Genealogy in Termini Imerese

If you search your ancestors in Termini Imerese, 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 Termini Imerese

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 Termini Imerese town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Termini Imerese on your behalf.

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


MARIA SS. DEL CARMELO – P.zza del Carmelo, 1

S. ANTONIO DI PADOVA – P.zza S. Antonio, 20

S. CARLO BORROMEO – P.zza S. Carlo

S. NICOLA DI BARI – Piazza Duomo, 17

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 Termini Imerese area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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  1. Timoteo says:

    My Grand Father Benedetto Demma Was born May 3 1882 in Palermo Sicily. His Father Filippo Demma was born March 26 1844 (Birthplace in Sicily unknown) . Filippo married Palma Tuccio who was born Jan 19, 1847 in Palermo. Filippo’s father Giuseppe Demma was born in Sicily in 1807 and was married to Providenza Di Nicola born in 1810. I can see that there were a lot of Demma’s in Termini Imerese dating as far back as 1544. My best friend is named Battaglia. I found several marriages in Termini Imerese between Demma’s and Battaglia’s: Filippo Demma born in Termini Imerese in 1810 was the son of Giuseppe Demma and Giuseppa Battaglia. Marie Demma born Feb 21 1876 married Giuseppe Battaglia around 1892. Ignazia Demma was born March 15, 1824. Father Domenico Demma, Mother Rosa Battaglia. I plan to be in Termini Imerese In Mid September. I would like to find out if there is a family connection with the Demma family in Termini Imerese and find out if my friend Battaglia is mio cugino!!

    Grazie, Timoteo

  2. Geri says:

    I am looking for a birth certificate for Ignatius Provenzano born in Termini Imerese on December 2nd, 1915 so that I can identify his mother’s name. I need this information for citizenship documentation. Any place I can find documents after 1910? Any help would be appreciated.

  3. Marjorie says:

    Looking for relatives before I travel to Sicily in April, 2023. What I know:
    Paternal great grandparents were Vincenzo Graziano (1845-1915) and
    Margarita Zucarro (1847-1926) who had children Agata (1870-1945) and
    Agostino (1890-1962). Agata married Pietro La Mantia; Agostino married
    Madeline Rinella (my grandparents). They emigrated to America after
    marriage in Termini Imerese in 1913. They lived in Portland Oregon.

  4. james says:

    Hello. My great-grandfather was Frank Blanda. He was born on October 4, 1878 in Termini Imerese and emigrated to US in 1905. I would like to find the address he lived in before emigrating. My wife and I are traveling to Palermo April 2023 and would love to see my heritage! thank you!

  5. ANN says:

    I would like to know more about my family they came from Termine Imerese The last name of the family was Giunta or Ganta (here in the USA) – How do I go about find information

  6. Andrea says:

    Hello. I am looking for info on the Surnames Mantia/Bova/Longo who arrived in the US (mainly Dayton, Ohio) from Termini Imerese beginning in the first decade of 1900’s. These are the names I’ve found who may have stayed in Siciliy:
    Giuseppe Maria Tommaso Mantia, born 1840
    Michela Bova, born ?
    Francesca Mantia Bova, born ? (daughter Augostina Bova b. 1902 and arrived in 1920 to meet her brother Fillipo Bova and eventually marry Dominic Mantia in Dayton, Ohio.

    Thank you!

  7. Margaret says:

    I would be grateful for any information on my great-grandmother, Rosa Rini Lazio. I believe she died in Termini in 1889 but can find no records. Most of Grandma Rose’s siblings came over and settled in Cleveland, Ohio but no luck with any information there (yet). My grandfather, Gaetano, arrived in the U.S. with his father and brother in 1898.

    • Marlene says:

      Our family lives in Cleveland. My husband’s Gr-Grandmother was Angela Rini (1865-1959). Angela had a sister named Rosalina (1867-1956), and brothers Giovanni, Martin, Giuseppe and Leonard Rini. Their parents were Saverio Nicolo Rini and Paolina Cianciolo. They married in Termini Imerese.

      Gr-Grandmother Angela Rini married Lorenzo Cianciolo. They had ten children. One child, Mary (1898-1983) is my husband’s grandmother. Mary was born in Boston. The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio and took the name of Cianciola. Mary married Sam Calabrese. She had a fruit and vegetable stand at Cleveland’s West Side Market. The Calabrese stand stayed in the family for over 100 years.

      Sorry but there are no Lazio or Gaetano names in our Rini family.

  8. George says:

    Hi am looking for the birth certificate of Marie Marthe Josephine Costa born on the 18 /09 /1884 – She may have been born in Sicily or Piedmont

  9. L.M. says:

    Hello, we are going to Sicily this summer and looking for information on Dominick Geraci who married Santa Capone. Thank you.

