Genealogy in Sortino

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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 Sortino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Sortino, 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 sortino@italianside.com .
Our expert in Sortino area will reply to you

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