Genealogy in Mussomeli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Mussomeli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Mussomeli, 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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One Message to “Genealogy in Mussomeli”
  1. Josephine says:

    I am planning a trip to my great grandfather Carmelo Piazza born July 20,1850 AND his wife Guiseppa Nicastro who was born June 1, 1855 of Mussomeli Italy.

    My brother James Piazza amd his family visited Mussomeli 3 years ago. At that time during the rush of the visit he forgot to look up the cemetery they might be buried at.
    How do I go about locating the cemetery?
    He (My brother) did go to the city office (I believe that it was called) and

    located birth certificates of my grandfather Vincenzo Piazza and my grandmother Guiuseppa Lopazio
    I realize that the Piazza name quite popular name so would also like to find where some of his siblings are either in Italy or the USA
    Thank you for any information or suggestions you may have

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