Genealogy in Valguarnera Caropepe

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Valguarnera Caropepe

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to valguarneracaropepe@italianside.com


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14 Messages to “Genealogy in Valguarnera Caropepe”
  1. Kevin says:

    Hello, looking for information on my family
    Grandfather Alphonso Callerame, born 7 Jun 1896, Valquarnera, emigrated to USA on s.Anna from Palermo 29 May 1913. I would appreciate help with research

  2. Pamela says:

    I have found where my husbands family is from – Valguarnera. But on the only records I have which are ship manifests it says for Place of Birth, the list Caltanisetta as the country and Valguarnera as the town. When I look on the map Caltanisetta just looks like another town. Can you help me understand this?
    Thank you.
    Pam Casale

    • rocco says:

      Hi Pamela. Caltanissetta is a city and also the name of the province , ( like a state) (also like New York ,New York).Caltanissetta province encompasses the city of the same name and other nearby villages. Valguarnera is a village and used to belong in the province of Caltanissetta, but after WW2 , They changed this around and now Valguarnera is in the province of Enna. all three towns are near each other. Provinces are like states. Hope this helps

  3. Susan says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandfather Giuseppe Sottile born in Caropepe May 29 1876. His parents are unknown. Any information that can be found would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  4. Lorenzo says:

    My grandfather Lorenzo Gallina was born in Valguarnera Caropepe in the late 1800s before coming to Rochester, NY. His father owned a meat market in the town and died in Valguarnera sometime in the 1960s. Would appreciate any info regarding the whereabouts of the meat market and any living relatives.
    Thanks
    Lawrence Gallina

    • rocco says:

      Hi Lawrence I am related to the Gallinas. The building is on Union st across the entrance to the public market. It was called the Union St. Meat market. The brick building is still there,but no longer a meat market. I knew your uncle Mike (a genius artist). We spoke a few yrs ago before i visited Valguarnera. my family in Valguarnera was married int the Gallina family. Lorenzo Gallina ‘s sister was married to my grandfathers brother. They also had a meat market in Valguarnera which closed a few years ago after near 100 years. it is on Via Garibaldi and owned by my relatives the Gangemi family. A lot of history between the Gallina and Gangemi families both in Rochester and Valguarnera.Their are some great pictures of the the inside of the meat market with family members . Also you are related to the Oliveri family.

  5. Tony says:

    Hi, I’m interested in locating the birth record of my grandfather, Vincenzo Ardilio. He was born in Caroppe on January 15, 1890. Any assistance would be much appreciated.
    Grazie,
    Tony

  6. Joseph says:

    My grandfather is from .Caropepe. Gueseppi .Trovato .first to Argentina. Then to Rochester new York. Grandmother came directly to Rochester from caropeppe.. in early 1900s. Her maiden name was Castanza. Want to know if they had brothers and sister.. otv her family

  7. Daniel says:

    My mother’s parents were Gaetano Campione and Maria Lombardo. there was also a M. Intile Marianna at Via Carlo Cattoneo, N. 13.

    Would it be possible to obtain information about my family. Other related persons were Ralph and Santa Salamone.

    thank you.

    • rocco says:

      The Intile family is related to a Romano family from Rochester N.Y. The great jazz saxophonist Joe Romano 1932-2008 was related.

  8. John says:

    dear sir, would it be possible for you to help me locate the church where my grandfather was baptized and the street he lived. Name:Giovanni Manetta ,born June 7,1885 in Valguarnera. He came to America in April 1905. I am going to Sicily in June and would very much love to visit.

  9. Joseph Christopher says:

    Looking to see great grandfather Loggia worked on an iron cross in Valgunera and had anything to do with sulver mines there. These are stories I heard about

  10. John says:

    my grandfather angelo ettiopia, came from caropepe, came to the U.S. in 1895,looking for any relatives in the area

  11. Laurylann Romeo Costanzo says:

    I am trying to assist my family (inlaws) in finding out about their ancestry.

    My husband’s grandfather and grandmother came from Valguarnera Caropepe.

    I know his name was Louis (Luigi) F. Costanzo. He was born in 1908 and had 1 brother Frank (Frances or Francesco). He married Rose Margaret Volpe whose family was from there too.

    Please assist! Please!!!!!!

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