Genealogy in Castelvetrano

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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).
In anycase, if you want to try to contact churches, here there is the list of parishes today in Castelvetrano

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.

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


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10 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelvetrano”
  1. Jean Michel says:

    Bonjour.
    Je suis a la recherche de mon Grand Pére Luigi Romagnoli né le 06decembre 1898 dans la commune de Castelenovetto.Avait il des frères et soeurs ,et-il décédé dans votre commune!!!!! .Pouvez -vous me donner le nom de ses parents pére et mère.Et s-il a encore de la famille vivant chez dans la commune .Tout cela pour mon arbre généalogique .
    Toutes informations sur mon grand pére et sa famille sera le bien venues.
    Meçi,
    Jean Michel

  2. kathryn says:

    i will be travelling to sicily in september. i was told grandma was from castel vetrano and i would like to see her home. Her name was :francesca sbrigata.
    she was born around 1912 and had 2 sisters and a brother. how would i find out more?

  3. Deborah says:

    My grandfather Calogero Favoroso,born June 3,1886 and his sister Angeline emigrated in early 1900′s I believe. His naturalization papers said he was from Castlevetrano. The only story he ever told about his life there is that his sister and he were orphans and use to walk the streets selling pots and pans. I would love to find his birth records and any other information available for my father Gaspere who is now 83. He was very happy when I found my grandfathers naturalization record. We know so very little about my grandfathers family or life in Castlevetrano. I would appreciate any help that you can give including the translation of our name. He married Josephine Cartafalsa who was from Campobello and according to records, there is a Plaza Favoroso in that city. I will be eagerly waiting for your reply,
    Best Regards,
    Deborah Favoroso Kukorlo

    • Deborah says:

      Just found information that said his sisters name was Angela. She emigrated in 1920 with Mercurio Paltrow. She was 41 and he 42. Info says they were from Castlevetrano.

  4. Signorelli says:

    I am checking on Gaspare Signorelli, his name could have been Signorello and maybe changed when he came to the US. He was born 1863 and baptized at San Giovanni Baptista church in Castelvetrano.

  5. Antionette says:

    I am looking for my great, great grandfather Carlo DiStefano’s family in Castelvetrano, Italy. Here is what I know. My great grandfather John (Giovanni) DiStefano (BD 7-24-1888)and grandmother Rosa Urso (BD 1886)and my Great Uncle Jack DiStefano (1895) along with possibly another brother Melchiore DiStefano (BD 1887) came to the USA in 1907, and 1904 respectively. I have their ship names and manifesto’s. I cannot find anything about my Great Great Grandfather Carlo. He did not come to the US. They also had another brother Vincent and sister Maria that did not come over. I would like to know if any of our relatives still reside in Castelvetrano and where. I believe Vincent moved to Cossato, Piedmonte several years ago before passing away. Vincent has a grandson in Cossato named Vittorio Morrione.
    Any information that you may have would be so helpful in finding them.
    Thank you in advance!
    Antionette

  6. Crystal says:

    I am searching for information on my great great grandparents Giovanni and Francesca Leone from Castlevetrona.they had a son named Santoro Leone. My great great grandfather came to the United states when my great grandfather was 3 years old.I have a little more information but not much.

  7. Maria Palamaro says:

    My grandfather Giovanni Palminteri was born in Castelvetrano and I need to acquire his birth certificate in order for me and my family to become Italian citizens. Can you steer me in the right direction in getting this information.

  8. Anthony says:

    I am researching my grandfather who was born in Casetlvetrano, Trapani, Sicily. My grandfather was named Filippo Ferreri. He was born sometime in the late 1800′s and came to America in the early 1900′s. He had an older brother Giacomo, and a younger sister (possibly half-sister) name Francesca. From what I know, he was a performer of some sort (“show biz”) before leaving Castelvetrano. I’ve also heard that his father might have been a politician or a socialist. Not very sure how accurate that may be. I do know that my grandfathers younger sister Francesca was raised in a convent, and came to America much later after her brothers. My grandfather Filippo Ferreri while in America (NYC -Brooklyn) married Leonarda Valenti who originally came from Santa Margherita (from what I’ve heard, her town was destroyed in an earthquake?). Any help in pointing me in the right direction to research my family history would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  9. Francine says:

    I am researching my great grandparents who lived in castelvetrano trapani, sicily.
    Names are Francesco varvaro married to Mattia Gugulia, children are domenico, antonino, melchiore, Lauretta and rosa, who is my grand mother

    The other family name is Giulo Gaggini married to Maria Giambalvo, children are Angela, Francesca and Antonino who is my grandfather. Address is via l’bartelmeo # 5, which still exists

    Any information about these families or help in research would be helpful. Thank you!
    Fcagino@nyc.rr.com

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