Genealogy in Lipari

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Lipari, 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 Messina province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Lipari registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Lipari. As more your surname is common in Lipari, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lipari archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Messina province are:
Arena, Barbera, Calabrò, Cambria, Caruso, Costa, Costantino, Crisafulli, Cucinotta, Currò, D’Amico, De Luca, Di Bella, Donato, Fazio, Ferrara, Foti, Genovese, Giordano, Giorgianni, Gitto, Giunta, Grasso, La Rosa, Lo Presti, Lombardo, Maio, Mancuso, Mangano, Marino, Mazzeo, Merlino, Messina, Morabito, Pagano, Parisi, Pino, Puglisi, Raffa, Rizzo, Romeo, Ruggeri, Russo, Santoro, Sottile, Spadaro, Torre, Trimarchi.

Church archives in Messina 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 Lipari

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Lipari and Messina 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 Lipari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lipari, 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 lipari@italianside.com


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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Lipari”
  1. Lizz Daniels says:

    I am truly stuck… I have managed to find some names of family member that are from Lipari.

    My great grandfather Onofrio Favorito whose parents names are: Angelo Favorito and Marianna Manfre

    I also have the names; Giuseppe Favorito, Nunzia Favorito, Rose Falanga, Marianna russo and Giuseppe manfre.

    If any names sound family I would love to connect.

    Thank you,
    ED

  2. Margaret says:

    Hi. Recently my father passed away and has left me with little knowledge of his father. I have done some research and have discovered that both of dad’s parents were from Lipai. I have used ancestry.com to look further and now realise that I have a long line of ancestors having lived in Lipari. I am planning a trip to Lipari next year in my fathers honour and would love to learn more about my family history in Lipari. Are you able to help me? I would love to have some specific places to visit and, if at all privilege, find out if I still have any relatives living there.
    The family I have discovered so far include…
    My Grandfather- Bartlomeo VILLANTI b. 1898 Lipai. d. 1971 Victoria, Australia
    My Grandmothter – Angelina FERLAZZO. B. 11 Jan 1902 Lipari

    Great Grandfather – Antonino VILLANTI b. 1829 Lipari. d. 1908 Lipari
    Great Grandmother – Angela IACANO b. 1830 Lipari. d. 1908
    2nd Great Grandfather – Francesco IACANO b. 1803 Lipari. d. 1873 Lipari
    2nd Great Grandmother – Grazia NATOLI b. 1807 Lipari. d. 1891 Lipari

    Hoping you can help me out or head me in the direction of someone who can.
    Marg

    • Carol Iacona says:

      Marg, Just doing some internet surfing for my husband’s family from Lipari and found your message regarding your family. Can’t tell you if there are relatives still there, but expect there are. What I can tell you is the names you listed as your 2nd great grandparents, Francesco Iacono and Grazia Natoli are also my husband’s 2nd great grandparents. Their son Salvatore married Rosa Biviano (my husband’s great grandparents) and their son Giuseppe married Angela Ziino (my husband’s grandparents) and their son Anthony Iacona is my husband’s father. Giuseppe and Angela left Lipari early 1900′s and briefly went to Pennsylvania where he worked in the mines but ultimately relocated to Brooklyn, NY. Would love to hear from you.

      PS the original name is IACONO but apparently my father-in-law changed to spelling to IACONA but it is the same family line.

      Carol Iacona, Texas, USA

      • Margaret says:

        Thank you so much for replying Carol. It seems as though it is the same family line. I will continue with my search a ned hopefully will find a connection to visit when I travel to Lipari next year.
        Marg

  3. Loralee says:

    I am looking to see if I have family still living there (Lipari, Italy) and more about the area. I also want to confirm that my great grandfather was born there. I have been told by a distant cousin that my great grandfather was born in Lipari , Italy – Messina Province. His name is Giuseppe D’Alia and was born on 2/15/1890. Any information you can provide, would be greatly appreciated.

    I also plan to visit Italy in a couple of years and would like to come there as well. Any information you can provide about your tours, would also be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much,
    Loralee

    • saether says:

      i dont know if you already have this information, but i will give it just in case you do not. Giuseppe D’Alia father was Pietro amd his mother was Giuseppa Ferlazzo and he was born in LIpari

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