Genealogy in Santa Ninfa

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Santa Ninfa 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 Santa Ninfa. As more your surname is common in Santa Ninfa, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Santa Ninfa 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 Santa Ninfa 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 Santa Ninfa, or if you have questions regarding your family in Santa Ninfa, 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 santaninfa@italianside.com our expert in Santa Ninfa area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

30 Comments

  1. Ed Miller says:

    Greetings,
    My name is Edward. I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Vincent Graziano (wife Frances) from Santa Ninfa, Sicily. He had four sons: Onofrio, Peter, Vincent and Frank (my Grandfather), and one daughter Margaret. The four sons come to the US in the early 1900’s and Margaret stayed in Santa Ninfa, She married a Biondo and had 3 children: Vincenzo, Stan, and Antonio (daughter). Antonio Married Stefano Pellicane and had two sons: Diego and Giacomo. To my knowledge the Pelicane’s (Vincenzo and Stanalos) were still in Santa Ninfa in 1984. I would like to know if Diego and Giacomo are still living in Santa Ninfa. Stanalos married Maria, and had 3 children: Margarita, Katerina, and Diego. Are any of the children still in Santa Ninfa? Thanks for your help.

  2. Ines says:

    Hi, my name is Ines Tornabene and I’m searching the place and date of birth of my grand grand father, Francesco Tornabene. I know that his parents were: Vincenzo Tornabene and Domenica Maltese, and that they were married 24th august 1837 in Santa Ninfa, Palermo (in Ancestry.it appears a “Vol 167 and Number 128”)

    Francesco may have been born between 1840 and 1843.

    Hope to have news from you!!!! Grazie mille!

  3. Stefanie says:

    Hello. I’m looking for any Di Benedetto or Lodico relatives from Santa Ninfa. My 5th grandmother was Elisabetta Lodico and she married Agostino Di Benedetto. I have some information about their children but it stops with them. Any info is much appreciated.

  4. garry says:

    Trying to find out where my Great Grandmother was born in Trapani. Her Name was Fillipa Saladino and she left for american in 1907 at age 15.

  5. L.B.H. says:

    Trying to trace back “Balsamo and/or Riggo”.

    My grandfather (Joseph G. Balsamo) was born in Santa Nifa, Trapaniin, Sicily on June 2, 1898. His brother Francesco (we think) was also born in the same providence to the parents of Vito Peter Balsamo ( my great grand father) and Vitina Tilie Riggo (my great grand mother). Immigrated to New York in/around 1904 and 5 other siblings were born in Brooklyn, New York.

    We can’t find anything past my great grand father (Vito Peter) or great grandmother (Vitina Tilie). Figured this might be our shot in the dark 🙂

    -Lauren

  6. karyn says:

    I am researching my Great Grand Parents from Santa Ninfa Rose Corrao and Francisco Furio they married in March 1893 his father was Rosario Furio , mother Carolina ferrera, My Grandmotehr Carolina Furio born 1/15 1894. Francisco must have died before 1902 because Rosa remarried Salvatore Basile and gave birth to a son Paul Basile
    I am searching for information on Francisco death also is profession
    Any information would be helpful
    Karyn

  7. Mildred says:

    My materal grandparents came from Santa Ninfa and Gibellina-grandpa was Angelo
    Scuderi and his wife was Katina Fontana; My other set of grandparents came from there also Michela Triolo and Veto Biondo- related to Trombino’s that are there now- met them in 1957. My grandfather Angelo Scuderi had an uncle who was a Priest- Francesco. I know there are some distant cousins- a Mario who works or worked in a bank there who is related to the DiCarlos in Chicago, Ill. I am trying to trace back and see how far back I can go. I speak the “old” Sicilian prior I think to the 1900’s.

