Genealogy in Castellammare del Golfo

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Castellammare del Golfo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castellammare del Golfo


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Castellammare del Golfo 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 Castellammare del Golfo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castellammare del Golfo, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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19 Messages to “Genealogy in Castellammare del Golfo”
  1. John says:

    I’m searching for the birth certificate of my great grandfather. His name at birth was Rosario Fiorelli, born November 4th 1898 in Castellammare del Golfo. My family doesn’t know anything about his real parents. Its said that he was adopted by his birth mother’s brother, Francesco Cardinale and Francesco’s wife Vincenza Ligotti. So from his youth in Buffalo, NY, he went by Rosario “Russell” Cardinale.

    I’ve checked with the LDS and the civil registry records that year have a large gap. It seems that nearly all of 1898 is missing.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



  2. Philip says:

    Mt grandfather was born in Castellamare del Golfo. I had the privilege of going there a month ago and visit only for a few hours. I would love to track down his birth certificate and his parents birth and or death certificates. His name was Giacomo Scibilia; his father was Gaspare . He had two sisters Marianna and Francesca. Mariana came to the US but Francesca lived in Castellemare all her life her married name was Mattarella. My Grandfather was born August 31, 1894. His mother Guiseppina ( Scarcella Maiden name) died around between 1961 & 1963 ..

  3. Linda says:

    My father was born in Castellamare del Golfo on April 22, 1950. He lived at 52 Via Guista. He was married there on June 21 1950 to Anna Renda. The Rendas are also from the town. my father moved to America after the marriage. I would like to know if I have any relatives still living in that town. i also would like to know the name of the church they were married in I am planning a trip to Sicily in September and would like to have any informatiion before then. Thank you for your help.

  4. LeeAnne says:

    My great grandfather, Antonio Messina, was born in Castellammare de golfo around 1850-1905 but moved to South Africa via Luderitz, Namibia. He married my great grandmother, a German woman by the name Elvira. I’m not sure when or where they got married (in Europe or Africa) but any help you could provide about him would be awesome. He was a fisherman and was involved in helping to rescue people from a shipwrecked boat in South Africa.
    Thank you.

  5. Karen says:

    I’m looking for any information on Guiseppa (Guiseppina) Gennaci born in 1858 in Castellammare Del Golfo. She married Salvatore Scalisi who was also born in Castellammare Del Golfo on April 2, 1837. They immigrated to New York in 1906. Any help would be extremely appreciated. I can’t find anything on either of them.

  6. Patricia says:

    Hi my family is from Castellemare Del Golfo and I believe I still have family there today. I am visiting in August and would love to know where my grandparents lived. The surnames are Puma married to Stabile, Fiorello married to Camarda. Any information would be much appreciated.

  7. Marianne says:

    To Cristele,

    My family is Palazzolo from Castellamarre Del Golfo. In fact, both my maternal grandparents had this surname but were unrelated.

    We think a Palazzolo married a Gennaci, who was also related to the Magaddino family (Buffalo, NY).

    We may be related.


  8. john says:

    I am researching a Rosario Fiorelli born Nov 4, 1898 in Castellamare del golfo.

    It is possible that his father was a physician, mother was possibly given name Cardinale. Adoptive parents vincenza Ligotti and Francesco Cardinale.

  9. Renato Scozia says:

    my grandfather was from castellammare del Golfo
    He died at the beginning of First world war in the Austrian Italian frontier.
    Would you know when he was born and when he died??
    His name was Angelo Arcangelo Scozia

  10. Helen says:

    My Great grandfather Bartolomeo Chiofalo was born in Castellannare del Golfo around 1866. He emigrated to the US in the 1890’s. I
    would like to obtain his birth certificate if possible.

    • Tony says:

      Hi Helen:

      If your great grandfather is Bartolomeo Chiofalo, I have great research on the “Chiofalo’s” that can help you.

  11. Régis says:


    I want to know if it was possible to find the birth certificate of my great grandfather Luigi Martino, born about Castellammare del Golfo 1900?

    kind regards


  12. Deborah says:

    my family is from Castellamare del Gulfo, there name was Mione. my great grandfather was was Guispie

    • Vincent pellizzi says:

      Hi Deborah…… mother’s family is also from Castellamare del Golfo. My grandmother’s name was Guiseppa Mione. She came to America around 1910 (NYC) and married Vincenzo Rocco. She then moved to Brooklyn, I know she had a few sisters…..two moved to Detroit and one, Rosalia, lived in Brooklyn. She still has a cousin, Benny Mione, living in New Jersey.

      • Pam says:

        Hello Vincent. I live in Detroit and am the great granddaughter of Camilla Mione /Achille 1885-1975 (your grandmother’s sister). I have a lot of details on her family if interested. Also a few details on the other Detroit sister Maria Mione Russo 1889-. Their parents are Pietro Mione and Ignazia Asaro

    • Joan Gilberti says:

      My grandfather was Pietro Galante and my father was Jim Galante. We visited relatives in Brooklyn, NY many years ago by the name of Mione. The father, Paul, was a projectionist at the Coney Island theater. Is there possibly a relationship?

    • Joan says:

      I recently returned from 2 weeks in Castellemmare, so beautiful, where I attempted to locate information on my grandfather, Pietro Galante, who was born in 1869 and immigrated to America in 1909. At the time he was married to Giuseppa Maranzano Galante who immigrated several years later. When I was about 13 my father took our family to Brooklyn to visit his cousin, Paul Mione, who at the time worked in Coney Island theater as a projectionist. Could you be related to Paul. Please let me know if you may have been related to the Galante family. Unfortunately, I did see the property where my grandfather had his vineyards, which is now gated, but was unable to get a birth certificate. They tell me over 100 years is difficult. Thank you, Joan

  13. Joan says:

    Buon Giorno,

    what is the address of the Ufficio di Stato Civile for vital records?
    We will be visiting in late September and would like to find the place where my grandmother was raised.
    Is it in Castellammare del Golfo ?
    The grandfather was raised on Minore street in Castellamare del Golfo.

  14. Christele says:


    I am french but my family on my mother side is from Castellammare del Golfo. I am looking for my ancesters over there and their history. I would love a copy of their birth, mariage certificate to be able to track them as far as possible.
    My grand mother is born at Castellammare del Golfo on the 10th of October 1925, her name ‘Vincenza Palazzolo’. My grandfather, Pietro Magaddino was born on the 2nd of February 1916 at Castellamare del golfo. They got married on the 7th of December 1949 at Tunis, Tunisia.
    Do you think you can track their parents and more if possible please?
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Best regards

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