Genealogy in Joppolo Giancaxio

If you search your ancestors in Joppolo Giancaxio, Sicilia, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Sicilia and in Agrigento province registry offices were established around 1820: it means that you could find information in Joppolo Giancaxio registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Joppolo Giancaxio 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 Joppolo Giancaxio. As more your surname is common in Joppolo Giancaxio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Joppolo Giancaxio archives 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 archives in Agrigento 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 Joppolo Giancaxio and Agrigento 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.
Church archives in Agrigento 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 Joppolo Giancaxio and Agrigento 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 Joppolo Giancaxio 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 joppologiancaxio@italianside.com our expert in Joppolo Giancaxio area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


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.

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