Genealogy in Isnello

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Isnello”
  1. Rose says:

    I am looking for specific information about how I can get copies of records about my great grandfather, Giuseppe Coccia. He is from Isnello, born about 1837 and died 1926. He was married about 1860, at San Nicola di Bari in Isnello. perhaps his wife was Sigismonda Mazzola, born 4/3/1842.

    I understand he was a good benefactor to the church and town. There is a Chapel Coccia in that church with his name on it. I have a picture of it.

    Birth record/Death record for Giuseppe?
    Verification of records for his marriage in 1860?
    His wife’s birth/Death records ?

    They had two children:
    my grandfather, Cesare Coccia born 1/10/1878 and a daughter born 1869 Giuseppa Josephine Coccia.

    I appreciate any infomation you can provide that will help me learn more about my family.

    Rose Coccia Taylor

  2. Don says:


    We will be coming to Isnello, in October and will
    try to research my family genealogy while
    there. I would very much like to have you help us
    with this research. Please write an explain how
    you might be able to help and what it might


    Don Cerniglia

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