Genealogy in Geraci Siculo

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Geraci Siculo

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Geraci Siculo 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 Geraci Siculo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Geraci Siculo, 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 geracisiculo@italianside.com


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Geraci Siculo”
  1. Joanne says:

    My Grandmother was from Geraci Siculo. Her name was Dominica Maggio. She also went by Maimee or Mayme for her first name. To the best of my calculations, she was born in 1894. She came to the United States by ship with her sisters, one of whom was Martha. She did not come through Ellis Island but through Pittsburg, I believe. She was Roman Catholic. She met and married Joseph Duca here, in the U.S.

    She died in 1970 from complications of diabetes, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 76 years of age when she passed in 1970. Based on this information, she would have been born in 1894. Can you tell me anything, her birthday – day and month, who her parents and siblings were, and if there is family remaining in Geraci?

    My Grandfather, Joseph Duca, was from Gangi. He came to the U.S. when he was a young man. His family has a delivery or trucking business in Gangi.
    He passed away in 1980 at the age of either 87 or 88, which would make his year of birth 1892 or 1893. He was a laborer and worked in construction. He joined the army in order to leave Italy and avoid being a driver for a business that he did not want to work with. I think there are family members still in Gangi. Can you tell me his birth date? If there are family still living in Gangi.

  2. Carrie says:

    My great grandfather was born in Geraci Italy according to records I have found here in the states. He arrived in New York at Ellis Island on 28 April 1921 at the age of 15. He lived in Geraci with his grandfather Vincenzo Mule’ his namesake. He was born on 16 April 1906. His father is Benedetto Mule’ born on Aug 6, 1877. I would love to have dates for there spouses and confirm that my information is correct. Please help. I have been researching this line for over 20 years. Just recently I found that Vincenzo was born in Geraci.Again Father is Benedetto Mule’ born 6 Aug 1877 in Italy. Mother is Giuseppa or Giuseppina. She was born 10 Jan 1886 in Italy. Both immigrated to the US. Giuseppa/Giuseppina’s mother is Conetta Paruta and Father is Antonio Palazzolo. I have no more information that I can give you. I would love to find as much information as possible.

  3. Alane says:

    My grandmother and grandfather were from Geraci siculo. My Grandmother Giuseppa Iuppa (mother Maria Giuseppa Valenza, father Francesco Iuppa) and my grandfather was Ignazio Polizz (mother Venere Viccella, father Francesco Polizzi) I’m looking for any information I can obtain. I even took a vacation there and roamed the town cemetery as well as the town hall. Lack of communication on my part didn’t get me too far. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated

  4. linda schweigert says:

    My grandmother and grandfather are from Geraci Siculo. My grandmother was Concetta Iuppa and my gradfather was Gaetano Farinella. I am looking for more info on their parents/grandparents. Any advice. They immigrated to US in 1927.

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