Genealogy in Caltabellotta

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Caltabellotta 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 Caltabellotta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caltabellotta, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to caltabellotta@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Caltabellotta”
  1. Thomas F Montalbano says:

    bisogno di informazioni su mio nonno ei suoi genitori. Mi nonno santo montalbano born 12/23/1881 CALTABELLOTTA sicilia his mother Felicia Farther Francesco montalbano di tutte le informazioni fratelli sorelle e parenti sarebbe molto apprezzato. Thomas F Montalbano

  2. Thomas f says:

    I wish to fine my my grandfathers family his name was Santo montalbano . His father’s name was Francesco montalbano . Francesco’s wife was Philomena . Any help would be greatly appreciated . Sincerely, Thomas f

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