Genealogy in Chieti

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Chieti, 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 Chieti registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Chieti. As more your surname is common in Chieti, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Chieti 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 Chieti 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Chieti, or if you have questions regarding your family in Chieti, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Chieti”
  1. Lucy says:

    I am currently living in Australia. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship and require the birth certificates of both my mother and father.

    Both my mother and father were born in Chieti – My mother was born Assunta Anna Maria Di Giovanni and was born 25 November 1936 and my father was born Francesco Maccarone born 12 September 1934.
    Are you able to advise me how I can obtain a copy of both their birth certificates please.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  2. John says:

    My great-grandfather’s name is Rocco Capuzzi. My grandfather’s name is Nicola Capuzzi and he was born 02/05/1888 and I think in Guardiagrele. My grandmother is Filomena DiTommaso who was born 03/11/1891. Her father was Guiseppe DiTommaso and her mother was Antoinetta Finoli. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship and need birth records. How can I get these. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  3. Cristina says:


    I am writing you to find out more information about my family on my mother side.

    My grandmother (Concetta CASSIO) was born in Chieti on May 13, 1889. She then married Tomas Apostolo but I have not any other info about him. In my grandmother passport it says she resided at Ari. She came to Argentina in 1912.

    I will be really glad to have any additional information you may provide..

    Thanks and Look forward to hear from you..

    Kind Regards


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