Genealogy in Gibellina

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Gibellina 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 Gibellina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Gibellina, 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


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Gibellina”
  1. Valentino says:

    I am seeking information on my Grandfather, he was from Gibellina. He was born on February 4, 1896( The year might be give or take a year or two) I am pretty certain that is was 1896. His name was Gaspare Lipari, he came to America in the early 1900’s he ported in NYC, lived in Brooklyn and married in 1921 and had 4 children, the last of which was my father Vito (Victor) who died this year at the age of 94.

    I was in Gibellina in 2011 and did not have the opportunity to do research. Any information would be appreciated.


  2. Holly says:

    My husbands grandfather and Grandmother were from Gibellina. They left there for America around the turn of the century porting in Louisiana. Their names were Guiseppe Capo and Mary Palermo. All their children were born in Italy except their youngest son my husbands Father Sam Capo who was born in 1911. We the records we have found show Guiseppe’s father as Rose Capo. I would love to find out more about this family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  3. Debbie says:

    Hi, I am looking for any information on my grandmother, Isabella Fontana, and her parents, etc. Isabella was born in Gibellina and was one of at least four siblings, Rosaria, Giuseppi and Louis. Thank you.

  4. Charlie says:

    Ciao. I’m looking for any information on my Grandfather, Frank Bonanno, who was born in Gibellina and came to America when he was a teenager. Thank you.

  5. Lynda says:

    Looking for information on Francesco Fontana who married Vitina Ippolito in Gibellino Sicily Italy, they had a daughter Barbara Fontana before arriving in Louisana. They settled in Beaumont Texas and had two sons, Paul Frank Fontana and Anthony Joseph Fontana.

  6. Michael says:

    I’am searching for a Pietro Ballotta who was born in or about 1857. He departed from Palermo in 1886 aboard the Letimbro, and arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana USA on November 4, 1886. Any information regarding Mr. Ballotta would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Paul says:

    Hi, I am searching for my family from gibellina. I had a great uncle, his name was santoro stallone.
    1905 was the date. He also had a brother gaspare guiseppe stallone.looking for any family connection.

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