Genealogy in Serradifalco

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Serradifalco. As more your surname is common in Serradifalco, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Serradifalco 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).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Serradifalco

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Serradifalco 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.

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 Serradifalco, or if you have questions regarding your family in Serradifalco, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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13 Messages to “Genealogy in Serradifalco”
  1. Richard says:

    Hello, my maternal great grandparents lived in Serradifalco in 1905.Sam Caramella (born abt 1875) left in 1912 for the USA. The rest of family (wife Rosa and 7 children) followed in 1913.Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Thomas says:

      We must be related, I know the spelling of our last name changed several times some spelling Calamera, Caramella. I know one of the family that left from Sicily was Pasquale. They lived in Buffalo for a while and Du Bois, PA.

    • Linda says:

      Samuel and Rosa are my great great grandparents on my father’s side. Patrick(Patsy)? was my grandfather and John J. was my father.

  2. Bonita says:

    My grandparents were Leonardo Volpe (1876) and Concetta Cordaro (1891) There parents were Michele Volpe and Margherita Insalaco, and Pasquale Cordaro and Luiga Petix. Can you go back any farther? Petix seems to be a Greek name.

  3. Brian says:

    I’ve been trying to trace my family back to my great-great grandparents for the purpose of claiming Italian citizenship and have been wildly successful (especially for only spending two days on it.) After deciphering several name changes after moving to America, I have traced my Great Great Grandfather, Giacomo Migliore and his parents, Leonardo and Palma (Salvaggio) Migliore to Serradifalco. I’m running into some problems now with finding legitimate information about my Great Great Grandmother as I really didn’t know anyone after my grandfather (who is deceased.) On the 1940 Census, it lists my great grandmother’s name as Frances (which she kept until death) and the 1925 Census is extremely hard to interpret but it looks something like “Cruce.” I was able to find a date of birth, possible maiden name, and approximate date of death through Social Security records and a few other things. lo and behold I found someone that matches her maiden name and exact date of birth named Crocifissa Lonobile. I thought this was a wrap and it would be easy enough to find marriage/immigration records (i already have both the birth certificates) but I literally can’t find any other information. Her (possible) husband, Giacomo arrived at Ellis Island on January 3, 1913 with a final destination listed as Pennsylvania but she is not listed on the manifest and I’m not sure if they got married before leaving Italy. Their first child was born on October 30, 1917 so she would have had to arrive in The US prior to that. My great grandfather, Leonard (Leonardo on the 1925 Census) was also born in Pennsylvania in 1919 but their third (Frank), fourth, and fifth children, were born in Buffalo, New York, where the rest of my direct family still lives today.

    If you could help me out it would be much appreciated!

  4. Sally says:

    My paternal grandfather was Gaetano Rizzo and paternal grandmother was Salvatrice Lobue. Their children Filippo born 1924 (my father), Giuseppe, Maria, and Giuseppina, all born in Serradifalco.

    My fraternal grandfather Raffaele Cordaro (dob unknown, he died in his 60’s, was married twice before marrying my grandmother, died when my grandmother was expecting my aunt), and maternal grandmother Antonina Cordaro. Their children Antonia Cordaro (born 1935 – my mother) and Raffaela Cordaro (born 1939).

    I don’t know much else about my family there. My father came to Rochester NY in the late 50’s, my mother came to the states in 1961.

  5. Sam says:

    My father, Leonardo Locastello was born in Serradifalco in January 1911. His father was Salvatore and his mother was Rosa Geraci. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

  6. Don says:

    My GGF was Salvatore DiFrancesco married to Carmela, he emigrated to the US in 1906 at the age of 16. Any info would be greatly appreciated

    • Randy DiFrancesco says:

      My Grandfather was Giuseppe Di Francesco, my grandmothers maiden name was Providencia Palmeri, she married Geuseppi. The immigrated to US turn of the 1910-?
      Providencia had 7 or 8 siblings. Stella, Leonard, Terresa, and more.

  7. Eid says:

    Minha avó chamava-se Rosalia Rizzo
    Meus bisavôs: Salvatore Rizzo e Maria Vullo
    meus triavos: Giuseppe Rizzo e Maria Rontdana e Giuseppe Vullo e Maria Pompeo.
    Estou construindo minha árvore genealógica.
    favor me ajudarem.

    My grandmother was called Rosalia Rizzo
    My great-grandparents: Salvatore Rizzo and Maria Vullo
    My triavos: Giuseppe Rizzo and Rontdana Maria and Giuseppe Maria Vullo and Pompeo.
    I am building my family tree.
    Please help me.
    Thank you.

  8. mary says:

    I am visiting soon to Sicily for the very first time, the week of April 26th.
    My great grandparents were Francesco Facciponti and Gianina Volpe. My grandmother was Ignazia (Rizzo) and grandfather Antonio lived from 1871-1936. They came to the States in the early 1900s.
    My aunts and uncles were Carmella, Concetta, Jennie, Leo , Samuel, Frank & Anthony.

    Would love to know what I should do while in Sicily to find out more –

    Thank you.

  9. Roberta Laudico says:

    My father,Charles Laudico is turning 90 in May 2014. HE would like to find out more info on his paternal grandmother,Rose Laudico, who was a widow and came to the USA from Serradifalco as well as his mother’s father, Russell Costantino who came to the US ( both in the late 1800″s.Thank you. He will be so happy for any information.

  10. Fouilloux says:

    I look for the marriage to Serradifalco of
    Antonino Petix and Giuseppa Migliore near 1830
    Thank you

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