    • Ginette says:

      Hello Mildred, i am a Scuderi. I am going to Santa Ninfa and Gibellina next month. What info have you found? Im hoping to locate some grave sites. My father was Nelson (Ignazio), his father was Vincienzo, his father was Baldassar, and his father was Ignazio (1822)

      • Steve says:

        Ginette,

        Did the Ignazio Scuderi who was born in 1822 come through the Port of New Orleans? I think he may be my ancestor too.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Looking for information on Don Mariano Di Stefano and Hippolita Perez, Santa Ninfa around the 1850s, specifically their son Michele Di Stefano.

    • Lillian Albanese says:

      Hello Suzanne – I do not have any specific info for Don Mariano DiStefano – his wife or son.

      My 2nd great grandmother was Antonia DiStefano she married Angelo Mendolia in Santa Ninfa.

      When my dad came to America from Santa Ninfa (age 16) he lived with a cousin Mariano DiStefano (4 Feb 1884 – abt 1949) in Brooklyn. I have two addresses for Mariano the first 97 Scholes Street and later 464 Pulaski Street both in Brooklyn. Mariano immigrated to America on the 23 Sep 1905 and married Vita Cotone in 1909.

      I believe Mariano’s father was Giuseppe DiStefano. I don’t know if our cousin is related to your DiStefano line.

      Good Luck on your research – Lillian (nee Amari) Albanese

      • Anita Szybillo says:

        Hi Lillian. My grandfather was Dominick Amari from Santa Ninfa. I know their cousins were DiStefano. They all lived in Brooklyn. How are you an Amari?

        Anita

  9. Jodie says:

    My great grandpa’s name was Giacomo Falsitta born in Santa Ninfa, Trapani in 1879. His parents were Rosario Falsitta and wife Angela Vaccara. Any information would be appreciated

    • Lillian says:

      Hello Jodie – my great grandmother was Leonarda Falsitta born apprx 1871 Santa Ninfa. She married Gaspare DiCarlo (born 1856). Wondering if Giacomo & Leonarda might be related.

      Thank you – Lillian (nee Amari) Albanese

  10. Steve says:

    I am interested in tracking down my family in Santa Ninfa, but I do not know very much about them. Our name on my mother’s side is Scudari, but it was originally Scuderi. When my grandfather joined the Army, they spelled his name with an A instead of an E, and it has stayed that way.

    As far as I know, our family left Santa Ninfa sometime around 1900, traveled to the Port of Palermo, and came straight to the Port of New Orleans. I’d love to learn more about my ancestors and possibly get in touch with some living relatives, but I’m not sure where to start.

    Does anyone know of anyone with the last name of Scuderi whose ancestors traveled to New Orleans?

  11. Marlene says:

    Any persons related to Vito Biondo,or Bonnura. Santa Ninfa or
    Partanna or surrounding areas.or. Oliva Russo

    • Joan Resnick says:

      My grandparents on my mothers side were John Bonura and Elizabeth Biondo.

      I believe both were born in Santa Ninfa.
      He in 1886 or 1887 and she in 1891 or 1892.
      They lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

  12. Maryann says:

    I am trying to find information about my grandparents: Vittoria Corso was born in Santa Ninfa in 1875. She came to Brooklyn, NY in 1899-1900 and married my grandfather, Rosario Donato. I believe my grandfather who came to Brooklyn in 1896 was born in Sicily but don’t know the town or province. According to his marriage certificate his mother’s name was Maria LoGrasso(sp?) and his father’s name was Salvatore Donato. Any help you can offer?

  13. Johnathon says:

    I am looking for information for my paternal side. Sinacori is the surname and my family lives in New Jersey

    • Lillian says:

      Hello Johnathon –

      My 2nd great Uncle was Francesco Amari (1854-1917) he married Lucia Sinacori (1851-1927) – Santa Ninfa, Trapani, Sicily. Her parents where Ignazio Sinacori & Caterina Corso.

      This is the only info I have on the Sinacori family. Good Luck with your research – Lillian

  14. Cindy says:

    Hi, I am researching my great grandparents Santo Buffa and Anna Titone (1893-1911). Anna’s father was Leonardo Titone and her mother was Rosa Sparla. Does this sound familiar to anyone?

