Guide To The Genealogical Resources Of Italy - Region Of Sicily
Guide To The Genealogical Resources Of Italy - Region Of Sicily
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Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy - Region of Sicily by George E. Ott; ISBN 1933194-16-2; 8.5x11; 230 pages; hard bound; Heritage Creations; 2004

George Ott's book on research in Sicilian genealogical resources gives all kinds of information never before compiled for the genealogist. Following is a short list what it can do for anyone researching Sicilian ancestry.

  • An index of all incorporated towns/comuni and hamlets/frazioni in the region.
  • A wealth of information for each incorporated town/comune including: Population, Postal Code, Phone Code, Hamlets/Frazione under its jurisdiction, Town hall with address and phone number, Library and cemetery information, and Catholic parish information..
  • A listing of the Family History Library collection for each town with microfilm numbers.
  • A listing of State Archives and Diocesan Archives with addresses and phone numbers.
  • Maps of each province showing town locations.
  • Web site information for towns, provinces and region.
  • A listing of Provincial records available at the Family History Library with microfilm numbers.

In the front of the volume, Mr. Ott has also included a chapter on visiting the old country, as well as a How To section with detailed descriptions of the following:

  • Comune/Town
  • Frazione/Hamlet
  • Postal Code
  • Civil Registers
  • Churches
  • Patron Saint and Feast Day
  • Town Hall
  • Library
  • Cemetery
  • Town Web Site
  • Riveli

See what has been said about Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy - Region of Sicily at the end of the Town Listing below.

Following is a list, laid out alphabetically by province, of the towns (comunes) described in this volume. I left out all the diacritical marks, as they were ending up as symbols when uploaded to the Internet. Note that there are also hundreds of hamlets (fraziones) listed in the book under the appropriate town (commune), allowing the user to locate the appropriate records when researching the family.

Agrigento Province

  • Agrigento
  • Alessandria delia Rocca
  • Aragona
  • Burgio
  • Calamonaci
  • Caltabellotta
  • Camastra
  • Cammarata
  • Campobello di Licata
  • Canicatti
  • Casteltermini
  • Cattolica Eraclea
  • Cainciana
  • Comitni
  • Favara
  • Grotte
  • Joppolo Giancaxio
  • Lampedusa E Linosa
  • Licata
  • Lucca Sinula
  • Menfi
  • Montallegro
  • Porto Empedocle
  • Racalmuto
  • Raffadali
  • Ravanusa
  • Realmonte
  • Ribera
  • Sambuca Di Sicilia
  • San Biagio Platani
  • San Gioanni Gemini
  • Sant Angelo Muxaro
  • Santa Elisabetta
  • Santo Margherita di Belice
  • Santo Stefano Quisquina
  • Sciacca
  • Siculiana
  • Villafrana Sicula

Caltanisseta Province

  • Acquaviva Platani
  • Bompensiere
  • Butera
  • Caltanissetta
  • Delia
  • Gela
  • Marianopoli
  • Mazzarino
  • Mileno
  • Montedoro
  • Mussomelli
  • Niscemi
  • Resuttano
  • Riesi
  • San Cataldo
  • Santa Caterina Villarmosa
  • Serradifalco
  • Sommatino
  • Sutera
  • Vallelunga Pratameno
  • Villalba

Catania Province

  • Aci Bonaccorsi
  • Aci Castello
  • Aci Catena
  • Aci Sant Antonio
  • Acireale
  • Adrano
  • Belpasso
  • Biancavilla
  • Bronte
  • Calatabiano
  • Caltagirone
  • Caltagirone
  • Camporotondo Etneo
  • Castel di Judica
  • Castiglione di Sicilia
  • Catania
  • Fiumfreddo di Catania
  • Licodia Eubea
  • Linguaglossa
  • Maletto
  • Mascali
  • Mascalucia
  • Mazzarrone
  • Militello in Val di Catonia
  • Milo
  • Mineo
  • Mirabella Imbaccari
  • Misterbianco
  • Motta Sant`Anastasia
  • Nicolosi
  • Palagonia
  • Paterno
  • Pedara
  • Piedimonte Etneo
  • Raddusa
  • Ragalna
  • Ramacca
  • Randazzo
  • Riposto
  • San Cono
  • San Giovanni La Punta
  • San Gregorio di Catania
  • San Michele di Ganzaria
  • San Pietro Clarenza
  • Sant Agata Li Battiati
  • Sant Alfio
  • Santa Maria Di Licodia
  • Santa Venerina
  • Scordia
  • Trecastagni
  • Tremestieri Etneo
  • Valvarde
  • Viagrande
  • Vizzini
  • Zafferana Etnea

