Genealogy in Partanna

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Partanna, 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 around 1820: it means that you could find information in Partanna registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Partanna from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Partanna. As more your surname is common in Partanna, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Partanna 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 Partanna and Trapani province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Partanna, or if you have questions regarding your family in Partanna, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Partanna area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Philippe says:

    Father’s Name :DRAGO Antonino married with
    Mother’s Birth Name : PULEO Maria .(1852) in PARTANNA (TRAPANI;Sicilia,)

    BIG father’s Birth Name : DRAGO biagio ; Birth Date: 28/08/1882 in PARTANNA (TRAPANI;Sicilia,)
    married with : LIVOLSI .filippa Birth Date 19/07/1888 in FAVIGNANA island (TRAPANI;Sicilia,)

    I want all informations of
    my BIG BIG Father’s DRAGO Antonino and BIG BIG Mother’s : PULEO Maria
    BIG Mother’s : LIVOLSI .filippa

  2. Laura says:

    I am looking for information on Pietro Volpe and Lorenza Tarantola both of Partanna. Pietro was born in 1833 and they were married in 1860

  3. Stephen says:

    My Grandfather was Luigi Bianco, his father was Girolamo Bianco born in 1847, and his mother was Giuseppa Biando. They married in 1856. Grandpa Luigi came to America July of 1902. We think his brother Guy may have been with him.

    I would like to hear from any relatives from Partanna and elsewhere. Guy was living with Luigi in Crystal City, MO in 1910. After that I can’t find him in any records.
    Thanks, Steve White

  4. ginnie says:

    I will be visiting Partanna in May of this year. I am trying to find information about my grandmother, Maria Giardina. Born: 1883. (possibly born in Santa Ninfa) Married in Partanna to Nicolo Marchese 1905
    Immigrated to America in 1905.
    It would be very helpful if I knew who her parents were and where they lived.
    Ginnie Cummo

  5. Sherilyn says:

    Im hoping to travel to Sicily this Fall to find records and details about my grandfather and his family.

    Born: Partanna
    Name: Gaspare Almerico
    Born: 7 July 1905
    Parents: Gaspare Almerico and Fara Cangemi
    Sister: Benvenuta
    Should I start at the church? City Hall? Does it help to call or write ahead of time?

  6. crystal says:

    Unfortunately my great grandmother who was born in Partanna, Trapani, Sicilia, last name is one of the common listed “piazza”. When my family imigrated they wanted us to be American. No info on family and no speaking Italian. Wonder where I begin? I only have a little info, I would love to be able to find my relatives in Italy

  7. Ellen says:

    I would like to locate the family home of Baldassare and Catherine Monteleone from Partanna. We will be in Sicily this summer and would like to meet any relatives. Please give my email to Barbara (Jan. 25,2014 message) as we also have Restivo relatives. Thank you for any assistance you may provide.

    • Barbara says:

      Greetings Ellen:

      I suspect your family and my husband, who is Peter J. Restivo are linked. He is a nephew of Lillian Monteleone. Did you visit Sicily this summer?
      What did you find? I have some information about Partanna ancestors. Contact me by email.

  8. Liza says:

    I’ll be in Sicily in July 2017. I have traced my grandfather, Gaetano Gennaro to Partanna. I would appreciate any information you might have about him.

  9. Carole says:

    My mother was born in Partanna in November 1909 and emigrated to the 1914. I will be in Sicily from October 24 to October 30 and would like to learn where in Partanna my mother was born, if the house still exists. Also would like to know of any living relatives. I’d like to know the best way to find this information.
    Thank you.

  10. Edward says:

    Any information for Anna Catania Born on October 16,1917 in Partanna sicily to Giuseppe Catania and Marie Catania would be very important for us on a future. Visit to Sicily. Thank You and my wife is Helen Natale. granddaughter of Luigi Natale of Palermo!? thank you again. Edward

  11. Barbara says:

    Looking for information on several Restivos who were born in Partanna — Epifania [born 1879], Vincenzo [born around 1883], Lilla [birth date unknown] and Vita,[birth date unknown. A brother Pietro went to the USA in 1902. Also trying to confirm that their father,Giuseppe who married a Dorotea Meggio,lived in Partanna. Think Giuseppe could could have been born around 1864.

  12. Jacqueline says:

    I’m planning to visit Sicily this summer, and want to know where my grandmother was born and raised so I could visit that area. I have been researching this for so long, and simply cannot find anything.

    Birth Name – Frances Chiofalo
    Birth Date – May 23, 1897
    Place of Birth – Partanna, Trapani, Sicilia, Italy
    Father’s Name – Gaspare Chiofalo
    Mother’s Birth Name – Providencia or Providenzza Bruscia (not sure about spelling)

    Thank you so much for your help.

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