Genealogy in Montallegro

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Montallegro 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 Montallegro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Montallegro, 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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Montallegro”
  1. Dave says:

    Searching for information on my great grandfather Anthony Iacono. He is from Montallegro. Date of birth, marriage records/information, any information that is available. I believe he was born in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s.

  2. Anna says:

    I am looking to find information on my aunt that died as a child in Montallegro. She was born roughly in 1939 and died in 1941 her name was Filomena Puma. I just wanted to know who I should contact to find any information.


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