Genealogy in Licodia Eubea

If you search your ancestors in Licodia Eubea, in the province of Catania, 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 Licodia Eubea

In towns and villages of Sicilia and in Catania province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Licodia Eubea town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Licodia Eubea 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 Licodia Eubea. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Licodia Eubea archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Catania province are:
Arena, Barbagallo, Caruso, Catania, Cavallaro, Coco, Corrao, Consoli, Di Bella, Di Mauro, Di Stefano, Fichera, Finocchiaro, Giuffrida, Grasso, Greco, La Rosa, Leonardi, Leotta, Licciardello, Lombardo, Longo, Marino, Marletta, Maugeri, Messina, Musumeci, Nicolosi, Nicotra, Pappalardo, Patanè, Pennisi, Platania, Privitera, Puglisi, Pulvirenti, Raciti, Rapisarda, Rizzo, Russo, Sapienza, Sciacca, Sciuto, Scuderi, Spampinato, Strano, Torrisi, Trovato, Zappalà.

Church Records in Licodia Eubea

Church archives in Catania 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 Catania 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 Licodia Eubea on your behalf.

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

S. LUCIA – Via S. Lucia, 7

S. MARGHERITA – P.zza Vittorio Emanuele

S. MARIA DEGLI ANGELI – Corso Umberto

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 Catania.
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 Catania

Address: via Vittorio Emanuele, 156 – Catania
Phone: +390957159860
Days and opening hours: monday 08.00 – 19.00 tuesday 08.00 – 19.00 wednesday 08.00 – 19.00 thursday 08.00 – 19.00 friday 08.00 – 19.00 saturday 08.00 – 13.30 weekly closing: Sunday; no reservation

or
Archivio di Stato di Catania. Sezione di Caltagirone
Address: via S. Maria di Gesu, 90 – Caltagirone
Phone: +39093326380
Days and opening hours: monday: 8.00 -14.00 tuesday: 8.00 -14.00; 15.00 -18.00 wednesday: 8.00 -14.00 thursday: 8.00 -14.00; 15.00 -18.00 friday: 8.00 -14.00 weekly closing: saturday and Sunday; no reservation

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to licodiaeubea@italianside.com or follow this link.

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

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6 Comments

  1. Laura says:

    Hi, I am looking to find my family with the last name of DiMartino. My grandparents came from Sicily, I believe from Licodia. My grandmother’s name was Caterina, and my grandfather was Giovanni. Thank you, Laura

  2. Jennifer says:

    My grandmother was born in Licodia Euboea, I believe her birth date is May 1, 1900, her name is Geni or Giovanna LaRocca, I know she had a brother Vincenzo (Jimmy) and a sister, name unknown, my grandmother and her brother came to the United States and her sister went to Argentina, I hope to visit there soon and would love to speak to someone if they have any information on the LaRocca family, my grandmother met my grandfather in NYC and married, my grandfather’s name is Cologero Rabbena from Petralia Sottana or Petralia Soprana, please note, my grandfather’s brothers came at different times and the last name is spelled differently, Rabeno or Rabeno.
    I appreciate any help
    Thanks
    Jennifer LoFrisco
    PS: my fathers parents came from Sciacca, my grandmother is Gusippa, Josephine Friscia, my grandfather is Leonardo LoFrisco, the name in Sciacca is Frisco

  3. cherese says:

    Looking for information for Angelina Manuello born 1838 possibly in Licodia Euba.Her name is mentionedin the birth certificate for my reat grandfather, Alessandro Macedone. He was a foundling.

  4. rosario says:

    I KNOW that my grand parents came from licodia eaubea . i have been there and visited the family mosoleum in the cemetary. all males are Salvatore and Rosario as was my grandfather named Rosario and my father is salvatore. I am named Rosario,and named my son salvatore my grandfather married into the DI Martino family who also originated in this town. my grandfather married Carmella di martino who was born of conchetta Caruso who married paoulo di martino I also traveled through the town of ZAPPULLA and wonder if the zappulla family were once originated from there.are there any of my relatives still in licodia eaubea? they must still visit in the cemetary. I am positive that the people buried in the cemetary are my decendants because the picture on one of the tombs was my fathers exact face which is my exact face and that of my son.please reply as we plan a visit in the future and would like to meet any relative. I did not attempt this on my visit many years ago because I do not speak Italian and was concerned that I would not be able to communicate. please reply.

  5. Paula Scacco /d'Angelo says:

    I left my birthplace Licodia Eubea in 1967, I was 2 years old
    My mothers name born in 1932 in Frankeforte unsure if she was registered in licodia is gusseppa/ carmene
    D’Angelo/ Ielo her mothers surname who was born in vizini
    My mothers fathers name was jovanni Dangelo
    My fathers name was Sebastiano Scacco 1920 ?his mother was
    Paulina Caruso she married peppe Scacco
    My question is how far back can we go as to being born in licodia
    Where did they come from
    Did we have any ansestors that did not come from Italy????????

    • Emanuel says:

      Hello Paula! My name ist Emanuel González, from Mendoza -Argentina-.
      The grandfather of my father´s mother (I mean, of my grandmother) was “Vicente D´angelo”. He was born in Licodia Eubea and came to Argnetina at the beginning of the 20th century.

      I am trying to find more information about the D’Angelo family in Italy. Can you help me?