  10. Marie says:

    Looking for parents of Frances Rose Pusateri. Born 8//7/1875 Palermo, Sicily death 1/25/1955. Fort Myers,Fl
    August Pusateri Born 3/24/1872 either in Palermo or Termini, Sicily. Death 10/21/1946 Ft Myers, Fl
    Frances and August were married

    • Darlene says:

      Hi Marie! I happened upon your comment looking for the parents of Agostino Pusateri and his wife Frances Rose. I have access to the Termini Imerese records through a subscription, and found his birth record and names of parents. I don’t know if I can include a screenshot here to show you. Agostino’s father was Angelo Giovanni Pusateri, born 25 Feb, 1831 and died 8 Mar 1905. Angelo’s father was Antonino Pusateri and his mother was Providenza Pizzuto. His wife was Antonina Battaglia.. I couldn’t add the screenshot but I would be happy to help you and show you what records I find. I enjoy helping others discover their families from Termini. If you would like more information

  11. Robin says:

    I am looking for relatives in Palermo with the last name Greco and in Adore with the last name Sollazzo.

    Bruno Sollazzo
    Rosina Greco

  12. Lisa says:

    I am looking for relatives in Palermo, Sicily with the last names Giordano or Amico.

  13. Mike says:

    I am trying to figure out my maternal great grandparents. Based on info it appears they were Giueseppe Sansone, 1870, and Giuseppa Divittorio 1876-1944. Both, including my gm Are from Termini. Many trees have these names but nothing else. Any help would be appreciated. My gm went to Kokomo, Indiana and moved to Buffalo after her husband died.

  14. Mary says:

    I have been trying to find birth records for my paternal great grandfather, Vincenzo Sansone, born around the year 1870-1875, his immigration papers state he was from Termini Immerse, also marriage records, the year 1890, for him and my great grandmother, Maria Campisi, born around the year 1873, from the neighboring town, Trabia. Any and all help in my search would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this matter.

    • Greg says:

      I have a Anna Sansone (4th great grandmother) in my family tree. I do not have exact dates, but she would have lived in the mid 1700’s. She was married to Michele Palmisano. I am always anxious to learn more about my family from Sicily and Italy.

  15. Bette says:

    I am trying to trace my family and have hit a dead end with my grandma’s parents.

    Cosmo Picciurro
    B:1887 Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy

    I think his father was Rosario Picciurro and his mother was Benedetta Giordano

    Maria Mercurio
    B:1895 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

    She was born in the US her parents were August Macurio? Josephine Magdalena?. August came to the US in1888 and Josephine came in 1890.

    Apparently I still have family living in Sicily or so I have been told.

    My grandfathers side I have traced back to Prizzi. Antonino Fucarino and Rosalie Ferrara.

    Anyone with information please let me know.


  16. Diana says:

    i am looking for information on my maternal great grandmother. the only infor i have so far is name francesca palmisano (someone said her real name is ignazia palmisano). born in termini imerese, palermo, sicilia italy around 1877. married to francesco “frank” ardizonne caito in buffalo, ny in 1890. any records i have seen list no parents for her or when she came to usa. i am in the process of obtaining headstones for their unmarked graves and want correct information before i proceed with purchase. any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

  17. Carole says:

    Looking for any information on my great great grandfather Francesco Magnolia who I believe came from Termini. I don’t know the Gr.Gr.Grandmother’s name. He had two children, Giuseppe Magnolia and Angelina Magnolia. His first wife died and he married my Great great grandmother Maria D’andria (D’andrea??) in Alia, Sicily about 1890. She was a widow whose late husband was Francesco Gebbia (know nothing about him. The son Giuseppe, my great grand father and wife (my gr.grandmother ) Nunzia Gebbia (yes, daughter of Maria D’andria) came to US 1891 and settled in Waco, Texas then Dallas, Texas. Any information would be great.

  18. Tina says:

    My Great Grandparents emigrated to NYC in 02/1920. In his naturalization papers, my great grandfather stated he was born in Termini Imerese in 1872. Last name is Montalto. He listed Errigo Montalto as his name on his naturalization papers, but is also referred to as Frank in the US census paperwork, and on his gravestone his name is Francesco. They arrived in the US with 2 children, Paula (b. 1907) and my grandfather Domenico (b. 1911). My great grandmother’s name was Angela Ales (Angelina b. 1885/86) and I was able to trace her ancestors from Partinico pretty far back, but I’m stuck on Francesco. I recently found out that he was adopted, and I don’t know where I should be looking. Montalto surname is most prevalent in Caltanisetta. Trying to plan a family trip to Sicily summer 2022 so any help to point me in the right direction is appreciated!

  19. Jim says:

    In 1898 my great grandparents left there his name was
    Francisco Passafiume

  20. Elaine says:

    My Grandfather came from Termini Imerese in Palermo, Sicily. His name was Francisco Antonio Termini, and my Grandmother also came from Termini Imerese. Her maiden name was Rosa Maria Giambrone. They immigrated to the U.S in the early 1900’s and came through Ellis Island. They settled in East Haven Connecticut.

