Genealogy in Castelbuono

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  1. Kim says:

    Trying to find anyone related to Maria Targia or Ann Targia (sisters) from Castelbuono. Maria was born on either September 11 or 12, 1917. Anna was born on October 26, 1912. They emigrated to New York from Naples on the S.S. Conte Di Savoia on March 5, 1935. They had a sister named Giuseppa who remained in Castelbuono. My husband and I will be visiting Sicily in May 2018. Maria was my husband Robert’s grandmother. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Juli says:

    Hi, Looking for information on the DiPaola family from Castelbuono, specifically Vincenzo and Guiseppina, approximately mid-late 1800’s. Thanks so much,


  3. Kate says:

    My husband, John, and I will be coming to Castelbuono-Palermo in September and would like to know
    as much as possible about his family.
    His great grandfather was Giovanni Marchisotto and his son was Giacinto Joseph (8/15/1877).
    And his other great grandfather was Mariano Franco who was reported to be a Carabinieri.. His daughter is Annetta Franco.
    John’s father John (Giovanni)(9/26/1909) was also born there.
    Thank you for your anticipated help.
    May have been descended from Ventimiglia family

  4. C. Hutcheson says:

    Trying to find death of Nicolo Biundo Born in Castlbuono June 18 1844. This is my grandfather. Catherine Biundo Hutcheson

  5. Catherine says:

    Trying to find death of Nicolo Biundo , Born in Castelbuono June18, 1844, Married Angelina Bonomo May4. 1873. Any help would be apprciated. This is my grandfather. Thanks

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