Nice to hear from you.
Thanks for your quick response. I've turned up little on the web on Bajata, but microfilmed records are much better. Where did you hear about Malta for the origin of the name?
Do you have names and dates for those going back to 1850? Our associated surnames are probably unfamiliar because they were from different 'communes' in Palermo. Do you have the names of specific towns in Palermo where I can look?
Regards from Santa Barbara California,