Genealogy in Partinico

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Partinico 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 Partinico, or if you have questions regarding your family in Partinico, 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


11 Messages to “Genealogy in Partinico”
  1. Rose says:

    I am researching my grandfather Calogero Costantino, born 1859 in either Partinico or Corleone. Possible mother Carmela Salem and father Christopher. Married Rosa Maria Guida. Died in Manhattan on 8/27/1939 at the age of 80.

  2. Michael says:

    Hello, I was researching my great grandfather.
    I know he came from Italy adn I am pretty sure Sicily. In his personal items he had several post cards with pictures of Partinico on them. I am assuming this was where he was from.

    US name was John Valente. that is all i know.
    Bron 07/9/1902
    He was in the US for the 1930 US Census. Married in the US at age 23 (1925)

  3. Jean says:

    My Great-grandfather was Francesco Tivoli. His death certificate says he was born 02 November 1875 in Partinico, parents: Pietro Tivoli and Giuseppa Currao. He always said that he was adopted. His marriage records say that he is the son of unknown parents but under the care of Filippo and Giuseppa Cilluffo. There is a birth record for Francesco Tivoli, son of unknown parents, born in Palermo on 4 October 1872. I don’t know how I can ever find out anything about my Tivoli family. I can’t seem to find anything on Pietro Tivoli and Giuseppa Currao.

  4. John says:

    I am researching my family name, Ales. Vincenzo Ales may have been born in Partinico but the family settled in Piana Degli Abanesi

  5. Danielle says:

    Hello Italianside, I know that majority of my father’s side resided in Partinico. The name changed at some point in the USA to Scaparro from Scaparra I believe because in script an A from O is pretty similar and most of my ancestors could not read or write according to the Census record in Manhattan, NYC. My 2x Great Grandfather was born in Partinico and his name is Diego Scaparra born Nov 11, 1888. His parents are Giuseppe Scaparra born Nov 22, 1857 also Partinico he married Margherita Coppola. Giuseppe’s parents are Bernardo Scaparra born 1831 in Partinico as well and his wife is Concetta Lo Iacono. Then as far back as Bernardo’s father Giuseppe Scaparra born 1802 Palermo his wife as Grazia Labruzzo and finally had gotten back to Giuseppe’s father Benedetto Scaparra born 1769 Partinico and his wife was Rosalia Addetta. I’m not sure how to confirm all of this info and was hoping you can help me on my search in Partinico.

  6. Philip says:

    Searching Lopes people in Partinico
    Thank you

  7. Richard says:

    I have recently traced my ancestry back to Salvatore DiMaggio and Francesco Briguglio in Partinico. Beyond them I have not been able to go. Any information about where to go next would be appreciated.

  8. Jody says:

    I will be visiting Partinico in May 2016. I would like to stay in the town with a family. Do you know of anyone who is open to having visitors stay in their home? Thank you. Jody

  9. Paula says:


    My son and I are visiting Sicily this summer. We plan to spend a couple of days in Partinico so we can do geneaological research on my grandparents who were from Partinico and immigrated to the US in the 1920’s. My sons has tried e-mailing and calling one of the government offices but they never respond. Can you please recommend the best place to go in person to get copies of their birth certificates? We actually have a copy of their marriage certificate. Thanks.

  10. Anthony says:

    My great-grandfather was Vincenzo Ferrara from Partinico. He immigrated to Detroit, Michigan in 1912, Were his mother Girolama Biondo was. After 6 months of research I am coming to a deadend trying to find his father. If there is any assistance or advise you can give me, I would appreciate it.

  11. Janet says:

    Hello – i have been trying to get some informations about ancestors from Partinico. I sent a letter 8 months ago to the city offices but have never heard anything. I also emailed the Archives in Palermo and they said to contact the Archives in Partinico. Can you advise the best way to get this information? Is there an email address for the Partinico offices that I could start with? Thanks – anything would be appreciated!

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