  21. William says:

    My grandfather Antonino Tuso came to America in June of 1910. My grandmother Antonia (Pedalino) Tuso came to American with my mother Santa Tuso in December of 1910. I will be traveling to Palermo, Sicily in October 2020. I will be visiting Termini Imerese to see if I can find any relatives. I have my mother’s birth certificate from Termini Imerese. Any help you can give me on my search would be greatly appreciated; thank you

  22. Cathy says:

    I am looking for any information on Mariano and Angela (Angeline Gercci / Geracci) Cianciolo? They immigrated to Ohio in 1896.. Parents of Mariano likely Giuseppe Cianciolo and Francesca Sanpietro.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Cathy,
      Mariano and Angela were my great grandparents, their daughter was my grandma. They lived in Cincinnati and had 10 children that I know of. The spelling I have is Geraci but who knows for sure! Feel free to write me and I’ll be glad to share what I know.

  23. James says:

    Looking for my ggrgrandfather nick scira or Schira father Leonard mothers last name Arusha or Caruso brother Antonio

  24. Wendy B says:

    I was adopted at 2 months old but am now in reuinion with my biological family, slowly learning about my roots, and trying to build a family tree. I am currently researching ancestors from Termini Imerese. Surnames that I’ve found so far include Rizzo, Rea (or Re), Navarra, Gugliemino, and Russo. Noticed a couple of these repeated by others, maybe we’re related!

  25. Gigi says:

    My cousins and I are traveling to Termini Imerese June 2019 and we would love to meet any relatives. Our Grandfather, Salvatore Crisanti I migrated to Chicago I believe in the 1910’s. He traveled back and forth several times to bring different family members back to Chicago. He and his brother ran a fruit distributing business in Chicago for many years. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  26. Martin says:

    I’m looking to connect with the Spicuzza families in Termini Immerse as I am planning a trip there next year.
    My grandfather was Salvatore Spicuzza. He came to America around 1896 . Settled in Chicago, IL until moving to Cleveland,OH
    Would love to hear back from relatives. Thank you, Martin Spicuzza, Chicago, IL

    • Scott says:

      My Spicuzza family is from Termini Imerese. Almost all of my family came from Termini Imerese

    • Serina says:

      Hello , my name is Serina. I now live in Florida but used to live in detroit . My father used to live in Italy with his family . My grandfather was from Palermo . His name was Enrico . Would love to find out if we all could be related somehow .

  27. Regan Caponi says:

    Hi my name is Regan Caponi, son of Filipo Capone. His father was Antonino Capone and his father was Carmelo (Agostino) Capone. His father was Filipo Capone. All of them are from Termini Emerese. Filipo(my father) was named after my great great granfather from Termini Emerese. I also just got back from Termini Emerese last october, and I acquired all of their birth certificates. Also,I have my grandfather Antonio Capones obituary from the paper and the Bovas were mentioned as a family present at the funeral. I have a lot of information and it sounds like we may be cousins. I live in San Francisco. Do you have relatives in Iowa and Sandusky, Ohio? My family immigrated from Sicily to Chicago originally. Feel free to google me and you can find my number. We are travelling back to Sicily again, it was a great trip.
    Best regards,
    Regan Caponi

  28. Cindy says:

    I am researching the genealogy for the Schiavo family and looking for information on John Schiavo. Please help!

  29. Philip Domenico says:

    I’m from the Di Domenico family that was in the Termini Imerese/Palermo area since before the 1700s. I’m assuming they were merchants who might have been in the fruit trading business. Around 1820, my GGGG grandpa married Giuseppa Piazza, but that’s as far back as I can take the lineage. My GGG grandpa Filippo Di Domenico married Marianna Lo Bue, whose parents were Rosalia Canciamilla and Mariano Lo Bue. Their son Mariano Di Domenico married Mariana Sunseri, both born around 1840, but I can’t trace the Sunseri family any further back. They were a prominent family in Trabia, so there are records somewhere. They begat Filippo Di Domenico, my great grandfather, who changed his name to Frank Domenico, and ruled over the fruit import business in upstate NY in the early 1900s. He married Antonina Corollo and they begat my grandfather Philip Domenico in 1899, who lived in Rome, NY with Lucy Mack, and had my father Sebastian Leo Domenico, who married Antoinetta C. Distante and had us (Orin, Philip, Mary, Anita, Sebastian, Frank, Paul Domenico)

    • Jason says:

      My great-great-grandmother was a Di Domenico. She was born Rosa Di Domenico in Termini Imerese in 1866. She immigrated to the US in the 1890s with her husband Giuseppe Russo. They settled in Louisville, Kentucky. Both of their sons, Joseph and my great grandfather Anthony Russo worked in the fruit wholesaling business in Louisville. I have traced her Di Domenico line back several generations: her father Giuseppe (1822-1906), her grandfather Paolo Di Domenico (1797-1880), her great-grandfather Bartolomeo Do Domenico (1748-1826), and great-great grandfather Antonino Di Domenico. All were from Termini Imerese.

