Genealogy in Roccamena

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Roccamena 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 Roccamena, or if you have questions regarding your family in Roccamena, 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 roccamena@italianside.com


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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Roccamena”
  1. Ron Arens says:

    My great grandfather; Anthony (probably Antonino or Antonio) Forte or Foto and my great grandmother; Catherine (Caterina) Campisi were either from or married in Roccamena in the late 1800s. They had 4 or 5 children before they immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. They settled in Louisiana. I’d love to find some record of their marriage or even births.

  2. Jennifer says:

    My grandfather was born in Roccamena. His name was Filippo Giangrosso. His father was Giovanni Giangrosso and his mother was Josephine Canova. My grandfather was born Dec 8, 1906 and his family emigrated to America around 1910. His father died when he was young and his mother re-married Rosario Servello. From what information my family has, Rosario Servello was Calabrian. I would really like to find out any more information on my Giangrosso/Canova family. I know that they sailed from Palermo, I’ve also heard stories of having family from Cefalu – but I’m not sure where that comes into the story. I would appreciate any advice on where I should look to would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  3. Connie says:

    I am doing research on my Italian side. My great grandmother was from Roccamena. Her name was Marianna Leperi. Her father’s name was Salvador Leperi. The last name spelling may be Lapari, Lepari. Marianna was sent to live in a convent after her mother died. She was raised by the nuns and was well educated. Her year of birth would be in 1879. She married Salvatore Calamia but not sure what year. There first child Laura Calamia was born June 13, 1898 and their son Nunzio Calamia was born February 24,1901. Any information would be greatly appreciated on any of the people mentioned.

  4. Frank says:

    My Father was born (out of wedlock) on October 17,1901 in Roccamena Palermo,Sicily and was placed in a orphanage until around 1909 to 1910. His name on his birth certificate is listed as Vincenzo Entella and his biological Father’s surname was DiBella.My Father came to he United States of America around 1910 and lived in St.Louis,Mo. and died in Paducah,Ky. on August 16,1987. We as a family, have a few items he had while at the orphanage(one item is a necklace with the number 6 on it. Can Sicily give us any further information?

  5. Paula says:

    I am looking for any additional information on Ignazio Merlo, Maria Fanara, Francesca Merlo DOB 7-22-1848 Serafino Campisi DOB 12-19-1851

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