Genealogy in Baucina

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Baucina 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 Baucina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Baucina, 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 baucina@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Baucina”
  1. G says:

    Hi – I have little to offer in your quest. In the 1980s my mother, now 88, went to Baucina and hired a translator. Her parents immigrated before 1920 from Baucina. Her family’s name was Pittala. Apparently they were the major land lords of Baucina in the 19th century. None of that “land wealth” made it to the U.S. In fact, as a result of some ” Toto, we’re not in Sicily any more” indiscretion, a grand father found himself in a marriage that ended in divorce that ended the ability of any heirs to inherit anything from Italy. My Mother came back with death masks of her ancestors.

  2. Patricia says:

    Hello,
    My grandparents were born in Baucina in the late 1800′s. They moved to America in the 1920′s ( I believe my Grandfather came a little earlier) . I’m trying to get more information on their parents. My grandmother was Rosina Brucato I believe her parents were Antonio and Lucia Brucato.
    My Grandmother ( Rosina) was the only one in her family that moved to America, she had two sisters (Antonina and Pasqualina which I met in 1977 they are now deceased, and they had no children) Also two brothers ( who also had no children) I cannot remember Pasqualina’s married name, her husband’s name was Andrea . Antonina was married to Georgio Nicotra and he has a brother still living in Baucina name Salvatore. I believe Salvatore inherited the property of Antonina and Georgio . I believe this property was originally in the Brucato family or the LaMendola family. But, I am not certain.
    My Grandfather was Nunzio LaMendola and I believe his parents names were Camillo and Simona LaMendola. Nunzio had several siblings, and they all moved to the USA. I went to the Town Hall in Baucina, and they looked in a book for me with a list of “births” I believe, but it was not helpful., probably because my Italian is not very good, in fact its Bad !
    How would you suggest I proceed. Thank you. Grazia.

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