Genealogy in Mineo

If you search your ancestors in Mineo, Sicilia, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Sicilia and in Catania province registry offices were established around 1820: it means that you could find information in Mineo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Mineo 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 Mineo. As more your surname is common in Mineo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Mineo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Catania province are:
Arena, Barbagallo, Caruso, Catania, Cavallaro, Coco, Corrao, Consoli, Di Bella, Di Mauro, Di Stefano, Fichera, Finocchiaro, Giuffrida, Grasso, Greco, La Rosa, Leonardi, Leotta, Licciardello, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Marletta, Maugeri, Messina, Musumeci, Nicolosi, Nicotra, Pappalardo, Patanè, Pennisi, Platania, Privitera, Puglisi, Pulvirenti, Raciti, Rapisarda, Rizzo, Russo, Sapienza, Sciacca, Sciuto, Scuderi, Spampinato, Strano, Torrisi, Trovato, Zappalà.

Church archives in Catania 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 Mineo and Catania 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.
Church archives in Catania 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 Mineo and Catania 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 Mineo 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 mineo@italianside.com our expert in Mineo area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


2 Comments

  1. Francesca says:

    I would like to know about a branch of family lived in Mineo and Belpasso named Magri. One of them was a notary and the other was a “mugnaio” another one was somehow related to Polizzi and Tedeschi or his wife in Catania. A few were killed in Catania while escaping from the King’s guards I believe in 1849 riot. I would appreciate any information.
    Thank You Francesca

  2. Lauraab says:

    Alla ricerca del certificato di nascita di Lorenzo Blanciforti nato il 13 agosto 1876 e Marcella Rocuzzo nato il 16 marzo 1909 a Mineo, Catania, Italia. Grazie

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