Genealogy in Bagheria

If you search your ancestors in Bagheria, in the province of Palermo, 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 Bagheria

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Bagheria from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bagheria. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Bagheria archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Palermo province are:
Aiello, Amato, Barone, Battaglia, Bruno, Caruso, Catalano, Costa, Cusimano, D’Amico, D’Angelo, Di Maggio, Di Salvo, Ferrante, Ferrara, Gambino, Geraci, Giordano, Greco, La Barbera, La Rosa, Lo Cascio, Lombardo, Macaluso, Mancuso, Maniscalco, Mannino, Marchese, Marino, Martorana, Mazzola, Messina, Mineo, Orlando, Palazzolo, Parisi, Pecoraro, Piazza, Randazzo, Rizzo, Romano, Russo, Sciortino, Siragusa, Taormina, Tarantino, Vassallo, Vitale.

Church Records in Bagheria

Church archives in Palermo 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 Palermo 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 Bagheria on your behalf.

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


MARIA SS. DEL CARMELO – Via Caramia, 16

MARIA SS. IMMACOLATA – P.zza Cirrincione, 13


S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA – Via S. Antonio da Padova

S. DOMENICO – Via Incorvino, 1


S. PIETRO APOSTOLO – Via Piersanti Mattarella, 29

S. SEPOLCRO – P.zza Sepolcro



MARIA SS. IMMACOLATA – P.zza Cirrincione, 13

S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA – Via S. Antonio da Padova


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 Palermo.
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 Palermo

Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 31 – Palermo
Phone: +39 0912704001 .002 .003
Days and opening hours: monday – friday 08:00 – 18:00 saturday 08:00 – 13:30 weekly closing: Sunday and holidays; no reservation

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

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

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Bagheria forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Bagheria feel free to leave a message below.

35 thoughts on “Genealogy in Bagheria”

  1. I am trying to find information on my great great grandfather and grandmother: Vincenzo Crivello and Angela Puleo both born in Bagheria about 1867 – 1870. They both immigrated to the United States about 1905. Vincenzo came first and then his wife and children. My great grandmother is Giovanna Crivello who was born 1893 in Bagheria and died in 1930 in the United States.

  2. I am trying to find information on my great grandparents and their families. My great grandfather was Francesco Oddo, born around 1866 in Bagheria. He had a brother named Stefano, born around 1860 in Bagheria. My great grandmother was Maria Provenzano, born around 1870 (I believe in Bagheria, but I am not sure). They came to the U.S. in 1898 with their son Mario, born in Bagheria around 1893. This is all of the information that I have on them. I appreciate any information that anyone could provide. Thank you.

  3. Hello! As I was searching for records for my Sicilian great grandmother, Rosalia Martarino (or Martarano, or Martarini…), I fortunately spotted Bagheria as the residence she left in the summer of 1910 when she sailed to the US at age 18. She was born around 1892 in Palermo (Bagheria???) and passed in Pearl River, NY in 1981. I would love to know who her parents and siblings were.

  4. Looking for parents of John P. Fricano, born in Bagheria. I belive John and his brother came to the US in the early 1900’s . His wife was Mary Sorci. They left the sisters in bagheria, I believe one was a nun.

  5. I am researching info about my grandparents. Giuseppe Volante, Theresa or Teresa Carollo. Both born in the 1880s.
    Theresa was born in Bagheria and Giuseppe in Marianopoli, Caltanessetta.

  6. Looking for any info on my grandparents ,, Michele orobello and giusphina marano married in bagheria. They were born in 1848 , any info would help ,, I thank you ,,

  7. Looking for photographs of Giorgio Puleo an Angela D’Amico of Bagheria italy
    They had 10 children 6 in Bagheria an 4 in the USA
    Angelina was born in 1872

  8. I am searching for information regarding the Carro family. Leda and James. They are from Sicily, but I am not sure where. The earliest records I can find on the 2 were in the 1940 Census in Detroit, Michigan with a man named John Manngrelli. I am researching my lineage. Last name Carro may have been derived from another name.

  9. My grandparents both born in bagheria, Teodoro Giulia and Mineo Salvatore got married in the late 1800s in the town of bagheria. They had eight children, Francesco, Anna, Luigi, Giovanni,Domenica,Giuseppe,Vincenzo and Salvatore. Dominica still alive at 98. The mystery of all was my grandmother Giulia it said she came from a noble family whom left her in an orphanage because she was born a relation not accepted in those days. I always heard from my parents that when she was left at the orphanage it was assigned to her a dowry and the family medallion crest, which were never claimed from my grandfather when they got married,cause of his pride. But I also have to add that she was adopted from a couple that had two boys,not quite sure if their last name was Manzella. I never got the chance to find out who were my great grandparents.

