Genealogy in Licodia Eubea

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

If your goal is family history, you need to know that registry offices in Licodia Eubea, as in Catania province, were established around 1820: it means that you could find records in Licodia Eubea 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 Licodia Eubea, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Sicilia and in Licodia Eubea too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Licodia Eubea 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 Licodia Eubea. As more your surname is common in Licodia Eubea, as more it could be difficult to find the exact family branches in Licodia Eubea archives 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 archives in Licodia Eubea and in Catania 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 Licodia Eubea and Catania 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 Catania.
You can reach it 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

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

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


  1. 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
    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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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