Genealogy in Caltanissetta

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Caltanissetta, 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 Caltanissetta province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Caltanissetta registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Caltanissetta. As more your surname is common in Caltanissetta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Caltanissetta archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caltanissetta province are:
Alessi, Amato, Amico, Anzalone, Burgio, Cammarata, Caruso, Cascino, Catalano, Di Dio, Falzone, Faraci, Ferrara, Ferrigno, Giannone, Giardina, Giordano, Giunta, Greco, Licata, Lombardo, Macaluso, Mancuso, Marino, Martorana, Mastrosimone, Messina, Milazzo, Mistretta, Morreale, Nicosia, Noto, Palermo, Palumbo, Piazza, Polizzi, Riggi, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Sanfilippo, Scicolone, Sorce, Spinello, Valenza, Vella, Ventura, Vullo.

Church archives in Caltanissetta 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 Caltanissetta and Caltanissetta 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 Caltanissetta

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 Caltanissetta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caltanissetta, 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 .
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  1. Munda says:

    Good morning, I would like to have the origins of my grandfather Don Paolo de Munda, born in 1875 , in the province of Caltanissetta?
    Thanks a lot !
    Pierre-Olivier Munda. Grenoble.

  2. Christine says:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather Chaarles Allenza Sr please?

  3. Cara says:

    I’m looking for information about my great-grandfather Giovanni Meglio. I know he was born in Caltanissetta on June 24 1876. However, the family believes that he changed his surname in the process of emigrating to the USA, so I don’t know what his real surname was when he was still in Sicily. I’m hopeful that having his date and place of birth will help figure it out.

    I would really appreciate any help you can offer, thanks so much! I’m currently in Sicily and was planning to visit Caltanissetta to try and see the records, but I don’t speak Italian and I’m not 100% sure where to start.

  4. Ali says:

    I’m looking for geneolgy regarding my great grandfather. Giuseppe Munda was boen 8.15.1903 to Louise (diGloria, born ca. 1870) and Diego Munda. Both were born in Cartanasetta. i would love some information on their parents and siblings.

  5. Carol says:

    Hello- Looking for family on my husbands side of the family. Salvatore Polizzi born 1881 and his wife Concetta Pinelli bone 1884. Concetta’s parents are Salvatore Pinelli and Rose Bellavia born 1863. All from Caltanissetta, Thank you- Carol

  6. Rosanne says:

    Hello, I am trying to locate any information on my grandmother’s family. She came from Caltanissetta and her parents were (father’s last names) Dorisi and (mother’s last name) Alessi. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1906 at the age of 3. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Padre Francisco says:

    Cerco informazioni su Filippo Scorzara (mio nonno), figlio di Filippo Scorzara e Caroline (Caloyera) Nicastro, nato 23 (29) marzo 1884 a Via Tornetta, Piazza Armerina, emigrato in Argentina e Paraguay nel 1905 probabilmente. Mi chiedo se avrei fratelli di mio nonno e anche se ci sarebbe parenti che discendano da loro. Il nonno avrebbe vissuto a Caltanissetta in gioventù.

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