  30. Paul says:

    my grandfather (merlina) and grandmother(satariano) were both from termini immerse and born in 1880. I was hoping there are still relative living there or in the are. I will be coming in may and hope to find either some living cousins or the neighborhood where they originally came from. He was Vincenzo and she was Josephine. They moved to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

  31. Andrea Joleanne says:

    I am doing a little family research and I see that I have a lot of the common names in my tree. One of the names (the one closest to me) is not in your list of common names so perhaps you can help. My mother was Lee Anne Panzica, her father was Fierende Panzica (both born in the US), his parents were Agostino Panzica and Maria Butera, both born there… and then extending outwards but always in the same place in Termini Imerese. Any information you can provide on this family is greatly appreciated.

  32. Susan says:

    La mia grande, grande, grande nonna è nata a Palermo circa 1881, Marianna gentile. Sposato Anthony Brucato, anche di Palermo, ed emigrato a noi sulla TSS Martha Washington 1909. Alla ricerca di qualsiasi famiglia ancora a Palermo, i loro certificati di nascita e di licenza o matrimonio.

  33. Deborah says:

    I am looking for information on my grandfather, Antonino Badali. He immigrated to the U.S. (Chicago) in 1898 and was born in approx 1884. He married Antonia Palumbo in Chicago in 1910.I am traveling to Sicily in June, 2018 and would love to be able to meet relatives there.

    • Pat says:

      Deborah, I have been looking for information on possible Badali relatives. We know that our grandmother’s step-mom ( may be biological mom), born Agostina Maria Concetta Rub(b)ino married a Francesco Badali in Termini Imerese and had at least one son who emigrated to the US. His sister emigrated as well. They both lived in Chicago. I wonder if this is the same Badali family. I’m on a public computer at this time and don’t have my genealogy research with me,and can’t remember the name of Agostina and Francesco’s son, so I will try to contact you via this website again later today.

    • Marjorie says:

      My great grandfather Epifanio Palumbo married Guiseppa Coniglio believed to be from Termini Imerese.

      • Michael says:

        I am connected to a Giuseppe Coniglio (perhaps guiseppe) from Termini Imerese- of family name Michael J Indovina bef-1878

      • Michael says:

        I am sixth generation descendent of a Giuseppa Coniglio (perhaps Guiseppa) from Termini Imerese- of family name Michael J Indovina bef-1878 however my information leads me to a spouse of hers with the childs’ name. Coniglio-Indovina immigration to Nebraska circa 1900’s

  34. Jackie says:

    I am looking for any information on Agostino Capone 1831-1893 and Ignazio Sansone 1834-1856 they are from Termini Imerese Citta Metropolitana di Palermo Sicilia, Italy. They are my GrGr grandparents and wondering if they were related to Al Capone as my Gr grandmother Agostina Capone married into our family Nicolo Nicholas Bova. Agostina had four boys Gus, Charles Joseph 19, Philip. They immigrated to America in 1884

    If anyone has information I would love to know

    thank you

    • Regan says:

      Carmelo ( Agostino ) Capone and Ignazio Sansone from Terimini Imerse are my great grandparents – I belive bovas were leaving in Des Moines Iowa in – they are mentioned in my grandfathers Funeral in Mason City Iowa – I do have more info I dont check this web site to often though –

    • Vince says:

      Just stumbled on this site. Are you seriously a Nick Bova and Augustina Capone descendant? They are my great great grandparents. I live in Iowa.

      • Regan says:

        I just spoke with Dave Caponi and his sister Wendy from Ohio , San duskie

        Yes my parents were from Iowa as well – his sister married a Bova –

  35. ReganCaponi says:

    again I will me coming to termini imerese in october 2017 I am looking for any info on my grandfather Antonino Capone or Caponi ANY INFO WOULD BE GREAT – HE EMIGRATED TO CHICAGO IN LATE 1890 ‘S THEN UP TO MASON CITY IOWA LET ME KNOW

    • Debbie says:

      I to am also looking for information on Antonio Capone Any Chance he’s related to Antonia VALLELONGA
      They had a daughter Nunzia. We are looking for a Nicolo Capone who had 3 sisters. Any help finding his family . H passed in 1959

      • Debbie says:

        Debbie here again, Antonino Capone son of Filippo married to Antonia Vallelonga.
        born 1820 in Termini.
        still wondering if anyone may have information on the family

        • Regan says:

          I have information on Antonino Capone(my grandfather. He had a sister Antonina Capone who also immigrated to the US(Chicago). Have a lot more info. Look at my comments above to Jackie. We may all be related. Grazie

  36. Jason says:

    Looking for info on my maternal great great grandparents, Joseph 12-24-1869 and Rose 5-20-1867. I have been told that they were from Termini. Any help is appreciated.

