Genealogy in Santa Flavia

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Santa Flavia


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

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

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

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 Santa Flavia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Flavia, just leave a message below

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1 Comment

  1. Mariea says:

    Hello there. I am looking for a few birth certificates and marriage certificates

    Giuseppe Sileci-Tarantino BIRTH 13 DEC 1893 • Sant’ Eila, Valli di Palermo, Sicilia

    (Giuseppe was “adopted by
    Francesco Tarantino/Francesca Machi as a baby, I have no information on the Sileci blood line. I have desperately searched for 15 years for information)

    Giuseppe married Stephane Alioto (Galioto) 1920 • Sant’ Elia, Province of Palermo, Sicily

    Stefana Alioto
    BIRTH 13 Sept. 1901 Sant’ Elia, Province of Palermo, Sicily

    Thank you for any information you can help me with.

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