Genealogy in Marianopoli

If you search your ancestors in Marianopoli, 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 Caltanissetta province registry offices were established around 1820: it means that you could find information in Marianopoli registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Marianopoli 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 Marianopoli. As more your surname is common in Marianopoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Marianopoli archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Caltanissetta province are:
Alessi, Amato, Amico, Anzalone, Burgio, Cammarata, Caruso, Cascino, Catalano, Di Dio, Falzone, Faraci, Ferrara, Ferrigno, Giannone, Giardina, Giordano, Giunta, Greco, Licata, Lombardo, Macaluso, Mancuso, Marino, Martorana, Mastrosimone, Messina, Milazzo, Mistretta, Morreale, Nicosia, Noto, Palermo, Palumbo, Piazza, Polizzi, Riggi, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Sanfilippo, Scicolone, Sorce, Spinello, Valenza, Vella, Ventura, Vullo.

Church archives in Caltanissetta 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 Marianopoli and Caltanissetta 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 Caltanissetta 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 Marianopoli and Caltanissetta 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 Marianopoli 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 marianopoli@italianside.com our expert in Marianopoli area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


5 Comments

  1. carrie says:

    I am looking into my husbands grandfather his last name is Munella – I was trying to find when and why is grandpa came to the United States and if any family still lives in Marianopoli

  2. Robert says:

    Hello,

    I am Robert Scott, partner of Teresa Lisciandra who was born in Marianopoli 1946. Her father is Luigi Lisciandra, Mother (deceased) Tommassina (Sciafanno, maiden name). All from Marianopoli. They left Sicily for USA in 1955.

    We are looking for any and all information on family in the area.

    Thank you in advance for any information provided.

  3. Andrea says:

    I recently found out that my grandfather’s sister, Sainty Defrancisco married a Lombardo. And that maybe the Lombardo family still live in Marionopoli Sicily. My grandfather was Anthony Defrancisco , who’s sisters were Marie, Carmella, Sainty, Angeline, Sarah, Josephine, Caroline, and brother Sam. I will be visiting soon and need help. Grazie. Andrea

  4. Jessalyn says:

    Hi there! My great grandparents, Carmela Restivo and Calogero Guizzotti married in marinanopli (Isnello?) in about 1915 and immigrated to the states in 1920. I found a very extensive tree on my grandmother’s side (restivo) but nothing on the paternal side (guizzotti). Any Guizzottis in Marianopoli? I’d love to visit one day ❤️

  5. Andrea says:

    I’m looking for info on my family , great grandfather guiseppie Defrancesco and my great grandmother Maria Antonia Cordaro. My great grandmothers father was a doctor. The name was Cordoro or Cordaro. The Defrancisco name was spelled Difrancesco and Defrancesco. My great grandmothers sister was Rosario Cordaro. My great grandfathers mother was Calogera Macaluso. Can you help me?

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