  37. Sherrie says:

    Someone translated my GrGr Grandfathers birth as following:(but I am trying to figure out the neighborhood name Castile Iasella. Could that be correct. Does not show on a map as far as I can tell. Is there another way to find out where exactly they lived?
    Birth #463, recorded 15 July 1872 at the town hall of Termini Imerese: appeared Michele Pace (son of deceased Giuseppe) age 40, a blacksmith, who presented a male infant born the 14th of the current month at the hour of 9 to his wife Agostina D’Amico (daughter of Agostino), age 32, living together in this town at quartiere Castile Iasella, and he further said the infant was given the name Agostino Pace.

  38. AIELLO/CALCATERRE Termini Imerese says:


    My family came from Termini Imerese and their surnames are AIELLO and CALCATERRA.
    We are from of the mariage between Antonino AIELLO and Maria Anna CALCATERRA. Their childrens are Francesco-Paolo; Maria-Grazia; Rosa.
    We need to know their birth day and the others dates about the couple. We ignore when they are married, when they are died.
    If somebody is a member of this genealogy so don’t hesitate to contact us!
    Thanks a lot!

    • cmb says:

      Aiello birth dates for Nathalie:

      Francisco Paolo
      b. 27 Apr 1879

      b. 22 Mar 1872

      b. 22 May 1876
      d. 24 Oct 1877

      b. 20 Jan 1881

  39. Joanne says:

    I traced Margaret Cosentino’s line, through the Longos, all the way back to the mid 1700s, to Ignazio Dentici and Maria Marfisi who had Giuseppe Dentici in 1776 and Francesco Vitale and Antonina Russo who had Antonina Vitale in 1785. Everyone was from Termini Imerese! I am related to Antonio and Maria Arena Mantia, Ignazio and Carmela Martino Longo, and Lawrence and Camilla Longo Cosentino. Lawrence, my great-great grandfather, emigrated to the U.S. in 1884. I had trouble tracing Cosentinos back further. His son Joseph was a fruit vendor. I hope to travel there sometime.

    • Karen C says:

      Were they related to the Cosentino’s in Oswego, NY?

      • Richard G says:

        My great-grandmother was Agostina Cosentino. She was born in Termini Imerese in 1860 and married Antonino Quattrocchi. They then immigrated to USA and settled in Chicago. She had seven siblings who settled in Chicago, New Rochelle NY and Providence RI. Her parents were Domenico Cosentino and Maria Ippolito. All of the Cosentinos who came to America were in the fruit vending business too. I wonder if your Cosentino relation is in the same family as mine?

  40. Joe says:

    I am looking for any information on 5 family members all of whom I believe to be from Termini Imerese. Please respond with any information that may be relevant to:

    Giovanni Contadino, b.1847
    Guiseppe Contadino, b.1856
    Severia Contadino, b.1860
    Jerolomo Datillo, b.1846
    Josephine Caito, b.1853

    • Robert says:

      My great grandfather, John Contadino, lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. He came from Palermo, Sicily. He had 3 sons and one or two daughters. Please feel free to write to me at my email address and/or call me at 513-205-8273. I would love to talk with you more. Bob

  41. Jennifer says:

    Hello… I am searching for the Franze family of Termini Imerese, specifically, the family of Guiseppe Franze (B 5 Dec 1885) and Francesca Lacavera (B 2 Nov 1893)who immigrated to Albany, NY in 1902. Giuseppe Franze was the son of Francesco Franze (Marianna Amodeo), son of Giuseppe Franze (Providenza Battaglia), son of Cosimo Franze and Agostina Piazza. ANY information would be greatly appreciated!

    Surnames: Franze, Lacavera, Amodeo, Battaglia, Piazza

  42. Cindy says:

    I am researching ancestors from Termini Imerese. Some of the surnames include Spicuzza, Mascari, Cianciolo, Spalla, Pusateri, and Russo. I’d love to hear from anyone researching the same groups!

    • Jenn says:

      I am just starting my research on the Spalla & Schillaci families.
      I have an old photo from some of my relatives from the Schillaci family in front of their home in Termini.
      My great grandfather – Salvatore Spalla came to Chicago with his mother, Liboria and his wife, Ignazia, but I don’t have any info on address/location in Sicily

    • Kerri says:

      I’m just starting to research and track down records for the Pusateri family. Did you have any luck researching that line?

    • Jeri says:

      I knew a Father Snyhony Spicuzza a priest from Indianapolis. There are also Madcaris in Indytoo!

    • Mindy says:

      My husband’s family came from Termini Imerese to Chicago. His great grandfather, Pietro, was in the fruit business.

