Genealogy in Solarino

If you search your ancestors in Solarino, 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 Solarino

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 Solarino town hall archives as of that date.

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

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

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

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 Solarino on your behalf.

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


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

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

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Our expert in Solarino 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. Martin says:

    Hello , I am tracy my Father’s information . His name is Guisseppe Adorno born Solarino 23/10/1929 . He travelled to Melbourne Australia March of 1956 on the Oceana Passenger Ship . I was born Feb 4 1958 in. Melbourne eventually having a name change from Adorno to Hesketh ( Mother Surname )
    Any information regarding my Father would be geatly appreciatted , rgds Martin Hesketh (Martino Adorno )

  2. Patricia says:

    Hi. My great grandparents were concetta lambardo and Antonino quartararo. They had a son, Guiseppe. From a ships manifest it say he had a sister, concetta quartararo born and raised in Solarino. Would love more info. and dates if possible. Is there anyone left.

  3. Crystal says:

    I have the name of my grandfather and his great-grandparents in Solarino Italy:

    Antonino Quartararo married Concetta Lombardo and had two children…Daughter Concetta and Son – Guiseppe Quartararo ( born June 8, 1891 in Solarino Italy).

    I am trying to find out more of who these people were.

  4. Sam says:

    Both my grandfathers spent time in the USA in the early 1900’s before returning back to Sicily. They were both from Solarino Sicily. I often wonder whether during their time there they sowed any ‘wild oats’ and I have relatives in the U.S. Their names were GIUSEPPE CARBONE and GIUSEPPE TERRANOVA.

  5. Mark says:

    I am trying to discover the military service of Carmelo Fontana born 20 Aug 1920 in Solarino, Siracusa, Sicilia. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  6. Mike says:

    My great-grandfather, Antonio Rossitto, emigrated to the United States around 1908. He was born on either February 2nd or February 28th, 1880. His death certificate lists his place of birth as Salandino, which I could not locate on a map. I’m guessing it was Solarino. I am hoping to locate more information about him and his family, and maybe even find some people related to me!