I've been researching my family and have received some documents from the Commune in Bari, however it appears I've gotten as far as I can and need some suggestions as to other steps I can take to take my search further.
I know the names of my second great grand-father & grand-mother, however I do not have their birth years and the communte requires that to get documents on them. Their names are Nicola Colonna & Grazia Gaetana Scarpelli. I know they were born & most likely married before 1885 as my great-grandfather was born 1885.
I was able to take one side of the family a bit further but got stuck again. I know my 3rd great-grandfather was Francesco Valenzano (born 1819 in Rutigliano) whose father was Vito Giuseppe Valenzano. Unfortunately I don't have an age for Vito Giuseppe and can't take the line back any further.
Any help/suggestions on how I can go about getting more information/records would be greatly appreciated.
Marriage record of Nicola Colonna and Grazia Gaetana Scarpelli INDEX# 61 1879 Dec 7th in the town of Rutigliano appeared Nicola Giuseppe Colonna age 27 (mason) born in Noicattaro (known as Noja until 1862) son of Giuseppe Colonna and Giovanna Sciannameo married Grazia Gaetana Scarpelli age 18 spinner born in Rutigliano daughter of Anzelmo Scarpelli and Rosa Rex
Thank you both for the replies. Marty, how did you know what year to look under? I ask cause I have other relatives I'm researching and would like to be able to find more information as opposed to coming here and asking for help all the time.
Marriage of Giuseppe Colonna and Giovanna Sciannameo INDEX#15 1850 Mar 8th in the town of Noja appeared Giuseppe Colonna age 29 son of Nicola Colonna and Cristiana Luciannatelli married Maria Giovanna Sciannameo age 24 daughter of deceased Francesco Sciannameo and Angela Rosa Calaprice????