Genealogy in Santeramo in Colle

If you search your ancestors in Santeramo in Colle, in the province of Bari, Puglia region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Santeramo in Colle

In towns and villages of Puglia and in Bari province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Santeramo in Colle town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Santeramo in Colle follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Santeramo in Colle during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Santeramo in Colle to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Puglia and of course in Santeramo in Colle too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Santeramo in Colle from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Santeramo in Colle. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Santeramo in Colle archives, expecially 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 Records in Santeramo in Colle

Church archives in Bari province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Bari started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Santeramo in Colle on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Santeramo in Colle:

S. ERASMO – P.zza Garibaldi

SACRO CUORE – Via Carlo Alberto

SS. CROCIFISSO – Largo Convento, 24

Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Santeramo in Colle area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Michael says:

    Looking for the birth of my grandfather michelangelo mariano in santeramo

  2. Matteo says:

    Ho dimenticato qualche soprannome degli miei! Sono Dimita e credo che il soprannome sia ‘Lazzaronne’ ma non mi ricordo. Anche, cos’è il soprannome per Caponio e e Scattaglia?
    Grazie mille!

  3. Daniel says:

    I am seeking information about Carlo Ventricelli (born 1882) and his ancestors. I’m told he was born in Alamura and his parents are Carlo and Madalena. I am also interested in his wife Consiglia Ditonno (born 1883) and her family. I’m told she was from Santeramo. I’m told her parents were Erasmo and Maria Ditonno. Carlo and Consiglia emigrated to USA in August 1913. I’m new to this. Are there websites that can help research these families? I will be in Puglia this October. Can someone suggest an archive of public records and/or repository of church records that I could access while in Puglia? Gracie!

  4. Scott says:

    Trying to research my paternal great grandparents, Giuseppe Angelo Capozzi(February 28,1853-October 24, 1928, Santeramo in Colle) and Rosina Marsico(December 11,1856-June 30, 1935). Its been said that this family has Albanian origins and I’d like to find some proof. I know that I have several cousins in the area. Thanks for any help in this matter.

  5. Glenda says:

    I am hoping to find any records for Leonardo Vito DiCandio. He was born in Santeramo (Colle, Bari) Italy on June 23,1889. He came to America at 18, via Napel, Italy aboard the Barbarossa. He arrived in New York on October 11,1913. He lived in Florida the rest of his 90 year life. He has a huge family in Florida, but I’m looking for records of his life and family in Italy.

  6. Carbonnier says:

    I am looking for the baptism of Andrea Erasmo Cataldo d’Ajuto in Santeramo, the 29th of November 1731. He was a castrato singer in the royal chapel in Versailles from 1747 to 1777.
    I would like to know the name and occupation of his parents and his godfather and godmother.
    Could someone have a look in the registers of Santeramo church for me?
    Thank you in advance. Grazie mille per la ricercha.

  7. Kira says:

    Sto cercando informazioni sul mio bisnonno e la sua famiglia. Raffaele Ciccarone è nato a Santeramo in Colle, Italia il 26 luglio 1886 ad Andrea Ciccarone e Maria Ripa Ciccarone. Sto cercando informazioni su uno di essi o di eventuali altri figli nati da Andrea e Maria Ripa Ciccarone. Apprezzo qualsiasi aiuto.