Genealogy in Caltavuturo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Caltavuturo 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 Caltavuturo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Caltavuturo, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Caltavuturo”
  1. Etta says:

    I am trying to find information about my grandmother, great grandmother, and great Grandfather. I would love to find birth certificates or marriage licenses. But, I believe that my grandmother Calogera Calantoni was born in Caltavuturo. Her mother’s name was Giuseppa Messina, and her father’s name was Carmello Calantoni. I am not sure, if my great grandmother Giuseppa was born in Caltavuturo or in Pollina because that is where her brother Nicola lived. I saw a picture postcard and on the back it had “Pollina Postale Centale” written on it. So, this makes me curious as to whether my great grandmother married and then moved to Caltavuturo. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Etta says:

      I’m sorry I should have include that my grandmother Calogera Calantoni was born November 12, 1905. I believe my great grandmother was born in December of 1871. I don’t know anything about my great grandfather.

  2. Pam says:

    I’m trying to trace my grandmother’s family. She was born in Caltavuturo in 1894 and left for the US in around 1906. Their last name was Modero and the parents first names Giuseppe and Rosa. When she died, he returned to Caltavuturo. The children were named Giuseppina, Mary, Samuel, Charles and a few more.

  3. Lisa Arcomano says:

    Giuseppe Mugavero born mid 19th century
    Married to Maria Grazia Di Marti
    Sons: Pietro(born 1874,
    Vincenzo, Salvatore

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