Genealogy in Cattolica Eraclea

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Cattolica Eraclea


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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7 Messages to “Genealogy in Cattolica Eraclea”
  1. Josie m says:

    My maternal grandmother Giuseppa Manno
    My maternal grandfather calogero Manno
    My paternal grandfather Giuseppe Manno
    My paternal grandmother. Caterina Spagnolo
    All born in Cattolica Eraclea

  2. Linda says:

    I am visiting Cattolica Eraclea early October. My family name is Cucuzzella. I would like to know if I can connect with any relatives while there. Thank you.

  3. Frank says:

    Can you find any records on tortorici family Antonio tortorici born 1905 father Francisco tortorici and mother Anna Costa thank you he was born in Cattolica eracela Sicily October 1905 thank you

  4. Stella Maria says:

    I would like to continue my genealogy search in regards to cattolica Eracleafrom both my Marchetta family and Arcuri family.
    Father : Giuseppe Marchetta, November 3-4, 1938
    Paternal Grandfather:Antonio Marchetta date of birth 1914 to 1920 – mother Carmela Trapani , father Giuseppe
    Paternal grandmother: Stefana Trapani date of birth 1920 to 1924
    Mother : Maria Arcuri June 29-30, 1947
    Maternal Grandfather : Antonio Arcuri
    Maternal grand mother : Biagia Sciascia date of birth December 8-9
    , 1918.
    I would like to inquire more on my family history, if you have any information to add please reach me via e- mail

  5. lena says:

    My grandmother’s grandmother was named Francesca Bellavia. She was born in Mezzojuso around 1850. A link to the name Francesca Bellavia from Catholica Eraclea, Agrigento was listed in the Selected Italian Births Records on This Francesca was born in Catholica Eraclea September 13, 1828. She would be the correct age to be the mother to Francesca Bellavia of Mezzojuso. Would it be likely that someone would move from Agrigento to Mezzojuso during the 1840’s? Is there a way to know if this Francesca was married in Mezzojuso or moved there after marriage?

    I know this is asking a lot, but thought I would try.
    Thank you.

  6. Sue says:

    In the family line is a Donna Maria Lucia (morte 1856), her parents Duca Liborio Lucia and Donna Rosalia Bosco. She was born around 1795. Can you tell me why her father was called “duca”?

  7. Marce Jo says:

    I am looking for family records.
    My great grandmother was Giuseppa Emmanuele.
    Born: October 12, 1857
    Christened: October 13, 1857
    Place: Cattoloca Eraclea, Agrigento, Italy
    Father: Giuseppe Emmanuele
    Mother: Rosa Bentivenga

    She married Samuel DeJohn / Samuele Di Giovani. I have no further records for him.
    I am not certain where or when. They immigrated to the United States. I don’t know if they were together or not at the time of immigration or where they came from. I imagine she came from Palermo.

    Thank you for any guidance! I have visited Italy twice, but never made it to this region. It is a must now!

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