Genealogy in Giovinazzo

If you search your ancestors in Giovinazzo, 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 Bari province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Giovinazzo registrar as of that date.

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

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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Giovinazzo. As more your surname is common in Giovinazzo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Giovinazzo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Bari province are:
Altamura, Basile, Bellomo, Bianco, Bruno, Campanella, Caputo, Carbonara, Carella, Cassano, Catalano, Clemente, Colella, Colonna, Colucci, De Gennaro, De Palma, De Santis, Fanelli, Fiore, Gadaleta, Gentile, Giordano, Laera, Laterza, Leone, Lippolis, Longo, Lorusso, Losito, Mancini, Marinelli, Minervini, Nitti, Palmisano, Paparella, Pepe, Pinto, Pugliese, Ranieri, Rizzi, Ruggiero, Rutigliano, Santoro, Savino, Signorile, Simone, Spinelli.

Church archives in Bari 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 Giovinazzo and Bari 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 Giovinazzo 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 Giovinazzo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Lena Uhlman says:

    Hello, my name is Lena. I am trying to do some research on Francesco Maldarelli & Gaetano Amoia Maldarelli. They came to the U S in 1901 and 1904 with 2 children, Leonardo 12 and Pasqualini 10. I would like to know if Francesco and Gaetano had brothers and sisters. Any information re: where to start would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Maria says:

    I am coming to Puglia and will visit Giovanazzo in the first week of January 2019. I would love to know more about where my grandparents lived in Giovanazzo and if their are any relatives there. My mother’s mother and father (my maternal grandparents) came to New York, U.S.A. from Giovanazzo Province de Bari, Italy, in the late 1800’s -very early 1900s.

    My grandmother’s name was Nicoletta and my grandfather was Tomasso Marcotrigiano.

    I looked on your webtool and see that there may be 28 families today with the last name Marcotrigiano in Giovanazzo. Can you help to narrow down who would be a direct decendant of Tomasso and Nicoletta Marcotriginao?

    Many thanks,


    • Laurene says:

      Maria, I found I am related to a descendant of Vincent James Marcotrigiano and Santa DeClamara, who had a son names Thomas. They were from Giovanazzo and my family was from Terlizzi. Laurene (Jones) Shewan

    • Cathy says:

      I, too, am looking for Marcotrigiano in Giovinazzo. Francesco Marcotrigiano married Lucianna Bologna in lived in Giovinazzo. They had five children: Frances (oldest daughter), Vincent (Vincenzo), Nicholas, Dominick, and Frank (Francesco) all born in Giovinazzo. They all immigrated to the US in the 1920s. How would I find any relatives who still live in Giovinazzo or Bari?

  3. Connie says:

    Please help my grandfather was girolimo giovanazzo he died in Kalgoorlie Australia in 1940 leaving my mother grandmother and 7 brothers behind I would love to know if anyone knows of my grandfathers brothers and we’re they all are know thanks connie

  4. Natalie says:

    Hello my name is Natalie. I know that my great grandfather left Giovinazzo in 1921 to come to America where he joined his mother and father. I am looking for assistance finding out more about his life there and any records. I look forward to hearing from you.

  5. Roni says:

    I found a ship manifest indicating my great grandparents and their children’s last residence was Giovinazzo, Bari, Italy. I hope to have a guide or assistance to locate their birth, marriage and/or death records. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  6. Lena says:

    Hello, I would like to begin a genealogical research on my grandparents. They were both from Giovinazzo. Please tell me how to begin.
    Thank you, Lena

  7. donald says:

    My name is Donald Palahnuk

    I will need assistance in Genealogy research of my ancestors from Bari/Giovinazzo region.

    I will likely be there for a few days this June, and will like to work with someone to help me find vital records. As, I would like to establish Italian Dual citizenship.

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