Genealogy in San Marco in Lamis

If you search your ancestors in San Marco in Lamis, in the province of Foggia, 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 San Marco in Lamis

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

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in San Marco in Lamis follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in San Marco in Lamis during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of San Marco in Lamis 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 San Marco in Lamis too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Marco in Lamis 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 San Marco in Lamis. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in San Marco in Lamis archives, expecially 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 Records in San Marco in Lamis

Church archives in Foggia 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 Foggia 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 San Marco in Lamis on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in San Marco in Lamis:


M. SS. ADDOLORATA – Via Addolorata

S. ANTONIO ABATE – Corso G. Matteotti

S. BERNARDINO – Corso Giannone

S. GIUSEPPE – Via Salita della Carriera

S. MARIA DELLE GRAZIE – Largo S.M. delle Grazie

SS. ANNUNZIATA – Corso G. Matteotti

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 San Marco in Lamis 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. Anthony says:

    Good evening. My name is Anthony and I was born and live in Australia.
    My Grandfather came to Australia many years ago and I was wondering if I have any relations in San Marcos.
    My grand fathers name was Ciro Tricarico and his wife’s name was Rachel. They had two sons, Antonio and Sante. I believe they lived at 34 via Megenta.
    I would love to find out a bit more about my Italian family.

  2. Lucy says:

    Hello I am looking for my fathers information born 10/6/1939 to parents matteo Saracino and Rachele mallone. I would like to locate the birth, baptism, marriage and death records. Is anyone able to assist?There would have been at least 3 siblings who passed away during infancy.

  3. Neryl says:

    Hello everyone. I am researching my husband family tree Surname Tenace .. In am very interested on information for the following:
    Marco Tenace Born 04 Feb 1892 San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia, Italy Death 09 Aug 1956 San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia, Italy
    His wife is Rachele Rodono Born 25 Sep 1895 San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia, Italy Death 30 Oct 1947 San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia, Italy

    I have no other information on these two only children’s name.

    If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.
    Neryl Tenace, Victoria Australia

  4. Melissa says:

    I am looking for more info on my maternal Great Grandmother. Her name was Antoinetta Calvitto born June 19, 1890 in San Marco in Lamis. She married Antonio Mossuto born February 29, 1888 , San Savero.

    I believe they were married November 13, 1910. They immigrated to the US and settled in Wilkes-Barre, PA. We are looking to identify family members and any ancestry info possible. Her parents, siblings etc. Any information is greatly appreciated.

  5. Marilyn says:

    I am searching for family history of my Great Grandfather Dominico Cerni and my Great Grandmother Rosa Da miani both born in and married in San Marco in Lamis – 6 children born late 1890’s. Any advice re records greatly appreciated. Thank you

  6. Linda says:

    Hello. I was interested in researching the Scarano family, who I believe came from San Marco in Lamas. Leonardo Scarano b. abt 1888, came out to Australia, leaving behind a wife and daughter, in 1927. He died in Ballarat, Victoria Australia in 1959. His death certificate can give me no clues, as the person filling it out had no idea of where he came from. I have one letter from his daughter in 1948, Selina, who was living in San Marco in Lamis. We have also had DNA matches to families from the town. Anyone know of the Scaranos? Is it a common name? Thanks.

  7. Nazzario says:

    I would like to get a birth certificate for Nazzario Gualiano born Nov. 10, 1884.

  8. Marie says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on the NARDELLA family from San Marco in Lamis. My great-grandmother was Mary A. Nardella born there in 1876, later emigrated to the USA (New York). Any information/connections are greatly appreciated!

  9. Nella says:

    Hello, I am searching for information about my great-great-grandfather, MICHELE NAPOLITANO, born 1869 and died 1943 in San Marco in Lamis. I have heard Michele spent time in New York, sometime between 1895 and 1910. He had a brother ANTONIO – I want to know when Antonio was born, whom he married and when he died. And if possible, who were the parents of Michele and Antonio?
    Regards, and thanks
    Nella (Napolitano) Mangano – Melbourne, Australia

  10. Sage says:

    Hello my name is Sage Napolitano and I am from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia.

    I am searching for some information pertaining to my familia. My grandfather was Mario Carmine Matteo Napolitano and was married to Veneranda Battisa, all of whom were born in San Marco in Lamis. When Mario passes away my Nona Veneranda remarried into the Grimaldi family, her now husband Antonio Grimaldi.

    My great grandfather I believe was adopted his original surname being Garofalo first name Gabriele. I believe there are some family relations to the villani’s, nardella’s and Fiore’s.

    If anyone knows anything that could relate to my family I would be truly grateful!

