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


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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Agira”
  1. 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.

  2. Diana says:

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

  3. James says:

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

  4. MONICA says:

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

  5. Carl says:

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

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