Genealogy in Termini Imerese

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

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


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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Termini Imerese

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Termini Imerese 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 Termini Imerese, or if you have questions regarding your family in Termini Imerese, 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 terminiimerese@italianside.com


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46 Messages to “Genealogy in Termini Imerese”
  1. ReganCaponi says:

    again I will me coming to termini imerese in october 2017 I am looking for any info on my grandfather Antonino Capone or Caponi ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT – HE EMIGRATED TO CHICAGO IN LATE 1890 ‘S THEN UP TO MASON CITY IOWA LET ME KNOW

  2. Jason says:

    Looking for info on my maternal great great grandparents, Joseph 12-24-1869 and Rose 5-20-1867. I have been told that they were from Termini. Any help is appreciated.

  3. Sherrie says:

    Someone translated my GrGr Grandfathers birth as following:(but I am trying to figure out the neighborhood name Castile Iasella. Could that be correct. Does not show on a map as far as I can tell. Is there another way to find out where exactly they lived?
    Birth #463, recorded 15 July 1872 at the town hall of Termini Imerese: appeared Michele Pace (son of deceased Giuseppe) age 40, a blacksmith, who presented a male infant born the 14th of the current month at the hour of 9 to his wife Agostina D’Amico (daughter of Agostino), age 32, living together in this town at quartiere Castile Iasella, and he further said the infant was given the name Agostino Pace.

  4. AIELLO/CALCATERRE Termini Imerese says:

    Hello,

    My family came from Termini Imerese and their surnames are AIELLO and CALCATERRA.
    We are from of the mariage between Antonino AIELLO and Maria Anna CALCATERRA. Their childrens are Francesco-Paolo; Maria-Grazia; Rosa.
    We need to know their birth day and the others dates about the couple. We ignore when they are married, when they are died.
    If somebody is a member of this genealogy so don’t hesitate to contact us!
    Thanks a lot!
    Nathalie

    • cmb says:

      Aiello birth dates for Nathalie:

      Francisco Paolo
      b. 27 Apr 1879

      Grazia
      b. 22 Mar 1872

      Rosa
      b. 22 May 1876
      d. 24 Oct 1877

      Rosa
      b. 20 Jan 1881

  5. Joanne says:

    I traced Margaret Cosentino’s line, through the Longos, all the way back to the mid 1700s, to Ignazio Dentici and Maria Marfisi who had Giuseppe Dentici in 1776 and Francesco Vitale and Antonina Russo who had Antonina Vitale in 1785. Everyone was from Termini Imerese! I am related to Antonio and Maria Arena Mantia, Ignazio and Carmela Martino Longo, and Lawrence and Camilla Longo Cosentino. Lawrence, my great-great grandfather, emigrated to the U.S. in 1884. I had trouble tracing Cosentinos back further. His son Joseph was a fruit vendor. I hope to travel there sometime.

  6. Joe says:

    I am looking for any information on 5 family members all of whom I believe to be from Termini Imerese. Please respond with any information that may be relevant to:

    Giovanni Contadino, b.1847
    Guiseppe Contadino, b.1856
    Severia Contadino, b.1860
    Jerolomo Datillo, b.1846
    Josephine Caito, b.1853

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hello… I am searching for the Franze family of Termini Imerese, specifically, the family of Guiseppe Franze (B 5 Dec 1885) and Francesca Lacavera (B 2 Nov 1893)who immigrated to Albany, NY in 1902. Giuseppe Franze was the son of Francesco Franze (Marianna Amodeo), son of Giuseppe Franze (Providenza Battaglia), son of Cosimo Franze and Agostina Piazza. ANY information would be greatly appreciated!

    Surnames: Franze, Lacavera, Amodeo, Battaglia, Piazza

  8. Cindy says:

    I am researching ancestors from Termini Imerese. Some of the surnames include Spicuzza, Mascari, Cianciolo, Spalla, Pusateri, and Russo. I’d love to hear from anyone researching the same groups!

