Genealogy in Poggioreale

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Poggioreale, or if you have questions regarding your family in Poggioreale, 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 .
Our expert in Poggioreale area will reply to you


14 Messages to “Genealogy in Poggioreale”
  1. Cozette says:

    I’m looking for any information on the family of Francesco Malizia from Poggioreale. His wife’s name was Girolama (Legreta or Albicocco) DOB 1850. Their three children were Giuseppe, Antonina, and Theresa born in the 1870’s. They began arriving in the late 1890’s and settled in New Orleans, later in Los Angeles. I would appreciate your help very much.

  2. Joan says:

    I am searching for the parents of Salvatore Caronna born 1840 in Poggioreale, Sicily, Italy.

    Salvatore married Annie Tusa in 1860 their son was born in Trapani, sicilia, Italy

    Annie Tusa’s Parents also born 1840

  3. Renee says:

    my nonna was maria strada born in poggioreale in 14 feb 1925 i believe there were 6 children her parents were gaspare strada and margharita tumminia .i would appreciate any information regarding the family


  4. Dixie says:

    My grandparents from Poggioreale are Joseph Benjamin Salvato born: 1881 and Dominica Cucci born: 1888. Grandfather came in to USA through port of New Orleans in 1887.

  5. Shirley says:

    great grandfather rossario mongagna, born in 1872 immigrated to new orleans 1891, his father was joseph and his mother was josie mongagna from poggeioreale, trapani province, sicily there in the town records of his birth and family…he married vencenzia ponzio, her father was stefano ponzio and mother was giuseppe milazzo from same area…all immigrated to new orleans la.around 1891…

  6. Keith says:

    My great grandfather was born on August 11th 1863. His name is Guiseppe Grisafi. He married Luigia Trapani and had four sons. They lived in Poggioreale. I’m looking for their marriage date and names, births, and marriage date of his parents. They emigrated to America (New York). I’m writing a book about my family and this information is needed. Thank you.

  7. Anthony says:

    I am looking for the birthdate of my great granparents, Francesco Coltello & Fillipa Augello Coltello , they were married in Poggioreale around 1890. Then immigrated to New Orleans a few years later, the name was changed to Cortello when arriving in the US.

  8. Judy says:

    My great great grandfather, Baldassare Rizzuto, was born in December 5, 1851. He married Vincenza Maniscalco in July 25. 1873. They had their first son Gaspar on December 25, 1874 and a second son, Antonino, born in 1877. I have looked at the records and found one Antonino birth on January 10, 1877 but the parents are Pietro Rizzuto and Maria Calandria. Baldassare, Gaspar and Antonino immigrated from Palermo to New Orleans, Louisiana on the Letimbro on October 28, 1889. It is my understanding that Baldassare came back in the 1890’s but died either on the ship or in Genoa while waiting to go to Poggioreale. Did Baldassare have a brother? Was Antoninio’s parents Pietro and Maria? Any information on this family would be hugely appreciated!

    • Robbie says:

      Hi Judy. Don’t know if there is a connection here but my great grandfather was Giuseppe Ippolito whose mother was Antonina Rizzuta (Rizzuto?), daughter of Baldassare Rizzuto and Francesca Caronna. They were all from Poggioreale, Sicily. I have done extensive research on my Ippolito (Polito) side and would welcome a reply to see if there is a connection.

  9. Ali says:

    I’m looking for the family of my great grandparents. Calogero Adamo, born 1880 and Rosalia (Di Maria) Adamo born 9.4.1884, both in Poggioreale. I would love to know their parents names and birthplaces and also any siblings they had. I don’t where to begin.

  10. James says:

    I am looking for the Chiappetta (changed to Chapetta in the US)Family, Joseph (Great grandfather), Josephine(nee Campisi( Great grandmother), Sam (grandfather),and a brother Thomas. They came to the US through New Orleans. They live in Lafourch parish in Loisiana, moving to Rockford Illinois when my great grandparents lived unMy grandfather came to Chicago Illinois foe the rest of his life.til they passed.

    • Dawn Norris says:

      I believe I might have information on this family. When some of the Chiapettas came into the Port of New Orleans they took the name of Calamia. I have a good deal of information about this and also have some of the names you mentioned above in my family tree.

      I have been doing research for many years now and will be happy to share what I know if you send me a private email.


  11. Mazara, Giuseppe, Antonia Messina says:

    Immigrated to New Orleans, Louisiana via New York in the late 1800’s. Giuseppe was a shoe maker. Possible marriage in 1897. Any information on the family would be appreciated.

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