Genealogy in Bivona

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bivona, 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 Bivona registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Bivona?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Bivona


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bivona. As more your surname is common in Bivona, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bivona 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 Bivona 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 Bivona

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 Bivona, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bivona, just leave a message below

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  1. scott says:

    Hey is this john tasjian, aunt shirleys son. If so this is your cousin, scott. Ive been researching as well and found the same info. A lot more on my grandmas side, barilla from sinopoli italy. If this isnt you, i think we are still related some how, good luck!

  2. John says:

    I would like to confirm the following, and find out how to get birth certificates for these people. Three of my mother’s grandparents were born in Bivona. Her father’s father was Luigi Marciante born 7 June 1882. His wife was Maria La Mela, was born 13 August 1887. I believe she was born in Bivona but there is a possibility she was born in Palermo. Her parents Francesco La Mela (born 26 Jul 1847) and Rosaria Cardinale (born about 1854), were both born in Bivona as far as I can tell.

    My mother’s other grandfather was born in Palermo. His wife was Maria La Mela’s sister, Mariana La Mela, born 9 July 1882. Again I believe she was also born in Bivona but I cannot find confirmation of that.

    Thank you for any help you can provide.

  3. Roseane says:

    Boa noite, meu nome é Roseane sou do Brasil e estou tentando ajudar o meu marido a encontrar informações de seu Avô “Antonio Bullara” seus antepassados as informações que possuímos são as seguintes:

    GENEALOGIA DA FAMÍLIA BOLLARI (BULLARA) Quando chegaram no Brasil o nome Bullara foi registrado errado e ficou Bollari.

    ANTONIO BULLARA (Filho de LUIZ BOLLARA e ANTONIETA SPALINI) temos informações de que ele nasceu em 19-11-1894 e faleceu em 13-02-1957.
    Foi casado com MARIA AMELIA ZAMBONI (Filha de ANSELMO ZAMBONI e CAROLINA ZAMBONI) que nasceu 02-07-1894 e faleceu 29-10-1974.
    Desembarcaram no Brasil provavelmente no Porto de Santos (+ – em 1920) eles tinham +- 25 anos.
    O último local dele de residência foi em Bivona, mas não sabemos se ele é nascido lá.

    Agradeço se puderem nos ajudar.

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