Genealogy in Santo Stefano Quisquina

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santo Stefano Quisquina?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santo Stefano Quisquina


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Santo Stefano Quisquina”
  1. Art Graziano says:

    My grandmother came to the US in 1900. She had a brother who stayed behind and never came to the US. His name was Nicola Pullara. He married Vincenza Geraci in 1907. They had a daughter named Caterina (1909) who married Costantino Parrino in 1926. I’m trying to find their descendants. How do I go about finding people who are still living in Sicily? I’m sure Nicola and Vincenza had more children besides Caterina.

  2. Laugero says:

    My great Nonno (mother’s side) was from Santo Stefano Quisquina. His name was Pietro Alfieri, immigrated to New York, then to Tampa. I am trying to determine his citizenship status when he had my Nonno in the U.S.
    Thank you for your help,

  3. Angie says:

    My grandmother, Angelina Maria Vizzi was born in SSQ on March 14, 1892 or 1893. I could not find anything at the courthouse on her birth. She had brothers and sisters: Rosina(b.1890), Emanuel (b.1884)
    Giuseppe(B.1887), Maria Francesca (1888), and Rosalia .

    Rosalia Leto (b. 1860) and Emanuel Paulo Vizzi were the parents, I think, and the grandparents were Rosalia Maria Filangieri and Santi Leto. Could you verify this? Could you tell me where they were baptized? Thank you so much. I know that we have a cousin, Francesco Messina, who lives there now. Could I have his address so I might write him.

    Sincerely, Angie

  4. Louise says:

    My grandfather Guissepe Pizzo left Santo Stefano in 1903. His future wife Emilia Zambito left with her family in 1907. They married in Tampa, Fl and I am their granddaughter. I am coming to Santo Stefano in early October, can you connect me with any family?

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