  11. Tantaro says:

    My mother’s name is Antonietta Nota and My father’s name Luigi Tantaro
    Both born in san marco
    When i was a baby My mother bas a friend called Anna Giacobe
    She was very closed to our family
    She emigrate to Melbourne and we never had news fromage her
    She must have a foto of me as a baby. May be
    If some one of her Family had any picture of her or me ?
    Please contact me

  12. Tantaro says:

    My name is VIncenzo Tantaro i am 58 years old
    I was borne in san Marco in Lamis in 1960
    I am living in France since i was 6years old
    My grand father was Giuseppe Tantaro and went to America with his brother Michele in 1924 on a ship called Dullio
    I am looking for pictures and information of him and his brother
    I havé 2 sisters who stil lives in San Marco

  13. Lisa says:

    Hi my name is lisa aucello birth name Bambina Aucello I was born in san marco in Lamis and still have family in san marco in lamis, my grandparents were born 1887 Giosue Aucello, and grandmother maria gravina. My grandmother had brothers and sisters who immigrated to New York and Australia, I would like to find out who my great grandparents were and to see if any cousins are in the united states

    • Matteo says:


      I am going out on a limb on this, but do you have any additional information?

      By my words, it’s easy to assume I’m in the US.

  14. Carla says:

    Hi ! My grand grandfather called Luigi Ciavarella lived in San Marco in Lamis. He was born the 16th 1881 and died the 15th february 1948. His wife Antonietta Rendina was born the 18th december 1893 and died at the same time the 15th february 1948. I would like to know if it is possible to know what happened to them the 15th february 1948 ? It is a real mistery in my family. I hope that you could help me.

    • Angela says:

      Hi Carla

      I can ask my mother – she was born 33 and was still in san marco at the time your grandparents died. What is the family sopranome?


      • Carla says:

        Hi Angela !

        Thank you for your reply. It would be nice if you could ask your mother about this.
        I don’t know the sopranome of my grandparents, all I know is their names : Luigi Ciavarella and Antonietta Rendina.


  15. Kelly says:

    My grand father Luigi Ciavarella was born in lamis on April 25th 1932. He moved to America for some time before settling in Melbourne, Australia. He went on to marry Marie Dean and have 2 daughters Teresa and Sharron. Seeking any information on siblings or any other relations.

  16. Steve says:

    Hi my name is Steve Ekmark my great grandfather was Leonardo Tiscia born 1886 in Italy I believe Foggia and was married to Caroline Tiscia born Carrafa I’m looking for the names of Leonardo’s​ father and mother names.I have pictures of them

  17. Steve says:

    Hi my name is Steve Ekmark my great grandfather was Leonardo Tiscia born 1886 in Italy I believe Foggia and was married to Caroline Tiscia born Carrafa I’m looking for the names of Leonardo’s​ father and mother names.Ihave

    • Melissa says:


      I am researching family history for my Nonna. Her father (my maternal great-grandfather) was adopted.
      Birth: 15th May 1898 San Marco in Lamis
      Death: 6th November 1980 Australia

      Adopted parents were Paolo & Rachele Argentino.

      We know his biological father was Antonio Iaconese. We don’t know his biological mother’s name.
      My Nonna was told her name when she was very young but doesn’t remember.
      We are hoping to find a birth certificate or persons that know these details. Unfortunately we think most have passed.
      Any information would be most helpful. We have reached a point of no leads.

      Thank you

  18. Angela says:

    My mother was born in San Marco in Lamis- Lucia bevilacqua born 1933.

    My mothers father was Antonio bevilacqua – married to Angela soccio- do you have any record of their birth? I am looking for names of great grandparents.

    Thank you

  19. Tomaso says:

    Hi my name is tom cipriani my fathers name is guiseppe felice cipriani, MY Nona was emanuella cipriani maiden name civarela just wondering if any one NEW of them thank you

  20. Michael says:

    Hello there,
    Would you be able to assist me in locating some information about my
    grandparents on both my mother and father’s side of the family.
    Both my parents and my grandparents (with the exception of my mothers
    mother side of the family) were all born and raised in San Marco in Lamis,
    Provincial di Foggia,Italia.
    I can send you more details once I hear back from you.

  21. Theresa says:

    I am visiting San Marcos in Lamis , Foggia. My Nona’s name Mary Carolina Carrafa, me mono’s Leonard Tiscia. They were married in the late 1800’s. There were brothers Mike and Paul Carrafa and my Great Grandfather Mateo Carrafa. My Great grand mother Mary Lucia Guido. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    • Filomena says:

      Hi Theresa,
      Your great grandmother, Maria Lucia Guida (with an “a” on the end) sounds like the same Maria Lucia Guida that appears on my family tree too. She married Matteo Caraffa and migrated to the USA.
      Maria Lucia’s sister, Angela Guida, is my grandmother. Their parents names are Michele Guida and Carolina Tantaro.
      Maria Lucia and Angela’s other sister and brothers are:
      Maria Assunta Guida (married Angelo Caraffa and migrated to Australia)
      Antonio Guida (also migrated to Australia)
      Vincenzo Guida
      All the best.

