am currently doing research for my wife, Helen, about her family from Vico del Gargano.

    Her grandfather, Danato Victor Selvaggio was born there on January 1, 1893. He served in the Italian army in World War I and was captured by the Germans. After the war, he emigrated to the U.S. on August 28, 1920 departing from Naples on the ship Ferninando Palasciano.

    She is curious as to her ancestors, such as great grandparents, etc. and any other family information we might obtain.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

    respectfully submitted,


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