Genealogy in Racalmuto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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12 Messages to “Genealogy in Racalmuto”
  1. Heather says:

    Ciao! My relatives were Angelo Scime (1868-1922) and Concetta Falletta-Caravasso (1883-1976). They were born in Racalmuto, and emmigrated to Buffalo New York in 1906. Their were descended from Ignazio and Addolorata Di Raimondo, Pasquale Scime and Nicoletta Sicurella. Other family names are Guagliano, Cino and Oliva. I would love any additional information if anyone has it.

  2. Rosalia says:

    Hi, my surname is Cavaleri and I believe my father, Giuseppe and his brothers Angelo and Calogero migrated to Lancashire many decades ago. I am not in touch with them. All I know is I had a grandmother named Rosalia Anna who is buried there in Racalmuto. I was named after her. Are there still members of the Cavaleri family in that area?

  3. Maria says:

    Hello Ron,
    I am so excited to have found this web site. My grandfather and grandmother were both born in Rcalmuto in the late 1800’s. My grandfather’s last name was Locicero Carmelo, my grandmother’s last name was Chippolo, Maria (?) They immigrated to US on or about 1910. How can I find any information regarding my wonderful grandparents? Thank You so much for any help you may be able to offer

  4. Ron says:

    Alfonso Pagliarello Puma (1926-2008) was a parish priest in Racalmuto, Sicily for 50 years. His brother was Salvatore Puma (1920-2007), an opera tenor who sang internationally. I would like to see either birth/death or obituaries listing the priest’s parents. I know that Salvatore’s parents were Calogero Puma and Maria Carmela Palermo because I have the birth record and passport. A Giglia person who met the priest said that the priest’s mother was a Morreale which contradicts my information. I would like to verify the true parents of the priest.

  5. Linda says:

    my husband Angelo Puma was born in 1952 in Raccamulto to Anna Alaimo and Salvatore Puma – siblings also born there= Anna, Concertina, Cologero,
    anybody related ?

    • Ron says:

      It would be helpful to add the names of your husband’s parents and grandparents as far back as he knows them. That would yield a much better chance of finding relatives.


  6. Ron says:

    I have traced my Puma ancestors down to a June 27, 1717 church marriage record for Giovanni Puma and Rosa Longo. Giovanni Puma’s parents on that record are Francesco Puma and Giovanna Pagliarello. For the women, the church records seem to include both the maiden and married names. I would like to obtain the church records for the marriage of Franceso Puma and Giovanna Pagliarello, which should yield their parents. In like manner, I would like to track down as many Puma parents and grandparents as exist. Less importantly, I see the combined Pagliarello Puma name often for individuals, though both are legitimate surnames of their own. I am curious as to how that started.

  7. Joseph says:

    My family is from licata, arrive to racial u to area.thtey were married into Burgin family. Bonelli family another back to early 1800. The lady I hired said that she could not go back to 1700 because the name vanished. I saw on on Google that there was a mangione back to 1282. I will be coming to licata either in June or September 2015. When is the best time to come. I would like to dig deeper into my roots and also visited families while I am there’

  8. Gail Giglia, Miynihan says:

    Looking for info on Alphonso Giglia. Born in Racalmuto.

    • Franco says:

      Hi Gail,

      I think you mean AlFonso Giglia. Where are you from? Do you have anymore information on this Alfonso Giglia. Date of Birth, siblings, etc. etc. I know an Alfonso Giglia that was born in Racalmuto.

  9. Josephine says:

    I am searching for my Racalmuto roots and family. My mother Santina Cino was born in New York in 1910 to immigrants from Racalmuto, Vincenzo Cino and Giovanna Alaimo. In Italy, they had sons Alphonse and Calogero.

    My father Calogero Curto was born in Racalmuto in 1905 to Vincenzo Curto and his wife whose name I think was Vincenza. They also had sons Gaetano, Salvatore, and daughter Maria.

    My father Calogero Curto left Racalmuto in 1922 and returned to visit in 1974. Most of Maria’s children and some of Gaetano’s children were still living there near Via Romolo. I don’t have any contact information for them.

    I would like to start my geneology search for my Cino and Curto family. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

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