Genealogy in Gessopalena

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Leonard says:

    I want to find my father’s birth certificate I believe he was born in Gessopalero on or about 29 June 1912 His father’s name was Leonardo Enourato and his mother’s name was Marietta Rega.

  2. Joan says:

    I am looking for information on the Capo family in Bellosguardo. My g/g/grandparents were Michele Capo and Luigia Croce. I am not sure if Michele Capo was born in Bellosguardo. Michele and Luigia’s daughter Mariantionetta Capo was my g/grandmother and she married Michele Macchiaroli.

    I am also trying to locate the birth dates of two of my grandmother’s brothers, Ruggerio Macchiaroli and Gelsomino Macchiaroli born in Bellosguardo to Michele Macchiaroli and Mariantionetti Capo. They were born circa end of 1890’s early 1900’s
    thank you please reply.

  3. Joan says:

    I am looking formy family history as well as any family related to my Grandfather Fiore Sambuco born around 1890-1892 in Gessopalena, Italy. He later immigrated to philadelphia, PA where he was a tailor. My grandmother’s family was also from Gessopalena. Her maiden name was Antoinetta Di Paolo born around 1892. I will be traveling to Gessopalena the last week in May of 2017. I would be very happy to have some information on my family before I get there.

  4. Frank says:

    Looking for family information for Rosilinda Persiani and Andrea Santa Rocca, parents of Maria Santa Rocca born 1876 in Gessopolena, Chieta. Thank you

  5. MICHAE says:

    Looking for info on my Great Grandfather. His name is Giacinto Mancini born 8/14/1868. Any help would be appreciated.

  6. Jan R. says:

    Looking for parents and family information of MICHAELANGELO DiFRANCESCO of Gessopalena. He was born October 13, 1882. He married MARIA NICOLETTA MANGANELLO.

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