If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Giovanni la Punta, 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 Catania province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Giovanni la Punta registrar as of that date.
Before to start your genealogy research in San Giovanni la Punta, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Sicilia and in San Giovanni la Punta too.
In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in San Giovanni la Punta from the Italian Unification (1861).
It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Giovanni la Punta. As more your surname is common in San Giovanni la Punta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Giovanni la Punta 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, Zappal