Additional Town Databases

Over the years, Sicilian Family Tree has compiled vital records databases for many towns in Italy and Sicily. We have also maintained a list of various websites that host Italian/Sicilian vital records databases. Some are large, well known websites like FamilySearch and the Italian State Archives, while others are lesser known, like the Geneanum site that hosts Catholic church records from Tunisia. Links and brief descriptions are below.

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Websites With Large Collections of Italian Records

FamilySearch

FamilySearch has very extensive records for almost every town in Italy and Sicily as well as thousands of other places all around the world. Their 2.5 million rolls of microfilm have been digitized and are available on FamilySearch, entirely for free! Many of these images are indexed, which means they can be searched by name. For the images that are not indexed, they must be searched record by record. Use their Library Catalog to determine what materials are available for the particular towns you are interested in.

Italian State Archives

The Italian State Archives website has digitized images from various State Archives around Italy. These are the same images available on FamilySearch, because FamilySearch actually did the digitizing for the Archives. This website is a little more tedious to use, but everything is free and available to you from home at any time. Click Browse the Registries to search through the records manually. They are also working to index all of the records on their site–click Find the Names to use that feature. When viewing the original documents, to save images, click the image to enlarge it, then right click and select Save Image As.

Ancestry

Ancestry is a subscription website that is slowly adding some very good Italian databases. They have partnered with FamilySearch and they are adding some of the FamilySearch databases to Ancestry as a result. However, it’s important to note that you can get those particular databases for FREE at FamilySearch or on the Italian State Archives. With that said, Ancestry offers access to many other extremely helpful databases and you can often access their site for free at your local Family History Center and sometimes at your Public Library.

Geneanum

Geneanum hosts fabulous, searchable databases for Catholic birth, marriage and death records for Tunisia. Thousands of Italians and Sicilians migrated to Tunisia in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, especially from Agrigento Province. The page is in French but with some poking around you can find your names. To obtain actual documents that you find here, look at the top of each page for “la méthode pour l’obtenir“. Again, it’s all in French, but use Google Translate to help!

Sersale.org has compiled a great list of small websites that have transcribed records from Italy and Sicily.

Calabria Exchange has vital records for towns in Reggio Calabria. See the list of towns at the bottom of the Extractions page.

Cosenza Exchange has vital records for several towns as well as church records and some tax records.

The Cosenza State Archives have a searchable database of records. As of 4/27/20, their site was experiencing technical difficulties.

Additional Town Databases

Town Name/Province  Description, Record, & Date Added/ Updated
Africo, Reggio Calabria Province WEBSITE Births and Marriages 1866-1910
Alessandria della Rocca,
Agrigento Province
Births | Marriages | Deaths
Aragona, Agrigento Province Births | Marriages | Deaths
Augusta, Siracusa Province Births | Marriages | Deaths   All files updated 6/27/14
Barcellona Pozzo Di Gotto,
Messina Province
Births | Marriages | Deaths   All files updated 6/27/14
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Messina Province Complete Death Indexes for various years have been contributed by Carmelo Munafo. Thank You!! If you have any questions about these indexes, please direct them to Carmelo by clicking his full name, above!

1820 | 1821 | 1823 | 1824 | 1825 | 1826 | 1827 | 1829 | 1830 | 1832 | 1833 | 18341835 | 18361840 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859 | 1860 | 1865 | 1890 | 1892

Carmelo has also submitted complete marriage indexes for the following years:

1824 | 1825 | 1826 | 1827 | 1828 | 1829 | 1830 | 1831 | 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839 | 1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848 | 1849 | 1850

