Genealogy in Trabia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Trabia 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 Trabia, or if you have questions regarding your family in Trabia, 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


One Message to “Genealogy in Trabia”
  1. Paulette Doyle says:

    Stiamo per essere a Palermo e Trabia 1 ottobre 2013. Mi puoi mettere in contatto con qualcuno che parla inglese che può darci un tour storico di Trabia? I miei antenati provengono da lì. Io non sono interessato a ricerche approfondite geneaology in questo momento – basta vedere i siti storici, cimiteri, ecc Grazie.

    We are going to be in Palermo and Trabia October 1, 2013. Can you put me in touch with someone English speaking who can give us an historical tour of Trabia? My ancestors are from there. I am not interested in extensive geneaology research at this time–just seeing historical sites, cemeteries, etc. Thank you.

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