Genealogy in Trapani

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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 Trapani, or if you have questions regarding your family in Trapani, 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 Trapani area will reply to you


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Trapani”
  1. Sandra says:

    My Grandfather Michele Sorrentino was born in Trapani Italy on November 20, 1902. I believe his father’s name was Joseph. I will be in Italy next month and plan to travel to Trapani. I have no idea where to begin but would love to narrow down my search as much as possible before I arrive.

  2. Michele says:

    My great grandfather Giacomo Santangelo born 18 Feb 1890 father was also Giacomo born 1860 and mother Michelina Verzi or Virzi from Trapani. Any additional information or family would be appreciated. Thank you. Michele

  3. Jennifer says:

    My grandmas’ name was Filomenia Trapani she married Andrea Franco the arrived in New York around 19O5ish they were married prior to leaving Italy.Any information would me helpful.

  4. Jillian says:

    I’m looking for my Great great grandfather/grandmother. His name was Tony Mulla in, her name was Maggie Mulla, they arrived in Louisiana in 1903. Tony was born 1873 and she was born 1880, they were married prior to leaving for the US. My online searches have not been successful in finding them in Italy, any help would be fantastic!!

  5. Joe says:

    My Grandfather I believe he was from the region, his name was Ignazio DiGirolamo he was born March 15, 1910. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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