Genealogy in Valledolmo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Valledolmo”
  1. Gina says:

    I have gone to Ellis Island and received the information on my great grandma her name was Giuseppa Giambrone and she came to Buffalo in 1899 on the Spartan Prince from Valledolmo she was 12. She married a man from we assume same place name was Damiano Geraci all I know about him is he was born 1885 died in 1917. My great grandma I know a bit on because she lived to be in her 90′s and I had the privilege to know her. I am now going to do some genealogy on this side of my family. Any advice would be great as I don’t see a trip to Italy happening anytime soon.

  2. Jimmy says:

    I know that my Great Grandparents were from Valledolmo, their surnames were Privitera and Camizzi. I was wondering if you have any advice for researching them from abroad, I have no plans to visit anytime soon unfortunately. I have hit a brick wall on this end of the family because there is only so much you can look up online.


  3. Jan says:

    My G-grandparents arrived in US in the late 1800s/early 1900s from Valledolmo. Last names Vullo, Gervasi and Todaro. They all settled in Buffalo , N Y. I am planning a trip to Valledolmo in the fall and would love to know if you have any info on any of the families.

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