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).
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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Sciacca

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


17 Messages to “Genealogy in Sciacca”
  1. Kristin says:

    I am searching for myself, and would like any information on my ancestors from Sicily, Italy. The last name is Gallo. Is there any of my family still in Sicily, Italy? I’m thinking about relocating to Sicily, Italy. Grazie. I am learning the italian language, so I speak very little italian..

  2. Roberta says:

    I am looking for information on the Puleo or Guarino families of Sciacca.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Great grandfather-
    Franco Indelicato born September 10 1874
    Unsure of where in Sicily he is from or when he came to America .
    Married in 1926
    Great grandmother –
    Antonette Indelicato born 1886 Italy ( do not know maiden name ).
    Had son Michael Indelicato born 1927
    Records for Franco Indelicato as a laborer in California and a WW1 draft card 1917-1918

  4. Lynda says:

    Looking for information on Salvatore Francesco Milici

    B:11 November 1880 • Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy

    Known in the US as Francesco (or Frank) he was 23 years old when he came to America on the Prinz Oscar arriving Ellis Island, New York City on October 31, 1903. Traveling with his two younger sisters, Vincenza and Anna, they stayed with an Uncle names Dr. Cologero Puccio.

    Any information on their parents or his actual birth record. He was studying at the University of Naples – anyone know how to gather records from that?

    Thank you in advance for any information.

  5. Domenic says:

    My Grandfather Vito Russo Borne 1887 in Sciacca and left for the US on or about his 18th birthday. His opened bank accounts for his children with the Bank of Sicily in 1926. Of course the accounts are not worth anything and all of the emmediate children have paast away. About 50 years ago relatives that still live in the area of Sciacca, had sent papers aasking for my father and his brothers and sisters to sign over land that was owned by my grandfather. The sciacca family in which I would like to find, is still unknown to any of us in the us, They do own the land and as far as we know, are working the land. I was in Sciacca for a weekend and was unable find aany information becasue all of the stae offices where closed. So I ask for your help. I did meet a farmer named Paulo Russo when I was there. Whether or not he’s a direct relative is unknown.

  6. Melissa says:

    I am searching for any information on mt 2x great-grandparents Alfonso Gallo Born Oct 7 1876 and Marta Cirafici (several spellings) born Nov 26 1886. Both born in Sciacca. Marta is said to have donated a stained glass window in a church in sciacca and there is a name plate. The were married Dec 3 1903 and had a baby boy, Alfonso Gallo jr on April 21 1905. the family myth is that they fled the local Mafiosi. Marta may have also had a brother that was a doctor in Sciacca.

    Thank You,

  7. Rebekah says:

    I’m looking for some information on my great-great-grandmother and great-great-grandfather: Paul (Paolo) Ferrara and Josephine (seen also as Giuseppa) Marino (sometimes spelled Murino). He was born in Sciacca in 1867-1868, she was born 1860-1871. They married in 1888-1890, and their first born son, Nicolas was also born in Sicily. He immigrated to New Orleans, LA in 1895, and Josephine and her son came in 1898. I’d really love to learn more about both of them, but especially her family.

    Thank you!

  8. Kathy says:

    Paul piazza Sr. 7/29/1880
    Died 4/17/1949

    Married to Antonina Bonfanti Piazza
    12/13/1885 died 9/4/1937

    Think born and married in Sciacca, province of Agrigento

  9. Leslie says:

    My grandparents grew up in Sciacca. I would like to know the sir names of my great grandmothers. My grandmother was Maria Giarratano. My grandfather was Joseph Bono (maybe it was Guiseppe). Thank you so much for your help.

  10. Claudia says:

    I am interested in having someone search local records in Sciacca for me, especially church, census, and state of the family record. I’m having difficulty finding many records for my great grandfather Alfonso Chiappisi (b abt 1846, probably Sciacca, d Mar 1923 Sciacca), his birth family, siblings and children. I suspect he had a common-law marriage before his 1884 marriage to Rosaria Noto. Children born before marriage: Maria b abt 1873-1880; Calogero b abt 1876; Onofria b abt 1879; Catarina b abt 1880.

  11. David says:

    My Great Grandfather Gustav Intogna and Great Grandmother Carmela Genarro were from Sciacca. They immigrated through Ellis Island to Chicago. Gustav was a shoemaker. I will be in Sicily from July 25th to July 28th. I am hoping to track my family down. Any help and advice would be much appreciated.

  12. 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.

  13. 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,

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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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