Genealogy in Colledimezzo

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Colledimezzo from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Colledimezzo. As more your surname is common in Colledimezzo, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Colledimezzo 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 Colledimezzo 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

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

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to colledimezzo@italianside.com our expert in Colledimezzo area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

2 Comments

  1. Christina says:

    Hello,

    I am seeking to know if my Great Grandparents, Vincenzo Vitale and Dionisia Vizioli Vitale were from Colledimezzo, Chieti. Vincenzo was born in 1888 and Dionisia was born in 1890. A daughter was born to them in Italy in 1911.

    Mille grazie!

    Christina Colosimo

  2. Christina says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for information on my Great Grandparents, Vincenzo Vitale and Dionisia Vizioli. Vincenzo was born in 1888 and Dionisia was born in 1890.I think Vincenzo came to the USA in 1910 and Dionisia came 1-2 years later. A daughter was born to them in Italy in 1911. Her first name in the USA was Edith, but perhaps her Italian name was different.

    Any information you could give me about Vincenzo and Dionisia and their families would be greatly appreciated!

    Mille grazie!

    Christina Colosimo

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