  15. Tom Rio says:

    My grandparents were born in Santa Ninfa and married there. My grandfather Tommaso Amari was born Dec. 15, 1879. My grandmother Ninfa Cardinale was born Nov. 2, 1883. They were married on Feb. 22, 1902. I’m not sure when they came to Brooklyn, N.Y. but they were naturalized on August 1, 1950. I have copies of the original documentation for all of that. My mother Maria, and younger brother Joseph were born here. Two sisters Mary and Josephine were born in Italy. I would love to take that back further and find out more about my grandparents families and any of their brothers and sisters, what their professions may have been over there, etc. Can you point me to the most likely sources that I can follow up on by using the internet? Thank you.

  16. Mike says:

    Hello my entire paternal side of the family is from Santa Ninfa. My grandfather was born in Decembre but registered in January of 1917 named Pasquale Di Prima, born to Elisa Lombardo and Pasquale Di Prima both born in the 1870’s. My grandmother’s is Giuseppa Biondo born february 1929 to parents Pietroro Biondo and Stefana Trompino both born in 1900 (stefana for certain but Pietro perhaps in the 1890’s) i speakand write Italian fluently and have tried to contact the commune municipio but I have never received any news back. I would love to recieve more i formation on my great grandparents as far back as possible if possible.

  17. Frank says:

    They came to America in 1921 and
    settled in Brooklyn New York. I have
    e-mailed a cousin, Nino
    Sinacori in Santa Ninfa
    but would llike to learn
    more about my family.
    Thanks

  18. Frank says:

    My mom was born in Santa Ninfa in
    1919 to Laurenz and Girolama Morreale
    . Her maiden name was Sinacori.
    Please give me some information about my
    family.
    Thank you
    Frank

  19. Lillian says:

    Looking to trace ancestry of my grandfather & grandmother. Grandfather is Angelo Amari (born aprx 1888) and Caterina DiCarlo (born aprx 1893). They immigrated to America where my dad was born but returned some time after 1910. They where married in New York in 1909. After returning they remained in Italy and raised a family of eight. My dad returned to America at age 16. I believe one of my uncle’s names is Serverio (not sure of spelling) he visited us in America when I was a child. Another uncle went to Australia (I remember my dad said he had past on). That’s about all I have – except original papers of my dad’s baptism in Santa Ninfa and grandparent’s Ellis Island records both state Santa Ninfa.

    Can you assist me please – thank you.

    • Anita says:

      Hi Lillian. My name is Anita. My grandfather was Domenick Amari from Santa Ninfa. I had an Uncle Angelo Amari. Angelo was born in the US in 1920? He just died 2 years ago.
      So he must have been named after a cousin from Santa Ninfa. Domenick was the oldest of nine kids, I believe. He was born in 1888 also I think. All the family was here including his parents. Guiseppe Amari was his father.

      • Lillian says:

        Thank you Anita for the reply … my grandfather Angelo came here to America in 1906 (on manifest – states to be with brother Guiseppe in Brooklyn NY). He married my grandmother Catherine DiCarlo in 1909. Wondering if same Guiseppe?

        I will do more research and get back to you – sounds like we are related someway.

        • Lillian says:

          Hi Anita –

          Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. My grandfather Angelo as previous mention arrived to US in 1906 from Santa Ninfa. His brothers Guiseppe Amari came in 1905 (born 1883) and Francesco Amari came in 1903 (born 1885). Guiseppe was a tailor & lived in Pennsylvania. He had two children – Ralph & Frank. Francesco worked in grocery store & lived in Brooklyn. He had four children (Concetta, Angelina, Mary & Vito). I believe my grandfather Angelo had two more brother – but I don’t know their names.

          Angelo’s parents where Pietro & Ninfa (Minnulia) Amari. Angelo had seven children including my father(4 boys/ 3 girls). I just connected with my Uncle’s daughter in Australia.

          • Anita says:

            Hi. They must have been cousins with my grandfather. I know Dominick had about 8 more brothers and sisters and they were all in the US.

            Anita

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