Genealogy in Alessandria della Rocca

If you search your ancestors in Alessandria della Rocca, in the province of Agrigento, Sicilia region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.This is where to start your family history research.

Civil Records in Alessandria della Rocca

In towns and villages of Sicilia and in Agrigento province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Alessandria della Rocca town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to get your Italian Citizenship and you need official certificates from Alessandria della Rocca, please follow this link)


So, if your ancestors lived in Alessandria della Rocca during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Alessandria della Rocca to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful advices to search in Sicilia and of course in Alessandria della Rocca too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Alessandria della Rocca from the Italian Unification (1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.


To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Alessandria della Rocca. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Alessandria della Rocca archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Agrigento province are:
Alaimo, Amato, Argento, Arnone, Bellavia, Bono, Burgio, Butera, Cacciatore, Carlino, Castronovo, Ciaccio, Cipolla, Colletti, Costanza, Cuffaro, Cusumano, Di Caro, Ferraro, Gallo, Gambino, Giardina, Greco, Iacono, Indelicato, La Porta, La Rocca, Lauricella, Licata, Lombardo, Mangione, Maniscalco, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Montalbano, Morreale, Mule’, Palumbo, Patti, Piazza, Rizzo, Russo, Sanfilippo, Tuttolomondo, Vaccaro, Vella, Volpe.

Church Records in Alessandria della Rocca

Church archives in Agrigento province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Sicilia started during 1500!

They are far less accessible expecially from abroad and very hard to read and decipher if you are not used and skilled.
But our local genealogists, are graduated in history and archivistics so, with their expertise, they can research the church registers of Alessandria della Rocca on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Alessandria della Rocca:



Anyway for our experience, if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival.
In this way you will avoid to waste your holidays in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy .
(Remember that archives are not open to public and officers and priests are not required by law to give you access to the local archives)
With the results gathered by our genealogist before your arrival, you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.
If you are in Sicilia and you are able to decipher old italian handwritten documents you can reach the archive here:
Archivio di Stato di Agrigento

Address: via Mazzini, 185 – Agrigento
Phone: +390922602400
Days and opening hours: from monday to friday 8.00 – 18.00; saturday 8.30 – 13.30. weekly closing: Sunday; no reservation

Archivio di Stato di Agrigento. Deposito sussidiario
Address: via Piersanti Mattarella, 237 – Agrigento
Phone: +39 0922602400
Days and opening hours: 9:00 – 13:00; no reservation

Archivio di Stato di Agrigento. Sezione di Sciacca
Address: via Figuli, 28/30 – Sciacca
Phone: 092524896
Days and opening hours: monday: 08,30-13,45 tuesday: 08,30-13,45;14,30-17,15 wednesday: 08,30-13,45 thursday: 08,30-13,45;14,3-17,15 friday: 08,30-13,45 saturday: 08,30-13,45 weekly closing: Sunday; no reservation

If you need a professional help from our local genealogist in Alessandria della Rocca area , write to or fill the form here.

Our expert will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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25 thoughts on “Genealogy in Alessandria della Rocca”

  1. Hola soy de Argentina y estoy buscando la historia de mis antepasados solo tengo la partida de defunción de mis bis abuelos antonio tenaglia y maria josefa sabella que dice italiana nacida en alessandria . Bis abuelo calculo por año de fallecimiento, nació en 1857
    Si alguien tiene alguna información se los agradecería

  2. My grandmother came from Alessandria della Rocca name was Rosina Alliotta born February 16, 1895 can you locate her for me thanks

  3. Hello planning on visiting in May 2023, trying to see where my grandparents and mom lived when she was young. Nana was Mattia Di Costa born January 1 1901, Nanu was Stefano Cimino, born 2/8/1892. My mom was Angela Cimino born
    April 25, 1921. Mom said her hometown was Alessandria Della Roca. Any help is appreciated.

  4. My grandfather was Ficarrota and my grandmother was Belluccia from Santo Stefano in Alessandria della Rocca in Sicily.
    I noticed a post on Google and it referred me here. Would you be able to put me in contact with the person
    Who posted this? We have grandparents with the same last names. We may be family.

  5. Searching for records of Alphonso Pecoraro Scanio Born in Alessandria della Rocca December 1896 and son Giuseppe born 1926.

  6. I am trying to find marriage records for my great great grand parents that would have been married around 1870 in Alessandria della Rocca, but I’ve only seen records being available to 1861. Where could records beyond that year for this location be found?

  7. Hello, My grandparents emigrated from Santo Stefano, Allesandria della Rocca in 1905-1907 via New Orleans. My grandfather’s surname was Ficarrota and my grandmother was Belluccia. They emigrated separately. My grandfather’s cousins were Cagnina’s. My parents visited Alessandria della Rocca and met relatives still living in the family home. I would like to be in touch. Thank you.