Enna Province

  • Agira
  • Aidone
  • Assoro
  • Barrafranca
  • Calascibetta
  • Catenanuova
  • Canturipe
  • Cerami
  • Enna
  • Gagliano Castelferrato
  • Leonforte
  • Nicosia
  • Nissoria
  • Piazza Armerina
  • Pietraperzia
  • Regalbuto
  • Sperlinga
  • Troina
  • Valuarnera Caropep
  • Villarosa

Missina Province

  • Acquedolci
  • Alcara Li Fusi
  • Ali
  • Ali Terme
  • Antillo
  • Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
  • Basico
  • Brolo
  • Capizzi
  • Capo d Orlando
  • Capri Leone
  • Caronia
  • Casalvecchio Siculo
  • Castel di Lucio
  • Castell umberto
  • Castelmola
  • Castoreale
  • Cesaro
  • Condro
  • Falcone
  • Ficarro
  • Flumedinisi
  • Floresta
  • Fondachelli Fantina
  • Forza d Agro
  • Francavilla di Sicilia
  • Frazzano
  • Furci Siculo
  • Furnari
  • Gaggi
  • Galati Marmertino
  • Gallodoro
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Gioiosa Mareo
  • Graniti
  • Gualtieri Sicamino
  • Itala
  • Leni
  • Letojanni
  • Librizzi
  • Limina
  • Lipari
  • Longi
  • Malfa
  • Malvagna
  • Mandanici
  • Mazzarra S. Andrea
  • Meri
  • Messina
  • Militello Rosmarino
  • Mirto
  • Mistretta
  • Moio Alcantara
  • Monforte San Giorgio
  • Mongiuffi Melia
  • Montagnareale
  • Montalbano Elicona
  • Motta Camastra
  • Motta d Affermo
  • Naso
  • Nizza di Sicilia
  • Novara di Sicilia
  • Oliveri
  • Pace del Mela
  • Pagliara
  • Patti
  • Pettineo
  • Piraino
  • Raccuja
  • Reitano
  • Roccaflorita
  • Roccalumera
  • Roccavaldina
  • Rocella Valdemone
  • Rodi Milici
  • Rometta
  • San Filippo del Mela
  • San Fratello
  • San Marco D Alunzio
  • San Pier Niceto
  • San Piero Patti
  • San Salvatore di Fitalia
  • San Teodoro
  • Sant Agata di Militello
  • Sant Alessio Siculo
  • Santa Domenica Vittoria
  • Santa Lucia del Mela
  • Santa Marina Salina
  • Santa Teresa di Riva
  • Santo Stefano di Camastra
  • Saponara
  • Savoca
  • Scaletta Zanclea
  • Sinagra
  • Spadafora
  • Taormina
  • Terme Vigliatore
  • Torregrotta
  • Torrenova
  • Tortorici
  • Tripi
  • Tusa
  • Ucria
  • Valdina
  • Venetico
  • Villafranca Tirrena

