Genealogy in Baucina

If you search your ancestors in Baucina, 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 Baucina

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 Baucina town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Baucina 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 Baucina. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Baucina 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 Baucina

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 Baucina on your behalf.

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

S. ROSALIA – Corso Umberto

S. ROSALIA – 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 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 Baucina area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Baucina feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Cheryl says:

    Luigi Parlati and Teena Mamola are from Bauchina, moving to the U S in the early 1900s. How would I find Italian relatives?

  2. Sherry says:

    My grandfather “Jack” Alongi, was born 8/7/1904 in Baucino. His parents moved to USA in May 1908. He had 4 siblings who also made the trip: John, Mary, Millie aka: Carmela and Josefina. My great grandmother’s maiden name is Lagutta. I’m applying for dual citizenship and hope to make a trip there. I’m looking for any Alongi or Lagittas who may be related.

  3. Rosemary says:

    My grandparents were born in Baucina around 1890. Their names were Francesco Varisco and Fortunata LiCausi.
    I have been trying to find out if I still have relatives in Baucina. I plan to visit in a few years and would love to reconnect.
    My great grandfathers mother was Anna Porrazzo. She married Antonio Varisco around 1850. They has a son, my Great Grandfather. His name was Francesco was born in 1864.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I’m researching my ancestors from Baucina and cannot find anything in regards to Ciro Guardia, born around 1795, he was married to Giovanna Baubiera and had a son, Vincenzo born 1819 in Baucina. Vincenzo’s children came to America around the 1890’s – Ciro, Giovannina, Salvatore, Maria, Antonia . Another daughter, Francesca married Antonio Diliberto in 1889 and I cannot find any other trace of her…Ciro married Antonia LiCausi, daughter of Francesco and Caterina Aleotta. If anyone is related to the Guardia’s or Licausi’s please contact me. thanks! Stephanie

  5. Rosemarie says:

    I am planning to visit Baucina next summer. My grandparents, Rose and Antonio LaBarbera came to the U.S before or during 1895. Can you advise me as to where (in the town) I should begin my search for information? Thank you

    • Joseph says:

      My ancestor who came to America was born in Baucino. Antonino Lababera, son of Nicholas Labarbera. Antonino became a carabinieri and married Angela scafidi from Bel Monte Mazzagna

  6. Frank says:

    Looking to see if D’Ippolito is a common name in Baucina. My great grandfather (Salvatore) emigrated to New York in 1890. I believe he was born to Nicolo D’Ippolito and Concettina Marcello, in Baucina, on December 30, 1876.

    • Keith says:

      Frank, My 2x’s great grandmother was LEonarda D’Ippolito, from BAucina also. She was born there in 1852. HEr father was Antonino also. Wonder if there was any relation. KEith

      • Marianna says:

        I am intrigued to find my family’s name here. My mother, Fortunata Ann Dippolito LiMandri’s parents immigrated from Baucina. My Grandfather, Salvatore Charles Dippolito born in 1889, to Guiseppi D’Ippolito and Grazia Barbaci, immigrated around 1903. My grandmother, Leonarda Angelina Neglia was born in 1898. Her parents were Joseph Neglia and Leonarda Campanella. Other relatives from Baucina are LaBarbara and Castelano and Frumifredo. Other family members DiCarlo, Mineo, Pecoraro, LiMandri came from nearby towns.

      • Philip says:

        Lena was also my grandmother 2x. She married Giovanni Nicotra (b.1843). Her daughter Francesca (b. Abt 1886) married Giovanni La Barbera. They had children in Baucina and New York. Their daughter Leonarda (Lena) is my grandmother.

  7. francesca says:

    traveling to Palermo in the fall and I want to see the street my dad was born at. His last name is laBarbera. How doo i start to find info???

  8. G says:

    Hi – I have little to offer in your quest. In the 1980s my mother, now 88, went to Baucina and hired a translator. Her parents immigrated before 1920 from Baucina. Her family’s name was Pittala. Apparently they were the major land lords of Baucina in the 19th century. None of that “land wealth” made it to the U.S. In fact, as a result of some ” Toto, we’re not in Sicily any more” indiscretion, a grand father found himself in a marriage that ended in divorce that ended the ability of any heirs to inherit anything from Italy. My Mother came back with death masks of her ancestors.

  9. Patricia says:

    My grandparents were born in Baucina in the late 1800’s. They moved to America in the 1920’s ( I believe my Grandfather came a little earlier) . I’m trying to get more information on their parents. My grandmother was Rosina Brucato I believe her parents were Antonio and Lucia Brucato.
    My Grandmother ( Rosina) was the only one in her family that moved to America, she had two sisters (Antonina and Pasqualina which I met in 1977 they are now deceased, and they had no children) Also two brothers ( who also had no children) I cannot remember Pasqualina’s married name, her husband’s name was Andrea . Antonina was married to Georgio Nicotra and he has a brother still living in Baucina name Salvatore. I believe Salvatore inherited the property of Antonina and Georgio . I believe this property was originally in the Brucato family or the LaMendola family. But, I am not certain.
    My Grandfather was Nunzio LaMendola and I believe his parents names were Camillo and Simona LaMendola. Nunzio had several siblings, and they all moved to the USA. I went to the Town Hall in Baucina, and they looked in a book for me with a list of “births” I believe, but it was not helpful., probably because my Italian is not very good, in fact its Bad !
    How would you suggest I proceed. Thank you. Grazia.