  10. Looking for the Parents of Antonino Mineo born 1896 Bagheria ,Sicily,he Emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1920 on the S.S.Regina through Ellis Island N.Y., he had two older brothers Joseph( Giuseppe) and James ( Giacomo).
    Antonino passed away in 1975 in Chicago, Illinois.
    This information is for Geneology purposes only.
    Thank you and I look forward to your response.

  11. HI
    my grand mother parents was italian her mother were comming from bagheria her name was MARIA MARTORANNA her dad was GIOVANNI FLORIO he was from SAN CIPIRILLO they maried and mooved to TUNISIA by 1889 my grand mother was born in tunisia in 1900 her brother in 1905 .
    i m looking for my history ,my mother never knew about her mother’s familly but i do .
    thanks for your help

  12. Hello. My name is Catherine Scalisi. I am traveling to Palermo November 2019. I am looking for information regarding my great grandparents. Their names were Joseph Battista Scalisi born 1876 in Bagheria and Maria Deluca born 1883 in Bagheria. Three of their (7) children were also born in Bagheria. Their names were Lawrence, Lena and Joseph.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Grazie mille

  13. My great grandfather was named Salvatore Pampinella (but it may have been spelled Pampinelli). He was born in Bagheria Sicily (near Palermo) in 1866 and came to the United States when he was around age 20, or around 1886. I am looking for information on the Pampinella (Pampinelli) family and would be so grateful to you for any help that you can offer. Grazie moltissimo, Laura Ann Petitto

  14. I will be visiting Sicily in June. My grandparents and father were born in Palermo, Sicily. Recently, I was told that my dad came from Bagheria. Prior to this info, I have not been successful in finding out any significant info. My grandfather was Stephen Gagliardo, born January 13, 1903; grandmother was Maria Spano, born May 19, 1904; my dad was Giuseppe Gagliardo, born November 13, 1923. I was able to find paperwork of my grandmother and dad traveling from Palermo to New York on the Presidente Wilson in July 1927, but nothing else. Would love to confirm where he was born so I can visit his home town and possibly the church where he was baptized.

  15. I am looking for information about My grandmother Teresa Cuffaro and her family. She was born on September13, 1900 in Bagheria. Any information on her family is greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  16. Hi, I am looking for some information on my Great-grandmother Rosalia Gagliardo. Born November 4,1882. Fathers name Anthony Gagliardo. Mothers name Marie C Caruso. Any information would be helpful. Thank you


    Looking for info on ancestors, my father was Giuseppe Puleo and grandfather was Andrea Puleo. They apparently moved to Cinisi at one time.
    Peter A. Puleo

  18. You mention searching church archives to find geneological information. I have been to the Sicilian towns in which ancestors were born and attended the churches there. How do you ask to research their archived information? How is it organized? Is one able to physically do the searching himself?

  19. I am visiting Bagheria in July and would like to locate any family members that may still live there. My grandfather was Anthony(Antonino) Gumina August 2, 1889, wife Sara (Scardina) born June 14, 1896, he had a sister Maria Gumina that married Angelo Amato they lived at Via Orazio Oiello #11 in Bagheria, his brother Pietro Gumina lived at Via Sabatini #4, in bagheria. Anthony’s citizenship # 929025, port of entry NYC 1905 naturalized Camp Bowie Texas in 1917.
    Ship Prinz Adalbert, manafest 0030
    Any information you can help me with is greatly appreciated.

  20. Have not been able to find my ggf, Francesco Balistrieri’s, birth record – his passport said he was born June 19, 1870 in Bagheria – however, his name is missing from records online – I checked the month before and after to no avail and also on a visit to the records office in Bagheria. His father was Salvatore and his mother was Agnese Bordonaro. His passport said his occupation was pescatore but he was a macaroni maker by trade. Any help or advice?

    Thank you.

    Jim Amodeo

  21. My grandfather was Francesco Mineo, born May 1895 in Bagheria, he had a brother Antonio, his father was Giuseppe Mineo. He came to America in 1913. I am looking for any and all information on his Sicilian family tree. I have nothing more from his early days in Italy, but am searching for who is mother was, as well as the rest of his family, parents family. I would greatly appreciate any information.

    1. I was just bored searching the internet tonight. I’m intrigued and want to confirm dates and family tree with my father Anthony Paul Mineo. My great-Grandfather was Anthony Serafino Mineo from Bagheria. My Grandfather was Anthony Angelo Mineo. A.A. Mineo came to America and worked in D.C. He then resided in New Jersey before moving to Miami, Fl.
      I will speak to my dad tomorrow to see if he remembers the names of the matriarchs.

