Genealogy in Vallelunga Pratameno

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Vallelunga Pratameno 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 Vallelunga Pratameno. As more your surname is common in Vallelunga Pratameno, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Vallelunga Pratameno 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 Vallelunga Pratameno 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 Vallelunga Pratameno, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vallelunga Pratameno, 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 vallelungapratameno@italianside.com our expert in Vallelunga Pratameno area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

23 Comments

  1. Douglas says:

    Thanks in advance. Looking for any information on my great great, great, and grand parents as follows:
    Joseph Christiano dob 1882
    Tomasina Christiano ( married name) dob 1882, Falerna catanzao providence, Reggio calabria
    Luigi Spera DOB 1876 Valalunga sisily
    Rosalina Castragiovani spera, dob 1879 valalunga

  2. Suzi says:

    Looking for info on my grandparents Dominick Cirringione(Sherrange) or Carolina Federico. He was born around 1894 migrated to US around 1898. Not sure if the spelling for Dominicks last name is correct. They changed the spelling when they got here.I believe that Dominicks parents were Calegero & Rosario. Rosario was born about 1862.

  3. Anthony says:

    My grandfather Vincenzo Muscarella came to N.Y. around 1912-1915.He was from Vallelunga. Plan to visit Vallelunga in the next year.

  4. Bettie says:

    Looking for family name with three possible spellings, Trippi, Trippie, or Tripi grandfather Joseph Giuseppe Trippie or one of the others. Possible birth of 1896 December. Had three sons all here. How would I find his birth certificate as well as the boys

  5. Liz says:

    I am looking for my Runfola ancestry ( may be Runfula). I initially thought they were from Valledolmo, but maybe Vallelunga. Also Immordino. They came to the us in 1880’s. My great grandfather was Pietro Runfola and he marries Carmella Immordino. I believe the Immordinos had a flour mill/ bakery.

  6. Joseph says:

    My grandfather Gioachino Sinatra was born in Vallelunga on Decemer 15, 1871 . He was a grocer by profession and came to the United States on June 1, 1906 He came on the ship ROMA to Ellis Island before moving to New Orleans.
    My grandmother, Francis Insinna was born in Vallelunga on October 28, 1873. She was married in Vallelunga (unknown date) and came with my grandfather in 1906.
    They both died in New Orleans.
    I am looking for my relatives in Vallelunga.Both sides.
    I visited the cemetery and saw both surnames however I do not know if they were related or not. Planning to visit again to check out church documents and see if there are any records of living relatives.
    Any information will be helpful.

    • Bettie says:

      Hello! My grandmother Antonia Insinna from Vallelunga was married to my grandfather Giuseppe Tripi. Her parents were Vicenzeo Insinna and Salvatrice Miceli; could we be related? If you think so I’d love to chat

  7. Tracy says:

    My great great grandparents were Ferdinand loiacono born about 1872, and Vincenzo piscitello born April 17, 1883. As far as we know in Vallelunga Pratameno. I believe Vincenzo’s mothers maidn name was Alessi. Their oldest child Mary was born in Italy. Any information is appreciated

    • Linda says:

      Hi Tracy,
      We have the same great grandparents – my grandmother was their oldest daughter Mary. I’d be happy to share what little info I have, perhaps you are related to one of Mary’s siblings? She eventually married Adelfio Lomanto, lived in Buffalo NY and moved to CA in the mid-40’s. My mother (Mary Scott) was the youngest daughter.

      Thanks,
      Linda

  8. Joseph says:

    My 4th Great Grandfather was Antonino Ferrara who was born around 1764 and was married to Giuseppa Sammarco. He died between 1825-1827. I would like to find out who his parents were and his siblings. Some of Antonino’s older children were born in Vallelunga and the younger ones in Villalba. Any information you can find will be appreciated. Thank you.

  9. Nancy says:

    We are looking for any information on my husbands ancestors. His grandfather was Loretto Piazza, who immigrated thru New Orleans around 1890. We believe his mother was Josephine, a widow, who immigrated with Loretto (Loreto). We would especially like to know the name of Loretto’s wife (my husbands grandmother). We believe they were from Vallelunga. Are there any Piazza’s still there? Grazi!

  10. Richard says:

    Looking for a record of birth for my grandfather Adelfio C Lomanto (Lo Manto)
    born 1-17-1886 (or 1889) father = Loreto Lomanto mother = Lucia Monachino
    in Vallelunga. Came to US 1906 with his sister Concetta

  11. James says:

    I am looking to connect with family that may still be in Vallelunga, Palermo areas of Sicily. Muscarella family, my Grandfather Paul as a young child and family left in the late 1890’s and settled in rural northwestern area of Pennsylvania, USA. Thank you.

    • Jim says:

      Are you from North East PA? If so, I have Your family in the family tree containing Maurana, LaRocca , buto Muscarella which includes your granfather Pau ,Who use to work at the North East Hardware store on Clinton St. etc

  12. Kelly says:

    Hi, I am looking for information about Giuseppe Pacino, born in June 1886 in Vallelunga. He left in 1902 for Buffalo, NY. Would love any information on the family prior to leaving or any family still in Italy. He eventually married Maria Greco, born in 1886, and left for Buffalo a few years after Giuseppe.

  13. Philip says:

    All I know is that my grandfather, Vincenzo Alessi came from Vallelunga. His wife’s name was Josephine and they left Sicily around the 1890’s I think and traveled to New Orleans. Would love to know if any of his family is still there.

  14. christine says:

    I am looking for information regarding my Father’s family. The last name in Sicily was Mule’. My Grandfather came to the U.S. 1900, maybe sooner. I am still gathering more information, but would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.

    • Liz Martina says:

      My friend’s grandfather was a Mule who came from Valledolmo, Sicily. She lives in Buffalo, NY There are many records online at the Valledolmo Geneoloy site.

  15. Chelsie says:

    Hi Im looking for my great grandparents family, their names are Casimo Vallelunga and Carmela Vallelunga they are from the Trabia, Sicilia, Italy area.

    Cosmio Vallelunga – 27 DEC 1878/ 20 MAY 1968
    Carmela Vallelunga – 16 JUL 1886 / 15 JAN 1966

    Thank you

  16. Antonio says:

    i am looking for records of my grandfather Antonio Cancilla who lived in Vallelunga before moving to Palermo and marrying my grandmother. He was born around 1870 -72 in the month of July. I would be interested in knowing if he had any siblings and where he was born or baptiz

  17. Daniel says:

    I am looking to find information concerning my grandfather Salvatore Tripi. Born May 1, 1909 in Vallelunga Pratameno, Sicily, Italy. I have a copy of birth certificate; hoping to find relatives still living in country.
    Thank you

  18. Rebecca says:

    Where would I locate birth certificate for my grandfather, Giuseppe Messina, who was born February 22, 1887 in Vallelunga, Sicily, Italy; Province of Caltanissetta. Thank you.

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