Genealogy in Polizzi Generosa

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Polizzi Generosa


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

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

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

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


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Polizzi Generosa”
  1. Maria says:

    Looking for relatives located in P. Genrosa – name of Giacchino and Concetta Borgese. Would love marriage certificate. I think they were newly married and came to the US on SS Roma arriving June 24, 1902. The cousin by the name of Salvatore Ilardi ( Ilardo) sponsored them.


  2. Ray Mauro says:

    I am looking for records for the Scarpa family pre 1820.

  3. Camille says:

    my grandfather was born, Calogero Animagrande,
    7 Jun 1895 • Polizzi Generosa, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy

    I am looking ti see if there are any other remaining family members there

    his fathers name was Giuseppe Animagrande
    BIRTH 11 OCT 1857 • Polizzi Generosa, Sicilia, Italy
    DEATH 1911 (need date of actual death)

  4. MARY HALL says:

    I have the actual passports from my grandfather and mother immigration to Ellis Island in early 1900’s. One child Antonio Brancato born 05 21 1903 died on April 08 1908 in Italy and never came to USA father Pietro Brancato mother Gandolfa Contarine.

    How can I find were he was buried. How can I find if I have living relatives in Polizzi Generosa

  5. Sherren says:

    Looking for information on Apollonio Francesco Schiavelli.

    Need birth date and place confirmation

    Many thanks

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