Genealogy in Barrafranca

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Barrafranca. As more your surname is common in Barrafranca, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Barrafranca 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).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Barrafranca 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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Barrafranca

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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Barrafranca, or if you have questions regarding your family in Barrafranca, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Barrafranca area will reply to you


  1. phyllis says:

    Trying to find out about my grandmother. Born Filippa Vitale in enna Barrafranca on February 10, 1890. Parents Allasandro Vitale. Mother Mariastella (Strazzanti) Vitale. It looks like she married a Widower in 1905 which would make her 15. Did she have brothers and sisters who must have stayed in Italy. What year did her father pass away. Where did she exactly grow up. Thank you so much. Its a mystery.

  2. Antoinette says:

    Hello, I have been trying to find my maternal Grandmother Maddalena Maria Russo
    born May 01, 1883 in Province Di Enna Comune Di Barrafranca. I think her fathers
    name was Antonio. Thank You,

  3. Patricia says:

    Would like to knnow how much you charge for fmily info

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