Genealogy in Villarosa

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Villarosa 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 Villarosa, or if you have questions regarding your family in Villarosa, 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 villarosa@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Villarosa”
  1. Jim Fiacchino says:

    I am trying to research my Wifes great grandmother(Concetta Faulisi) and her parents,(Salvatore Faulisi and Orsola Trombella) I would like to know Concetta siblings and and her parents siblings. I am trying to find other relatives still living in Villarosa area.

    Thank you!

  2. John says:

    I am trying to determine the date of marriage of my great grandparents, Giuseppe Bruno born March 17, 1865 and Angelina Marabella born approximately 1873. According to the 1920 U.S. Census they were married sometime around 1895. I would also like to know the names of their parents if possible. They immigrated in April/May 1899 and the manifest states their last residence was Villarosa. Other family documents confirm they were from Villarosa. Thank you for any help you can give.
    John

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