Genealogy in Palma di Montechiaro

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Palma di Montechiaro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Palma di Montechiaro


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

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

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

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Palma di Montechiaro

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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Palma di Montechiaro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Palma di Montechiaro, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Palma di Montechiaro area will reply to you


  1. Diane says:

    I am from USA and in Taromina. I will be driving to Palma tomorrow to try to find my grandparents birth certificates. Both were born in Palma. Lorenzo Amico born December 17,1895. His father is Rosario Amico and mother Rosaria DeBlasa. His wife Angelina Sambito
    was born September 1898. Her father was Anthony Sambito and mother Carmela Amato.
    I would like to get their birth certificates.
    Since he was born so long ago the Townhall told me they do not have it on their computers but if I go there in person they may be able to find it. If I can’t find it there I do not know what parish they were from. Do you have any advice to help me in this process. I appreciate anything that you can do.

  2. Lynn says:

    My Grandfather was Gaetano Ancona and my Grandmother was Josephine Racalbuto – both born in Palma de Montechiaro – would love information regarding the two families for a family tree. Thank you for any help you can give.

  3. Denise says:

    Hi, my name and Denise LaManna and my husbands family is from Palmi di Montechario. I am looking for information on my husband’s grandmother Serafina Lentini, and his Aunt Placeda LaManna. I am looking for a death certificate for Serafina and a birth certificate. Serafina was born in 1887 and Placeda was born in either 1914 or 1915. Any information would be helpful. I am working on a family tree. Thank you!

  4. ophélie says:

    hello I would like to find the birth of my grandmother back ” LOSARDO Sarina ” born January 28, 1902 in Palma di montechiaro thank you to inform me .

  5. Linda says:

    My father was born in Palma de Montechiaro. I would like to know if there is any old residential address listed. I will be visiting the area and would like to
    Explore. Vincenzo Cardazzone born January 2 or 4, 1912.
    Father Guissieppe and mother Maria.
    Thank you.

  6. charles bordino says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather, Charles (Calogero) Bordino Sr.
    I believe he was born in 1895 in Palma Di Montechiaro and had two brothers and a sister who immigrated to Buenos Aries, Argentina. Thank you for your efforts!

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