  22. Marlene says:

    Hi, I am looking for any information on my great grandfather, Domenico Grimaldi, he was born on November 24, 1886 in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia. He left for New York in 1906 out of the Port of Naples. Trying to find out more information on this side of the family. Thank you.

  23. Carolyn says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather – Vincenzo Accadia. He was born in 1902 and left San Marco Lamis when he was 24 yrs. old.

  24. Jeannette says:

    My father,Angelo Leggieri, was born in Foggia on January 21,1903. He came to the United States around 1919. I am interested in getting more information about his family in Italy.

  25. Joe says:

    Buona giornata e saluti dall’Australia.

    All my family, my parents, my aunts, my uncles, grand parents, all came from San Marco In Lamis, Italy. I am the first born in Australia. My family name is Matera and my mother’s family maiden name is Iannacone. I know many of my relations with the same Matera name are still living in the town and in nearby provinces. Due to my Dad’s passing recently, I am desperately trying to track down my “Matera” relatives and also Iannacone connections in the town and the family tree on my Dad’s side as I have never met them nor know much about my Dad’s side of the family. Thus my query.

    My parents moved to Australia in 1964, and all my mother’s side (Iannacones) moved to Australia as well. But my Dad’s side remained in Italy. So am after any connections or people who can help put me in contact or direct me to how I can make contact and re-connect. My Matera Grandparents (My Dad’s parents) lived at 40 Via Ciavarella, San Marco in Lamis.

    Thanking you kindly.

    • Ange says:

      Hi There Joe,

      My Grandmother’s surname was Matera, her name was Angela and was married to a Luigi Toperoso from San Marco in Lamis and I do not know if she had brothers.

      Hope that helps.


  26. Terry says:

    hello: I am interested in getting my grandfather’s birth certificate. his name is luigi panunzio born june 24, 1887. his mother’s name is Rachael. he moved to the usa around 1918 where he lived the rest of his life. could you please tell me who I need to contact or how to find his birth certicate.

  27. Vicki Ciufreda Beasley says:

    I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather, Giuseppe LaPiccirella who was born in 1850 in San Marco in Limas. His wife’s name is Grazia Dettorres, born in 1852. I would like to know if she was born or married there too. Looking for anything reliable that ail can find about them. Thanks so much.

  28. Michele says:

    Il mio nome è Antonio Paglia cerco notizie di mio nonno Michele nato a San Marco in Lamis il 22/06/1888 e deceduto a San Marco in Lamis il 30/08/1957 le notizie che cerco sono riferite al periodo che mio nonno è stato in USA .
    Imbarcato a Napoli il 21/04/1920 sulla nave R. Mallory all’arrivo a NY è stato accolto dal cugino Di Fiore Lazzaro, le ultime notizie che ho sono che è vissuto diversi anni a Philadelfia. Se puo’ essere utile sono in possesso di alcune foto di mio nonno fatte in philad. con alcune persone ed una in particolare con un bambino dall’apparente eta’ di 10/12 anni il cui nome è Angelo Staduto (oppure Stoduto) ringrazio chiunque puo’ fornire notizie.

  29. Virginia says:

    I am looking for any information about the Fulgaro family. I know they have some connection to the Limosini and Battista family. I do have my grandfather Giovanni Fulgaro’s immigration and naturalization papers and know that his mother was Antoinette Battista. Any information would be appreciated.

    • Sage says:

      Hello Virginia,

      My great grandmother on my dads fathers side was Maria Carmela Limosani and my Nona’s maiden name was Battisa first name Veneranda. The battista’s immigrated to Melbourne Australia. Hope any of this helps.


  30. Villani says:

    My gr. grandfather Michele villani b. 24 5 1879 died 27 12 1964 in S. marco maried Maria Potenza b.28 8 1880 died 16 1 1951 in S. Marco. Would like to know if Michele had brothers & sisters. Michele’s father was Antonio Villani died 28 3 1925. His wife was Maria Michaela Di Leo.

  31. Carolyn says:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather’s family. His name is Vincenzo Accadia. I believe he had a sister Caroline or Celestina (?) and two brothers, Mike and Paul. I was told that his brother Paul was Mayor of San Marco, Lamis at one point?? I don’t have dates for that unfortunately. I also know that “relatives” owned a bar there too but I don’t know from when to when? My Grandfather retured for a visit back in 1967 as there are pictures of him at this bar which is/was located in San Marco, Lamis. I will be visiting the area in April 2015. Thank you for any help you can provide.

