Genealogy in Mazara del Vallo

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

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


Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Mazara del Vallo?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Mazara del Vallo

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

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



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

Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Mazara del Vallo 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 Mazara del Vallo, or if you have questions regarding your family in Mazara del Vallo, 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 mazaradelvallo@italianside.com


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  1. Linda says:

    I wish to find street address where my grandparents lived before emigrating to US. If there are living relatives of either grandmother (Mazara del Vallo) or grandfather (Salemmi) I would like to know that as well. Perhaps how I might contact them. I will be in Sicily and plan to visit the area Oct 20-28. I have dual citizenship (Italy and US) and have much information on my Sicilian relatives already. Grandmother name: Calogera Fodera born March 25, 1895 Mazara del Vallo (I have her birth certificate). Her father was Vincenzo Fodera and mother Giuseppa Licata.
    Grandfather name: Giuseppe Tibaudo born January 12, 1879 in Salemmi. (birthdate taken from grandmother’s naturalization (US) documents). His father was Alberto Tibaudo and mother Maria Genco. Calogera Fodera and Giuseppe Tibaudo were married in Mazara del Vallo on June 8, 1913. They had one female child Maria Tibaudo born after they married (birthdate unknown). That child died in Italy before 1920 but date of death is unknown. Giuseppe emigrated to US (date unknown from Palermo) I’m thinking sometime in the years 1914-1917. Calogera tried to join him in US but was repeatedly refused passage due to eye condition. She did emigrate from Palermo to NY on the SS Madonna. The ship’s manifest is dated Oct. 20, 1920. Can you help me find any relatives still there and the street addresses that my grandparents lived at when they were there. I know nothing of my grandfather’s family other than town and his parent’s names. I do know that my grandmother left at least two sisters and maybe a brother in Italy. She was the only member of her family to emigrate. Thank you

    Any advice you could give as to finding this information before I arrive would be helpful. I will not have much time there. I speak no Italian. My husband speaks some.

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