Barrafranca, Enna Province Marriages | Deaths
Baucina, Palermo Province Births | Marriages | Deaths
Bompietro & Alimena,
Palermo Province
Email Leslie Gatewood
Leslie has photocopies of the registers of births, marriages and deaths occurring between 1820-1865 for both towns!
Caccamo, Palermo Province Births |  Marriages | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Capaci, Palermo Province Civil: BirthsMarriagesDeaths
Church: Baptisms | Marriages | Deaths
Carini, Palermo Province
WEBSITE
This website has a huge database of transcribed marriage records going all the way back to the 1500’s!! You can also request specific lookups. *Not functioning as of 4/27/20
Castelmezzano, Potenza Province
WEBSITE
Various records of birth, marriage and death extracted from microfilmed records 1809-1910
Castroreale, Messina Province Births | Marriages | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Cefalu, Palermo Province Births | Marriages by Groom | Marriages by Bride | Deaths
There are over 2850 births, 1000 marriages and 1800 deaths!
Ciminna, Palermo Province Births | Marriages | Deaths
Contessa Entellina, Palermo Province
WEBSITE
This site contains births, marriages and deaths for 1820-1865.
Firenze (Florence), Firenze Province
WEBSITE
Baptisms from 1450-1900 for the city of Firenze (Florence). Absolutely awesome!
Isnello, Palermo Province WEBSITE This website provides downloadable Excel files with the indexes of birth, marriages and deaths for Polizzi Generosa. Although you have to download each year to search through it, at least you then have it forever so if this website goes away, you still have the records. And the Excel files are sortable.
Isola Delle Femmine, Palermo Province Births | Marriages | Deaths
Isola Delle Femmine or Capaci
WEBSITE
Great site for people researching Isola delle Femmine or Capaci. They have a surname registry also.
Lercara Friddi, Palermo Province Births | Marriages | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Marcianise, Caserta Province Births | Marriages | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Marianopoli, Caltanissetta Province
Email Leslie Gatewood
Leslie has photocopies of the registers for marriages and deaths 1820-1865, births 1820-1910 and church records back to the 1770’s also
Marineo, Palermo Province Births | Marriages | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Marsala, Trapani Province Births | Marriages | Deaths
Montefusco, Avellino Province            WEBSITE Births and Deaths
Palermo, Palermo Province Hugh Tornabene has digitized the Marriage Indexes (1820-1895), birth indexes 1896-1905, birth indexes 1836-1885, and deaths 1820-1835. Thank you Hugh!
Partanna, Trapani Province Births | Marriages by Bride | Marriages by Groom | Deaths
Petralia Sottana, Palermo Province
WEBSITE
Birth Index 1885-1895
Piana degli Albanesi, Palermo Province
WEBSITE
 Births, Marriages and Deaths 1820-1920
Polizzi Generosa, Palermo Province WEBSITE This website provides downloadable Excel files with the indexes of birth, marriages and deaths for Polizzi Generosa. Although you have to download each year to search through it, at least you then have it forever so if this website goes away, you still have the records. And the Excel files are sortable.
Sambuca di Sicilia, Agrigento Province
WEBSITE
This page has help for people researching Sambuca di Sicilia, and it includes a birth index for 1875-1899 plus 1852. Some years are only partial indexes, but still a great resource.
San Cataldo, Caltanissetta Province   WEBSITE Marriage and Death Indexes
San Marco Argentano,
Cosenza Province
WEBSITEFAMILIES
There are two excellent links here. The WEBSITE link will take you to indexes of births, marriages and deaths for the town. Use the links up at the top of the page to explore the other very informative pages. Also, look for the flags at the top to see the page in your language of choice.The FAMILIES link will take you to the page that will show you the genealogies of the various surnames in the town and in some cases, they have photos too.
Santa Caterina Villarmosa,
Caltanissetta Province
WEBSITE
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Santa Cristina Gela,
Palermo Province
WEBSITE
Births, Marriages and Deaths
Santa Margherita di Belice, Agrigento Province Births | Marriages by Bride | Marriages by Groom | Deaths  All files updated 6/27/14
Sant’Elia Fiumerapido,
Frosinone Province
Births | Marriages by Bride | Marriages by Groom |  Deaths
Sciacca, Agrigento Province Births | Marriages | Deaths  Births/Marriages updated 6/27/14; Deaths updated 1/28/15
Sersale, Catanzaro Province

WEBSITE

This website has indexed records of birth and marriage for the town of Sersale, in Catanzaro.
Termini Imerese, Palermo Province   WEBSITE This awesome site has two sections – a subscription section with over 110,000 transcribed births, marriages and deaths from 1820 thru 1910. As of 1/11/09 it is over 95% completed for births and deaths and 100% complete on the marriages – and a free searchable database where members have made entries of births, marriages or deaths for their ancestors in Termini Imerese. A cemetery records database will be added sometime in 2009.
Tito, Potenza Province WEBSITE Births, Marriages and Deaths for 1809-1910
Trabia, Palermo Province 1891 Death Index
Ustica, Palermo Province
WEBSITE
This site represents and ongoing effort to translate, record and link genealogical information for the families of the islands of Ustica, Palermo Province, Italy, and their descendants in America.
Valledolmo, Palermo Province WEBSITE This website has completely transcribed indexes for births, marriages and deaths in Valledolmo from 1820-1910. You have to download each year’s file, which is a pain, but you can build an entire tree from the indexes alone and then obtain all the original records. These are Excel files.
Vallelunga Pratameno,
Caltanissetta Province
Births | Marriages | Deaths
Ventimiglia di Sicilia,
Palermo Province
Ventimiglia Vital Records
Vizzini, Catania Province
WEBSITE
Almost 17,000 birth records, plus almost 4000 marriage records, and almost 12,000 military records for 1840-1910

 

 

 

 

 

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