Genealogy in San Marco la Catola

If you search your ancestors in San Marco la Catola, 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 la Catola

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 la Catola town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 la Catola on your behalf.

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

S. NICOLA DI MIRA – Via Municipio

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 la Catola area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in San Marco la Catola forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in San Marco la Catola feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. M Judith says:

    I am looking for information on Nicola Russo who was from San Marco and traveled to USA to settle in Waterbury, Connecticut. He married Maria Phillipa Iamele of Celenza Val Fortore. I believe he was a shepherd.

  2. Mark says:

    My Grandfather was from San Marco la Catola. His name was Michele Massa. Lived in Bridgeport Ct. Any information would be gratefully appreciated.

    • Annalisa says:

      Hi Mark, I know this is an old post but have you received any information yet? My Grandfather was Giovanni Massa (John) he lived in Bridgeport for a short time then moved to Springfield, MA. He had 2 Bothers, Michele and Paolo. I was very small when Zio Michele passed away. Are you related to Anthony Massa or Michael R. Massa. I am there 2nd cousin. If you are related to them then you have a whole slew of cousins in MA.

  3. Robert says:

    My great grandfather Leonardo Massari was born in San Marco la Catola. He was birth date was sometime in the 1800’s. I would like like any information available regarding his life. His wife’s name was Angelina. Can you please help. I’m doing research for my family tree.

  4. Jamie says:

    I was born an Ieronimo in California. I do not speak to any family from that side and would LOVE to learn more!

  5. Shirlee says:

    Trying to find information about my dad who I believe in San Marco La Catola. His name was Francesco Cappelletti. (variant Cappelletta). His father (my grandfather who I never met) was Vincenzo Cappelletti and married Concetta Pappa in mid 1800/19th century. My grandmother who I also never met, her parents were Domenico Papa and Angela (Angelella) Patricelli. Domenico Papa was a Bersagliere (marksman) during the third war of independence for the unification of Italy. In 1870 he fought in the re-conquest of Rome, which was under the Papacy, helped liberating Rome which became the official capital of united Italy.
    Their children were Francesco (my father aka Ciccio and Franco) came to America in 1920 where he played banjo for Jimmy Durante. Raffaele, Guisseppe, Giuseppina (Peppiinella), Elvira were the other siblings
    I would like to know if my dad was actually born in San Marco La Catola where his parents were from.

    • Alessio says:

      I have ton of information of our family. I am the son of Zio Franco’s nephew- Salvatore (“Rino”) Cappelletti. Ive heard many stories of your father and have pictures of him and huge family albums. Please feel free to contact me. We’ve traced our family far back into the 1600s and I believe my father has much much more information. He spent 4 months in Venice doing genealogical research at one of the oldest libraries with the most extensive family records. We are in Rhode Island (Idk know if you still live out here but I know Zio Franco did for some time. I also met Elvira when I was young.


      • Bethany says:

        We also are in little Rhody! I was told my My great grandfather, Nicholas Lembo, came from San Marco la Catola! He was a lifelong resident of Warwick, RI.

        • Karen says:

          My grandfather is also Nicholas Lembo. He did reside in Warwick Ri but also had residences in Providence, I believe Jewett street
          I wowould like more information on when he came to America. I also would like to get some infomation about the rest of his family in Italy

  6. Michael says:

    My grandparents Michele & Luisa (Ieronimo) were from San Marco. I know many Ieronimos went to Conn (USA) to live. Looking for relatives and any inforamtion from San Marco.

  7. Antoinette says:

    Antoinette was m grandmother who lived in San Marco with her husband, Michele Santoro and her six children…four sons, Michele, Luigi, Pasquale, and Giovanni and two daughters, Rosa And Maria..
    AFter her husband’s death she eventually. Came to America with all the children, arriving at Ellis Island
    About 1920, and settled in New Haven, CT.
    All died rather young. I would love to come to San Marco to see where it all started. I am Avery round Italian American and crave information about my grandmother and her husband and children so my
    Children can appreciate their heritage.
    I would be very grateful for any information you can provide. GOd bless

  8. Piero says:

    Hi,I was born here as my mother and father.My dad was Donato and his dad was Michele.I want to know about my great grand dad.My dad was born in 1927 and his dad was born around 1870?I hope you can help.Yhis year I will be in San Marco la catola so hoping to find out more

  9. Nina says:

    Giuseppe was definitely not Antonio’s brother. Maybe he is related to Peter, Angelina and Rose . Rose settled in New York and I think that her father was Giuseppe. Go that thread. Hope to see u this summer. Your cuz Eva Zito.

