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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8 Messages to “Genealogy in Castellammare del Golfo”
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. RĂ©gis 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


  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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