  43. Kimberly says:

    My father’s family is from Termini Imerese. Dad has always wanted to go to Italy and walk the streets his grandfather and father walked but has now become too ill to make it happen. I was hoping to bring a little piece of history to him. How would I go about obtaining a family tree document from Termini Imerese and is there anything additional I can do/buy that would add to it? Thank you in advance.

  44. Regan says:

    Looking for all info for my grandfather Anthony Capone. Or Caponi. Please hail me I am coming to termini in 2017.

  45. Jessica says:

    I would love any information anyone has about the Arrigo’s from Termini and ended up in Evansville,Indiana. My Great grandfather was known as Giuseppe or Joseph Arrigo. He had other relatives that ended up in Michigan. Near Detroit I believe. Joseph was a fruit vendor.

    • Giuseppe says:

      Giuseppe Joseph Catalano is my great great grandfather. He was a fruit vendor in Detroit in the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s

    • Michael says:

      I would like to connect with you further I have research that ties a Samuel Nicholas and a Joseph Arrigo in the obituary of my paternal grandparents Indovina/Coniglio of Termini Imerese. Death of Guiseppa Coniglio married-Indovina: on the ship from the island to the states 12th May, 1914

      all of my documents show they were fruit dealers
      maybe this is why we are so sweet! 😉

  46. Michael says:

    Looking for information on my great grandparents they immigrated from Sicily to the US in 1910 ancestry lists their city at Termini
    Salvatore Colonno and his wife Rosina Liotta
    Salvatore was born in 1886 Rosina was born in 1891

  47. Joe says:

    Planning on trip to Termini Immerse (TI) in May, 2017. Have Church records on paternal and maternal great grandparents and older from Church database.

    Would like to know if City records can give street addresses in TI and if you can find and set up day tour for wife and me in May 2017?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

  48. Eugene says:

    Greetings: I am trying to determine if there are records of my maternal grandfather’s birth in Termini Immerese in the year 1884, approximately. His name was Agosto or Agostino LaCavera, and I know from my mother that his mother’s name was Laura DeLuca. They emigrated from Termini to America around 1900. I have been to Termini, the last time in 1989, and met the Avv. Francesco DeLuca family there at that time, as well as in 1975. I was introduced to an Agostino LaCavera then, but could not establish that he was a direct relative. Can you advise if a birth certificate can be acquired for my grandfather, Agostino (August) LaCavera, and what steps I must take to acquire a copy of it ? Thank you very much. Eugene Aleci

  49. Susan says:

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather His name was Antonino Grasso (Graso) I know he is from sicily and born around 1864.
    I found info on a great Uncle that listed he was born in Termini Imerese Oct 9, 1889.
    I know my great grandfather came to America had 2 more children and went back to Sicily. He was Married to Providenza Anselmo (Anzelmo).

    Thanks for any information I can recieve.

  50. Susan says:

    Looking for info on my great grandparents and anything else I can find. My grandfather was born in Termini Imerese I believe. His name was William Marion Sgarlata – and was born in February 1884. He came thru Ellis island as a child sometime between age 2 and 12. I believe my great grandfather’ name was August Marion Sgarlata. I understand I have distant relatives living there now. Can you help me??

  51. Sabrina says:


    I’m looking for the parents og Michael Mercurio. He was married to Maria Cianciolo around 1852 in Termini Imerese. Micheal immigrated to the US in the 20th century, in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Thank you!

    • John says:

      Hi. Sabrina,
      I am also looking for any relatives living in Termini Imerese. My dad came too New York when he was 6 years old, Giovanni Mercurio. Probably around 1900. Please let me know if you’ve had any luck.
      Seriously thinking about a trip there this year.
      Thanks John

      • Cathy says:

        I am looking for any information on Mariano and Angela Cianciolo? Parents of Mariano likely Giuseppe Cianciolo and Francesca Sanpietro.

  52. Kim says:

    Looking for information about my great grandmother Marianna Sandsone, and her brother Tony. Immigrated to New York on the ship named the Conte di Savoia

  53. Diane says:

    Looking for information about my great grandfather, Vincenzo LoBello and his 1st trip to America on the Birmannia, from Palermo and landing @ Ellis Island on
    April 27, 1892. He was sponsored by Pietro LoBello from Syracuse, NY. (We think Pietro was his cousin). I am about to meet Frank LoBello, Syracuse, NY., who is Pietro’s great grandson. He is the oldest of 6 kids and was born and raised in Syracuse. My family has has done our LoBello genealogy but the branch with Vincenzo and Vincenina LoBello has no other information, other than being my grandfather, Joseph Vincent LoBello”s parents. Thank you.

  54. Jean says:

    Looking for confirmation and any other information about my great grandfather, Agostino Gattuso married to Maria Cornella, lived in either Termini Imerese or Palermo. A son, Augustus Gattuso, my grandfather, was born Oct. 16, 1879, in Termini Imerese. My family says they were Aristocrats, Agostino Gattuso owned olive orchards, and was mayor of Palermo sometime during the latter half of the 1800’s. Very interested to learn if these facts are accurate and any other information you may obtain. Thank you.

