Genealogy in Fara San Martino

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Fara San Martino?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Fara San Martino


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fara San Martino. As more your surname is common in Fara San Martino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Fara San Martino 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 Fara San Martino 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 Fara San Martino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Fara San Martino, 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 Fara San Martino area will reply to you


  1. Joe says:

    I am looking for family members to reconnect with. My father was Guido F Fecondo born in West Grove, PA. Married to Mary Jane Segner. Son of: Joseph F. and Maria DiGorgio Fecondo. Sister: Mary Fecondo, Lima, PA.

    Family of De Cecco Pasta. Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you!

    • Frank says:

      I know my grandmothers side of the family is from Fara San Martino.
      Their names are Angelo & Rosalba DiBenedictis (98% sure that’s how it’s spelled). Rosalba’s maiden name was DiGorgio.

  2. Cathy says:


    We are trying to locate information on my husband’s grandmother, Jeanette Tinari, who was born in San Martino in 1900. Thank you for any information you can share.

    Best Regards,
    Cathy and Tracey

  3. James says:

    hello: I am planning on a visit to Italia this coming spring. Iam on a mission to locate family on both sides- grandfather & grandmother.

    my grandmother name is: Maria Armideo
    born 12-21-1896
    father: Petrer Armideo
    mother: Anita Dioscurii don’t know if she was from San Martino

    looking for some help so when I come to Italia I can plan my drive. I am also checking on my grandfather who came from Peschici; they ended up coming to the US in 1907.

    I would love to meet someone there that is a distant relative. I do remember my grandmother saying that she came from a family that made pasta and dried it on their roof; but maybe everyone did.

    thank you,


  4. Amy says:


    I live in northern Italy currently and am planning to come down to Fara San Martino to research my family history for the Garzio surname. Hopefully, I will be there in a couple of weeks.

    Would you please give me any additional suggestions you have. Besides what you listed above? My Italian is not very good at all so I will use google translate a lot on my phone.

    I already have obtained my great grandfather, Luigi Garzia’s birth certificate. I need his wife, Palma Pelle and their marriage certificate as well.

    Any tips you have are greatly appreciated! I will be there 2-3 nights.

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