    • Lisa says:

      At that time there was only one bar in the town. I believe it was on Christoforo Columbo Street. Unfortunately, if you require information, birth, death certificate, cemetary information. You would have to reach out to the Municipal building, be able to speak Italian to try to obtain information

  32. Anna says:

    Am trying to find as much as I can about Michele Soccio (born Borgo Celano, 1914 and Michelina Franscescano born borgo Celano 1916/.

    • Mary says:

      Hi My name is Mary Soccio. My grandfather was also Michele Soccio but he was born in 1892. I was wondering if you have found out any more information about your family Perhaps we are related? Also he had a cousin Michelina Soccio Ceddia. Both came here to the US and lived in New Jersey.

  33. Maria says:

    My name is Maria I am trying to find any relatives of Caterina Malerba she was the caretaker for my aunt in San Marcos in lamis Foggia any info would help ?

  34. Anna says:

    Looking for a marriage certificate for a
    Sebastiano Lombardi spouse Arcangela Verdi/ unsure
    Also marriage certificate for
    Angelo Totta spouse Carolina Rendina ,date approx 1818-1840.
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  35. Janice says:

    Searching for info on GRACE GUALANO, born JUNE 17, 1875 at San-Marco, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Antonio GUALANO Grace married Antonio Di Lulo February 1892.. This couple came to USA in 1906. The couple had: Raphael, Nettie, Peter, Peter and Michael in Italy, before coming to USA. Eventually settled in Montana, and died there.

  36. Lyn says:

    searching for any record of ROSA NARDELLA born @ 1876,
    Immigrated to NY, NY 11/28/1907 with Son LUIGI VILLANI
    USA Destination – Altoona, Pennsylvania

  37. Angelo says:

    My father was born in San Morcos Limis, Foggia

    he was born in 1906 and came to the USA in 1922/1923

    I know the Mimmo family remaind in Italy, my father was the only one to leave Italy.

    My Grandparents were Philip anf Angilina Mimmo.

  38. John says:

    My grandfather Marco Gravina left San Marco in Lamis in 1913 on ship Berlin from Napoli. Came to New York. He was drafted in Stati Uniti L’Armi. He fought in WWI (the Great war) He retorno to France in 1917 then retorno to Stati Uniti in 1919. He stayed in Stati Uniti until he died in 1979. He had a sister Caterina in San Marco in Lamis and she had children. I plan to visit one day. I do not know Caterina’s last name She would be deceased now.

  39. Ralph says:


    I am searching for my Nono’s and Nona’s Birth Certificate(“Estratto di Nascita”) and there Marriage Certificate(“Estratto di Matrimonio”).

    My Nono’s name is: PASQUALE CARRAFA.
    Born: 9/8/1915.

    My Nona’s name is : Arcangela Giuliani.(Before Marriage)
    Born: 18th of April 1919.(NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)

    They were Married in Italy : 18th of April 1938. (NOT SURE OF EXACT DATE)
    Place: Foggia. (NOT SURE)

    Thankyou for any help you may provide me.


    • Raffaele Nardella says:

      Hi Ralph,

      Usually there was no birth certificate, just the baptism certificate with the date of birth. Sometimes the only way you can this information is to visit the church. There are 8 churches in San Marco. It is very difficult to obtain information from the “Comune” (town hall) unless you know someone with contacts in San Marco (or pay). I found my information at the San Giuseppe church when we went in 1999. I had my cousin to help me.If you still have family in San Marco you could ask them for help.
      Raffaele Nardella

  40. patricia mackinlay says:

    I am looking for the name of the famous poet from San marco in lamis Joseph …cant remember the surname.thankyou

  41. John says:

    My grandfather Marco Gravina left San Marco in Lamis in 1913 on ship Berlin from Napoli. Came to New York. He was drafted in Stati Uniti L’Armi. He fought in WWI (the Great war) He retorno to France in 1917 then retorno to Stati Uniti in 1919. He stayed in Stati Uniti until he died in 1979. He had a sister Caterina in San Marco in Lamis and she had children. I plan to visit one day. I do not know Caterina’s last name She would be deceased now.

  42. joe says:

    my great grandfather Felice Raffaele Carrafa was born in San Marco in Lamis in 1804,His fater Was Vincenzo Carrafa. I don’t know where Vincenco was born, perhaps in San Savero. I will be in San Marco,oct 11-13 Can you advise how i get apointment to view parish records and also cical records?