Genealogy in Burgio

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 around 1820: 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.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Burgio from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

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).
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, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Burgio, or if you have questions regarding your family in Burgio, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Burgio area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Megan says:

    My husbands grandfather was named Anthony Burgio ??? Maybe a relative. He has passed

  2. Vena says:

    Im planning a trip to Sicily this May.
    My grandmother Maria Sanfilippo (born 1902) from Burgio Girgenti and my grandfather Antonio Alaimo ( Born 1901) from Canicatti
    Thru Ellis Island to NYC then Rochester NY
    Any help or direction of where I can start to explore family still there or here in the USA would be appreciated

  3. Posa says:

    Trying to find history of my family namPosa from Burgio

  4. Lisa says:

    I am planning a family reunion of Fontanetta’s to Burgio, where our grandparents are from and would love any information you can give about my ancestors. My grandfather, Giuseppe Fontanetta, came to New York in the early 1900’s. I do not know if he came with family or friends. He had a sister Josephine that married a cousin, Andrew Fontanetta. Thank you for any information about the Fontanetta Family!!

  5. michelina says:

    I am trying to find information of Surname Oliveri and Libertella ares of Sicily are Burgio and Argeinto
    born 1880’s and 1890’s

  6. George says:

    I have my family tree dating back to the early 1800s. I will be visiting Burgio in the very beginning of October. My grandmothers both were born in Burgio but left when they about 14. I would like to see their family homes if possible. My grandmothers are Maria Giarratano and Maria Triolo. Also my great grandfather passed away in Burgio and I would like to visit his grave site if possible. His name was Agostino Giarratano. Thank you so much for this information. George Trovato

  7. Anthony says:

    I am trying to find out information on my great grandmother. Her name was Anna Ferrentelli. All I really know about her is her name and that she was married in Burgio to Bernardo Corda (1847-1913). They had at least 2 children: Maria Concetta (1871-?) and Francesco (1876-1968) (my grandfather). Both children moved to America in the first decade of the 20th century. Any assistance you might be able to give me would be most appreciated. Thank You.

  8. Maria says:

    I am trying to find out information about my great-grandfather, his name was Giuseppe Messina and was born August 10,1884 in Burgio Sicily. My Great-grandmother’s first name was Rosalia. He moved to Reibera Sicily and had property and built a house. The name of the property was called Villa Messina. He sold it around the end of the 1940’s. I would like to know more about him and who he sold the property to. How can I get records of the property transaction and how much it was worth? He came to America and died on November 3, 1963.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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