Genealogy in Sciacca

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Sciacca 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 Sciacca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sciacca, 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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Sciacca”
  1. Albert says:

    I am trying to find my grandfather, Alberto Fazio, who married a Cacace. He was born in 1888. He had many brothers who left Sicily to the US. They never left Sciacca.

  2. Phyllis says:

    My husband is looking for any information on his great grandfather and grandmother from Sciacca. Their names were Guiseppe (Joseph) and Marie Sabella. Marie’s maiden name was Marie Fauci Basile. Joseph was born April 20, 1870 and Marie was born June 16, 1880. We think they lived on Via Castello. They immigrated to US, NY in 1899 and 1900. We are traveling to Sciacca this September 19th and 20th, 2015 and staying at Hotel Locanda Del Castello. What church should we go to to find their marriage certificate? We are planning to go to City Hall, is that a good idea or should we go somewhere else to find any documents? We only speak English too. Thank you,

  3. Tanita says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather, Vincenzo Ignacio Indelicato born in Sciacca, Sicily, born in the early 1900’s, between 1900 – 1923

  4. Leslie says:

    I am interested in finding any information about my great grandmother, Maria Maniscalco, who was born in Sciacca in 1872 and, I believe, had several brothers, including one named Albert. She emigrated from Sciacca in 1896. I’m particularly interested in finding out the names of her parents.

  5. Jack says:

    Would anyone have information on Vincenza Cosentino, 1861-1941? He married Provvidenza Quattrocchi, 1876-1921. I read where the name originated from Sciacca, Sicily.
    My grandfather, Salvatore Cosentino, 1896-1969, he lived in Termini Immerse before arriving in Ellis Island, New York, USA.

  6. mark says:

    I am interested in having someone search the church records from Sciacca for me. Please let me know if there is anyone who specializes in this research.

    I only speak English.

    Thank you.

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