Genealogy in Joppolo Giancaxio

If you search your ancestors in Joppolo Giancaxio, 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.

Civil Records in Joppolo Giancaxio

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 Joppolo Giancaxio town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Joppolo Giancaxio follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Joppolo Giancaxio during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Joppolo Giancaxio 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 to search in Sicilia and of course in Joppolo Giancaxio too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Joppolo Giancaxio 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 proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Joppolo Giancaxio. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Joppolo Giancaxio 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 Joppolo Giancaxio

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 Agrigento started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Joppolo Giancaxio on your behalf.

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

S. FRANCESCO DI PAOLA – Via Chiesa Madre

Anyway for our experience, even 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 time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the National archive in Agrigento.
If you are in Sicily 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 genealogists write to joppologiancaxio@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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3 Comments

  1. Joanne says:

    I will be going to Ioppolo this Friday, and hope to see the parish priest and the archives in city hall. My grandfather was Francesco Vecchio born August 8, 1890 in Joppolo. I am wanting more information on his father Angelo and mother Carmela Vecchio. Thank you for any help you have.

  2. Mia says:

    Good morning,
    I am looking to locate
    NICOLO SACCO, b. August 20, 1907, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    iii. GIUSEPPA SACCO, b. June 04, 1901, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    iv. ANTONINO SACCO, b. August 01, 1889, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    v. ANTONINO SACCO, b. May 12, 1893, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    vi. NICOLO SACCO, b. January 28, 1896, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    vii. ANGELINA GIUSEPPA SACCO, b. December 02, 1898, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia.
    viii. LUIGIA SACCO, b. March 14, 1904, Gappolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, Italia

    Especially pictures I do not have any and I would appreciate it!

  3. Maria says:

    Hello, I am trying to locate information on my grandmother, Angela Migliara. She was born in Ioppolo Giancaxio, on 4 Jan 1907. She married Salvatore Americo in Nov 1924, and had her first child, Giuseppe Americo on July 1, 1925. I know she was either imprisoned or spent time in an asylum in the mid-late 1920’s.

    This is all the information that I have. I am hoping to find out what happened to her, and when she died.

    Thank you for any help or advice you can provide.