Genealogy in Trappeto

If you search your ancestors in Trappeto, 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 Trappeto registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


1 Comment

  1. Dolly says:

    I’m been researching my family from a Trappeto, Balestrate, and Terrasini. I’ve hit a few dead ends and would like some help.

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