Genealogy in Casteltermini

If you search your ancestors in Casteltermini, 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 Casteltermini

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 Casteltermini town hall archives as of that date.

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

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So, if your ancestors lived in Casteltermini during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Casteltermini 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 Casteltermini too!

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

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To go on quickly in your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Casteltermini. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Casteltermini 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 Casteltermini

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 Casteltermini on your behalf.

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

GESU’ E MARIA – Via Diaz

MARIA SS. DEL MONTE CARMELO – P.zza Carmine

S. FRANCESCO – Largo Vittorio

S. VINCENZO FERRERI – P.zza Duomo

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

or
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

or
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 Casteltermini area , write to casteltermini@italianside.com 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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39 thoughts on “Genealogy in Casteltermini”

  1. Looking for family members Raffaele D’Arpa or D’Alpa from Casteltermini and his wife Antonina San Filippo – both born in the early 1800s (on or before 1916). Our family name was D’Arpa when they immigrated to the US; however, it looks like the name could have been changed from D’Alpa to D’Arpa upon immigration??

  2. Many people who immigrated from Casteltermini settled in East Trenton, NJ., as did my maternal grandparents, Maddalena Martorana and Luigi Geraci, and my paternal grandparents, Concettina Marsala and Salvatore Vitellaro. Am looking for any information on them. Thank you.

  3. I am looking for information on Pasquale Scannella (born 1901) in Casteltermini. Or information on my cousins who’s last name is Capone which I believe we’re also from Casteltermini.

    1. Are you sure it isn’t Scannella? My great grandfather was Pasquale Scannella who was from Casteltermini (born 1901) and moved to Trenton NJ.

  4. My Granfather Guiseppe Sanfilippowas born in Casteltermini on 05 May 1886. His parents names were Guiseppe Sanfilippo and Mother Guisrppa Renia. They lived at 145 San Guiseppe Street. I have all his brother & Sisters birth acts,and his Mother and Fathers Marriage Certificate. Can not find where and when his father was born. I have been to Casteltermini in 2015. Got all records from town hall and Marriage papers. Any help would be good

  5. Looking fir info on Joseph Messina who married Carmela Geraci. Am told the birth record of their son Ross (my uncle) was found in a church in Casteltermini. They came to St. Louis, which had/has a Casteltermini association. Their children: Ross, Charles, Anthony, Rose, Theresa, Mary, Carmi and Josephine.

  6. Maria antonietta

    Hi, i’m searching for my relatives in USA who descended from Vincenzo Arnone, born in Casteltermini. They used to live in Trenton, New Jersey but after the death of their dad, the auntie Maria Antonietta and cousins Vincenzo, Lucia, Dina and Giacomo lost their news. Thank you for any help.

    1. Just learned of this site! I lived in E. Trenton many years ago and one of our neighbors was Jenny Arnone, I think her husband’s name was Vincent, which of course is derived from Vincenzo. Could that be a relative you are looking for?

  7. Hello!

    I am looking for information about my paternal great grandfather Giovanni Battisa Livigni, who was married to Maria Varsalona. My grandfather is their son Paulo Livigni, born either January 26, or 28 1902 in Casteltermini, and who came to New York on the Duca Dcosta on May 18,1921. My grandfather came to the US alone, and changed his name to Joseph. I am looking for any information about Giovanni and Maria, or other children they may have had.

    I am also looking for information on my maternal great grandmother Maria Rose Severino, born in 1881 in Casteltermini, and married to Vincenzo Schifano on October 4, 1898. I would appreciate information about her parents, as I am getting different names for them.

    Thank you for any information that you can send. I hope to visit Casteltermini someday soon, as most of my family is originally from the area.

    Thank you

    1. Andrea,
      My great grandmother was also Maria Rose Schifano born 9.13.1881. Died in Akron Ohio 7.26.1968.
      My great grandfather was also Vincenzo Schifano born 3. 9. 1875. Died 2.19.1958 in Akron Ohio.
      Maria Rose Severino’s mother was Francesca Gaglione.
      My great grandmother on my grandfather’s side was Filomena Varsalona.

