Genealogy in Castelbuono

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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

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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).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Castelbuono

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.

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 Castelbuono, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelbuono, 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 castelbuono@italianside.com


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelbuono”
  1. C. Hutcheson says:

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

  2. 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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