  55. Diane says:

    Is there any way I can find information regarding Anna Maria Gentile?

  56. Dr. James R. Pannozzi AP (ret) says:

    My mother’s maternal and paternal lines are all from Termini-Imerese. The names are Mantia, Russo, Corso, Mancuso, Catalano, Cosentino, Trentanella, Schillaci.

    Am researching to find the Termini-Imerese “Russo” family with a long history of puppeteers and Marionette performers going all the way back to doing performances for the King of Sicily.

    The Corso line including Salvatore Corso and Leonardo,his son, were workers at a Termini-Imerese Inn and Leonardo’s daughter Carmella Corso Russo (1851-1940) told my mother and aunt many stories of the coming of Napoleon’s soldiers, told to her by her father and grandfather. There was also a coin, a French 5 Franc piece handed down, long since lost and the story behind the coin has also been lost.

    The Mantia line were originally from Palermo and at some point moved to Termini-Imerese where they were merchants mainly involved with seafood.

    Carmella and her husabnd Fillipo Russo immigrated to the United States, to St. Louis, in 1885, then lived in Kansas City where my grandmother Providenza Russo Lamantia (1888-1933) was born, and later lived in Hartford, Conn. and then Providence Rhode Island where I was born.

    • Patrizia says:

      My father Liborio corso born in termini imeresi 1925, his brothers Giuseppe, Agostino, Antonino, Salvatore, sisters Paolina, Maria. My grandfather Giuseppe Corso married Rosa D’atalo. Looking for any info on the Corso family

  57. Trina says:

    Thank you for this wonderful website! I am searching to find my grandparent’s parents. Specifically, I am looking for the parents of Giuseppe Mangione, born in Termini Imerese in 27 Apr 1894. Also, the parents of Filippo (or Fillipo) La Mantia, born in Termini Imerse 18 Jan 1886 (grandmother’s brother). Thank you for your help!

    • Melanie says:

      I am looking for my Italian relatives. My grandmother and grandfather came from Palermo and surnames were Mantia and Ciriminna.

  58. Carol says:

    So excited to be visiting Termini Imerese in the fall. I have ancestors dating back to the late 1700’s which I have identified thanks to the T.I. database. Is there anything beyond that I can hope to accomplish during my visit? What do you recommend I do, geneologically speaking or otherwise? Should we avoid coming on a Sunday since the city hall will be closed or wouldn’t we find anything new there since we have access to the database? Thank you for any suggestions.

  59. Jon says:

    My grandfather Giuseppe Mercurio (birth Aug 17, 1868) and Grandmother Maria Gaglione(birth Oct 12, 1876)were born and married (June 3, 1893) in Termini Imerese. I have some information regarding their ancestor an would like to gain more detail for the years 1700- 1868). Much of the family on both sides immigrated to US. I have already visited Termini Imerese several times and will be coming again in August 2015 and would like to locate the homes and parishes that both grandparents lived in before immigrating.

  60. Linda says:

    looking for info on Santo Franze born approx. 1888 in termini imerese married Josephine Palumbo in Chicago approx. 1912

  61. John says:

    Looking for informaion on PHILIP PURPURA married #1 GIACOMINA GENTILI
    married #2 JENNIE LONGO
    FROM Termini Imerese Italy

    Had children:
    1.Giacomo Purpura
    married Louise Griffo daughter of Carl Griffo and Rose
    2.Carlo Purpura
    3. Guiseppi Purpura

    Also any information on Carl Griffo as I think he is from the region as well.

    • scott says:

      Purpura, Filippo Domenico Purpura, Francesco (decd) Mercurio, Maria
      Gentile, Giacoma Gentile, Giacomo (decd) Spicuzza, Santa

      • Jenny crist. says:

        Hello. My grandfather Victor purpura. His family was from the same area. I’m looking for whatever I can find about where I come from.

      • Michele says:

        If you are still looking for information, do you know or have info on a Maria Purpura? She was my great grandmother

  62. Marion says:

    My father Thomas Anthony Quattrocchi was born in Termini on February 15 1892. I am planning to visit Italy February 23 2015 and wpuld appreciate any information you can give me about locating his family’s home. Thank you. Marion Guarnieri

  63. Jamie says:

    I have been attempting to find my Great-Great-Grandfather’s (Charles Leonardo or Leonardo Charles Mormino) Italian Birth Certificate. According to his Declaration of Intent and his 1935 Death Certificate he was born in Termini Imerese in about 1887. His parent’s names may have been Carmen and Rosalia. I have looked through the microfilm for the Termini births from 1880 to 1891 with no success. Is there somewhere else I should be looking?

