Genealogy in Bagheria

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Bagheria, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bagheria, 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 Bagheria area will reply to you


20 Messages to “Genealogy in Bagheria”
  1. Laura Ann says:

    My great grandfather was named Salvatore Pampinella (but it may have been spelled Pampinelli). He was born in Bagheria Sicily (near Palermo) in 1866 and came to the United States when he was around age 20, or around 1886. I am looking for information on the Pampinella (Pampinelli) family and would be so grateful to you for any help that you can offer. Grazie moltissimo, Laura Ann Petitto

  2. Joanne says:

    I will be visiting Sicily in June. My grandparents and father were born in Palermo, Sicily. Recently, I was told that my dad came from Bagheria. Prior to this info, I have not been successful in finding out any significant info. My grandfather was Stephen Gagliardo, born January 13, 1903; grandmother was Maria Spano, born May 19, 1904; my dad was Giuseppe Gagliardo, born November 13, 1923. I was able to find paperwork of my grandmother and dad traveling from Palermo to New York on the Presidente Wilson in July 1927, but nothing else. Would love to confirm where he was born so I can visit his home town and possibly the church where he was baptized.

  3. April says:

    I am looking for information about My grandmother Teresa Cuffaro and her family. She was born on September13, 1900 in Bagheria. Any information on her family is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  4. Michele says:

    Hi, I am looking for some information on my Great-grandmother Rosalia Gagliardo. Born November 4,1882. Fathers name Anthony Gagliardo. Mothers name Marie C Caruso. Any information would be helpful. Thank you


    Looking for info on ancestors, my father was Giuseppe Puleo and grandfather was Andrea Puleo. They apparently moved to Cinisi at one time.
    Peter A. Puleo

  6. Lory says:

    You mention searching church archives to find geneological information. I have been to the Sicilian towns in which ancestors were born and attended the churches there. How do you ask to research their archived information? How is it organized? Is one able to physically do the searching himself?

  7. Cynthia says:

    I am visiting Bagheria in July and would like to locate any family members that may still live there. My grandfather was Anthony(Antonino) Gumina August 2, 1889, wife Sara (Scardina) born June 14, 1896, he had a sister Maria Gumina that married Angelo Amato they lived at Via Orazio Oiello #11 in Bagheria, his brother Pietro Gumina lived at Via Sabatini #4, in bagheria. Anthony’s citizenship # 929025, port of entry NYC 1905 naturalized Camp Bowie Texas in 1917.
    Ship Prinz Adalbert, manafest 0030
    Any information you can help me with is greatly appreciated.

  8. Jim says:

    Have not been able to find my ggf, Francesco Balistrieri’s, birth record – his passport said he was born June 19, 1870 in Bagheria – however, his name is missing from records online – I checked the month before and after to no avail and also on a visit to the records office in Bagheria. His father was Salvatore and his mother was Agnese Bordonaro. His passport said his occupation was pescatore but he was a macaroni maker by trade. Any help or advice?

    Thank you.

    Jim Amodeo

  9. Frank says:

    My grandfather was Francesco Mineo, born May 1895 in Bagheria, he had a brother Antonio, his father was Giuseppe Mineo. He came to America in 1913. I am looking for any and all information on his Sicilian family tree. I have nothing more from his early days in Italy, but am searching for who is mother was, as well as the rest of his family, parents family. I would greatly appreciate any information.

    • Danny says:

      Could you tell me where in the States Francesco settled?

    • Esther says:

      I was just bored searching the internet tonight. I’m intrigued and want to confirm dates and family tree with my father Anthony Paul Mineo. My great-Grandfather was Anthony Serafino Mineo from Bagheria. My Grandfather was Anthony Angelo Mineo. A.A. Mineo came to America and worked in D.C. He then resided in New Jersey before moving to Miami, Fl.
      I will speak to my dad tomorrow to see if he remembers the names of the matriarchs.

  10. Frank says:

    Hello, as I have been searching my family history for numerous years, I seem to stumble around my ancestors from Bagheria. There are two specific groups from my great grandparents side that I have been trying to further trace.
    1) Francesca Belfiore (Abt 1866 born in Bagheria). Married to Giovanni Cordova with multiple children (Grace, Samuel, Giuseppe, Vincenzo, Anthony, Maria/Christin. I was advised her parents are Antonio and Paola? Cannot find any record of proof though. Would love to firm up the parents names and/or brothers sisters to aide my search.
    2) My greatgrandmother Grace (Orazia) Russo was born on 3-2-1894 in Fiumefreddo to Ignazio Russo and Calogera Belfiore. I have been trying to find information on her parents as well and have not been successful. Ignazio was born about 1855. Gracce/Orazia had two brothers named Rosario and Antonio.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  11. Emily says:

    I am interested in learning more about the family of my great grandfather. His name is Anthony (Antonio) Maggiore and he was born around 1899 in Bagheria. I know that he has a brother named Phillip who was a few years younger (they ran a store together in Canton, OH). I know their mother’s name was Catherine (born around 1883) since she came to live with them in Canton for a while after her husbands death around 1922.

