Genealogy in Serradifalco

If you search your ancestors in Serradifalco , Caltanissetta Sicily in Italy you can find birth records , marriage and death records at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office of Serradifalco or in the parishes archives of the town.

If your goal is family history, you need to know that registry offices in Serradifalco, as in Caltanissetta province, were established around 1820: it means that you could find records in Serradifalco registrar archives as of that date. If you want to go beyond, you should consider to investigate the parish records (usually in Sicily religious records started about mid 1500).

In case you are interested in dual italian citizenship, you must ask for birth certificates to the town hall. Copies of birth records are NOT valid to apply for italian dual citizenship.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Serradifalco 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 Serradifalco. As more your surname is common in Serradifalco, as more it could be difficult to find the exact family branches in Serradifalco 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 Serradifalco and 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 Serradifalco 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 Caltanissetta.
You can reach it here:
Archivio di Stato di Caltanissetta

Address: via P. Borsellino, 2/2a – Caltanissetta
Phone: +390934591600
Days and opening hours: mon, wed, thu, sat: 8,00 – 13,30; tue, fri: 8,00 – 18,00 weekly closing: Sunday; no reservation

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 Serradifalco, or if you have questions regarding your family in Serradifalco, 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 our expert in Serradifalco area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Susan says:

    I am trying to obtain information regarding both my grandfather Giovanni Augello, born between 1897/1898 who had an older sibling (Gaetano) born 2 years earlier and great-grandfather Luigi Augello, born between1863/1864. From what I understand my great-grandfather Luigi was born on Via Sferrazza and grandfather Giovanni on Via Crispi in Serradifalco. I will be visiting in the near future and am attempting to perhaps get the exact house numbers they were born and/or the church they may have been baptized in so as to hopefully gain information from there.

    My great-grandmother Angela (nee Brunetta) I believe was born in Naro several years after her husband Luigi. Unfortunately I do not have much info on her. Any help and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Rosemarie says:

    I am searching for my ancestry of Burgio. Giuseppe Burgio was born in serraddifalco on January 8, 1883. He married Gieseppa “Josephine “ Petix born in 1890. They were married and moved to US in 1912. Are they any surviving relatives. I will be in that area within a month and I’d like the opportunity to meet them if possible.

  3. Gay Ann says:

    Per Favore: Mia papa nome e Samuel A. Pilato, soui papa nome e Angelo data di nascita 1867, e mama e Carmela Migliore, data di nascita 1876, io fare una visita a Serradifalco la 7 e 8 marzo 2019. Mia demanda e che cosa la ora aprire per mia indagine? E un possibilita mi puo aiutare? Multi Grazie Gay Ann (Pilato)

  4. Carol says:

    I am researching my family heritage and am looking for info regarding descendants of the marriage of Giuseppa Migliore (b 1864) married on 8/8/1885 to Vincenzo Barrile (b 1858), these are my great grandparents. I have some info on Giuseppa’s lineage, but nothing of her husband Vincenzo Barrile. I am also interested in all the Barrile children they had, if there is a possible second wife, and if so, her children. I am aware of one son, Vincenzo, b 1901. He emigrated to USA and married in 1925 to Antonina (Lena) Ventura b 1906. Her parents were Frank and Thomassa Ventura possibly also from Serradifalco. Any Barrile information is appreciated.

    • Judy says:

      I believe the Giuseppa Migliore and Vincenzo Barrile you mention are my great grandparents as well. I had a great Uncle “Jimmy”(Vincenzo) who was married to aunt Lena and they had two sons. May I ask who your parents are?

    • Judy says:

      Hi Carol,
      My great grandparents names are also Giuseppa Migliore & Vincenzo Barrile, from Serradilfalco. Vincenzo & Giuseppa had several children including their youngest, a son named Vincenzo(Jimmy) who married Lena. They had 2 children. May I ask your parents first names? I believe I know who they are and how we are related.

      • Carol says:

        Dear Judy, It never occurred to me to check back until now and it was quite a surprise. I don’t know how to say this because it isn’t the traditional response. You see my mom got pregnant by someone other than my father. She was in her senior year of HS and had something going on with a Frank Barrile in 1949. I was born in Dec. She also was in love with my dad and married him at 5 mo pregnant. Once she told me that my dad might not be my dad and I blew it off. To shorten this saga, I had my dna tested and I am not my fathers daughter but the daughter of Frank Barrile. That was the name my mom had given me 30 some years ago, before the internet and dna. Both my parents are dead and I am 68. Prior to this discovery I had a passion for discovering my roots. I will continue for my siblings but I am feeling untethered and want to know my own genealogy. I am in Buffalo NY and if you are willing to talk to me I would feel so grateful. If this is too hot of topic for you just tell me, no offense will be taken. I have been in contact with Theresa Long and we are cousins but she and I aren’t sure of where we connect. Mr Angelo Coniglio was kind enough in sharing with me how he and I were related (shared dna). He provided me some historical background dating back to Anna Mineo who married Angelo Mont’alto, now known as Montante in Serradifalco Sicily in the 1700’s!!!! I do hope to hear back from you Judy. Sincerely Carol

