Genealogy in Castel di Lucio

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castel di Lucio 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 Castel di Lucio. As more your surname is common in Castel di Lucio, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castel di Lucio archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Messina province are:
Arena, Barbera, Calabrò, Cambria, Caruso, Costa, Costantino, Crisafulli, Cucinotta, Currò, D’Amico, De Luca, Di Bella, Donato, Fazio, Ferrara, Foti, Genovese, Giordano, Giorgianni, Gitto, Giunta, Grasso, La Rosa, Lo Presti, Lombardo, Maio, Mancuso, Mangano, Marino, Mazzeo, Merlino, Messina, Morabito, Pagano, Parisi, Pino, Puglisi, Raffa, Rizzo, Romeo, Ruggeri, Russo, Santoro, Sottile, Spadaro, Torre, Trimarchi.

Church archives in Messina 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 Castel di Lucio and Messina 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 Messina 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 Castel di Lucio and Messina 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 Castel di Lucio 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 casteldilucio@italianside.com our expert in Castel di Lucio area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


7 Comments

  1. Corpora says:

    Hello, I am doing research into my family tree and I am looking for any information regarding the surname Corpora.

  2. Annette says:

    Hello,

    I have one of the very common surnames, Russo. I am looking for Armeno or Armenio Russo, who was married to Priscilla Chicola (Ciccola). He was born sometime before 1874 He had a son named Francesco. He was born in Castel Di Lucio, and like so many others, settled in Easton, PA. Thanks!

  3. Lisa says:

    Like others from Castel di Lucio, my family settled in Easton, PA. My family’s surname is Alercia. When I’m contacted, I can give dates and other information.

    • Linda says:

      I have information about Angelo Simonetta who married Anna Maria di Placido Alercia from Castel di Lucio. The family settled in Easton, PA. I would be glad to share what I know.

  4. Casper says:

    My mothers father name was Luigi Lucio, his father was Martin Lucio, Luigi came to America around 1919 , I’ve been told I’m a descendent of Baron Tuscan D’Lucio….. I’d love some info

  5. mike says:

    Hello I’m looking for info of any kind on my grandparents on my fathers side. Their names are Antonio Regina and Josephine Scalzadonna. I know they are from castel di lucio. Also I would like to have any info on the children on my grandparents they are:
    Giuseppe Regina
    Antonnino Regina
    Natale Regina
    Vincenza Regina
    Soccorso Regina
    Vincenzo Regina
    Maria Regina

    Also if it’s not to much….my grandparents on my mothers side, they are Michele Viglianti and Adela Gonzalez and they had 4 kids that were born in castel one of which my mom Lucia, the four kids were:

    Andres Viglianti
    Angel Viglianti
    Josephine Viglianti
    Lucia Viglianti (my mother)

    I would love love love to have an original birth certificate of my mom, and of all of course…

    When searching keep in mind my grandfather on my dads side married twice and my moms side as well. If any other info is needed I can provide, just ask please

  6. Michael says:

    Hello Im building a family tree and I’m trying to find any relatives with surname regina. My grandfather is from Castel di lucio his sister vincenza was the only sibling to remain in cdl I have no idea if she was married and had kids etc… can you help me???
    I already have info on the other siblings 2 brothers went to USA and settled in Easton, Pa anthony j regina and natale regina. Giuseppe, placido, vincenzo, maria and soccorso immigrated to cordoba, argentina. If you can find any info on vincenza regina that would be incredibly amazing!!! If not is there a Web site that I can obtain any info on her???

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