Genealogy in Santa Margherita di Belice

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Santa Margherita di Belice, 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 Santa Margherita di Belice registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Margherita di Belice?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Margherita di Belice


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Santa Margherita di Belice from the Italian Unification (1861).

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Santa Margherita di Belice 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 Santa Margherita di Belice, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Margherita di Belice, 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


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Margherita di Belice”
  1. Ed Randazzo says:

    I would appreciate any information about Francesco Randazzo who was my paternal grandfather. I was told that he owned a bakery in Santa Margherita in the early 1900s.
    Thank you.

  2. April says:

    I am looking for information on my great-great-grandparents and their family line in Italy. Their names where Giuseppe (Joseph) Prizzi born 06/23/1872 and Natala Ciaccio born 01/13/1979.

    There is one storythat the family does tell. That when Grandpa Joe Prizzi left Italy, that he gave the land they had to the town to build a hospital. I believe the town named the hospital Prizzi after him. I am not sure what town it is in, since he came from Menfi and not Prizzi, but would love to know.

    The did live in Santa Margherita di Belice Italy, and moved to NY.

    Thanks for helping!!

    April :)

  3. Vicki says:

    My son and I have just started doing research on my family. We have hit a dead end. We found my great grandparents. Ignazio and Antonina Gulotta. They were both from Santa Margherita Belice, Italy. He came to NY in 1907. No specific year for her other than the 1900’s. I have no maiden name for her. she was born in 1/1895 and he was born 8/18/1890.
    If their is anyting you can help me with or guid me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated!!!!

  4. Christopher says:

    My name is Christopher Ciaccio and my family are decedents of Santa Margherita di Belice. My Grandfather Leonard Ciaccio moved to New York City around 1900. I am trying to find information about my family and to find relatives in the town. My grandmother Rose Saitta was also from the town. Any family you can give is appreciated.

    Much thanks, Chris

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