Genealogy in Vicari

If you search your ancestors in Vicari , Palermo Sicily in Italy you can find birth records , marriage and death records at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office of Vicari or in the parishes archives of the town.

If your goal is family history, you need to know that registry offices in Vicari, as in Palermo province, were established around 1820: it means that you could find records in Vicari registrar archives as of that date. If you want to go beyond, you should consider to investigate the parish records (usually in Sicily religious records started about mid 1500).

In case you are interested in dual italian citizenship, you must ask for birth certificates to the town hall. Copies of birth records are NOT valid to apply for italian dual citizenship.

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Vicari 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 Vicari. As more your surname is common in Vicari, as more it could be difficult to find the exact family branches in Vicari 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 Vicari and 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 Vicari 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.
You can reach it 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

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 Vicari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Vicari, 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 our expert in Vicari area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Karen says:

    Looking for calogero noto family married to francesca lo ciatto(sp). Many children including Santa, Dominick, vincenzo. Also Raimondi, Nuccio families. Antonino, antonina, Damiano. All family.

  2. Francesca says:

    My father was born in Vicari in 1933 and imigrated to the U.S. in 1954. My grandfather was Vincenzo Monteleone, and my grandmother was Francesca (née Anzalone), both born in Vicari – as were many generations before them.

  3. Anna says:

    My paternal grandfather was Francesco Spalitta, born in Vicari, Francesco’s sisters were Carmella Spalitta and Giovania (sp?)Spalitta. They were also born in Vicari, Italy in the 1880’s. Their parents were: Giovonio(sp?)Spalitta and Catarina Sulli.
    Any info you have would be greatedly appreciated.

  4. Yvonne says:

    Andrea LOMONACO born in Vicari in 1875
    Father’s name : Paolino
    Mother’s name: Filippa Villaranti

    I would like know more about the family roots.

  5. Leslie says:

    My paternal grandfather was Angelo Vicari from Caltanesetta, Sicily, born around 1880. He married Josphine Spinelli. Any info available?

    • Jake says:

      My great grandfather was Lerito Vicari and wife was Annie Saragusa. I know he had some brothers their and he settled in Independence,La. I don’t know if any brothers/sisters came to USA with him.

  6. Patty Rowland says:

    i will be visiting Sicily in April 2018 and my grandfather Salvatore Floria was born there and died there. I think he was from the town of Vicari and he was born in 1881 and died in 1961. I would love to see the town and possibly connect with relatives. I would appreciate any information.
    Thank you
    Patty Rowland nee Floria

    • Priscilla says:

      I just found this site and your post. My Grandfather was Salvatore Floria. He was married to my Grandmother Gaetana Centanni and had 4 children. She passed away in 1919 . He remarried and had 5 children with Minnie. He and my Grandmother were from Vicari according to immigration records. My Mother’s name was Rosario, but went by the name of Sue. If you want to correspond with me my name and email are as follows

  7. Salvatore says:

    Hello, I am trying to get information about my mothers family, who lived in Vicari in the early 1900s My grandfathers name was Angelo Balsano, my grandmothers name was Gusepina Ansalone. There childrens names were Laura Rosina Ignatio Sarina Anne Marie. Is there any information about the Balsano family leaving Vicari around 1910? I was told by my mother that they ouned a home in Vicari as well as farm land. I will be visiting Vicari this coming year and it would be wonderful to trace down someof our family,s historl. Many thanks Sal

    • Francesca says:

      Hello –
      My grandmother (actually, my dad and all of his generations before him) was born and died in Vicari. Her name was Francesca Monteleone (née Anzalone) born in 1911 and she had a sister, Guiseppina Anzalone. Are you certain of the spelling (Ansalone)?

  8. Mark says:

    I am trying to find a Guiseppi Lucchese that was married to Genoveffa Macaluso and had a son Gaetano in 1825, so I can keep tracking my family history.

  9. Nicole says:

    Good Evening,

    I’ve reached a dead end tracing my great grandfather.. Francesco Volpe was born on 1/6/1885 in Vicari. His parents were Giuseppe and Bartola Petta (I could have the mothers’ name incorrect. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


  10. Susan says:

    Hi My Grandmother Domenica Rizzo was born in Vicari in 1905 to Anna Militello and Giovanni Rizzo. I am looking for Anna’s and Giovanni’s marriage certificate, and birth certificates. Im also looking for Giovanni’s death certificate. Any help would be appreciated!

    • Luigi says:

      Domenica Rizzo was born in Vicari in 1905

      3 May 1905 # 61
      3048 of 3136

      • Daniella says:

        I’m looking for information on my great grandmother Domenica Rizzo. On her grave it says she was born 23 Feb 1905. She was married to Antonio Celona. I was wondering if this was the same Domenica Rizzo as above?

  11. Grizzanti says:


    I’m trying to trace the name Grizzanti (Grizanti in the US) originating in Vicari. I believe my grandfather James Grizzanti came to the US around 1912-1915 leavin fron Palermo.

  12. Kelly says:

    I am trying to locate the surname Promiscuo. I have seen it spelled numerous ways. I have been search in San Clemente Caserta, but recently have been lead to the town of Vicari. Any information is greatly appreciated.


  13. Patricia says:

    I am interested in knowing if you have any records of surnames Nuccio, Loria, coniglio, or Sinini?. These are my grandparents. Thank you.

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  15. Paula says:

    I am at a dead end with locating my family. Gaetano Arnone born about 1866, married Virginia Rose Condi born about 1876. The information I have is Virginia Rose Condi was born in Vacari,Palermo. I would appreciate any assistance locating this information.

  16. Fran says:

    Good Morning,
    I will be visiting the town of Palermo November3-7. I am told that my family was origianally from there! I am full blooded Italian ( Cangelosi and Geragio are my parents surnames). This trip is on my bucket list, so I am so very excited to find out any history on my family and visit grave sites.
    If you have any suggestions or info I would appreciate.

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