Sicilian Ancestors

On the footprints of your Sicilian Ancestors

Sicilian Ancestors

On the footprints of your sicilian ancestors!

Sicilian inhabitants started emigrating towards the USA, and the rest of the world, even before Italy’s unification in the first half of the 19th century. This trend increased between the two Great World Wars at the beginning of the 20th century. Millions of people that left the island in search of better fortune overseas.

This huge number of emigrant has put roots into the societies in where they installed. But most of all, they distinguished themselves from the other regions for their capacity of regrouping, so to create local communities. So the associations of sicilians abroad like the “Sicilian-Americans” were born.

In the last decades this trend has slowed down, but on the other hand we have now reached the fifth, sixth and so on generation of sicilian families rooted in foreign countries. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that emigrants have forgotten their true origins!

Whether your ancestors were from Catania, or Palermo, or from some small village inland, they have all come from this island, and we can help to find them!

Sicily has the best genealogical resource records in the world, often permitting lineages to circa 1500 even for many “ordinary” families having no links to the aristocracy – something extremely rare elsewhere in Europe.

We will help you to find your sicilian ancestors, guiding you through all the required processes.

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