Genealogy in Sant’Angelo di Brolo

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Sant’Angelo di Brolo, 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 Sant’Angelo di Brolo registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Sant’Angelo di Brolo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Sant’Angelo di Brolo


Before to start your genealogy research in Sant’Angelo di Brolo, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Sicilia and in Sant’Angelo di Brolo too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Sant’Angelo di Brolo from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Sant’Angelo di Brolo. As more your surname is common in Sant’Angelo di Brolo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Sant’Angelo di Brolo 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).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Sant’Angelo di Brolo 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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Sant’Angelo di Brolo

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 Sant’Angelo di Brolo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sant’Angelo di Brolo, 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. Judy says:

    Looking for obits ,death & marriage records for Carmelo Guidara -his death 31 July 1947 in S. Angelo di Brolo and about his family. He was married to Maria Ceraolo b-April 20 1868 & D-April 13, 1967
    They had these children;
    Basilio Guidara 1894-1963- (he came to America and is my father-in-law)
    Carmela Guidara 1903-1946
    Michele Guidara-1906?
    Guiseppe Guidara (also came to America)
    Rosa guidara ?Are there any cemetery records to see whare they are buried etc? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you ,Judy Guidara

  2. Michael says:

    I am looking for information regarding my grand father Vincenzo FAZIO. Vincenzo FAZIO was born, Sant Angelo Di Brolo, Messina Sicily, ITALY, on the 19 November 1904. Vincenzo FAZIO arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA, on board Maria Cristina, on the 20 May 1928.

    Vincenzo worked as a market gardener.

    I am not sure but my father (Vincenzo’s son) believed that Vincenzo had brother’s that also left Sant Angelo Di Brolo. I was wondering if you can assist in any information that will help me, regarding Vincenzo and his immediate family, Father, Mother, Brother’s Sisters please.

  3. Michael says:

    I would like to find out more information about my grandparents. They were Michele Caporlingua who married Carmella Mondello around 1908/1909. They had six children. Their names were Francesco, Antonina, Santo, Margherita, Rosa, Augustino.

    Michele Caporlingua was a shoemaker. He emigrated to New York City around 1921. I don’t know anything about the Mondello side of my family.

  4. Tracey says:

    My grandfather was from sant angelo Di brolo ,,he migrated to Australia (Perth )in the 1920 or 30,s. His name was Francesco Candido
    I would love any information you could send me
    Thank you and regards

  5. Palmeri says:


    I am looking for information about my father.
    He was born in Sant’Angelo di Brolo in the 1930’s. He migrated to Australia, sometime in the 1950’s. His name is Rosario Palmeri.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    Regards Vince Burton

  6. rosette mondello says:

    Looking for information on grandparents caterina e carmelo mondello. Maiden name natoli caterina. Caterina had brother who owned shoe shop in santangelo di brolo. They had 3 children one passed very young.. One named amedeo born 1929 and another salvatore. They had a chestnut farm lived in santangelo di brolo. Caterina passed away before husband.

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