    • Jenn says:

      I am just starting my research on the Spalla & Schillaci families.
      I have an old photo from some of my relatives from the Schillaci family in front of their home in Termini.
      My great grandfather – Salvatore Spalla came to Chicago with his mother, Liboria and his wife, Ignazia, but I don’t have any info on address/location in Sicily

  9. Kimberly says:

    My father’s family is from Termini Imerese. Dad has always wanted to go to Italy and walk the streets his grandfather and father walked but has now become too ill to make it happen. I was hoping to bring a little piece of history to him. How would I go about obtaining a family tree document from Termini Imerese and is there anything additional I can do/buy that would add to it? Thank you in advance.

  10. Regan says:

    Looking for all info for my grandfather Anthony Capone. Or Caponi. Please hail me I am coming to termini in 2017.

  11. Jessica says:

    I would love any information anyone has about the Arrigo’s from Termini and ended up in Evansville,Indiana. My Great grandfather was known as Giuseppe or Joseph Arrigo. He had other relatives that ended up in Michigan. Near Detroit I believe. Joseph was a fruit vendor.

    • Giuseppe says:

      Giuseppe Joseph Catalano is my great great grandfather. He was a fruit vendor in Detroit in the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s

  12. Michael says:

    Looking for information on my great grandparents they immigrated from Sicily to the US in 1910 ancestry lists their city at Termini
    Salvatore Colonno and his wife Rosina Liotta
    Salvatore was born in 1886 Rosina was born in 1891

  13. Joe says:

    Planning on trip to Termini Immerse (TI) in May, 2017. Have Church records on paternal and maternal great grandparents and older from Church database.

    Would like to know if City records can give street addresses in TI and if you can find and set up day tour for wife and me in May 2017?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  14. Eugene says:

    Greetings: I am trying to determine if there are records of my maternal grandfather’s birth in Termini Immerese in the year 1884, approximately. His name was Agosto or Agostino LaCavera, and I know from my mother that his mother’s name was Laura DeLuca. They emigrated from Termini to America around 1900. I have been to Termini, the last time in 1989, and met the Avv. Francesco DeLuca family there at that time, as well as in 1975. I was introduced to an Agostino LaCavera then, but could not establish that he was a direct relative. Can you advise if a birth certificate can be acquired for my grandfather, Agostino (August) LaCavera, and what steps I must take to acquire a copy of it ? Thank you very much. Eugene Aleci

  15. Susan says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather His name was Antonino Grasso (Graso) I know he is from sicily and born around 1864.
    I found info on a great Uncle that listed he was born in Termini Imerese Oct 9, 1889.
    I know my great grandfather came to America had 2 more children and went back to Sicily. He was Married to Providenza Anselmo (Anzelmo).

    Thanks for any information I can recieve.

  16. Susan says:

    Looking for info on my great grandparents and anything else I can find. My grandfather was born in Termini Imerese I believe. His name was William Marion Sgarlata – and was born in February 1884. He came thru Ellis island as a child sometime between age 2 and 12. I believe my great grandfather’ name was August Marion Sgarlata. I understand I have distant relatives living there now. Can you help me??

  17. Sabrina says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking for the parents og Michael Mercurio. He was married to Maria Cianciolo around 1852 in Termini Imerese. Micheal immigrated to the US in the 20th century, in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Thank you!

  18. Kim says:

    Looking for information about my great grandmother Marianna Sandsone, and her brother Tony. Immigrated to New York on the ship named the Conte di Savoia

  19. Diane says:

    Looking for information about my great grandfather, Vincenzo LoBello and his 1st trip to America on the Birmannia, from Palermo and landing @ Ellis Island on
    April 27, 1892. He was sponsored by Pietro LoBello from Syracuse, NY. (We think Pietro was his cousin). I am about to meet Frank LoBello, Syracuse, NY., who is Pietro’s great grandson. He is the oldest of 6 kids and was born and raised in Syracuse. My family has has done our LoBello genealogy but the branch with Vincenzo and Vincenina LoBello has no other information, other than being my grandfather, Joseph Vincent LoBello”s parents. Thank you.