        • Judy says:

          Hi Carol,
          Wow, what a back story! I certainly understand you wanting to find out more about your roots. You mention, Montante, are you related to that family as well?
          Since I thought you were someone else, I am not sure
          if I can fill in the blanks for you. Not sure who Theresa Long is….was she able to give you any information?
          I don’t mind talking with you, just not sure how to go about it.
          Regards, Judy

  5. Luisa says:

    Looking for information on my grandparents who were born in Sicily around 1888. Grandfather Luigi DiFrancesco and Grandmother Maria Carmella Scavuzzo. They individually emigrated to the US around the turn of the century. Thank you.

  6. Lori says:

    I’m told my family is from Sicily. My grandmother was Angelina Borges who married Jacomo Urso. After Jacomo died, she married Angelo Urso. They then entered the United States in New York with 2 children.

  7. Barbara says:

    Would love to know if I have any ancestors in Serradifalco, Sicily

    My grandfather was Luigi Palmeri
    His mother was Teresa Cumbo. His father was Gaetano Palmeri.
    Luigi married my grandmother, Guiseppina Girrantano.

    Luigi was born on April 15, 1879. He came to America to Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1907
    My grandmother’s mother’s name was Giovanna Milazzo.

    • Deb says:


      The following is from the Serradifalco Birth or Death Register:

      Gaetano Palmeri est 1839 to 17-JUL-1923
      FATHER: Salvatore Palmeri
      MOTHER: Provvidenza Micciche

      Teresa Cumbo est 1843 to 27-JAN-1921
      FATHER: Angelo Cumbo
      MOTHER: Rosa Vancheri

      Gaetano Palmeri & Teresa Cumbo’s Children:
      1) Provvidenza Palermi est 1871 to 4-MAR-1889
      2) Angelo Palmeri est 1877 to 8-FEB-1877
      3) Luigi Palmeri est 1877 to 5-FEB-1878
      4) Luigi Palmeri DOB: 15-APR-1879
      5) Angelo Palmeri 22-JUL-1883 to 30-AUG-1883

      Please note the above may not be a complete list. Also it was not unusual to continue giving a particular name to children in the same family until one of those children survived.

    • Alice says:

      Just wondering how tour search is going. My great grandfather arrived in Pittston sometime close to yours. My great grandmother with two children arrived a few years later. My father was raised in Pittston. Grand parents on my grandmother’s side are Benfante. There are a lot of benfante’s in Pittston today.

  8. Richard says:

    Hello, my maternal great grandparents lived in Serradifalco in 1905.Sam Caramella (born abt 1875) left in 1912 for the USA. The rest of family (wife Rosa and 7 children) followed in 1913.Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Thomas says:

      We must be related, I know the spelling of our last name changed several times some spelling Calamera, Caramella. I know one of the family that left from Sicily was Pasquale. They lived in Buffalo for a while and Du Bois, PA.

    • Linda says:

      Samuel and Rosa are my great great grandparents on my father’s side. Patrick(Patsy)? was my grandfather and John J. was my father.

  9. Bonita says:

    My grandparents were Leonardo Volpe (1876) and Concetta Cordaro (1891) There parents were Michele Volpe and Margherita Insalaco, and Pasquale Cordaro and Luiga Petix. Can you go back any farther? Petix seems to be a Greek name.

  10. Brian says:

    I’ve been trying to trace my family back to my great-great grandparents for the purpose of claiming Italian citizenship and have been wildly successful (especially for only spending two days on it.) After deciphering several name changes after moving to America, I have traced my Great Great Grandfather, Giacomo Migliore and his parents, Leonardo and Palma (Salvaggio) Migliore to Serradifalco. I’m running into some problems now with finding legitimate information about my Great Great Grandmother as I really didn’t know anyone after my grandfather (who is deceased.) On the 1940 Census, it lists my great grandmother’s name as Frances (which she kept until death) and the 1925 Census is extremely hard to interpret but it looks something like “Cruce.” I was able to find a date of birth, possible maiden name, and approximate date of death through Social Security records and a few other things. lo and behold I found someone that matches her maiden name and exact date of birth named Crocifissa Lonobile. I thought this was a wrap and it would be easy enough to find marriage/immigration records (i already have both the birth certificates) but I literally can’t find any other information. Her (possible) husband, Giacomo arrived at Ellis Island on January 3, 1913 with a final destination listed as Pennsylvania but she is not listed on the manifest and I’m not sure if they got married before leaving Italy. Their first child was born on October 30, 1917 so she would have had to arrive in The US prior to that. My great grandfather, Leonard (Leonardo on the 1925 Census) was also born in Pennsylvania in 1919 but their third (Frank), fourth, and fifth children, were born in Buffalo, New York, where the rest of my direct family still lives today.

