Genealogy in San Vito Lo Capo

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Vito Lo Capo, 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 San Vito Lo Capo registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Vito Lo Capo 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 San Vito Lo Capo. As more your surname is common in San Vito Lo Capo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Vito Lo Capo 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 San Vito Lo Capo 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 San Vito Lo Capo, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Vito Lo Capo, 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 San Vito Lo Capo area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Elisabeth says:

    I’m looking for information (birth certificates/location) of my great grandparents who were from Trapani. Carlo Tranchida (born between 1895-1915) and Vita Pellegrino (born 9 May 1910). I will be in Trapani tomorrow until Monday and would love to discover where they were from (more specifically)!!

    Thank you!!

  2. Alex says:

    I’m looking for info/birth certificate of my great-grandfather.

    Antonio Russo – Born in Castelluzzo, San Vito lo Capo, Trapani, Sicily, Italy – November 25, 1899

    Parents were Salvatore Russo & Jacquline (Jicamina)Pisciotta


  3. Joseph says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather. His name is Joseph Consiglio he was born 3-09-1894 in San Vito. His father was Gaetono Consiglio and his mother was Catherine Consiglio maiden name LaSala.

    Thank you.


  4. RoseAnne Fischer says:


    My grandfather was born in San Vito Lo Capo. I have his name and his father’s name and the date of his birth

    Salvatore Lucido – Oct 4 1899 (pretty sure of the date) His father is Marco Lucido.

    What is the best way for me to get his birth certificate?


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