|Mauro - I have a friend who I was talking to today who literally JUST got back from Bari and towns nearby. I wish I had known you needed stuff from there because he said he visited practically every catholic church in the region! It appears he knows someone who deals with all the priests.|
I have tried unsuccessfully to gain access from the priest in Corato, Provincia di Bari where my Dad was born. This priest, Pasquale Bevilacqua was originally the Parish priest and now was promoted to the Chiesa Matrice. When he was in the Parish he directed me to the Mother Church to obtain records (with no results from my inquiry)......now he was downright NASTY when I wrote to hom and then visited the church last year.....I was waiting for him to retire or die to gain access....any chance your friend might have another avenue? I have gotten back to about ~1750 for my 5th Great Grandfather and was hoping to get back a little further via Church records.