Genealogy in Burgio

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Burgio. As more your surname is common in Burgio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Burgio 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).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Burgio

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Burgio 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.

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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Burgio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Burgio, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Burgio”
  1. Michelle says:


    I have been trying to find information on my great grandparents. Much of the information we have is limited because names were changed after my great-grandfather was killed.

    Here is what I have:
    Nick or Nicolo Bacino
    Sylvia, Saveria, Severia Bacino

    Born in 1880s

    Before leaving the the United States they have 2 daughters born in Italy – Nora ( born in 1897, who later returned to Italy possibly under the name of Nora Chinzi) and Sarah born after Nora. Immigration to the US was probably around 1900/1901.

    I am desperate to find out who my great-grandparents were, possibly marriage certificates, and birth information for all of the above named.

    Please, please help me figure this out. We just want to know who my Grandma Santina was and who her parents were.

  2. Joanne says:

    My father was born in Burgio Sicily and I am looking to get a copy of his birth certificate. How can I get this? He was born June 13, 1909.

  3. Chelsea says:

    Hello, first let me just say I am so happy to have found this website. I have been researching my family tree for over five years and I have hit a dead end. I am looking for any information on a Victor Manzullo, who would have been born sometime in the 1800s; unfortunately, I do not know the year. From what I have been told, Victor was a farmer of olives and grapes in Burgio, before immigrating to the United States.

    I am also looking for information on his wife, Mary SanFilippo, who I understand is also from Burgio. The only other information I know is that they had a son named Frank and they immigrated to the United States. I believe Mary’s father’s name was Giachino.

  4. Glenda says:

    Trying to find info on Anthony Burgio married to ? orlando, They came to the Us from Palermo and settled in the St Louis, Missouri area in the 1920. Their children were Joseph Marion, Anthony Paul, Madelene, Patricia, and Gloria Burgio. Did their ancestors take the name from the town of Burgio and are they from noble blood.

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