Genealogy in Carlentini

If you search your ancestors in Carlentini, in the province of Siracusa, 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 Carlentini

In towns and villages of Sicilia and in Siracusa province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Carlentini town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Carlentini from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.
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To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Carlentini. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Carlentini archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Siracusa province are:
Amato, Amenta, Basile, Bianca, Bottaro, Buccheri, Calvo, Campisi, Cannata, Caruso, Di Mauro, Di Pietro, Di Stefano, Gallo, Garofalo, Genovese, Giuliano, Grasso, Greco, Italia, La Rosa, Leone, Lombardo, Magnano, Marino, Messina, Miceli, Pappalardo, Parisi, Passanisi, Puglisi, Rametta, Randazzo, Rizza, Romano, Rossitto, Russo, Salemi, Salerno, Saraceno, Scala, Spada, Tiralongo, Tringali, Valenti, Valvo, Vinci, Zappulla.

Church Records in Carlentini

Church archives in Siracusa 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 Siracusa 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 Carlentini on your behalf.

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

CUORE IMMACOLATO DI MARIA E S. ANNA – P.zza Cavallotti

IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE – Via Roma

MARIA SS. DELLA STELLA – Via Regina Margherita, 5

S. TECLA – Via Togliatti

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 Siracusa.
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 Siracusa

Address: Via Turchia, 24 – Siracusa
Phone: +390931412546
Days and opening hours: monday:from 8.30 to 16.45 tuesday:from 8.30 to 16.45 wednesday:from 8.30 to 16.45 thursday:from 8.30 to 16.45 friday:from 8.30 to 14.15 ; no reservation
or

Archivio di Stato di Siracusa. Sezione di Noto

Address: Via Trigona, 21 – Noto
Phone: +390931891114
Days and opening hours: from Monday to Thursday 8,30 – 19,00 friday 8,30 – 13,30; no reservation

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to carlentini@italianside.com or follow this link.

Our expert in Carlentini area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

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26 Comments

  1. Tara ha detto:

    I am looking for ancestors and descendants of Giuseppe Ira and Giuseppa Anzalone as they were my great grandfather and grandmother. I know Giuseppe (Joseph) Ira was born in Carlentini, Siracusa,Sicilia, Italy on March 24, 1888 and Giuseppa (Josephine) Anzalone was born in 1895 possibly in Altavilla Millicia, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy. They were married and immigrated to the US in 1910 where they settled in Omaha, Nebraska. They had 5 children: Ilina (Malina), Louise, Nancy, Sam, and Charles Ira. Sam was my grandfather, who was married to Rose Anne and they had Samuel (my uncle) and Charles (my father) and also lived in Omaha, Nebraska.

  2. Ross ha detto:

    I am interested to know if I still have relatives in Carlentini. My grandparents came from there in 1919 to Omaha,Ne.His name is Vincenzo Tuccitto & hers is Maria DeMari.She had a sister named Rosa who was married to Joe Castro.They came through Ellis Island.Thank you.

  3. Al ha detto:

    My nano, Cirino Vacante (or Vacanti), I believe came from Lentini. He was born around 1865, and emigrated to Omaha. His first wife was Rosaria Nastasi, who died in Omaha, Nebraska around 1908. My nano then married my nana, Sebastiana Terzo, in 1909. She was from Carlentini. She had a sister, Angela, and another sister, I believe was Giuseppina Cuva. My great-grandfather was Giuseppe Vacante, and his wife was Giuseppa Vitale. Where might I find any more information about la famiglia Terzo in Carlentini and la famiglia Vacante either in Lentini or Carlentini ? Grazie mille.

  4. Karyl ha detto:

    I’m searching for the “Calamuneri or Calamunire” Family Name. I am told they came from Carlentini but do not find but a few listed in the birth records I’ve researched (1870-1890). I’m wondering if they originated in a different town? Does anyone have any research bringing up that family name in other towns in the Siracusa Province?

