Genealogy in Alberona

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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alberona. As more your surname is common in Alberona, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alberona 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 Alberona 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 Alberona 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 alberona@italianside.com our expert in Alberona area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


9 Comments

  1. Concetta says:

    I am going to add to Patricia Rabunals post above. She is my sister, and I have found more info regarding the names of my Great Great Grandparents.
    My Grandfather was Nicola Longo born in 1889, possibly 1888 to Giovanni Longo of Alberona, born 1857 and Concetta Franchino of Alberona, Italy. Giovanni’s father was Nicola Longo, and his mother Vincenza De Finis. Nicola father was Giovanni Longo and mother,Arcangela Mauro. Concetta Franchino’s parents were Antonino Franchino and Rosa Rega. If anyone has more info, fotos or knows of any relatives of these people still living in Alberona, it would be nice to know.

  2. Kenneth says:

    My name is Kenneth Iuso and am looking for information on Leonardo Pietro Di Iuso born 1795. and lived in Alberona Italy Married Antonia Iancale 12/31/1821. I think he is my great great grandfather. Iuso’s came to USA in early 1900’s to New York and eventually Orange New Jersey

  3. John says:

    Nadine my name is John DeLuca and all your info matches what I know. My Grandfather was Pasquale and my Grandmothers was Giovannia. My Father was Samuel. I can fill you in with what I know. Just get back to if you get this and have any questions

  4. Patricia Rabunal says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather Nicola Longo.
    He was born in Alberona (Foggia)in 1889, Mother(Concetta Franchino)
    Father (Giovanni Longo). I also would like to have info on how to plan
    a trip to Alberona Italy, with my Brother Nick and my Sister Concetta and myself
    Patricia. Any info would be appreciated. My Grandfathers
    Family left Italy and came to Orange NJ, he had two brothers named Anthony and Micheal.
    two sisters Rose and Enza (Genny). You

  5. Doug says:

    I’m looking for information on Salvatore Forgione, born around 1785 in Alberona. His wife was Donata DeSantis. Could you tell me their dates of birth, date of death and who their parents were, where they were from and their birth and death years. Thank you very much.

  6. Kate says:

    We will be in Alberona April 19 – 21, 2018 and hope to find out where my husband’s family lived. Joseph (Giyseppe) Fandetti born March 1, 1886 and his parents Matteo Fandetti and Mary Pizzuto.

    Also his grandmother Carmella Suozzo born Feb. 17, 1891, parents Matteo Suozzo and Rosa.

    Will it be possible to see church records or for birth records would be go to the town records? Being able to find the house they lived in if it still stands would be amazing. Thank you for your assistance and advice. Kate

  7. Amy says:

    I am looking for information on the following people:
    Pasquale DeLuca b. 1874 and his wife Giovanna Johma DeLuca b. 1872
    Sylvester Abate b. unknown d. 1917
    Anna Cicalese b. 1893
    Carmela Rose Abate b. Feb. 1, 1914

    My dates and spellings may be off. Anything you have on anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.

    • Daniel says:

      Amy, My name is Nadine DeLuca. My husbands name is Daniel DeLuca. His Grandfather was born in Alberona on Nov 23rd, 1880. we don’t know much, but we know his Mother’s name was Maria and he had a brother, Pasquale, who was born in 1874. His wifes name was Giovannia and their children were: Maria, Matteo, Grazia,& Samuel. Antonio and his mother migrated to Orange, NJ in 1901, where his brother and family lived. Please contact me if any of this info means anything to you. Thank You, Nadine

      • John says:

        I will try again to contact you My name is John DeLuca and all the info about your husbands family is correct I am the son of Samual and all the other names match up.

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