Genealogy in Leonforte

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Leonforte”
  1. Karla says:

    My father’s name was Leon Forte. I know he was born in 1921 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
    His mother was never married to his father so research
    Is a little difficult as she gave him her maiden last name at birth
    On the birth certificate. I do know that his real father’s
    Last name was Forte and his first name was Leon. And he definitely
    Had the physical and mental traits as well as I of this
    Heritage. It was kept from me and I would like to know
    All I can about my heritage. Any suggestions I would love to
    Hear. Kls

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