  5. David ha detto:

    My grandfather came to Ellis Island in 1907 as a baby, with his mother. Our name in the USA is DINZOLE, but I believe in Carlentini our surname was Inzalone or Anzalone. I am of the third generation.
    I believe the ship may have been the Germania.
    My mother’s side is well documented back to the 1600’s. My Italian side ends there.
    Beginning genealogy and I guess want to know how I can view real documents from Carlentini.

  6. PAT ha detto:

    I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON A GUISEPPE GARRO NOT MARRIED WHEN HE CAME YO AMERICA ?MARRIED A MARIE (MARY) HE HAD A SISTER NAMED SARA WHO ALSO CAME TO AMERICA HE HAD A BROTHER NAMES PAULO ALSO TO AMERICA I DO HAVE INTENTION PAPER’S ON THE 2 BROS.DATED 1921 GUISEPPE WAS BORN IN 1899… ALSO A ROSA (MALE)? WHO WAS A MOTHER-IN-LAW MARRIED A GARRO WONDER IF THEY ARE FAMILY IN SOME WAY SHE STAYED IN PA.BORN 1877 INFO SAID SHE MARRIED A JOSEPHINE GARRO.. BOY AM I CONFUSED HELP!!!!

    • Connie ha detto:

      Just discovered this site!
      Not sure I can be helpful, but my grandmother, Angela DeLuca’s sister, Maria was married to Paul Garro. They settled in Omaha Ne. Paul from a smaller town near Carlentini & Maria from Carlentini Sicily
      They had 2 children, Joe & Sarah
      All are deceased. Joe Garro had 6 children, Mary,
      Teresa, & Connie live in Omaha Ne. Sarah Garro Jensen had 2 sons.
      There is a JIM GRECO who is related who lives in
      Johnstown PA.

  7. Angela ha detto:

    Hello,

    I am currently looking for any information on my great grandparents who traveled to the United States from Carlentini in the early 1900’s. My grandmother has passed away and I have been left without much information on her family from Italy.

    I know her father’s name was Sam Constantino (could be Samuel?)

    I travel overseas a few times a year and I am truly hoping to gain my Italian Citizenship so any kind of paperwork would be helpful, yet my hopes are to find a birth certificate.

    Unfortunately, my father’s side was naturalized prior to 1912 so I have come to a dead-end with that research in terms of dual citizenship.

    Thank you in advance!

    • PAT ha detto:

      ANGELA DON;T KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE I AM IN OMAHA NE, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF CONSTANTINO IN OMAHA.. NOT SURE IFTHIS WILL HELP, HOPE IT DOES THANKS

    • Jim ha detto:

      Hi Angela, what is your grandmother’s name? and if you have any other names and where their destination in america that will help too.
      Jim

  8. Michelle ha detto:

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather John Sebastian Sesto. He was born Sept 6,1900 or 1901. He came to the United States. I was not sure if any other relatives stayed.

  9. Sheri ha detto:

    I will be in carlentini with my husband this summer. My great-great-grandmother came to Omaha with two daughters. She left a third behind to be raised by her grandmother, my great-great-grandmother. I’m looking for birth and wedding records of any Lucia Puglisi or Crucillo. The daughters she brought over were Maria Puglisi and Sarita Puglisi. I can’t figure out why my great-great grandmother had a different last name than her daughters.

    • Anna ha detto:

      Hi Sheri, are you in Omaha? My Nani and I are looking for more information about her Dad’s family from Carlentini. I wonder if our families knew each other in Omaha?!

  10. C.A. Williams ha detto:

    I am in search of military records on great uncle:
    Antonio Martino Marino
    B. 11/11/1903 D. 06/28/1948
    Father: Salvatore Marion B. 1868 D. 1943; Mother Lucia Sacca B. 1873 D. 1968
    Carlentini

    Thank you

  11. cathy ha detto:

    I would like to consider hiring someone in lentini and carlentini to find additional information regarding relative who died prior to the 1820 Civil Registrations. I have quite a few about 29 persons.

