Genealogy in Misilmeri

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  1. Zac says:

    Searching for a Agostino Lepanto, related to vito lepanto, pietro lepanto, francesco lepanto

  2. Dominie says:

    Trying to find birth records for my grandparents who were both from Misilmeri. My grandmother was born Anna Perella circa 1896. Her mother was Rosa Orlando. My grandfather was Erasmo (Joseph) Giammona. His approximate birth was 1892. I believe his mother was Grazia Lamonica.

  3. Kevin says:

    Searching for Ippolito ancestor line…
    Giovanni Antonio Ippolito born June 9, 1872, Misilmeri, Italy. He married Rose, unknown last name. He passed away October 12, 1932, also in Italy. They had twin boys, George Arsenio Ippolito and Nicholas Ippolito born July 1896 in San Arsenio, Italy. Other children were Louis Ippolito born 1889 in San Arsenio, Antoinietta Ippolito born 1903 in San Arsenio, and possibly two others I have little information about, Helen Ippolito and Clara Ippolito.

    Son George Arsenio Ippolito married Anna Giovanni Nicolina Terranova in San Arsenio, Italy around the year 1919. Shortly after they moved to the United States. Anna Giovanni Nicolina terranova was the daughter of Arsenio Terranova and Mariantonia di Soporito, both of Italy, but that is the extent of my information.

    Thank you for any help.
    Kevin Kirchner

  4. Rosario says:

    We have done a lot of research on our ancestors from Altavilla, Sicily. There is some information that is missing from the records we have found. We have found records of all Grana marriages in Altavilla from 1862 to 1910. There are 5 marriages listed that list the parents of the bride or groom as Gregorio Grana and his wife Maria Spingola. We can find no information on these parents. We know from other records that we have a Gregorio born in 1762 and his son Gregorio. The son had 4 sons that we know of. The death record for one of them, Giuseppe, born in 1810 0r 1811, lists that he was born in Misilmeri, but died in Altavilla. Does anyone have any information about any Grana people in Misilmeri? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  5. Rosemary says:

    I’m trying to locate information regarding my grandfather “Pasquale Agnello” He was born in Misilmeri, Sicilia, Italy on March 10, 1889. He married Ursula (Rose) Ippolito from Misilmeri, Sicilia, Italy. My grandfather, Pasquale entered the USA on April 9, 1912.

    My great-grandfather was “Miguel Agnello” and he married “Nina Cimo” – both of Misilmeri, Sicilia, Italy. I cannot find any additional information regarding Miguel Agnello or Nina Cimo or my ancestors beyond them. Any information you can provide me regarding Miguel Agnello and Nina Cimo is appreciated.

  6. Nick Arnone says:

    Need some help? I know for a fact that my great greatgrandfather Nicolo was born and raised in Misilmeri
    around mid 1800’s before moving to Ribera, Sicily and marrying and having children there.
    I know also for a fact that Nicolo’s father’s name was Paolo/Paolino but only that possibly his mother’s
    was named Guiseppa Scardella? I only say possibly because her name was not told verbally to me by my family. I only got her name from your posted archives. So i need to know if this is the mother my Nicolo relation?? I also know if this helps that Nicolo had 1 brother and 1 sister only who lived and died in Misilmeri and that the sister inherited all our land after the brother died and Nicolo moved to Ribera. I dont know the brother or sisters names? Also i need to know what Nicolo’s father Paolo’ name was??? Etc etc?? Now if i knew if Nicolo was older than the unknown named brother than Paolo’s father would have to be Nicolo as well! However if the unknown brother was older than Paolo’s fathers name would be whatever Nicolo’s brothers name was. Hope this wasnt confusing? Please help because i want to see how far back my Arnone family was in Misilmeri and all their names??? Again we were landowners i was told and that the unknown sister and her stableboy husband inherited all the land. This may help you in your research? Your help is appreciated.

  7. Sal Cerniglia says:

    looking for relatives

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