    • Chrissy says:

      Jamie! I have Mormino in Cincinnati from my family tree! My Great Grandfather was William Joyer born in 1888 in Sicily, the family changed their last name from Gioia to Joyer, Vincenzo Gioia from Sicily and settled in Cincinnati Ohio, one of his nine daughters Married a Mormile formally Of your surname Mormino I believe. Let’s compare info…

  64. Mary Pat says:

    I am looking for the marriage record of Santo Sasso (born March 1901 in Termine Emerese and died January 1982 in Chicago) to Marianna Bova (born April 1904 in Sicily and died April 1988 in Illinois). I believe the marriage took place in 1920. There may be another court document in 1920 or 1921. Ancestry does not seem to have documents from Sicily. Can you help me?

  65. Chris says:

    I have reason to believe my grandfather was born in Termini. His name was Francesco Mercurio, he was born on January 5th, 1892. His fathers name was Giovanni and his mother was Santa. He had three sisters Mary, Jenny and Polly, and two brothers Salvatore( born July 21st)and Pete, all could be Americanized except Salvatore.

    Also I have reason to believe Francesco wife Guiseppina Sciano (my grandmother) might have been born there as well. Her Fathers name was Biago Sciano and her mothers name was Antonia (maiden name Armaro)She had sisters Maria and Jennie and brothers Jim, Sam, Fred and Tom.

  66. Scott says:

    I am searching my Mascari line I have been able to go back to Saverio Mascari 1700’s married to Giuseppe Catalano and there child is Matteo Mascari wife Paola. Any help from any one searching the Mascari I would love to go back Further back. Looking for help.

    • Joanne says:

      My grandfather, Leonard Trankina (aka Franchina and Tranchina) was from Termini Immerse. He was married to Marie Mascari. Her father’s name was Charles Saverio Mascari (1858-1921) and her mother was Anna Raymond (1865- ). Could they be related to you?
      Joanne (from the Chicago area).

  67. Papania says:

    Looking for information on Papania family.

    • Siciliano says:

      The Papania were an elevated family from Termini. They gave to the church Don Stephanus Papania, and il Signore Salvatore Papania was primo sergente, then sergente maggiore, then sergente prevosto dei linea palermo for the royal borbone army. he married into a family from naples that was also in military service and loyal to the borbone

      • papania says:

        This sounds very interesting thank for the information. How can i contact you to learn more about this? I would be very grateful if you would kindly share your sources. thanks!

  68. Joe says:

    Salvatore and Benedetta are my great grandparentsi was looking for more information and came across your request. I have info going forward from those two but not back.

  69. Wendy Carlton says:

    I am researching ancestors who came from Termini Imerese, Palermo, Sicily:

    Salvatore GIUNTA born: 19 July 1886
    Emigrated in late March 1912, sailing from the port of Palermo on the Saxonia. The ship arrived in New York 9 April 1912.
    Father: Vincenzo GIUNTA He did not emigrate with Salvatore but his name & address appear as a reference on the passenger list for the Saxonia: “(9?) Via Cavaleri (sic) (Cavaliere?), Termini”

    Salvatore GIUNTA married Benna (Benedetta or Benedicta) LOCOCO, born 1900 in Nebraska, U.S.A. Her parents were:
    Salvatore LOCOCO and Giovanna ____? They were also Sicilian and very likely from Termini Imerese.
    Salvatore LOCOCO: born 1863/4. Emigrated in 1887. Returned to homeland in 1893 and married Giovanna ____. They sailed from Naples on the ship Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm and arrived in New York 26 May 1893.

    Both the Giunta and Lococo families settled permanently in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, U.S.A.

    Any help which your might offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • Chrissy says:

      A few of my ancestors from Termini-Imerese are my great great grandfather Rosario Gioia he married Maria Manuelle? His parents were Vincenzo Gioia/born 1833 wife was Giuseppa Pusateri born 1839. Vincenzo’s parents were Maria Giunta/Gesualdo Gioia. Giuseppe’s parents were Giuseppa Balfamanto/Giuseppe Pusateri.
      Not sure if you have info on Giuntas?

    • Barb Lococo says:

      I am familiar with Benna Guinta. She was a member of the Italian group here in Lincoln, Nebraska called the Daughters of Columbus. I have just stumbled across this site by accident. I will check with older members of this organization to see if they have any other information about Benna.

      • Michael says:

        any connection of Michael Indovina B: 1878 & his daughter Josephine L Indovina B: 16 Jul 1900 of Neb/ descendent of Indovina/Coniglio in your list in Nebraska from Termini Imerese? based on my research I have lots of hits linking to the daughters of Columbus

  70. Irene says:

    My paternal grandmother was from Termini. SHE HAD THE MOST COMMON OF NAMES – MARIA BOVA. Is there any way to refine my search for her?

    • franklin says:

      try cheking the codex of san nicolo de bari which is a church in termini imerese. I found my family name of both my great grand father and great grand mother name tracing back to 1541