Genealogy in Alcamo

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alcamo. As more your surname is common in Alcamo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Alcamo archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Trapani province are:
Accardo, Adamo, Adragna, Alagna, Amato, Angileri, Asaro, Barbera, Barraco, Campo, Catalano, Coppola, D’Angelo, Di Giovanni, Di Girolamo, Di Stefano, Ferro, Fontana, Genna, Giacalone, Laudicina, Licari, Lombardo, Maggio, Maltese, Marino, Messina, Milazzo, Oddo, Palermo, Parrinello, Pellegrino, Piazza, Pipitone, Poma, Rallo, Renda, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Saladino, Sammartano, Sciacca, Stabile, Titone, Tumbarello, Valenti, Vultaggio.

Church archives in Trapani 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 Alcamo

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Alcamo and Trapani 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 Alcamo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Alcamo, 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


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Alcamo”
  1. Angelo says:

    My Grandfather was born in Alcamo around 1880; his name is Angelo Ranieri. He came to the United States in 1911. Any information or Birth Certificate would be great to have.

    Thank you
    Angelo Appierto

  2. Debby says:

    I would like to obtain a birth certificate for my grandfather who was born in 1902 in Alcamo Sicily. He has the last name Adamo. Thank you for your help.

  3. Sand says:

    My family is from Alcamo, Sicily. I would like to find the family burial plot. Parents: Francisco Paolo Melia & Mary Lacolla Melia. Tow infant boys named vincenzo Melia born & died between 1902 & 1907; one female infant named Caterina Francesca Melia born between 1902 & 1911.
    I plan on visiting Alcamo on May 11, 2016.


  4. Virginia says:

    My grandmother was born Vita Mistretta on March 2, 1891. Her father’s name was Salvatore Mistretta; her mother was Elenore Lofria. I am interested in the names of any siblings she may of had and their birth dates; when and where Vita’s parents were married. Thank you for any help you may provide

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