Genealogy in Vicari

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

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


9 Messages to “Genealogy in Vicari”
  1. Nicole says:

    Good Evening,

    I’ve reached a dead end tracing my great grandfather.. Francesco Volpe was born on 1/6/1885 in Vicari. His parents were Giuseppe and Bartola Petta (I could have the mothers’ name incorrect. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Susan says:

    Hi My Grandmother Domenica Rizzo was born in Vicari in 1905 to Anna Militello and Giovanni Rizzo. I am looking for Anna’s and Giovanni’s marriage certificate, and birth certificates. Im also looking for Giovanni’s death certificate. Any help would be appreciated!

  3. Grizzanti says:


    I’m trying to trace the name Grizzanti (Grizanti in the US) originating in Vicari. I believe my grandfather James Grizzanti came to the US around 1912-1915 leavin fron Palermo.

  4. Kelly says:

    I am trying to locate the surname Promiscuo. I have seen it spelled numerous ways. I have been search in San Clemente Caserta, but recently have been lead to the town of Vicari. Any information is greatly appreciated.


  5. Patricia says:

    I am interested in knowing if you have any records of surnames Nuccio, Loria, coniglio, or Sinini?. These are my grandparents. Thank you.

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  7. Paula says:

    I am at a dead end with locating my family. Gaetano Arnone born about 1866, married Virginia Rose Condi born about 1876. The information I have is Virginia Rose Condi was born in Vacari,Palermo. I would appreciate any assistance locating this information.

  8. Fran says:

    Good Morning,
    I will be visiting the town of Palermo November3-7. I am told that my family was origianally from there! I am full blooded Italian ( Cangelosi and Geragio are my parents surnames). This trip is on my bucket list, so I am so very excited to find out any history on my family and visit grave sites.
    If you have any suggestions or info I would appreciate.

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