Genealogy in Ari

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Ari, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Abruzzo and in Chieti province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Ari registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Ari in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Ari to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Ari?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Ari


Before to start your genealogy research in Ari, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in Ari too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Ari from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Ari. As more your surname is common in Ari, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Ari archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Chieti province are:
Angelucci, Bruno, Cinalli, Costantini, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, Di Biase, Di Carlo, Di Crescenzo, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Marco, Di Martino, Di Matteo, Di Nardo, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Prinzio, Di Renzo, Di Santo, Di Stefano, Di Tullio, Di Virgilio, D’Orazio, Esposito, Ferrante, Iezzi, Luciani, Mammarella, Mancini, Marino, Martelli, Menna, Natale, Paolini, Paolucci, Pasquini, Piccirilli, Ranieri, Ricci, Rossi, Salvatore, Tenaglia, Travaglini, Tucci, Zappacosta.

Church archives in Chieti province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Ari and Chieti province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in L’Aquila.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Ari, or if you have questions regarding your family in Ari, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to our expert in Ari area will reply to you


5 Messages to “Genealogy in Ari”
  1. Gina says:


    My Nonna Ginetta (Gina) and her family is from Ari, Chieti. Although she is relatively young she struggles to give detail as she left when she was very young.
    her father and mother were Ettore and Emelia D’Alesandro.
    They had three children, first born Ginetta (Gina), second born Louisa, third born Remo.
    My Nonna Ginetta (Gina) was born on 16/4/1947.

    When my Nonna was thirteen her mother Emelia died. The nuns arranged for my Nonna and her two younger siblings to fly from Italy to Melbourne, because that was were Ettore D’Alesandro was at the time, trying to earn a living to bring them over.

    Therefore my Nonna does not have a birth certificate, nor did she or her siblings have passports. It was all arranged by the consulate.

    I would love to be able to attain the birth certificate of my Nonna Ginetta and the cause of death for her mother Emelia. can you please help me?


  2. Victoria says:

    I am planning a visit to Ari in September and would like to search for my ancestors named D’Amore
    My Grandfather was Umberto D ‘Amore, married to Eleanora DeRentiis

    Would appreciate any assistance

  3. Simon says:

    My English ancestor, Henry Talbot Wilson (born UK 1838, died Rome 1912), came to live in Rome in 1890 with his English wife and 2 daughters. All died in Italy and are buried at the Protestant Cemetery in Rome. One daughter Ina Talbot Wilson, born 1880 in USA, married a Dr D’Alessandro of Ari, Abruzzo, and had a child Camillo. Ina died in 1907 in Ari. I would like to find out about the D’Alessandro side of the family and what happened to Camillo and his descendants.

  4. veronica D'A lessandro says:

    hi! i know mi family is originally from ari, chieti and im looking for our original coat of arms if we have one. my great grand parents came to argentina where i live. it;d be great if you have any information about this, thank you!

    • Merle says:

      Dear Veronica, I just found your post here. My grandfather, Rocco D’Alessandro, came from Ari,Chieti Italy to the USA around 1913 give or take a few years. He had brothers who went to Argentina at the same time. Their names were Giovanni (John

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