Genealogy in Sutera

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sutera, 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 around 1820: it means that you could find information in Sutera registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Sutera from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sutera. As more your surname is common in Sutera, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sutera 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 Sutera and Caltanissetta province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Sutera, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sutera, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Sutera area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. David says:

    I was looking for the ancestors of Biagio Nola. He was my great grandfather and later married Francis Caruso.
    From Sutera, Sicily
    Born in 1879
    Left Sicily in 1903 on the Manilla
    Sister’s name was Carmela

    • Lorin says:

      My husband’s grandmother was Angelina Nola (Biagii’s sister) and grandfather was Joseph (Giuseppe) Caruso (Francis’s) brother. I have some information on them and their parents’ names. Joseph’s parents were Antonina Montessori and Giuseppe Caruso and I hand Bishop and Angelina’s father’s name Paolo Nola. Look me up on Facebook and message me and we will figure this out. I’m going to Sutera in July.

      • Catherine says:


        My husband’s great- grandmother is Angelina Nola as well. We are trying to get a little more information on them from Italy. We are interested in going to Sutera to find out more but please let me know if you have already found out more.

        Thank you!

  2. Wayne Bryce says:


    My name is Wayne Bryce and I’ve been researching my mother’s genealogy. Her Father was Felix Vitellaro and her mother was Grazia Golisano. Her father’s parents were Pietro Vitellaro and Angelina Scroppo and her mother’s were Salvatore Golisano and Ambrosina Scroppo. The U.S. Census records Pietro Vitellaro and Angelina Scroppo (the immigrated to america in 1905) as being born in the town of Sutera. Could you please help me find someone who can help me continue my research in Sutera?

    Thank you and best regards,

    Wayne Bryce

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