Tracing your roots and family heritage in Sicily
Looking for your ancestors in Sicily and Calabria? Planning an unforgettable tour of the places where your family used to live? We can help
Why book a Sicily root tour with us?
For the family tree tour, hire a local tour guide; Michele Gallo (https://www.sicilytravel.net) is well regarded and will do research on your family before you arrive (a full-day tour is about $300). Town clerks, especially in small villages, may be more suspicious than welcoming, especially if you’re not accompanied by a local guide. During my roots tour to Sicily’s Santa Margherita di Belice, getting my grandparents’ records was like pulling teeth: We were told later that locals are recalcitrant because they believe Sicilian Americans are trying to reclaim their ancestors’ lands Carol Sottili The Washington Post
Plan your genealogical research and tour
During your stay, we offer the service of an English-speaking driver/guide who is familiar with the local culture and customs. He will assist you in exploring your family’s origin and background.
With “family tracing and heritage” you will have a great family and inter-generational travel experience. If you are lucky enough you can locate existing relatives and the day could end up having a traditional Italian lunch or dinner with your relatives acquainted during your stay.
Thanks to the cooperation of local partners, municipalities and offices, we can research sources for you: church records of baptism and civil records of births, marriages and deaths.