Palermo Province

  • Alia
  • Alimena
  • Aliminusa
  • Altavilla Milica
  • Altofonte
  • Bagheria
  • Balestrate
  • Baucina
  • Belmonte Mezzagno
  • Bisacquino
  • Blufi
  • Bolgnetta
  • Bompietro
  • Borgetto
  • Caccamo
  • Caltavuturo
  • Campofelice di Fitalia
  • Campofelice di Roncella
  • Campofiorito
  • Camporeale
  • Capaci
  • Carini
  • Casteldaccia
  • Castellana Sicula
  • Castronuovo di Sicilia
  • Cefala Diana
  • Cefalu
  • Cerda
  • Chiusa Sclafani
  • Ciminna
  • Cinisi
  • Collesano
  • Contessa Entelina
  • Corleone
  • Ficarazzi
  • Gangi
  • Geraci Siculo
  • Giardinello
  • Giuliana
  • Godrano
  • Gratteri
  • Isnello
  • Isolo delle Femmine
  • Lascari
  • Lercara Friddi
  • Marineo
  • Mezzojuso
  • Misilmeri
  • Monreale
  • Montelepre
  • Montemaggiore Belsito
  • Palazzo Adriano
  • Palermo
  • Partinico
  • Petralia Soprana
  • Petralia Sottana
  • Piana degli Albanesi
  • Polizzi Generosa
  • Pollina
  • Prizzi
  • Roccamena
  • Roccapalumba
  • San Cipirello
  • San Giuseppe Jato
  • San Mauro Castelverde
  • Santa Cristina Gela
  • Santa Flavia
  • Sciara
  • Scillato
  • Sclafani Bagni
  • Termini Imerese
  • Terrasini
  • Torretta
  • Trabia
  • Trappeto
  • Ustica
  • Valledolmo
  • Ventimiglia di Sicilia
  • Vicari
  • Villabate
  • Villafrati

Ragusa Province

  • Acate
  • Chiaramonte Gulfi
  • Comiso
  • Giarratana
  • Ispica
  • Modica
  • Monterosso Almo
  • Pozzallo
  • Ragusa
  • Santa Croce Camerina
  • Scicli
  • Vittoria

Siracusa Province

  • Augusta
  • Avola
  • Buccheri
  • Buscemi
  • Canicattini Bagni
  • Carlentini
  • Cassaro
  • Ferla
  • Floridia
  • Francofonte
  • Lentini
  • Melilli
  • Noto
  • Pachino
  • Palazzola Acreide
  • Portopalo di Capo Passero
  • Priolo Gargallo
  • Rosolini
  • Siracusa
  • Solarino
  • Sortino

Trapani Province

  • Alcamo
  • Buseto Palizzolo
  • Calatafimi
  • Campobello di Mazara
  • Castellamare del Golfo
  • Castelvetrano
  • Custonaci
  • Erice
  • Favignana
  • Gibellina
  • Marsala
  • Mazara del Vallo
  • Paceco
  • Pantelleria
  • Partanna
  • Petrosino
  • Poggioreale
  • Salaparuta
  • Salemi
  • San Vito Lo Capo
  • Santa Ninfa
  • Trapani
  • Valderice
  • Vita

What has been said about Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy - Region of Sicily

Guide to the Genealogical Resources of Italy - Region of Sicily is very well done and should be of great value to anyone doing research in Sicily, especially in the island's very smallest villages and towns.

The inclusion of each commune's mailing address, telephone number and parish names along with the listing of those records that have been filmed, cross-referenced to the corresponding film number at the Family History Library, should all be tremendous time-savers.

The provincial maps, showing the location of each commune, and the inclusion of the names of every frazione associated with each commune, are both very nice touches.

I looked up the three tiny villages in Palermo province in which I have an ancestral interest, and immediately learned things about the towns and the available records that I had not known before.

The information provided for each province, including addresses, telephone numbers, diocese information and information on the availability of military records, should all prove valuable to the genealogical researcher.

I can highly recommend this publication to anyone with a genealogical interest in Sicily.

Thomas Edward Militello Founder of POINT (1987) Editor of POINTers, The American Journal of Italian Genealogy

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George Ott has brought together between the covers of one handy volume:

  • An atlas and gazetteer of Sicily
  • A directory of the island's principle record repositories, and
  • A guide to Sicilian resources available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
  • He provides the postal, e-mail, and website addresses and telephone numbers not only for the state archives (and their sezioni, or branches) that serve the nine provinces of Sicily, but for the civil and religious repositories of every one of the island's 390 comuni (towns) as well.
  • Particularly useful features include:

    • listing the frazione (villages) that fall under the administration of a commune
    • providing the Family History Library numbers for all of the records that have been microfilmed
    • including information about diocesan as well as parochial repositories, and pointing out when military records, parish records, and riveli (tax lists, also called catasti) are available.
    This is an indispensable reference tool for anyone researching Sicilian ancestors.

    John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. Author of Finding Italian Roots: The Complete Guide for Americans; They Came in Ships: a Guide for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record; and Only a Few Bones: A True Account of the Rolling Fork Tragedy and Its Aftermath. Professional Genealogist, Instructor, and Lecturer