Genealogy in Pietraperzia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Pietraperzia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Pietraperzia, 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. Ron says:

    My great-great-grandfather lived in Peitraperzia, Sicily around 1876. His name is Paul (aka Paulo) Cordova who was married to Charlotte Deperre. They were listed on my great-grandfather’s (Luciano John Cordova) death certificate who married Pasqualina Giarrrizzo about 1900 in Italy, presumed Sicily. Pasqualina was the daughter of Vincent Giarrizzo and Francisco Giragi. I’m traveling to Italy in October of 2017 and would love to find more information about my Italian ancestry.

  2. Carl says:

    My grandmother was born in Pietraperzia in December of 1895. Her father’s name was either Francesco or Nelson (Ignazio) Cardarella or Cardarrella. My grandmother’s name was Josephina Cardarella. She emigrated to Boston whan she as about 20 hears old. I would like to find out more about her. I am going to visit Sicily this year. I would like to meet relatives there if there are any left.
    Thank you,

  3. susana says:

    Hola Mi abuela nació en Pietraperzia y vino a la Argentina, no se los años pero se que hay familia Su nombre es Maria Concepción Milano
    Voy a Pietraperzia el 15 de junio y quisiera conocer la casa donde nacio, podrían averiguarme la dirección por favor

  4. M. Zarba says:

    My grandfather Salvatore Zarba was born in Pietraperzia Feb.5, 1890. He emigrated to the USA in his early 20’s. I am looking for any and all information about him, his siblings, parents, grandparents etc.
    Thank you!

    • Don says:

      My grandmother, Maria Zarba, was born in Pietraperzia on February 14, 1894 and emigrated to Boston, Mass. in 1910 or 1911. She died is 1966. Her married name was Aiesi, as she was the wife of Dominico Aiesi who was also from Pietraperzia. Have visited Pietraperzia on two occasions.

      Obviously, a connection but I don’t know what the connection is.

      Would appreciate any info.
      Don Aiesi

      • Joanne says:

        My family Aiesi on my mother”s side came from Pietraperzia. They emigrated to Fitchburg, Mass. There is a Maria Zarba and other Zarba’ s married to Aiesi. Im trying to find a connection. I have an extention family tree that was completed by my Uncles. Would like to look for a connection.

        • Dan says:

          Joanne, as noted below, My wife’s great grandmother on her mother’s side came from Pietraperzia and ended up in Fitchburg. The lineage is Maria Aiesi (GGM)>Giovanina “Jennie” Tisa (Aiesi)(GM)>Patrica Ann Payson (my wife’s mother).

      • Dan Fielden says:

        My wife’s 2nd Great Grandfather is Giuseppe Aiesi, born 1870 in Pietraperzia. His daughter was Maria Aiesi, born in Caltanissetta, 1891–1971. She married Deco (Diego) Tisa, born 23 December 1885 in Pietraperzia. Believe they came over to Boston in 1909. Would appreciate any info you may want to share.
        Dan Fielden

  5. Pat says:

    Searching for info on Castellano family Pietraperzia . Micheal and Filippo . Was told ther are 12 boys .

    • Tommy says:

      I have some relatives from Pietraperzia Sicily that came to the Boston Area in 1905. Salvatore was the son of Michael Castellano.

      • Patti says:

        Micheal was my grandfather Filippo’s brother . They married the Sillitti girls Vincenzia and Lucia from Villarosa

  6. Kim says:

    My maternal grandmother was Vincenza Fiorino. She was born in Pietraperzia on 11 May 1886. She immigrated to the USA in 1913 with her children who had the family name Arcadipane (sp?). Anyone who has information please let me know. Her mother was possibly Conchetta Fiorino.

  7. Wanda says:

    I am trying to locate relatives to my father and grandparents. They came to the United States from Sicily and their last place of residence is listed as Pietraperzia, Sicily.
    My grandfathers name was Salvatore DiPerri and he was born in 1880
    My grandmothers name was Palma DiPerri and she was born in 1883. Her name prior to marriage was D’Angelo. I do not know if they were born in Pietraperzia or if they had any brothers or sisters. Any information you can provide will be much appreciated.
    Thank you,

  8. Rosa says:

    I am looking for information on my Father, grandfather and great-grandfather and beyond. My father’s name is Vincenzo Salvatore Falzone, My grandfather name is also Vincenzo Salvatore Falzone (married a Crocifissa DiNatale. He was considered missing in action I think 1917 – 1918. not too sure. However, My great-grandfather was Salvatore Falzone. My Dad, Vincenzo Salvatore Falzone married a Giseppina Grassa and moved to the United States in Oct. 1955. My grandfather Vincenzo Salvatore Falzone had 4-5 brothers and 1 sister. I think. Brothers names are: Salvatore, Giuseppe, Michele and the other brother’s name may have been Alessandro or Schanoro. Grandfather’s sister is Michela Falzone and I think she married a Francesco Vinci. Also one of the brothers Salvatore Falzone was born on June 14, 1894. Also the youngest member Michele Falzone was born on 7/10/1895. I would love to know the year my grandfather was born Vincenzo Salvatore Falzone (missing in action). I think their mother was Maria Antonia Vinci. I was unable to find information on my grandfather (DOB)and their other brothers Giuseppe Falzone and Alessandro/Schanoro (oldest sibling). Was told they all may have moved to PA. Anything you find would be greatly appreciated. Was told a lot of the records were destroyed during WWII.

  9. Janie says:

    I am looking for information on my great-father and beyond. His name was Filippo Micciche, born 2/13/1889 and immigrated to the USA in 1913. I have found a record of marriage for him that lists his parent’s names. Father, Giuseppe Micciche and Mother, Antonina Nicastro. The passenger list from the ship he arrive in the US on shows place of birth as Pietraperzia. I can find nothing on his parents. Any help you could provide would be most appreciated.

    • Sandra says:


      This is exciting. I hope you are still monitoring this. This is information I have on my great-great grandmother, Agostina Micciche, born in 1855.
      Arrived on the ship Patria from Palermo, Sicily. The first time she came was in 1911, then 1914 and again in 1919. She was 64 when she arrived. She came to her daughter, Maria Russo. She left her brother, Calgero Micciche in Pietraperzia.

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