Genealogy in Casteldaccia

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Casteldaccia 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 Casteldaccia. As more your surname is common in Casteldaccia, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Casteldaccia archives 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 archives in Palermo 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 Casteldaccia and Palermo 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 Palermo 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 Casteldaccia and Palermo 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 Casteldaccia 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 casteldaccia@italianside.com our expert in Casteldaccia area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


5 Comments

  1. frances diesu says:

    mY gRANDFATHER GASPANO RrICCOBONO MARRIED MY GRANDMOTHER FRANCESCA VASSALO APPROXIMATELY 1895 OR LATER.

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    Her moTHER . was killed in tunisia when she was 2 years old
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    ANIF YOU CAN BELP ME ATALLY HELP THAT ON ANY OF THOSE DATES? i CANNOT GET ANT CHURCH RECORDS FROM tUNISIA BECAUSE T
    THE CHURCH IN TUNISIA WHERE MY MOM WAS BAPTIZED WAS BURNED DOWN…i DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF INFO ECAUSE MY MOM DIED IN 1i AM RUNNING LJUT OT TIME955 AND I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY RELATIVES. I HAVE SEARCHED PEOPLE WITH THER ]LAST NAME BUT NO POSITIVE RESULTS

  2. Don says:

    My Grandfather, Giuseppe Orifici, married Maria Concetta Cali of Casteldaccia in March of 1896. She was born in Casteldaccia on 8 December 1872. I would like to know if documentation exists and who their parents were.

  3. James says:

    My grandmother Anna Colleta, was born 1897, in Casteldaccia, Sicily. From what I have, she had a sister Mary Ann, two brothers Salavator and Joseph/Josepi. Looking for info about Anna and her parents and family.

  4. Carole says:

    My maternal grandfather, Salvatore DiTusa was born in Casteldaccia 11/16/1890. He came to America when he was 11 years old. I will be in Casteldaccia September 28, 2016 for 3 days. I would like to know what days and hours the Hall of Records (not sure what it is called) is open, how may I contact them and may I visit there. Thank you for your help.

  5. Rose says:

    My maternal great grandfather, Francesco Giovenco, son of Giovanni and Felicia D’Ugo, and husband of Loreta Abbate, died in Comune di Casteldaccia, 20, November 1897. I am trying to find the cause of death. I found the record with his daughter, Felicia Giovenco’s marriage document and it is written in Italian. Felicia Giovenco married Pietro Rizzo in Altavilla Milicia, Palermo. My mother, Rosa Rizzo, was born in 1904 in Altavilla Milicia, Palermo and she said that her grandfather was killed by mistake. I want to find out if this is what happened. Thank you for any help you can give me.
    Rose

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