Genealogy in Chiusa Sclafani

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Chiusa Sclafani


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Chiusa Sclafani”
  1. Victor says:

    Looking to find my cousins stefano , Reno & pia geraci . Their parents were Salvatore & josephine geraci of Chuisa . Any information

  2. Frannie says:

    My birth and marriage is registered in Chiusa Sclafani. My daughter is seeking to establish her Italian citizenship and needs a copy of these certificates. How can she get certified copies?

  3. Brenda says:

    I wish I had found you before I went to Chuisa Sclafani Sicily two weeks ago. We are researching the following:
    John Pizzolato, son of Onofrio Pizzolato and Laura (?) Born 04 Oct 1858 temporarily closed Sclafani, married to Marie Guiseppa Pollichino, born ca 1868 Sicily, daughter of Gaspard Pollichino and MaryAnn. They have a son Onofrio born 20 Oct 1886 temporarily closed Sclafani. In 1890 they family relocated to New Orleans LA. Italian passport was issued Sept 1890 Registration for Passport 409.

    Also, Francis Vitrano, born ca.1861 Campofiorito, son of Matthew Vitrano and Felicia Boscarino born approx 1845 married Calogera Messina born approx Salaparuta 1875, daughter of John and Marie Messina Stalona. Francis Vitrano, age 28, married Calagera Messina, age 15, in New Orleans LA USA 20 May 1890 Celebrated by Father G Manoritta License was issued March 10, 1890 in Cape witness by Angelo Antonio Maroca, Giovann Messina.

    Any assistance you can give us would be greatly appreciated.


  4. mario says:

    vorrei avere notizie del cognome VELLA in chiusa sclafani e relative famiglie

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