Genealogy in Borgetto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  1. Christina says:

    I will be traveling to Palermo in May and would like to search church archives for birth certificates of great grandmother Rosa Castanza and grandmother Antonina Rappa both from Borgetto. I know there are also relatives still living there but do not know whom or where. Any assistance would be appreciated.

  2. Lisa says:

    Looking for Great Great Great grandparents.
    Son is Paolo Grippi born in the area of Palermo, married to Elisabetta Campisi on Dec 23rd 1837
    Can’t find a birth cert nor a death certificate for Paolo to find his parents names.

  3. Joanne says:

    Looking for surname PEZZINO. Immigranted to America 1919 or earlier

  4. Nancy says:

    Hi, I am interested in finding out information about my grandparents. My grandfather, Dominico Maggio, B. January 20, 1894 and my grandmother Madelena Perecca (spelling ?), B. around October 15, 1896. My grandmother was not sure when she was born; but it was thought around the day mentioned above. — I would like to know her actual birth date, if possible, and perhaps any information on their wedding date. From what I understand, they came from Borgetto. — Also, are there any relatives still alive? Thank you and kind regards!

  5. Brenda says:

    My husband’s family Salvatore Valenza born @1896 his father Giuseppe Valenza & Rose Mignano his parents Salvatore Valenza & Maria Franzone. They came to America around 1913. Trying to locate relatives in Borgetto. Thank you.

    • Luigi says:

      Giuseppe Valenza (35 years) son Salvatore B: 10 Jan 1895 #13 twins
      Rosa Mignano (35 Years) daughter Giuseppa Maria B:10 Jan 1895 #14
      twins born in Borgetto

  6. Graceanne says:

    I have been trying to find living relatives in Borgetto. I will be traveling to Sicily in May of 2017.
    Salvatore Pezzino B1894. Antonia Medaglia B1901.
    Great Grandfather – Onorato Pezzino B1855 his wife Nunzia Caglialosi B1859.
    Great Grandfather Sebastiano Medaglia B1875, his wife Benedetta Pezzino B1884.

    • A. says:

      Not really sure but my grandfathers name is Onorato Pezzino and is from borgetto as was my mother, benedetta, her maiden name is Mignano. She moved back there several years ago, never been there myself, but my siblings have. They love visiting, someday when my kids move out and leave my wife and I alone we would like to visit. My wife looked up when my parents came to the US via Elis inland, she found the ship manifest with my mothers and her sisters names in it, USS Federica. I think . Around 1957-58. Good luck

  7. Furnari says:

    My husband’s grandfather came from Lercara Fritti to the US in 1905 to Ellis Island. His name was Domenico Furnari, born in 1888. His father’s name was Giuseppe Furnari and born around 1850’s. I do not believe he ever left Sicily. I was recently told that the name Furnari was mentioned as coming from Borgetta, Sicily. I would greatly appreciate any information you could provide, or how to search for this information.
    Thank you for your time.

  8. Regina says:

    I am researching information on my grandfather giovannie battista brusca he was born in borgetto in 1874. He married Antoinette Frisina also from Borgetto. My grandfathers parents are giovannie brusca and Nancy Grippi.

    my grandfather had a sister angeline brusca who died young and is buried in the
    Romettello church cemetery. any information on her would be appreicated.

    thank you Regina

  9. Jenna says:

    I am interested in the Valenza-D’Aquila family from Borgetto. My paternal grandfather Guiseppe D’Aquila was born there in 1887. I am looking to trace my family in Italy, thank you

    • John says:

      Giuseppe was born in Borgetto and according to his birth record was on 7 Jan 1887. His parents Antonino D’Aquila and Giuseppa Di Misa. Antonino was born in Borgetto on 10 Jan 1856 and Giuseppa was from Partinico. She was the daughter of Salvator Di Misa and Christina Prestia. Antonino and was born 9 Feb 1861. Antonino’s parents were Joachim D’Aquila and Ninpha Grippi. According to their marriage record he was from Montelepre and Ninpha was from Borgetto. Their marriage was in Borgetto on 14 Apr 1853. I have only Joachim’s parent’s names because my research is in Borgetto. On the Grippi side however, I have direct ancestors at least another two generations and as far back as Ninpha’s ggggrandparents.

  10. josephine says:

    I have been trying to research the marriage record of my grandfather with his first wife. I do not know the year – only their names. Could you please help let me know where I can go next? Their names were:
    Girolamo Maisano and Caterina Di Paola
    Thank you for your time.

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