Genealogy in Alimena

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

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alimena. As more your surname is common in Alimena, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alimena archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Palermo province are:
Aiello, Amato, Barone, Battaglia, Bruno, Caruso, Catalano, Costa, Cusimano, D’Amico, D’Angelo, Di Maggio, Di Salvo, Ferrante, Ferrara, Gambino, Geraci, Giordano, Greco, La Barbera, La Rosa, Lo Cascio, Lombardo, Macaluso, Mancuso, Maniscalco, Mannino, Marchese, Marino, Martorana, Mazzola, Messina, Mineo, Orlando, Palazzolo, Parisi, Pecoraro, Piazza, Randazzo, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Sciortino, Siragusa, Taormina, Tarantino, Vassallo, Vitale.

Church archives in Palermo 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 Alimena

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Alimena and Palermo 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 Alimena, or if you have questions regarding your family in Alimena, 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 alimena@italianside.com


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  1. Ginny says:

    I am looking for a birth certificate for Josephine Perna born about 1877 and Nicholas Perna about 1866. I know Josephine was born in Alimena. I do not know where Nicholas was born. If you find her birth certificate or family records I would appreciate if you could send the information.

    Thank You
    Ginny

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