Genealogy in Calascibetta

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Calascibetta. As more your surname is common in Calascibetta, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Calascibetta 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 Calascibetta 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 Calascibetta

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 Calascibetta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Calascibetta, just leave a message below

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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Calascibetta”
  1. Joan says:

    i am wondering if there are an relatives of my father still in Colascibetta. his name was Pietro persico, he left on 2/14/1920 for the USA. i visited there with my mother and father in the summer of 1963. at that time he had a brother and his family and a aunt all alive in 1963.
    thank you
    Joan Persico Aberts

  2. Melissa says:

    Looking for my mother’s paternal grandparents. Her grandfather returned to Italy (we think) somewhere in the 1920’s (his name was Giuseppe Calascibetti(a)). Also from the same area, he either married one or both Mamie Calabrese or Dominica Calabrese. Any information concerning either’s parentage. Thank you.

  3. Jim says:

    Looking for information on my wife’s ancestors. Their names are Auteri, Varaslona and maybe Santoro. They immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. Wondering if any relatives are still there. We are visiting in June 2018.

    • joan says:

      i knew a family named Auteri from this town. They were brother(Nunizo) and his sister(Marrieta). They ended up in Baltimore MD both were tailors. My father came from the same time. We were neighbors in Baltimore

  4. David says:

    Any chance you could help with the following?

    My great-grandfather, Gaetano Scibetta left Sicily via Palermo in 1911, arriving at Ellis Island May 21, 1911. Per Ellis Island documents my brother was able to view and copy, his last place of residence was Racalmuto, Girgenti.

    I know nothing else about our family history, but only assume we can be traced back to Calascibetta. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  5. Jeffrey says:

    Any cousins for the following family? Agostino Veneziano was born about 9 June 1884 in Calascibetta probably the third of seven children of Giuseppe Veneziano and Francesca Meglore. He immigrated to the United States arriving on Ship Minghetti sailing from Palermo 22 Mar 1904 arriving at Port of New York April 11th. He married Maria Branca in St. Louis, Missouri on 27 April 1907. They had four children three of whom survived to adulthood. Agostino (aka Carlo A. Veneziano) died in Chicago, IL on 21 September 1930. He was my grandfather.

    He had an older sister Guiseppa Veneziano who was born about 10 January 1882 in Calascibetta. She immigrated to the United States on the ship Ship Principe Di Piemonte arriving 2 October 1907. She had married prior to leaving to Serafino Panichi in late 1890’s or early 1900’s as they had a son Guiseppe (born about 28 November 1902 in Calascibetta) who traveled with her. They had one other child Louis. She died in Chicago, IL on 5 February 1931.

    She might have had an older sister Concello Veneziano born about 27 November 1879 in Calascibetta.
    The fourth child born to Guiseppe and Francesca probably was Concetta in about 1885 in Calascibetta.
    Next was Maria Carmela Veneziano bout about 23 October 1887 in Calascibetta.
    The sixth child was probably another Maria Veneziano born about 1892 in Calascibetta.
    The final child born was Vincenzo Veneziano born about 14 November 1894 in Calascibetta. He was known as Jim or Jimmy and immigrated to the United States. The new Liberty Ellis Island website records a Vincenzo Veneziano, 18 years old and single. arriving on the ship Verona from Palermo on 22 October 1913. He marries Angelina Giliberto on 16 April 1922 in Chicago, IL. I believe she was from Calascibetta and was born about 18 October 1901. They had three children was lived into adulthood. He died on 5 June 1955 in Burbank, CA and she died on 16 September 1992 in Burbank.

    There might have been another child Giovanna Veneziano born about 29 November 1896.
    Complied by Jeffrey Vaillant 16 August 2017.

  6. Panvino says:

    Looking for any information on family

  7. Michele says:

    Hello, I am searching for information on:
    Vincente Lapaglia born 11 Nov 1872 in Calascibetta
    Jiavanna Castro born 1885 in Calascibetta

    Both immigrated to United States approximately 1900

    Thank you!

  8. Camille says:

    My grandmother Carmella Borgia was born July 23 1903 in Calascibetta, to Antonio Burgi 1858- and Antonina Giliberto 1889-.

    I wanted to see if you can give me the correct spelling of her Surname, is it Burgi or Borgia

    In addition, would like to know the death date of Antonio Burgi and his parents names.

    thank you
    Camille Hinkle

  9. Geralyn says:


    I am looking for information about my grandfather, Nunzio Carmelo Polillo born in Calascibetta, Italy in 1888. The names may be reversed Carmelo Nunzio Polillo. His birthday is possibly January 23. I am trying to find out his mother and father’s names and if he had any siblings. I understand as a little boy he worked in the sulphur mines near there. If there is any information about him at all it would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

  10. Bobbie says:

    Who is Liborio Rigatuso’s Dad?
    Who is Liborio Rigatuso’s Mother?
    How many brothers and sisters?
    Many thanks!

  11. Bobbie says:

    I am looking for information on Liborio Rigatuso. He came to America and finally settled in Omaha, Ne. I am looking to start my husband’s Family Tree. Liborio was married to Josephine Consentino and had 4 children in Omaha , Ne. They were Peter, Joseph, Santi, and Patricia.

    I cannot find his name anywhere. I am looking only for the names of his mother and dad. I am also looking for the names of his siblings. That information would be a blessing. Thank you!

    • Bobbie says:

      I am looking for information on the Rigatuso Family from Calascibetta. I am interested in Liborio Rigatuso and the names of his siblings. I am also interested in knowing his parents names.


      • Sean says:

        We are looking for information on Marchiafava’s (Carmelo & Mariano). We would like to know where gravesites may be and what parish records there are.


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