Genealogy in Agira

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Agira, 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 Enna province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Agira registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Agira. As more your surname is common in Agira, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Agira archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Enna province are:
Arena, Barbagallo, Barbera, Bonanno, Bruno, Calabrese, Calcagno, Calì, Cammarata, Campagna, Campione, Castrogiovanni, Catalano, Catania, Costa, D’Amico, Di Dio, Di Marco, Faraci, Fiorenza, Gagliano, Giunta, La Porta, Lo Presti, Lombardo, Mancuso, Marino, Marotta, Mazzola, Messina, Milazzo, Muratore, Parisi, Piazza, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Salamone, Salvaggio, Sanfilippo, Santoro, Savoca, Schillaci, Siciliano, Timpanaro, Trovato, Valenti, Vitale.

Church archives in Enna 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 Agira

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Agira and Enna 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 Agira, or if you have questions regarding your family in Agira, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to agira@italianside.com


Messages

17 Messages to “Genealogy in Agira”
  1. Deborah says:

    My husband and I are Timpanaro’s. We have learned a lot about his family from your site. We just want to say thank you!

  2. Greg says:

    I am looking for information for my grandfather while he is still living for information about his mother. He has no pictures and he would love to get more information before he passes.. His father was Filippo Mongiovi, born in 1887 in Agira,Italy, immigration year 1910 ( His grandfather was Benedetto(Filippo) Mongiovi…. His Mother was Filippa(Or Philippina) Fiorenza, she was born in 1888.(her father was Giuseppe Fiorenza) They immigrated to The US, and went back and forth multiple times. The last record we show, was her living in Irvington, NJ…His mother had an uncle named Vito Manno… Im not sure who can help but any information would be great. Thank you so much. Greg

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Greg,

      I believe my dad Joseph may have some information for you. Filippo was his great-grandfather and may be able to fill in some gaps for you. Please feel free to email me and I can connect you to him.

      Best,
      Rachel

  3. Egidio says:

    I’m looking for records for Giuseppa or Giuseppina Marchese, maiden name Timpanaro ?, born in Agira, Enna, Italy, married to Raffaele Marchese, and mother of Filippo Marchese born in 1899, Antonia, Salvatore, Stella all born in Agira.
    Thank you very much. Best regards.

  4. Dawna says:

    Dear Friends,
    Gaetano Calcerano (DOB 4 May 1897 in Agira) and Filippina Monastra (DOB 28 Aug 1898 in Agira) were married about 1919 in Agira. I need both of their parents’ names, the date of their marriage and where they were married.

    Many thanks in advance for your assistance. I am just beginning my research on these families.

    • Alejandro says:

      Dear Dawna!

      Filippina Monastra was the sister of my grandfather Giuseppe! And I’m in contact since 2 years ago with a grandaugther of her and Gaetano Calcerano in the USA (indeed she found your comment here). I’m doing genealogy on my family, and I would love to be in contact with you, we should be relatives! (I live in Argentina).

      All the best,

      Alejandro

  5. Thomas says:

    I’m looking for birth records and address of Tommaso Spoleti born in 1886 and Maria Alessi daughter of Giuseppe Alessi.

  6. Vânia Maria Zarbietti says:

    encontrar família zarbietti

  7. Jacqueline says:

    Hello,
    I would like help with addresses of Catholic Churches open in 1850 – 1880, Agira,Sicily.
    I need marriage records for:
    Giuseppe Scriffignano & Ignazia Anna Gamba (Gampo or Carnpo). About 1886.

  8. CALICETTO Giuseppe says:

    Bonjour,
    Je recherche les acte de naissance et de mariage de CALICETTO Nuzio et ROTELLA Raosaria né à AGIRA.

    Merci
    G.CALICETTO

  9. Sandra says:

    I am looking for birth records of filippo Venticinque born september 25, 1888 in Agira.

  10. colleen murphy says:

    Looking for information on Nicolo Gazzo born 1850-ish in Agira

  11. Henrique says:

    I am looking for records for my Letterio Miceli, who I believed was born in Agira approximately year 1858. He was married with Giuseppa and had 4 children. They Domenico, Benedetto, Teresa and Constantino. They moved departed from Palermo in 20/07/1893 in a ship called “Arno” destined to Santos, Brazil.

  12. Diana says:

    I am looking for birth records for Concetta Calcerano, who I believe was born in 1889 in Agira.

  13. James says:

    I’m looking for birth records for Luigi Grassia, who I believe was born in Agira on Oct 8, 1882.

  14. MONICA says:

    DESEO ENCONTRAR FAMILIA DE MI PADRE Y ABUELO FELIPE ANTONIO TIMPANARO NACIDO EN AGIRA,SICILIA,EL SIGLO PASADO,A PRINCIPIO.MUCHAS GRACIAS

  15. Carl says:

    Looking for birth records for Concetta Sciacchitano, father Salvatore Sciacchitano.

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