      I plan to visit Casteltermini when I have gathered more info on my ancestry. This website sounds like a great source.

      1. Do I know you? I’m thinking we’re related. You’re not Ronnie Blaz are you? If not, what is your relation to my grandma Mary M Severino.

    2. Andrea and Ronnie,
      My great-grandparents Michael P Severino (31 May 1883 – 1 Nov 1966) and Mary Madeline (Maddalena) DiLiberto (16 Dec 1894 – 18 Nov 1994) also came to Ohio from Casteltermini; they settled first in Belmont County before moving to Akron. Michael’s brother Mario (31 Aug 1890 – 20 Nov 1979) and his wife Carmela Sciabica (6 Oct 1891 – 8 Jul 1986) also immigrated with them. Is there any chance you may have run across any of them in your research?

      1. These are also my great-grandparents (Michael P Severino (31 May 1883 – 1 Nov 1966) and Mary Madeline (Maddalena) DiLiberto (16 Dec 1894 – 18 Nov 1994). I am traveling to the Sicily Aug/Sep 2019 and hope to find some information while I am there.

  8. Looking for information about my grandfather, Giovanni Vaccaro, who was born in Casteltermini June 24, 1887. His father was Vincenzo Vaccaro. My grandfather, Giovanni, emigrated to New York in 1910. He was single when he departed for New York but later married in America to Plantilla Colicchio on October 1, 1916. They had four children, Vincenzina born 1918 (my mother), Vincenzo born 1921, Pietro born 1923, and Sophia born 1920.

  9. Hi,
    I’m searching for my great grandfather Salvatore Acquisto born in Casteltermini and married Carmela Castiglione. My grandfather was Francesco Acquisto and he arrived in this country abt. 1913. I believe he had two brothers, Guiseppe and Vincenzo and one sister Rosalia. I think Guiseppe lived in Bayonne, New Jersey, not sure where Vincenzo lived and I think Rosalia lived in Chicago. If anyone has any information or could help I’d appreciate hearing from you.

      1. Hi Jacqueilne,
        I don’t know if this is one of your Castiglones but this is what I have –
        My great grandmother was Carmela Castiglione, Born 23 Jan 1851 and Christened 23 Jan 1851. Carmela married Salvatore Acquisto father of my grandfather Francesco also from Casteltermini, Agrigento, Sicily. I have Carmela’s mother as Rosa Alessandro. Is this one of your Castigliones? I hope this helped.

        Sandi

    1. My husband has been doing an extensive search into the Acquisto (D´Acquisto) family tree. My grandfather was also Salvatore D´Acquisto, and was born in Casteltermini in 1877…..If we can connect the dots with your family we will be in touch…

      1. I could be wrong, but my mom’s godparents were Aquisto from the sane city in Sicily. They lived in Cleveland, OH. Is this the sane family???

  10. I would like to find the birth record of my Greatgrandfather, Salvatore Denti, born in Casteltermini, Italy. On June 20, 1878. He immigrated to New York City from Palermo, Italy , on the Vessal “Citta Di Napoli” On July 18 1905. I am looking for his parents names and any records of my family Tree, he Was said to have a Brother who lived in Sicily. I would be Thankful for any help with records,

  11. Looking for relatives of Carmelo and Filomena Fantauzzo (my grandparents) who lived in Castletermini. Both emigrated to the US from Castletermini around 1921.

  12. My grandmother and her sister left Casteltermini in 1899 on the ship California from Palermo to New York City. My grandmother’s name was Filomena Vitellaro, born about 1878 in Casteltermini. Her sister was Carmela Vitellaro, born about 1870 in Casteltermini. I would like the birth record of Filomena Vitellaro so that I might have her accurate date of birth and also information about her mother and father to continue my research about this side of my family. She married my grandfather Salvatore Mulè in Trenton, New Jersey in 1899. He was from Villalba, Caltanisetta.

