Genealogy in San Piero Patti

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Piero Patti?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Piero Patti


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in San Piero Patti”
  1. Gale says:

    I am searching for my great grandfather, Rosario Aidala and great grandmother Frebonia Forzano (Aidala).
    Rosario was a priest, I have been told in San Piero Patti. He left the priesthood and married Frebonia on January 6, 1892 in St. Pedro or San Piero Patti
    Rosario Birth May 14, 1867 (Randazzo, or San Piero Patti) Death May 16, 1936 in Manhattan New York
    Frebonia Birth April 13, 1873 (San Piero Patti) Death 1956 (Manhattan New York)
    Immigration to United States June 16 1904
    Children of Rosario and Frebonia – Salvatore Born September 27, 1895, Maria Born January 25, 1893, Joseph Born June 22, 1897. Information will be appreciated.

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