Genealogy in Palazzolo Acreide

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Palazzolo Acreide


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Palazzolo Acreide. As more your surname is common in Palazzolo Acreide, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Palazzolo Acreide 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).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Palazzolo Acreide 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.

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

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

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Palazzolo Acreide”
  1. Mary says:

    My Great grandfather was Francesco Di Domenico and he married there, then leaving Palazzolo for Pedivigliano, Cosenza ,Calabria. He had 4 sons, Sebastian, Paolo, Giuseppe, and Giovanni.
    We are related to Barone Judica. I’m not sure if its from my great grandmother, Lucrezia. Also, I am researching if there were Jewish roots in this town

  2. Pietro says:

    Pietro Tanchina barón of formia was my great grande father. Our branch emigrated to Ecuador and another Felice. Tranchina emigrated to New Orleans where his son still lived.

  3. Emily says:

    My family originated in Palazzolo Acreide from what I have found so far.Grandmother wasGrazia Tranchina,her mother Diega Rizzarelli,her dad Salvatore Tranchina,her husband was Tranchina also, his name wasPaolo Tranchina,Paolo mother was Vinci.Theycame to America in 1914.My mother was born in Melilli in 1903. ANY INFO greatly appreciated.Great grands were Pietro Tranchina and Giuseppa Vinci,her parents Domenico and Antonia Lo Guidice.Grazia my Grandma was born in 1865.Grgr was Nunzio and Stria Teodoro.I cant find anything on her.Thanks,Emily

  4. Bernard says:

    My grandfather was Raffaele (b. July 20, 1889)and his siblings were Salvatore, Paolo, Giuseppe and Concette and their parents were Vincenzio and Maria (Salvo) Rizza. They were all born in Palazzolo Acreide. They seemingly moved from Palazzolo Acreide to Noto in the 1890’s as that’s where my grandfather noted he was from when he registered at Ellis Island August 27, 1913. It appears that his siblings and parents stayed in Noto. My grandfather came to Pittsburgh, Pa. shortly after arriving in NYC and, like many Sicilians of his era, was a “huckster” who sold fruits and vegetables by horse and wagon at first and then by truck. My father was the eldest of the 8 children my grandfather had and all lived/died here in Pittsburgh. One is alive and well in his mid-eighties and it’s he I want to take over to Sicily to Acreide and Noto. I will be in Palazzolo Acreide 1 October 2014 to do some research. I would like some preliminary research done prior to getting there and will be willing to pay for several hours of research of the municipal and parish records. Let me know. Regards,

  5. Loretta says:

    Gianfriddo – I will am looking for cousins in Palazzolo Acreide. My grandfather’s name was Salvatore Gianfriddo. His father’s name was Paolo. His mother’s name was Francesca Tartaglia. His brothers were Sebastiano and Vincenzo. His sister Litria married Luigi Politini. I will be visiting in September 2014.

  6. Nicolina says:

    How many generation can we go back let me know my father Giacomo palazzolo was from cinisi also my great great father Francesco palazzolo and so on . Let me know I would appreciate it.

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