Genealogy in Caccamo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  1. Harry says:

    My great grandfather Girolamo Anselmo, born in Caccamo in 1844 is listed in the Stato Civile as d”Ignoti. Is there any possibility that his baptismal record may contain the name of his birth parents, or at least his real surname? How would I go about acquiring a copy of that? Also when did the Orfantropio Giuseppe Pusateri open for foundlings? Thanks for helping!

  2. Ashley says:

    I’ve reached a dead end in my search for my family history…

    My Great-grandfather Giorgio Giacomo Scimeca, Sr. b. 1895 (Caccamo, Sicily ) came to the US in the 1920s or 1930s.

    My Great-Great grandfather’s name was Giorgio Rizzo and my Great-Great grandmother’s name was Vicenza Scimeca.

    There is a family story which stated that Giorgio Rizzo and his wife Vicenza had some sort of disagreement and Vicenza gave all the children her maiden name instead of their father’s name. There are relatives of the Scimeca’s in New York that have the last name Rizzo. Also, apparently 2 sisters married 2 brothers of the same families.
    1 set was Giorgio Rizzo and Vicenza Scimeca while the other was siblings of Giorgio and Vicenza.

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Scott says:

    I am at a dead end in my family tree research. I have the information for my great Grandfather and Great Grandmother who both came from Caccamo and immigrated to the US.

    I have their Birthday info and their immigration info, they both came to US single and got married in Louisiana in 1904.

    The problem I am having is finding any info from when they were in Caccamo. I am looking to find their birth records so I can find out their parents names and hopefully continue my search.

    Great Grandfather – Francesco Scimeca b. 1/23/1882, immigrated to NY 3/20/1899
    Great Grandmother – Giuesspa Giambrone b. 10/11/1886 i. to New Orleans 9/1903.

  4. maria says:

    I am having a difficult time finding my great grandfather’s family. We are planning a trip to Sicily on July 11, 2015. I have his date of birth, when he arrived in America and his wife’s name. I know where they were married too.

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