    If you could help me out it would be much appreciated!

  11. Sally says:

    My paternal grandfather was Gaetano Rizzo and paternal grandmother was Salvatrice Lobue. Their children Filippo born 1924 (my father), Giuseppe, Maria, and Giuseppina, all born in Serradifalco.

    My fraternal grandfather Raffaele Cordaro (dob unknown, he died in his 60’s, was married twice before marrying my grandmother, died when my grandmother was expecting my aunt), and maternal grandmother Antonina Cordaro. Their children Antonia Cordaro (born 1935 – my mother) and Raffaela Cordaro (born 1939).

    I don’t know much else about my family there. My father came to Rochester NY in the late 50’s, my mother came to the states in 1961.

  12. Sam says:

    My father, Leonardo Locastello was born in Serradifalco in January 1911. His father was Salvatore and his mother was Rosa Geraci. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

  13. Don says:

    My GGF was Salvatore DiFrancesco married to Carmela, he emigrated to the US in 1906 at the age of 16. Any info would be greatly appreciated

    • Randy DiFrancesco says:

      My Grandfather was Giuseppe Di Francesco, my grandmothers maiden name was Providencia Palmeri, she married Geuseppi. The immigrated to US turn of the 1910-?
      Providencia had 7 or 8 siblings. Stella, Leonard, Terresa, and more.

      • Brian says:

        My grandfather was Filippo Di Francesco. It was Anglicized at Ellis Island. He left Serra Di Falco at age 16 for America, returned then left again at a later age. His wife was Pauline Rizzo. His brother was Angelo, but he was one of 15. Too many for me to know! Cousins of ours still live in Serra di Falco

  14. Eid says:

    Minha avó chamava-se Rosalia Rizzo
    Meus bisavôs: Salvatore Rizzo e Maria Vullo
    meus triavos: Giuseppe Rizzo e Maria Rontdana e Giuseppe Vullo e Maria Pompeo.
    Estou construindo minha árvore genealógica.
    favor me ajudarem.

    My grandmother was called Rosalia Rizzo
    My great-grandparents: Salvatore Rizzo and Maria Vullo
    My triavos: Giuseppe Rizzo and Rontdana Maria and Giuseppe Maria Vullo and Pompeo.
    I am building my family tree.
    Please help me.
    Thank you.

  15. mary says:

    I am visiting soon to Sicily for the very first time, the week of April 26th.
    My great grandparents were Francesco Facciponti and Gianina Volpe. My grandmother was Ignazia (Rizzo) and grandfather Antonio lived from 1871-1936. They came to the States in the early 1900s.
    My aunts and uncles were Carmella, Concetta, Jennie, Leo , Samuel, Frank & Anthony.

    Would love to know what I should do while in Sicily to find out more –

    Thank you.

    • Nancy says:

      My father was Leo Facciponti my parents divorced when I was 7. We lived at 8 w railroad st Pittston Pa I remember Uncle Sam & Aunt Carmella . It’s a shame that after the divorce I lost touch with the family. I am 68 yes old & live in Fl. We are cousins I would very much like to hear from you. Nancy

  16. Roberta Laudico says:

    My father,Charles Laudico is turning 90 in May 2014. HE would like to find out more info on his paternal grandmother,Rose Laudico, who was a widow and came to the USA from Serradifalco as well as his mother’s father, Russell Costantino who came to the US ( both in the late 1800″s.Thank you. He will be so happy for any information.

  17. Fouilloux says:

    I look for the marriage to Serradifalco of
    Antonino Petix and Giuseppa Migliore near 1830
    Thank you

    • Deb says:

      The following is from the Serradifalco Death Index:

      PARENTS:Antonio Petix and Giuseppa Miliore
      1) Salvatore Petix est. 1823 to 08-Apr-1907 spouse: Maddalena Immordino
      2) Gaetano Petix est. 1830 to 01-Apr-1896 spouse: Luigia Salvaggio
      3) Giuseppa Petix est. 1835 to 09-May-1896 spouse: Paolino Bonvegna
      4) Costanza Petix est. 1836 to 20-Jul-1909 spouse: Nocolo’ Crucilla
      5) Leonardo Petix est. 1838 to 19-Apr-1890 spouse: Maria Insalaco

      In addition, a child born to Antionio Petrix and Giuseppa Miliore who died in the neighboring town of San Cataldo was Grazia Petix est. 1823 to 11-Jan-1902.
      (It is unlikely there would be 2 couples with the exact same names living near each other at the same time. However it is possible.)

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