Genealogy in Fossacesia

If you search your ancestors in Fossacesia, Abruzzo, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in Chieti province registry offices 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.

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.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Fossacesia 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 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.
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 Fossacesia 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 our expert in Fossacesia area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. gio says:

    I am researching my father’s family. His name is Giovanni Cerrone from Fossacesia. He was born around 1900 or 1905. His father’s name is Nicola and mother’s name Berenice Annachini. I want to know of my father’s siblings and of his grandparents. do these names sound familiar to anyone?

  2. rocco natarelli says:

    Hi, I am trying to find out how many brother or sisters my grandfather had and where he came from. The place shoud be Fossacesia.

  3. Jules says:

    Hello, I’m interested in getting a copy of birth records for my husband Emilio Francesco Ciampini born in Fossacesia November 13, 1949 to Giovanni and Giacinta.

  4. Kate says:

    Hi, I am trying to help a friend get a copy of her grandfather’s birth certificate or passport. Can someone advise me on whom to contact? Her grandfather was born in Brazil, but returned home to the Fossacesia area soon after. Her grandfather’s information:

    Name: Giovannni Vincenzo Pagliarone
    Date of Birth: 26 September 1897
    Place of Birth: Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Immigrated to Canada:1914
    Father: Alessandro Pagliarone
    Mother: Eusebia Moretti

    Thank you very much for any help or advice you can provide!

    Ciao, sto cercando di aiutare un amico a ottenere una copia del certificato di nascita o del passaporto di suo nonno. Può qualcuno sapere chi metta in contatto con? Il nonno è nato in Brasile, ma subito dopo è tornato a casa nell’area di Fossacesia. Le informazioni di suo nonno:

    Nome: Giovannni Vincenzo Pagliarone
    Data di nascita: 26 settembre 1897
    Luogo di nascita: Franca, Sao Paulo, Brasile
    Immigrato in Canada:1914
    Padre: Alessandro Pagliarone
    Madre: Eusebia Moretti

    Grazie mille per qualsiasi aiuto o consiglio che puoi fornire !!

  5. Kathy says:


    I am interested in finding out if Donato Marrone born August 9, 1899 son of Nicola Donato Marrone and Serofina Cherrone was actually born in Fossacesia. Thank you!!

    • Dan says:

      Hi Kathy
      This was my grandfather Donato Marrone, His father was Nicola Donato Marrone, As from what I know that Donato was a only child. Nicola Marrone and his wife Serofina Cherrone had a farm that grew olives and produced olive oil. May grandfather immigrated to South Bend Indiana around 1923. He married Angiolina Valnete, she also was born in Fossacesica, she was born March 1 1905.

  6. Adriano says:

    Ciao, io soon partido da fossacesia nel lontano 1949, per a dare in Argentina ,adesso risiedo a Toronto Canada, lo vi chiedo gentilmente si e possible di farmi pervenire, la data di mascita di nio Nonno Sorgini Michele , per le mie informazioni Luis e nato tra 1860 e il 1870 ,vi ringrazio per per qualche informazioni grazie Mille ( ciao).

  7. hebe says:

    Hola soy argentina de la ciudad de Tandil estoy haciendo geneologia mi abuela de apellido Campitelli ella se vino ala argentina en la epoca de la guerra. Nunca quiso hablar de ello. No se quienes fueron sus padres sus papeles dicen haber nacido en Atessa pero investigando encontre muchos Campitelli de esta localidad. Tal vez ella nacio alli. No se.Busco informacion . Ella se llamaba savia campitelli nacio el 21 de febrero de 1909

  8. 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.

  9. 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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