Genealogy in Alessandria della Rocca

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Alessandria della Rocca, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Sicilia and in Agrigento province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Alessandria della Rocca registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Alessandria della Rocca?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Alessandria della Rocca


Before to start your genealogy research in Alessandria della Rocca, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Sicilia and in Alessandria della Rocca too.

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alessandria della Rocca. As more your surname is common in Alessandria della Rocca, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alessandria della Rocca archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Agrigento province are:
Alaimo, Amato, Argento, Arnone, Bellavia, Bono, Burgio, Butera, Cacciatore, Carlino, Castronovo, Ciaccio, Cipolla, Colletti, Costanza, Cuffaro, Cusumano, Di Caro, Ferraro, Gallo, Gambino, Giardina, Greco, Iacono, Indelicato, La Porta, La Rocca, Lauricella, Licata, Lombardo, Mangione, Maniscalco, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Montalbano, Morreale, Mule’, Palumbo, Patti, Piazza, Rizzo, Russo, Sanfilippo, Tuttolomondo, Vaccaro, Vella, Volpe.

Church archives in Agrigento 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 Alessandria della Rocca and Agrigento 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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Alessandria della Rocca

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Palermo.

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 Alessandria della Rocca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Alessandria della Rocca, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Alessandria della Rocca area will reply to you


  1. Kim says:

    My grandfather Giuseppe Scime was born in Alessandro’s Della Rocca in the late 1800s and emigrated to Tampa as a teenager. I am looking for any remaining relatives before I visit Sicily

  2. John says:

    Hello- We are planning a trip to Alessandria della Rocca in May 2017. It will be our first time to Sicily and I would like to contact any relatives I may have in the region. My great grandparents were Gaetano Busiglio (born May 20, 1881) and Maria Scaglione (born Sept 13, 1880) were from there. They had 3 daughters and two sons. My grandmother was Giovanina Busciglio (later changed her name to Jennie). Any help you can provide in tracking down relatives would be great.

  3. John says:

    I am looking for possible relatives in the Alessandria della Rocca area of Sicily. I was told that’s where my great grandparents came from. I hope to find descendants or relatives or Gaetano & Maria S Busciglio. Thank you.

  4. Ann says:

    I just found this site and am excited to find my family info. Ciro Mangione was a very close friend of our family here in Milwaukee. My Father Anthony Cannariato was born in 1899. Ciro & Paulina Mangione had no children. we visited with them very often I was just a child.

    • Javier says:

      Ann, some Cannariatos emigrated to Argentina. They were related to my family. If you want send me your email address and I’ll send you more info about them.

    • don mangione says:

      my grandfather was also named Ciro Mangione he owned a mangione &sons Italian bakery in newark n.j. i beleave the people your talking about was his cousin. Did they own a pickle factory

  5. Chris says:

    My Great Grand Father’s name is Filippo Maurici Lino (1834)of Alessandria della Rocca.
    I would like to know the names of his parents including birth places and years of births and deaths.

  6. Marlene says:

    I am trying to find a marriage for Giuseppa Bugeja and Spiridione Borda (from Cospicua Malta) which would be some time before June 1897 and most likely 1896. Since Giuseppa Bugeja was from Alessandria and it was normal for the bride and groom to be married in the bride’s church, I am thinking they may have been married in Alessandria and not in Cospicua, Malta. They had a son Carmelo Borda who was born on 28 June 1897 in Cospicua Malta. They had other children but I do not know the dates of birth. I would be most grateful for any assistance in finding a marriage record for the above couple.

  7. Alessandria says:

    I have been trying to research my family that comes from Alessandria Della Rocca (I am named after the town they lived in). My grandparents names were Liborio and Dominica Settecasi. Liborio was born in 1892. I am trying to find out who his parents were and the birth order of my grandparents kids (there were 11 of them). I have been hitting so many dead ends in my search. Thanks so much!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Hello! I am searching my father’s line in ancestry. I have records stating my great great grandfather was born 17 Sept 1887 in Rocca Darasso, Alessandria, Italy. His name here was Angelo John Bosia. He married Josimona A Giorgi.
    If you can help with my genealogical search of this line, I would really be grateful.
    Thank you so much,

    • Linda says:

      My Grandmother was born in Alessandria Della Rocca Agrigento I believe her name is Domenica Guida. Birth date Dec 16th, 1893 . She married a Phillip Valenti but I don’t know when or where.

  9. Theresa says:

    Hello. I have been researching my lineage and found that my great grandfather, Ciro Mangione, might come from Alessandria Della Rocca. I believe he was born April 1877. Could you please help me confirm this information and help to make contact with any relatives I have in the area? I will be making a trip to Italy in a few months and would love to meet them. Thank you!

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