    After looking through lots of records, I believe that their father may have been Girolamo (Jerome) Maggiore and the their mother may have been Caterina (Catherine) Maggiore. They may also have had an older brother named Salvatore. Any information on the parents (and other family) of Antonio (Anthony) and Phillip Maggiore would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  12. Josephine says:

    Hi, I’m researching my maternal Grandmother’s family. She was Rosaria D’Amico, born on Feb. 01, 1884 in Bagheria. I believe her father’s name was Andrew D’Amico & her mother’s name was Rosaria Scortine. I would like to know their parents names and birth & death dates for all, if possible. Thank you very much for any information you could provide. I can’t seem to find any records for any of this information. Mille grazie!

  13. Diana says:

    Hi, I am travelling from Australia to visit Bagheria in Sicily in June 2016 where my father Pietro Fricano was born in 1927 and had brothers called Carmello (a policeman in Palermo) and Ignazio
    My father Pietro immigrated to the UK after the war and married.Then in 1963 he immigrated to Australia with his family, where I live.
    I visited Palermo when I was 3 years old and have not been back since.
    It would mean a great deal to me if I could meet any family that I have when I visit Sicily or any information about my family
    If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful.

  14. Frank says:

    I’m trying to find out who Pasquale Maggiore’s mother and father were. Pasquale Maggiore was married to Antonina D’Amico. They had a son named Giuseppe Maggiore who was born in 1774. He died 15 April 1830. Pasquale was born in Bagheria and died on 5 May 1834.

    They had a daughter named Maria and also Rosa, also two had mother

  15. Patricia says:

    Antonino Patera of Bagheria married in the late 1800s.
    His wife died and he remarried but in Porticello not Bagheria.

    He was from Bagheria and had 3 daughters and 1 son from his first wife. 3 were nuns. The son came to New York with him in 1916. She is the mystery. We have no name for her.
    Second wife was Providenza D’Acquisto of Porticello.
    Father of Antonino was Salvatore Patera. He was in business in the 1860s canning tomato sauce. He was from BAgheria too.
    The partners split and he was out of the company around 1870.
    Can you find anything on the first marriage and on his father, Salvatore?

  16. Christina says:

    My grandfather, Carmelo Gagliano, was born in Bagheria sometime around April 6, 1896. He is from the “Spina” clan. My grandmother, Cristina Montana, was born sometime at the end of July (30th or 31st) 1895. My uncle and mother were born in Bagheria too. My uncle is Virgilio, but, I do not know his birthdate. My mother, Rosa, was born November 24, 1919. They came to America in the early 1920s. Unfortunately my mother hasn’t any memory of our history in Bagheria. Are there any living relatives of either of my grandparents? Thank you so very much, Christina

  17. Francesco Paolo says:

    Ancestral information on Francesco Paolo Aiello, my grandfather, born on 19 April 1863. His father was Pietro Aiello, and his mother was Antonia or Antonina. Wife was Antonina Balistreri. Married in 1889 in Bagheria. Went to live in Aspra after they were married. Their children were born in Aspra.

  18. Kathy says:

    I’m having problems finding the men in our family. One I’m trying to find in Bagheria is Francesco Lo PINTO, who married Teresa FICANO. Teresa was born in Bagheria, to Giovanni, b 1898 & Antonina MAGGIORE b ca. 1818 both in Bagheria. Teresa was born on 14 Nov 1848, Bagheria, Palermo, IT / d 31 Dec 1941, Bagheria, Palermo, and married Francesco Lo PINTO However all I know of Francesco is that he was born ca. 1843, but I don’t know where or the exact DOB, nor his parent’s names. I do know, and have documents to prove that he served in the Bersaglieri from at least 1865 to 1870. I’ve written someone in the Bersaglieri, via Raduno Nazionale Bersaglieri to find more about him. Francesco came to the USA in 1900, and is on several census’ up until 1920, but not 1930. So he most likely died before that.Kathy Lo PINTO VIGNOLIN

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