Genealogy in Santa Caterina Villarmosa

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Santa Caterina Villarmosa?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Caterina Villarmosa


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

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

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

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 Santa Caterina Villarmosa, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Caterina Villarmosa, 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 Santa Caterina Villarmosa area will reply to you


19 Messages to “Genealogy in Santa Caterina Villarmosa”
  1. MaryAnn says:

    I am trying to find info on my grandfather Salvatore (sam) Costa..born November 2 about 1900. Mother Maria Guiseppa Privitera..father Filippo Costa

  2. Micaela says:


    I have been doing my genealogy for some time now and wanted to see if I could learn more about the Anfuso’s and Saporito’s. My Great Grandfather is Alessandro Anfuso and Great Grandmother Guiseppina Saporito (before their marriage). Did they ever have any businesses in Sicily?

    Thank you for having this website!

  3. Gaetano says:

    Gentili Signori, Mr. Barker dall’Inghilterra mi chiede notizie di un suo antenato, il capitano Thomas OGLE, morto a Santa Caterina V. il 19 Aprile 1836 durante il tragitto da Licata a Palermo, forse per malattia o altro.
    Dallo Stato Civile di S.C.V., a cui mi ero rivolto per avere copia integrale atto di morte, nessuna notizia. E’ possibile ottenere il suddetto documento, o
    comunque notizie sulle circostanze della morte di Thomas OGLE?
    Ringraziandovi, vogliate gradire cordiali saluti

  4. Peter says:

    The word ‘Villarmosa’ means ‘pretty village’. It comes from the Spanish word ‘hermosa’ for pretty. The Spanish ruled Sicily after the Normans and left many words in the Sicilian language

  5. Danielle says:

    I am looking to get a certified birth certificate of my great grandfather – Pasquale Amico born 2/25/1897 in Santa Caterina. How do I do this?

  6. Mike says:

    My gf Michele Amato and my GM mariagrazie LaMonica were born and married in SCV.
    My gf was born on Jan 1855, my GM in 1860. A friend of mine called and was told that the records burned and therefore not available. Do you know if this was true and what can be done about it?
    I found the information in the microfilms but I need original notarized copies.

  7. Frank says:

    My Grandfather was born in Santa Catarina in 1884 Came to USA in 1906

    Would appreciate any information you could send me

    His first name was Francesco

  8. Linda says:

    My grandparents were born in Santa Caterina Villarmosa. My grandmother was Maria Grazia Annalora born 26 February 1893. My grandfather was Giovanni Bonasera born 28 June 1883. I would like to find more information on their parents.
    Maria Grazia’s mother was Rosa Fasciano, I believe she died in 1907, her father was Francesco Annalora. I’d like to get birth and death dates for both.
    Giovanni Bonasera’s mother Rosa Annalora and her father was Guiseppe Bonasera. I’d like to find information on birth and death dates too.
    Thanks for your help

    • Renee says:

      I am also from the Bonasera line. I was just there in May and saw many Bonasera graves. Let me see if I can find out who Giovanni’s parents were to see if we have the same ancestors.

      • Gina says:

        My father’s family is Bonasera from Santa Catarina, Villarmosa. His grandfather was Philip (I will get exact spelling). He was married to a Rosemarie Rizza. I would love to talk further and will get more information. I am planning a trip to Santa Catarina in November and would like to find any links to my family if possible.

    • Karen says:

      Linda – we may be related, I have a Francesco Annaloro 1847-1927 married to a Rosa Fasciano. Francesco is my 1st cousin of wife of 3rd great-uncle through my Falzone’s from SCV.

  9. RINA says:

    I believe my greatgrandfather’s name was Gondolpho Siracusa. He was a plumage businessman. He lived with his family in Santa Catalina Villaromosa in Calinesetta Sicily. Supposedly he had to flee with his family from Sicily because one of his sons maybe named Eddie was a wise guy for Mafia. This son ended up killing a family member of a priest. Is there any recorded history of this?

    Thank you,
    R Syracuse…..NY AMERICA

  10. John says:

    My father’s name was Angelo Inglese. His father was Salvatore. He came to the USA on April 13 1907 on the ship Calabria from Palermo with two older sisters, Angela and Gracia. One sister stayed in Sicily. He was born in 1899, Jan 26th, in St Caterina, Sicily. Do not know my grandmothers name. Grandfather was 41 years old in April, 1907.My last name is steele, but that is another story

    • Ken says:

      Hello John. My great-grandfather was a Salvatore Inglese. The details are still murky, but we know a) he was from a “Santa Caterina,” which we suspect to have been “Santa Caterina Villarmosa”; b) he was born in the mid 1880s, likely between 1884 and 1887; c) his parents were Mariano and Maria Grazia; and d) he eventually settled in Rhode Island. We’re still trying to track down the specifics of his immigration, which has been unusually difficult. Perhaps we’re related somehow…?

  11. Diane D'Anca Ybarra says:

    I am looking for information about my grandfather’s parents. He was from Santa Caterina Villarmosa and came to the US when he was 21, in 1921. He was born Filippo D’Anca on October 10, 1900 in S. Caterina Villarmosa. I think his parent were Guiseppe D’Anca and Saforito (sp) Calogera. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  12. Robert says:

    I am searching for relatives in Santa Catarina Villarmosa. My grandfather was Charles Stella was born about 1902 in the United States. His parents were Calogero and Savratressa (Mattaliano) Stella. I believe his father Calogero was born in Sicily in Santa Caterina between 1875 and 1890.
    Her (Savratressa) parents are Joseph and Barbara Mattaliano

    • Pamela says:

      Hello, I am also looking for family name of “Stella”. Joseph. Born late 1890s. In Santa caterina Villarmosa. Pamela Stella Durazzano. Thank you.

      • Diane D'Anca Ybarra says:

        I am looking for information about my grandfather’s parents. He was from Santa Caterina Villarmosa and came to the US when he was 21, in 1921. He was born Filippo D’Anca on October 10, 1900 in S. Caterina Villarmosa. I think his parent were Guiseppe D’Anca and Saforito (sp) Calogera. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Rick says:


    I am interested in obtaining information about my great-grandfather Giacinto D’Anca and my great-grandmother Angelina Benza both residents of Santa Catarina in the mid-late 19th century. I would like to know their birthdays (probably 1840-60), cities of their births, and the date and city of their marriage.

    Thank you for your help.

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