Genealogy in Fossacesia

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Fossacesia”
  1. erica says:

    hola! mi abuela nacio en fossacesia y quiere saber si aun hay familiares de ella viviendo ahi.
    su apellido es D’orazio hija de Giovanni D’orazio y Rina Tamburrini.
    si nos pueden dar alguna informacion se lo agredecemos muchos.

  2. Sylvia says:

    Ciao, In primo, ti prego perdonami se la traduzione non è del tutto chiaro. Sto usando “Google Translate”. Vorrei ricevere una copia della nascita di mia madre e certificato di morte. Lei è nato in Brasile, ma lei ha fatto avere un certificato di nascita da Fossacesia. Ho avuto una copia da Fossacesia, ma con mia grande tristezza, è andato mancante. Mi potete aiutare? Ho anche nato a Fossacesia. Ho tutte le informazioni necessarie.
    Grazie mille.

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