Genealogy in Calatafimi-Segesta

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Calatafimi-Segesta?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Calatafimi-Segesta


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

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

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

If you have the opportunity to visit Calatafimi-Segesta 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.

In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the info about parishes today in Calatafimi-Segesta

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 Calatafimi-Segesta, or if you have questions regarding your family in Calatafimi-Segesta, 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 .
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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Calatafimi-Segesta”
  1. Natalie says:

    I am hoping to hire a genealogist to find family of Giovanni Mangogna b. May 8, 1888 in Calatafimi, Trapani, Sicily and his wife Giovanna Ingoglia b. July 8 1892 in Trapani, Sicily. Any assistance is appreciated.

  2. N Como says:

    I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Vincenzo Como. He emigrated to America in 1904. His fathers name was Giuseppe Como but I don’t know what his mothers name was. He had a brother named Alberto and possibly four sisters named Tomassa Calamusa, Francesca Giambrone, Crocefisso Mannino and a Mrs. Ben Messiava who never emigrated. The main piece of information I’m looking for is his mothers name and the name of the last sister. Also his wife was from Calatafimi and her name was Susanna Calamia.

    • Joe says:

      Hi — I may have found your great-grandfather’s mother’s name. I found a marriage record for Alberto Como and Nicola Penna. Alberto’s parents were Giuseppe Como and Rosaria Bono.

      I also found baptismal records for Alberto, Tomasia and Vincenzo with parents Giuseppe Como and (variously) Rosaria La Bena, Rosaria Abena, Rosaria Cristina and Rosaria Gristina Iabbene. SO her name seems to be Rosaria with some variation of Bena/Bono/Cristina…

  3. monique says:

    Vorrei se possibilie, ottenere anche un atto di matrimonio,con il nom dei figli che avrebbbe potuto avere – e per finire un atto di decesso –

  4. monique says:

    sono provando di ottenere un atto di nascita, un a della mia nonna per ricerche genealogiche – penso che dovrebbe essere nata a Monte San Giuliano il 8 settembre 1881

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