    1. Hi, I too have family from Alessandria della Rocca with the surname Ficarrotta. I have no information about cousins but I am curious if this is the same family. Are you by any chance related to Antonino Ficarrotta (b. 1862) and Rosalie Clima (b. 1870)?

  8. Hi, I am looking for information on my great grandfathers parents. He, Paolo LiCalsi was born in Alessandria della Rocca in 1879. He spent time in Tampa where he met his wife Giovannina Giordano and they went back and forth between Sicily and New York but finally settled in Manhattan where he was a cigarmaker. My Grandmother Rose was born in Alessandria. If anyone has any information, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Nicole

    1. I have traced relatives from Allessandria della Rocca. Earliest gg grandfather was Pasquale Mangione. Died before 1886. His wife was Maria Militello. They were parents of Carmela Mangione, born Nov. 1857. She died in 1886 when her daughter, my grandmother, Domenica, was 6 years old. Carmela had married Vincenzo Pendino , though I am not sure where he was from. How many Catholic churches are there in town? Hope to visit this town in May.

  9. My grandfather Giuseppe Scime was born in Alessandro’s Della Rocca in the late 1800s and emigrated to Tampa as a teenager. I am looking for any remaining relatives before I visit Sicily

  10. Hello- We are planning a trip to Alessandria della Rocca in May 2017. It will be our first time to Sicily and I would like to contact any relatives I may have in the region. My great grandparents were Gaetano Busiglio (born May 20, 1881) and Maria Scaglione (born Sept 13, 1880) were from there. They had 3 daughters and two sons. My grandmother was Giovanina Busciglio (later changed her name to Jennie). Any help you can provide in tracking down relatives would be great.

    1. Hola Juan me llamo Matias Mauricci soy de Argentina, te comento que tengo la partida de nacimiento de mi avo Giovanni Maurici nacido en alessandria della rocca en 1882, lo cual figura como testigo Gaetano Busiglio seguramente sea tu abuelo y las familias eran amigas.

  11. I am looking for possible relatives in the Alessandria della Rocca area of Sicily. I was told that’s where my great grandparents came from. I hope to find descendants or relatives or Gaetano & Maria S Busciglio. Thank you.

  12. I just found this site and am excited to find my family info. Ciro Mangione was a very close friend of our family here in Milwaukee. My Father Anthony Cannariato was born in 1899. Ciro & Paulina Mangione had no children. we visited with them very often I was just a child.

    1. Ann, some Cannariatos emigrated to Argentina. They were related to my family. If you want send me your email address and I’ll send you more info about them.

    2. my grandfather was also named Ciro Mangione he owned a mangione &sons Italian bakery in newark n.j. i beleave the people your talking about was his cousin. Did they own a pickle factory

  13. My Great Grand Father’s name is Filippo Maurici Lino (1834)of Alessandria della Rocca.
    I would like to know the names of his parents including birth places and years of births and deaths.

  14. I am trying to find a marriage for Giuseppa Bugeja and Spiridione Borda (from Cospicua Malta) which would be some time before June 1897 and most likely 1896. Since Giuseppa Bugeja was from Alessandria and it was normal for the bride and groom to be married in the bride’s church, I am thinking they may have been married in Alessandria and not in Cospicua, Malta. They had a son Carmelo Borda who was born on 28 June 1897 in Cospicua Malta. They had other children but I do not know the dates of birth. I would be most grateful for any assistance in finding a marriage record for the above couple.

  15. I have been trying to research my family that comes from Alessandria Della Rocca (I am named after the town they lived in). My grandparents names were Liborio and Dominica Settecasi. Liborio was born in 1892. I am trying to find out who his parents were and the birth order of my grandparents kids (there were 11 of them). I have been hitting so many dead ends in my search. Thanks so much!

  16. Hello! I am searching my father’s line in ancestry. I have records stating my great great grandfather was born 17 Sept 1887 in Rocca Darasso, Alessandria, Italy. His name here was Angelo John Bosia. He married Josimona A Giorgi.
    If you can help with my genealogical search of this line, I would really be grateful.
    Thank you so much,

    1. My Grandmother was born in Alessandria Della Rocca Agrigento I believe her name is Domenica Guida. Birth date Dec 16th, 1893 . She married a Phillip Valenti but I don’t know when or where.

  17. Hello. I have been researching my lineage and found that my great grandfather, Ciro Mangione, might come from Alessandria Della Rocca. I believe he was born April 1877. Could you please help me confirm this information and help to make contact with any relatives I have in the area? I will be making a trip to Italy in a few months and would love to meet them. Thank you!

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