Genealogy in Piazza Armerina

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Piazza Armerina


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Piazza Armerina”
  1. Louis Spataro says:

    Ignazu Giunta was my great great gradfather born in Piazza Armerina in 1857. He moved to Partinico and married Maria Alui.

    I am looking for more information about Ignazu Giunta and his family

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