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).
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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Trabia

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to .
Our expert in Trabia area will reply to you


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Trabia”
  1. Jennifer says:

    I am looking for any records related to a Domenico Piazza.

    His naturalization papers show his birth as 3 December 1891 in Trabia.

    I cannot determine who his parents were and hoping someone could help.

    Thank you kindly!


    • Janet says:

      I have found the birth record for Domenico Piazza, born December 2, 1891 in Trabia. His parents were Antonino Piazza and Maria Teresi. I will do more research on the tree and will post another reply for you.

  2. Joseph Collora says:

    I have not heard from my cousin, Anita Collora, in many years. The last time we spoke on the phone was few years ago. I need to get in touch with her but she has not responded to my mail. Any help to locate her to get her contact information will be greatly appreciated. She should be about 86 years old. Thanks

  3. Stephen says:

    I will be visiting Trabia/Palermo for the first time Oct 20-21 with my son . I am 69 years old and know that my ancestors came from Trabia/Palermo . I will go to the Registrar while I am there but would like to know how much you charge to do genealogy ? My family names are :Vito La BARBERA..born 1813 ,married about 1831 to a Sebastiana ————-. The second family is Salvatore Geraci ,born about the same time …..married Anna Wordina. The third family is Guiseppe Palma married about 1840to Rosa Consentina .The final family is Guiseppe Pagana born around that time and I have no other info on him .

    Please let me know the cost of your efforts before you start and I would love to meet the person while I am there the 20-21 of Oct . Thank you. Stephen LaBarbera

    I do not speak or understand Italian any longer nor does my son

  4. Jeni says:

    I’m researching my best friend’s family and I know that her great-great grandfather was born in Trabia. I’m trying to locate his birth certificate and have it translated if possible to see if it contains additional information about his parents, Joseph Mannina and Josephine Di Domenic. His information is:

    Antonino Mannina
    Born: December 12, 1862 in Trabia

  5. 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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