  20. Jean says:

    Looking for confirmation and any other information about my great grandfather, Agostino Gattuso married to Maria Cornella, lived in either Termini Imerese or Palermo. A son, Augustus Gattuso, my grandfather, was born Oct. 16, 1879, in Termini Imerese. My family says they were Aristocrats, Agostino Gattuso owned olive orchards, and was mayor of Palermo sometime during the latter half of the 1800’s. Very interested to learn if these facts are accurate and any other information you may obtain. Thank you.

  21. Diane says:

    Is there any way I can find information regarding Anna Maria Gentile?

  22. Dr. James R. Pannozzi AP (ret) says:

    My mother’s maternal and paternal lines are all from Termini-Imerese. The names are Mantia, Russo, Corso, Mancuso, Catalano, Cosentino, Trentanella, Schillaci.

    Am researching to find the Termini-Imerese “Russo” family with a long history of puppeteers and Marionette performers going all the way back to doing performances for the King of Sicily.

    The Corso line including Salvatore Corso and Leonardo,his son, were workers at a Termini-Imerese Inn and Leonardo’s daughter Carmella Corso Russo (1851-1940) told my mother and aunt many stories of the coming of Napoleon’s soldiers, told to her by her father and grandfather. There was also a coin, a French 5 Franc piece handed down, long since lost and the story behind the coin has also been lost.

    The Mantia line were originally from Palermo and at some point moved to Termini-Imerese where they were merchants mainly involved with seafood.

    Carmella and her husabnd Fillipo Russo immigrated to the United States, to St. Louis, in 1885, then lived in Kansas City where my grandmother Providenza Russo Lamantia (1888-1933) was born, and later lived in Hartford, Conn. and then Providence Rhode Island where I was born.

  23. Trina says:

    Thank you for this wonderful website! I am searching to find my grandparent’s parents. Specifically, I am looking for the parents of Giuseppe Mangione, born in Termini Imerese in 27 Apr 1894. Also, the parents of Filippo (or Fillipo) La Mantia, born in Termini Imerse 18 Jan 1886 (grandmother’s brother). Thank you for your help!

    • Melanie says:

      I am looking for my Italian relatives. My grandmother and grandfather came from Palermo and surnames were Mantia and Ciriminna.

  24. Carol says:

    So excited to be visiting Termini Imerese in the fall. I have ancestors dating back to the late 1700’s which I have identified thanks to the T.I. database. Is there anything beyond that I can hope to accomplish during my visit? What do you recommend I do, geneologically speaking or otherwise? Should we avoid coming on a Sunday since the city hall will be closed or wouldn’t we find anything new there since we have access to the database? Thank you for any suggestions.

  25. Jon says:

    My grandfather Giuseppe Mercurio (birth Aug 17, 1868) and Grandmother Maria Gaglione(birth Oct 12, 1876)were born and married (June 3, 1893) in Termini Imerese. I have some information regarding their ancestor an would like to gain more detail for the years 1700- 1868). Much of the family on both sides immigrated to US. I have already visited Termini Imerese several times and will be coming again in August 2015 and would like to locate the homes and parishes that both grandparents lived in before immigrating.

  26. Linda says:

    looking for info on Santo Franze born approx. 1888 in termini imerese married Josephine Palumbo in Chicago approx. 1912

  27. John says:

    Looking for informaion on PHILIP PURPURA married #1 GIACOMINA GENTILI
    married #2 JENNIE LONGO
    FROM Termini Imerese Italy

    Had children:
    1.Giacomo Purpura
    married Louise Griffo daughter of Carl Griffo and Rose
    2.Carlo Purpura
    3. Guiseppi Purpura

    Also any information on Carl Griffo as I think he is from the region as well.

    • scott says:

      Purpura, Filippo Domenico Purpura, Francesco (decd) Mercurio, Maria
      Gentile, Giacoma Gentile, Giacomo (decd) Spicuzza, Santa

  28. Marion says:

    My father Thomas Anthony Quattrocchi was born in Termini on February 15 1892. I am planning to visit Italy February 23 2015 and wpuld appreciate any information you can give me about locating his family’s home. Thank you. Marion Guarnieri

  29. Jamie says:

    I have been attempting to find my Great-Great-Grandfather’s (Charles Leonardo or Leonardo Charles Mormino) Italian Birth Certificate. According to his Declaration of Intent and his 1935 Death Certificate he was born in Termini Imerese in about 1887. His parent’s names may have been Carmen and Rosalia. I have looked through the microfilm for the Termini births from 1880 to 1891 with no success. Is there somewhere else I should be looking?