  22. Hello, as I have been searching my family history for numerous years, I seem to stumble around my ancestors from Bagheria. There are two specific groups from my great grandparents side that I have been trying to further trace.
    1) Francesca Belfiore (Abt 1866 born in Bagheria). Married to Giovanni Cordova with multiple children (Grace, Samuel, Giuseppe, Vincenzo, Anthony, Maria/Christin. I was advised her parents are Antonio and Paola? Cannot find any record of proof though. Would love to firm up the parents names and/or brothers sisters to aide my search.
    2) My greatgrandmother Grace (Orazia) Russo was born on 3-2-1894 in Fiumefreddo to Ignazio Russo and Calogera Belfiore. I have been trying to find information on her parents as well and have not been successful. Ignazio was born about 1855. Gracce/Orazia had two brothers named Rosario and Antonio.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    1. my great-grandmother was Francesca Paola and married Giuseppe Buttacavoli,. Giuseppe was from Racapalumba, but don’t know about Paola.

  23. I am interested in learning more about the family of my great grandfather. His name is Anthony (Antonio) Maggiore and he was born around 1899 in Bagheria. I know that he has a brother named Phillip who was a few years younger (they ran a store together in Canton, OH). I know their mother’s name was Catherine (born around 1883) since she came to live with them in Canton for a while after her husbands death around 1922.

    After looking through lots of records, I believe that their father may have been Girolamo (Jerome) Maggiore and the their mother may have been Caterina (Catherine) Maggiore. They may also have had an older brother named Salvatore. Any information on the parents (and other family) of Antonio (Anthony) and Phillip Maggiore would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  24. Hi, I’m researching my maternal Grandmother’s family. She was Rosaria D’Amico, born on Feb. 01, 1884 in Bagheria. I believe her father’s name was Andrew D’Amico & her mother’s name was Rosaria Scortine. I would like to know their parents names and birth & death dates for all, if possible. Thank you very much for any information you could provide. I can’t seem to find any records for any of this information. Mille grazie!

  25. Hi, I am travelling from Australia to visit Bagheria in Sicily in June 2016 where my father Pietro Fricano was born in 1927 and had brothers called Carmello (a policeman in Palermo) and Ignazio
    My father Pietro immigrated to the UK after the war and married.Then in 1963 he immigrated to Australia with his family, where I live.
    I visited Palermo when I was 3 years old and have not been back since.
    It would mean a great deal to me if I could meet any family that I have when I visit Sicily or any information about my family
    If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful.

  26. I’m trying to find out who Pasquale Maggiore’s mother and father were. Pasquale Maggiore was married to Antonina D’Amico. They had a son named Giuseppe Maggiore who was born in 1774. He died 15 April 1830. Pasquale was born in Bagheria and died on 5 May 1834.

    They had a daughter named Maria and also Rosa, also two had mother

  27. Antonino Patera of Bagheria married in the late 1800s.
    His wife died and he remarried but in Porticello not Bagheria.

    He was from Bagheria and had 3 daughters and 1 son from his first wife. 3 were nuns. The son came to New York with him in 1916. She is the mystery. We have no name for her.
    Second wife was Providenza D’Acquisto of Porticello.
    Father of Antonino was Salvatore Patera. He was in business in the 1860s canning tomato sauce. He was from BAgheria too.
    The partners split and he was out of the company around 1870.
    Can you find anything on the first marriage and on his father, Salvatore?

  28. My grandfather, Carmelo Gagliano, was born in Bagheria sometime around April 6, 1896. He is from the “Spina” clan. My grandmother, Cristina Montana, was born sometime at the end of July (30th or 31st) 1895. My uncle and mother were born in Bagheria too. My uncle is Virgilio, but, I do not know his birthdate. My mother, Rosa, was born November 24, 1919. They came to America in the early 1920s. Unfortunately my mother hasn’t any memory of our history in Bagheria. Are there any living relatives of either of my grandparents? Thank you so very much, Christina

  29. Francesco Paolo

    Ancestral information on Francesco Paolo Aiello, my grandfather, born on 19 April 1863. His father was Pietro Aiello, and his mother was Antonia or Antonina. Wife was Antonina Balistreri. Married in 1889 in Bagheria. Went to live in Aspra after they were married. Their children were born in Aspra.

  30. I’m having problems finding the men in our family. One I’m trying to find in Bagheria is Francesco Lo PINTO, who married Teresa FICANO. Teresa was born in Bagheria, to Giovanni, b 1898 & Antonina MAGGIORE b ca. 1818 both in Bagheria. Teresa was born on 14 Nov 1848, Bagheria, Palermo, IT / d 31 Dec 1941, Bagheria, Palermo, and married Francesco Lo PINTO However all I know of Francesco is that he was born ca. 1843, but I don’t know where or the exact DOB, nor his parent’s names. I do know, and have documents to prove that he served in the Bersaglieri from at least 1865 to 1870. I’ve written someone in the Bersaglieri, via Raduno Nazionale Bersaglieri to find more about him. Francesco came to the USA in 1900, and is on several census’ up until 1920, but not 1930. So he most likely died before that.Kathy Lo PINTO VIGNOLIN

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