  10. Eva says:

    Please get in touch with me . Arcangelo was my great grandfather and I have been working on this for 3years. Eva

  11. John says:

    Giovani Giuseppe Patroselli would be my great grandfather I would be the 5th to follow with this name stemming from San Marco La Catola.

    • John says:

      The last name was probably spelled Patricelli. Many of the names were misspelled when coming to the US as my parents were not knowing how to spell or read both Italian and English.

  12. Angelo says:

    My Grandmother, on my fathers side, came from San Marco La Catola. She would go back each year till her death to visit her cousins. 20 years ago my family and I traveled there in search of finding our relatives. We were very fortunate to find Ernesto and Nina Petrocelli. There was a definite launage barrier but a lot of love was exchanged. My son returned 3 years ago and found where they were buried in the local cemetery. The one thing we never was able to find out was if they had children and if we still have family in that area. My wife and I, as well as my sons family, are going to Rome next week and will actually be in San Marco La Catola 24 July 2015. We will be going to the cemetery to pay our respects.
    If you have any information that might help us it would be very much appreciated. We believe Ernesto was a craftsman. Making beautiful furniture.

  13. Nina says:

    I just came across these postings. I believe I am also related. I think that my great grandfather Giuseppe may have been Antonio’s brother or cousin. I am looking for information to connect the dots. They both ended up in the same town, Milford, MA in America and Antonio’s son Luigi was a witness to my Grandfather Biaggio’s wedding. Any bit of information would help.

  14. Jennifer says:

    I know Luigi Santo is buried in San Marco la Catola. He is my great-great grandfather. His son, Antonio Santo, married Adielene Chichetti in the early 1900’s. I traveled from the United States to San Marco 20 years ago and met Renato Palmieri and Paolo Palmieri. Paolo’s daughters, Marianna and Alessandra were only 8 and 4 years old at the time. I am trying to locate them to reconnect. I believe I am also related to Salvatore Colasanto. Please help me locate them. Mille grazie!

  15. Raymond says:

    Hi, I’m looking for anyone with the last name of Patrone, and Capone, from San Marco La Catola. My grandparents – Anna Capone (from Pietramontecorvino)and Gennaro Patrone were from that area.

  16. Antonio says:

    Need certificate of matrimony between Antonio Nicolandrea DePasquale and Maria Consiglia Immaculata Vitale 1885, 1886 or 1887.

    • Christina says:


      I came across your posting recently. I believe we share some ancestors. Archangelo Depasquale is my great great grandfather. And Antonio Depasquale was his son. I am looking for more information about Archangelo’s parents, who I understand were Pietro and Francesca Depasquale. I know nothing more about them. Please be in touch if possible so we can share information.

      • Erin says:

        Also great great granddaughter of Archangelo. Always looking for more information!

        • Eva says:

          Arcangelo was my great grandfather and Antonio was my grandfather, Eva DeZpasqule Zito

          • Sylvia says:

            I was Reading this page About de depasquale family I know this 87 years old lady her name is Nina depasquale (rosanella) she was married with a anthonio depasquale she had a Son also named antonio who live in Holland a Son named Salvatore Who still live in th neibourhood And a daughter named Iolanda who live in milano I don,t know if there are more depasquale who still are Living there the brother of giovanina Will visit me next month I Will ask HIM About iT I write down all the names And I Will Fins out About them okay

      • Eva says:

        Christina call me. We r cousins. Eva

      • Eva says:

        They were married on March 8 th 1884 in SanMarco la Catola.

  17. Leone says:

    Genealogy for Leone in s.marco la catola

    • Felice says:

      I am from San Marco lá Catola FOGGIA

      My name is LEONE FELICE 1964