Genealogy in San Giuseppe Jato

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in San Giuseppe Jato?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Giuseppe Jato


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit San Giuseppe Jato 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 San Giuseppe Jato, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Giuseppe Jato, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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11 Messages to “Genealogy in San Giuseppe Jato”
  1. Genevieve says:

    My grandmother maiden name Teresa Napoli daughter of Paul Napoli second daughter Lena Napoli emmigrated in late 1800s early 1900s to US state of Wisconsin. Teresa married Philip Lo Biondo said to have been distant cousins which caused rift. I am looking for any relatives or records on either side. Interested in obtaining possible dual citizenship and/or retiring in Italy. Thank you.

  2. Diane says:

    My grandfather, Rosario DiSalvo, was born in San Giuseppe Jato in 1891 His parents were Antonina LaPuma and Giuseppe DiSalvo. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1891 on the Trojan Prince.I am looking for a certificate of birth.

  3. Steven says:

    I’m trying to trace my Sicilian side of my family, that’s my mothers side.
    Her parents come from Sicily. Her mother (my grandmother) Providenza Ciullo Born July 19th 1891 in San Giuseppe Jato to Vincenzo Ciullo and Ignazia Schiavo. Providenza arrived in USA via Boston, Mass. On June 27th 1904 with her father, mother and brother Vincenzo and settled in Manhattan and the finally Queens. My great grandmother Ignazia stayed and passed away in NYC in 1945. My great grandfather Vincenzo Ciullo returned to lived out the rest of his life in San Giuseppe Jato and might have stayed with another child or children that didn’t come to America. My grandmother Providenza married Vincenzo Scancarello (he was from Geraci, Sicily), married April 1910 and had 5 children my mother is the last surviving child Agnes and she is 94 years old.
    Any help to find any source of documentation of my materel grandmother Providenza Ciullo would be most appreciated.
    I plan to visit Sicily in the near future and trace my mothers family.

  4. James Licari says:

    My Grandfather, Giuseppe Licari was born In San Giuseppe in 1888. Came to the US as a teenager. Would like to find my relatives and a possible visit to Sicily.


  5. Christopher says:

    My 2nd Great Grandfather, Ciro Bivona (abt 1862) married to Francesca Bivona (Lanza)(abt 1869) immigrated to America in 1905 from San Giuseppe Jato. He had 4 children; Andria (1889), Giuseppe (1893), Vinco. Emanuele (abt 1896) and Dominico (1901). They all immigrated on three different ships out of Palermo and Napoli over a one years time. I have ship manifests on all three ships that indicate they are all from San Giuseppe Jato but that’s about it. I would appreciate any advice or any information to further trace my relatives. I have always dreamt about the Bivona side of my family and have felt that my heart has always been in Italy even though I have not set foot on its soil. God Bless!

  6. Anna says:

    I have access to the original passports for my maternal grandparents from San Giuseppe Jato, province Palermo, Italy. My grandfather, Filippe Marchese, son of Benedetto Ferrara Antoninia Marineo (that is what is on the passport) date of birth April 22, 1873. He left for US on 20 Ginguo (could be misspelled in italian) year of 1900.

    His wife,my grandmother, did not come to the US until 1907 with their two young sons. her info from the passport reads:
    Guiseppa Marchese father Guisseppe e di, Baliatreri Brigida. Date of Birth: November, 1881 and think it reads 22 or 24 She left for the US on 20 Luglio 1907

    Can you assist further in my search or lend direction to me in my endeavor.

    I am most grateful to you in reading this email from a complete stranger who has been attempting to derive further information.


  7. Kerry G. says:

    This is so strange that I typed in the name Salvatore Geloso who was my Grandmother,s father and he lived in San Giuseppe,Jato. His daughter Marianna had married A man named Frank K. Danna and they had a son named Joseph but I don’t know what year he was born or died. I do know that he married a woman named Zami and lived in the state of Wisconsin. They had a daughter Pamela & a son with the name of Frank who is in his early 70’s now. In my search it was mentioned that people would spell their names different, so you must really do some searching. Please contact me if you would like.My Grandmother was born in 1884 . I think that we could be related.

  8. Giordano says:

    Bon giorno
    Sono alla rirerca dei fratelli e sorelle di mio grande padre
    Giordano Giovanni nato le 22/03/1874 à San guiseppe Jato
    figlio de Giordano Calogero e de Maddalena Vitali
    Sposato Cortteto Guiseppina nato 20/04/1885 à Monte san guilano
    Grazie infinitamente
    Jean-Baptiste Giordano (Frontignan – France)
    J’ai traduis ce texte avec un site de traduction.

  9. Cheryl says:

    My grandfather Salvatore Joseph Danna was from San Giuseppe Jato. He immigrated to the US through Ellis Island. The ship’s manifest states the last name as D’Anna but my grandfather always said, no D’anna, Danna.

    I believe he was born in 1885 in San Giuseppe Jato and I am trying to find a record of his birth. I believe his mother last name was Geloso

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