Genealogy in Carlentini

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Carlentini, 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 Siracusa province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Carlentini registrar as of that date.

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


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

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

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

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



It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Carlentini. As more your surname is common in Carlentini, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Carlentini archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Siracusa province are:
Amato, Amenta, Basile, Bianca, Bottaro, Buccheri, Calvo, Campisi, Cannata, Caruso, Di Mauro, Di Pietro, Di Stefano, Gallo, Garofalo, Genovese, Giuliano, Grasso, Greco, Italia, La Rosa, Leone, Lombardo, Magnano, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Pappalardo, Parisi, Passanisi, Puglisi, Rametta, Randazzo, Rizza, Romano, Rossitto, Russo, Salemi, Salerno, Saraceno, Scala, Spada, Tiralongo, Tringali, Valenti, Valvo, Vinci, Zappulla.

Church archives in Siracusa 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 Carlentini

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Carlentini and Siracusa 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 Carlentini, or if you have questions regarding your family in Carlentini, 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 carlentini@italianside.com


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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Carlentini”
  1. Gina says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents – Giuseppe “Joe” Sesto (born July 6, 1892) and Lucia “Louise” Franco (born June 17, 1902). They were both from Carlentini. Giuseppe’s parents were Pietro and Maria (Scapellato) Sesto. Lucia’s father was Salvatore Franco (haven’t been able to find her mother’s name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Arthur Cesar Oreana says:

    I’m looking for information about my great-grandmother, Maria Micelli de Arago (?).

  3. David Dean says:

    My uncle has a close genetic match with Cyrus Scapellati who was listed as being born in Carlentini on the 7th January 1892. When he got his call up papers he listed Castis Pignano as a friend from his native country. He also listed his occupation as Divinity student and became a Presbyterian minister. Do you have any information on his family, to which my uncle would belong, from his (my uncle’s)ancestor who was born in 1867?

  4. Brenda says:

    I have found out that my husband’s great grandfather was Mariano Mazzarese who married Rosaria Randazzo. His other great grandfather was Sebastiano Caniglia who married Alfia Vacirca. Sebastiano’s parents were Rosario Caniglia and Carmela Marino. Alfia’s parents were Vito Vacirca and Salvatora Scapellato. They were all from Carlentini. Do you have any info on them?

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