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


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).
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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Alimena

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 Alimena, or if you have questions regarding your family in Alimena, 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 .
Our expert in Alimena area will reply to you


11 Messages to “Genealogy in Alimena”
  1. David says:


    I am looking for information or any surviving relatives of Salvatore Cipriano who emigrated from Alimena in 1890 or Giuseppe Cipriano who emigrated from Alimena in 1910. I believe Salvatore landed in New Orleans and Giuseppe landed in New York.

    Thank you,

    David Cipriano

  2. Tracie says:


    I’m looking for information on Giuseppe LaRosa born 1795 in Alimena, Sicily. He married, I believe,
    Giuseppa Gangi born 1801 in Alimena, Sicily.

    Any information available would be appreciated. I’m actually traveling to Sicily in May 2018 and will likely stop in Alimena.

    Thank you

  3. Donna says:

    I am looking for any information on my grandfather Rosario (Sorow) Scarito. We believe he was born in Alimena. Would you be able to get us any information. He was born January 1880. His father was Salvatore Scarito and his mother was Rose Vazzano.

  4. Judy says:

    I am looking for any family information about Matteo Sarra. He was born on April 15, 1889. His immigration papers list Alimeiro, Italy as his home, but I believe it could have been misspelled and the town is Alimena. I know the family comes from the Palermo area. He arrived in New Orleans on Oct. 23, 1900 on the SS Sempione.

  5. Cori says:

    Family names in Alimena… Giaimo; Sapienza; Alongi; and DiMaggio. Looking for any information that can help with locating any records.

  6. David says:


    I was looking for my great grandparents marriage certificate, I’ve searched where they were born in resuttano in 1870 with no luck, however a past deceased family member stated they were married in a town nearby. I figured alimena is close by and wondering if you could help?
    My great grandfather was named tomasso LaRocca and my great grand mother was named Francesca Paola macaluso they were approximately married between 1885 and 1893. This is the last piece of the puzzle I’ve been searching for. Let me know if you need more info?

  7. Judith says:

    I am looking for records on Antonio Li Puma ancestors who was born in AliMena on Dec 24 in Alimena. Father is Rosario Li Puma and mother is Concerta Vilardo. I want to find out more about my ancestors I have a copy of the record of Antonio’s birth but can not read Italian.

  8. Christine says:

    Searching for birth records of Guiseppe Faulisi. Born July 22, 1894 in Alimena. He is the son of Francesco Faulisi.

    Thank You.

    • Josephine says:

      Hi Christine, I met Giuseppe Faulisi in 1968. He was married to my great aunt, Giuseppina Papa Faulisi.

  9. Leonard Alimena says:

    How would I discover if I am descended from anyone for whom the town was named?

  10. 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

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