Genealogy in Nissoria

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Nissoria, or if you have questions regarding your family in Nissoria, 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 .
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  1. Francisco says:

    I would like to know if still have relatives from Filippo Ciaramidaro (1891) in Nissoria. His parents are Giuseppe Ciaramidaro e Carmela Grasso. Filippo went to Brazil around 1898-1900 with his parent and brothers and sisters. I wiil be really nice if any relatives still live in Nissoria.

  2. Alejandra says:

    Hola estoy buscando parientes de mi abuelo que nació en Nissoria, Jose Cantoni 26de Enero 1886 y se vino a Argentina ,se casó y tuvo 13hijos .me gustaría tomar contacto con la familia que quedó en Italia.
    El tendría 17años cuando vino a Argentina.
    Me interesa saber su historia ,y quizás el año que viene viajó a Italia y estoy buscando informacion.
    Muchas gracias.
    Ale Gougy

  3. Felipe says:

    Hola, Estoy buscando parientes en Nissoria de mi abuelo Genovese Vincenzo que nació el 23 de Agosto de 1899¿, aparentemente en Mazzarra. y que viajó a Argentina en 1908. Sus padres eran Filippo Genovese y Angela Ingui. Sus hermanos Giusseppe y Filippo.
    Agradezco muchísimo cualquier información que puedan disponer ya que me encuentro próximo a viajar a Sicilia y me gustaría visitar el lugra de nacimiento de mis abuelos y visitar a mis parientes. Muchas gracias. Felipe

  4. Cecilia says:

    Hello, my grandfather was Salvatore Bucca. He came from Nissoria around 1902. His son (my father) was Raffaele Bucca. I would love to know if any relatives still live in Nissoria.

  5. Marie Fella says:

    Hello, my name is Marie Fella and I am doing research to find if I have any relatives in or near Musa, Italy. My grandmother’s name was Rosa Dinato and was born in Musa, Italy in 1881. My grandfather’s name was Fortunato Fella and was born in Musa, Italy in 1870. They moved to the United States around early 1900s and my father, Rosario Fella was born in 1915 in New London, Connecticut in the United States. I appreciate any info you might have to help me contact relatives in Sicily. Thank you, Marie Fella

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