    1. Marie, my grandfather was Salvatore Vitellaro, born in Casteltermini in 1871. He married Concettina Marsala who was born on January 13, 1883, in Ficarazzi (Palermo). Salvatore immigrated to the US in June of 1907, and Concettina arrived in November of 1907. They lived in East Trenton,NJ. There is a child, Anna Vitellaro who arrived with Concettina, but I only know that they had one daughter, Margaret, and three sons, Frank, Sam, and James (my father). Do you have any information on this Vitellaro family?

  13. Hi actually I’m trying to find a great uncle’s family that immigrated to the USA in early 1920’s eventually settled in the California area I know the last name of Giuliano my Grandfathers name was Vincenzo and another brother was named liberto or was called Bertino I would love to connect. My Mothers name was Giuseppina she had Four sisters 3 of the sisters are deceased . My grandmothers name was Maricia. I have been back to Casteltermini many times. And know my immediate relatives and am looking for this Lost uncle and family.

  14. I am looking for relatives living in or near Casteltermini. My Grandparents came from there to the US via Ellis Island in the early 1900’s.
    My grandmothers name was Vincenzina Acquisto & my grandfather was Nicola Faldetta. My grandfather came here first & they were married by proxy first and then my grandmother came. She was 18.
    I have found the Faldetta relatives that live in Palermo but none of the Acquisto’s.
    Can you help me?

    Thank you,
    Linda

  15. Searching for records of GIUSEPPE MOSCATO – Wife – ANGELINA CANDELARIA (MOSCATO).
    Arrival in NY – 1912. Last place of residence was Casteltermini. Any information
    you may have would be deeply appreciated! I know very little about my grandparents.

  16. Hello! Looking for family of my great great grandparents Tonia Bianco and his wife Sussina Sabina (?). Their names were on the death certificate of their daughter Guiseppina B. 10/27/1878 in Casteltermini. She also had a brother Francesco B. May 14, 1874 in Casteltermini and also a sister Rose B. around 1877. Francesco was my great grandfather and was married to Rose LaNeve(LaVene?). They were from Casteltermini also. They had a son Phillip who was born in Marsala,Trapani,Sicilia,It 18 Dec 1890, and a son Antonio B 23 Dec 1899, also born in Sicily…Hope this is enough info to start a search. Would love to hear from you!

    1. Hi Ericka-

      I know you posted this years ago, but hopefully you’ll see it someday. Based on the info you gave, I believe my great grandmother Providenza Bianco was your great grandfather’s sister. I am actively researching that side of the family and would be happy to share what I have.

  17. Looking for any information from my great grandparents. Both came from Casteltermini to the US. Last names are Castelli (Now Costello in U.S.) and Tomasino. Both came to the U.S. as kids around 1913. I have all their information from Ellis Island, but would like to find out about current relatives in Casteltermini. I want to visit them!

  18. Hello,
    I am searching for any records of My grandfather’s mother. I seem to be able to find record of her birth, and her parents, but cannot find records of her marriage or children’s births.
    Her name is Teresa Burgio, born 1859 and died 1925 in Casteltermini. Her husband was Giovanni Burgio, born 1852 and died 1926 also in Casteltermini.
    Any help would be much appreciated! I can read Italian, so any records would be fine.

    1. Hi, I am a Burgio and have a decent tree including both a Teresa Burgio and a Giovanni Burgio with similar dates. Although not sure if they are the right ones. If you are still looking we should share what we have.

  19. Hello, looking for information on great-grandparents Bonifacio and Angela Noto. My grandfather is Charles Noto born I believe 1906. His siblings, my aunts and uncle include Frances, Mary and Joseph who were born in Casteltermini. Other siblings were born in America.

  20. Looking for the families of Vicenzo Arnone, whose siblings included Carmela and Tomosso, both of who emigrated to the US from Casteltermini.
    Thanks, Jill

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