Genealogy in Ravanusa

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Ravanusa, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ravanusa, 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 Ravanusa area will reply to you


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Ravanusa”
  1. Chelsea says:

    I am looking for any info on Joseph A. Galiano or Rose (Amato) Galiano. Joseph is from Ravanusa, Sicily and had 11 brothers and sisters.

    Thank you!

  2. Tom says:

    Looking for possible family members. Surname Crapisi. Possibly nicolo crapisi 1805 marriage. Looking for his kids name and if they went to palazzo adriano.
    other possible names were nicolo crapisi later in 1840-1860. Francesco crapisi 1845-1860.

  3. Betsy says:

    Hi -I am looking for any information on these people:
    Maria & Luigi Cannarozzo, possibly from Ravenusa
    Luigi (b ~1868) and Maria (b. ~ 1877) – not sure when married, but arrived in New York City sometime before 1904. They lived on E 108th St in Manhattan at that time. Have no records of them after 1904, so possible they went back to Italy?
    Thank you for any help you can give me on this family.

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