  12. Tracy ha detto:

    I am coming to Carlentini on Monday April 18th. My great grandfather is Sebastiano Sacca born on May 9, 1903. I’m looking for his birth certificate. His parents are Di Alfio Sacca and Giuseppa Castro. I’m also looking for their marriage certificate, birth certificates or any other documents. Please let me know if you can help!

    Thank you,
    Tracy

  13. Michael ha detto:

    Hello, I am searching for information about my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother. Re: my Great Grandfather: His name was Salvatore Narzisi. He was born in 1885. I have found that he emigrated from Carlentini (arriving in New York) in Feb. of 1909. He was 24 when he emigrated and was listed on a ship manifest as: ‘single’. Re; my Great Grandmother, I have far less information other than her name which was: Cristina Creta. I believe that she was born in 1887. I know that she was NOT married to Salvatore in Sicily…she may have been married to another man at the time. It is also my understanding that she emigrated earlier than Salvatore and that she left behind a daughter. Any assistance regarding my family history would be most welcome.
    Regards, Michael Epinger
    (USA)

  14. Franco Angelo and Antonio ha detto:

    I learned that my grandfather Antonio did not live w my grandmother. This has made me realize I have cousin. Case in point. Met a Franco who looks like my dad and striking resemblance to my brother and son. His grandfather was Antonio Franco of Sicily. Any coincidence? Franco was not popular in Sicily then. Would like to learn more.

    • Susan ha detto:

      I am trying to find information about my grandfather- Filadelfo Franco. He was born in Carlentini on May 4, 1893. He emigrated to America in 1913 and went to Omaha, NE. I have tried to find any information about his family. I have had no luck finding any information. He left behind 2 sisters. .

  15. Gina ha detto:

    Looking for information on my grandparents – Giuseppe “Joe” Sesto (born July 6, 1892) and Lucia “Louise” Franco (born June 17, 1902). They were both from Carlentini. Giuseppe’s parents were Pietro and Maria (Scapellato) Sesto. Lucia’s father was Salvatore Franco (haven’t been able to find her mother’s name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  16. Arthur Cesar Oreana ha detto:

    I’m looking for information about my great-grandmother, Maria Micelli de Arago (?).

  17. David Dean ha detto:

    My uncle has a close genetic match with Cyrus Scapellati who was listed as being born in Carlentini on the 7th January 1892. When he got his call up papers he listed Castis Pignano as a friend from his native country. He also listed his occupation as Divinity student and became a Presbyterian minister. Do you have any information on his family, to which my uncle would belong, from his (my uncle’s)ancestor who was born in 1867?

  18. Brenda ha detto:

    I have found out that my husband’s great grandfather was Mariano Mazzarese who married Rosaria Randazzo. His other great grandfather was Sebastiano Caniglia who married Alfia Vacirca. Sebastiano’s parents were Rosario Caniglia and Carmela Marino. Alfia’s parents were Vito Vacirca and Salvatora Scapellato. They were all from Carlentini. Do you have any info on them?

    • David Dean ha detto:

      Yes Brenda. Salvatora was Salvatore’s sister b abt 1866 who married Francesca Guzzardi, parents Nicolo and Maria. The entire family line runs: Filadelfio Scapellato marries Carmela Policastro who die around 1710, then Cirino b in Lentini in 1680 marries Giovanna Vecchio, Rosario b 1730 marries Lucia Licitra, Cirino b 1769 marries Sebastiana Cassarino, Filippo b 1807 marries Maria Matarazzo, Cirino b 1832 marries Lucia Rossitto whose parents were Giuseppe and Salvadora Centamore. Perhaps we could discover more if we pool resources. David

      • Brenda ha detto:

        I am just now seeing your answer! This is wonderful information. I’m not seeing the connection of Salvadora ; Guiseppe Centamore. And where does Salvatora Scapellato fit into the family?