Genealogy in Castronovo di Sicilia

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Castronovo di Sicilia?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castronovo di Sicilia


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

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

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

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 Castronovo di Sicilia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castronovo di Sicilia, just leave a message below

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Castronovo di Sicilia”
  1. Mary says:

    I was born Maria Teresa Castronovo. My grandfather Traspadano (Gaspare) Castronovo. He married Maria Balistreri. They lived in Favara Sicily. How do I find my genealogy? I was born in Brooklyn, New York. How do I find my roots.

    Thanks so much.

  2. Matthew says:

    My father Salvatore Vinci was born on August 11, 1900 in Castronuove di Sicilia and baptized in SS Trinita onAut 12, 1900/ He, along with his two brothers, Gaetano and Giiusseppe, along with their mother Maria Lino, arrived in America in 1909. I believe my grandfather, Matteo Vinci, also borh in Castronuovo. arrived in America before them. He settled in Jersey City, NJ. He aslo has four daughters. I’m not sure of their arrival date. I believe my granfather, Matteo. was born in Castronuove at around 1860. Can you provide any information about my grandfather and his parents? Thank you.

  3. Marie says:

    Dominic Librera living in Castronovo in the early 1900’s and the Mercadentes.

  4. Betty says:

    Hello, buon giorno. I don’t know if this is the right town, but it might be.

    My grandparents were Maria Oliva (?) born 1881, and Bartolomeo Cicero, born 1887 or so?

    They emigrated to the U.S., to Boston, possibly in 1914, possibly on a ship named Canopia.

    They left behind their oldest daughter, Gracia (?) Cicero, with an uncle. They took two other children with them, Vito (? called Victor in the U.S.) and Josefina (?).

    Gracia Cicero must have married and had children. My guess is that she was probably born around 1900. I am trying to find my cousins.

    The Ciceros may have known a family named Puliafico there.

    I am not, at this time, interested in paying a fee for help, just taking a chance that someone might know something or somebody.

  5. Olivia says:


    I was wondering if you had any advice in obtaining birth records from the 1830s and 1840s? I am researching Antonio Arabia aka Marianna Esposito who was adopted, so I don’t have his parents names in his death record or marriage records.

    Thank you!

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