Genealogy in Castelvetrano

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

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 Castelvetrano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelvetrano, 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 castelvetrano@italianside.com .
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