    • Chrissy says:

      Jamie! I have Mormino in Cincinnati from my family tree! My Great Grandfather was William Joyer born in 1888 in Sicily, the family changed their last name from Gioia to Joyer, Vincenzo Gioia from Sicily and settled in Cincinnati Ohio, one of his nine daughters Married a Mormile formally Of your surname Mormino I believe. Let’s compare info…

  30. Mary Pat says:

    I am looking for the marriage record of Santo Sasso (born March 1901 in Termine Emerese and died January 1982 in Chicago) to Marianna Bova (born April 1904 in Sicily and died April 1988 in Illinois). I believe the marriage took place in 1920. There may be another court document in 1920 or 1921. Ancestry does not seem to have documents from Sicily. Can you help me?
    Thanks.

  31. Chris says:

    I have reason to believe my grandfather was born in Termini. His name was Francesco Mercurio, he was born on January 5th, 1892. His fathers name was Giovanni and his mother was Santa. He had three sisters Mary, Jenny and Polly, and two brothers Salvatore( born July 21st)and Pete, all could be Americanized except Salvatore.

    Also I have reason to believe Francesco wife Guiseppina Sciano (my grandmother) might have been born there as well. Her Fathers name was Biago Sciano and her mothers name was Antonia (maiden name Armaro)She had sisters Maria and Jennie and brothers Jim, Sam, Fred and Tom.

  32. Scott says:

    I am searching my Mascari line I have been able to go back to Saverio Mascari 1700’s married to Giuseppe Catalano and there child is Matteo Mascari wife Paola. Any help from any one searching the Mascari I would love to go back Further back. Looking for help.
    Scott

  33. Papania says:

    Looking for information on Papania family.

  34. Joe says:

    Salvatore and Benedetta are my great grandparentsi was looking for more information and came across your request. I have info going forward from those two but not back.

  35. Wendy Carlton says:

    I am researching ancestors who came from Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily:

    Salvatore GIUNTA born: 19 July 1886
    Emigrated in late March 1912, sailing from the port of Palermo on the Saxonia. The ship arrived in New York 9 April 1912.
    Father: Vincenzo GIUNTA He did not emigrate with Salvatore but his name & address appear as a reference on the passenger list for the Saxonia: “(9?) Via Cavaleri (sic) (Cavaliere?), Termini”

    Salvatore GIUNTA married Benna (Benedetta or Benedicta) LOCOCO, born 1900 in Nebraska, U.S.A. Her parents were:
    Salvatore LOCOCO and Giovanna ____? They were also Sicilian and very likely from Termini Imerese.
    Salvatore LOCOCO: born 1863/4. Emigrated in 1887. Returned to homeland in 1893 and married Giovanna ____. They sailed from Naples on the ship Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm and arrived in New York 26 May 1893.

    Both the Giunta and Lococo families settled permanently in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, U.S.A.

    Any help which your might offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Chrissy says:

      A few of my ancestors from Termini-Imerese are my great great grandfather Rosario Gioia he married Maria Manuelle? His parents were Vincenzo Gioia/born 1833 wife was Giuseppa Pusateri born 1839. Vincenzo’s parents were Maria Giunta/Gesualdo Gioia. Giuseppe’s parents were Giuseppa Balfamanto/Giuseppe Pusateri.
      Not sure if you have info on Giuntas?

    • Barb Lococo says:

      I am familiar with Benna Guinta. She was a member of the Italian group here in Lincoln, Nebraska called the Daughters of Columbus. I have just stumbled across this site by accident. I will check with older members of this organization to see if they have any other information about Benna.

  36. Irene says:

    My paternal grandmother was from Termini. SHE HAD THE MOST COMMON OF NAMES – MARIA BOVA. Is there any way to refine my search for her?

    • franklin says:

      try cheking the codex of san nicolo de bari which is a church in termini imerese. I found my family name of both my great grand father and great grand mother name tracing back to 1541

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