Genealogy in Guardiagrele

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Guardiagrele”
  1. Carla says:

    I’m looking for some relatives of Paolucci Giuseppantonio son of Domenico Paolucci and Spinogatti M. Grazia born in Guardiagrele on October 31th 1888
    He has arrived at Ellis Island first time on May 22nd 1901 , he was 13 years old, he travelled with his father, ship of travel was California
    and second time on October 23 rd 1920, he was single and was 31 years old, ship of travel Ferdinando Palasciano
    His uncle in USA was Spinogatti Arcangelo 71 Adam Street NEWARK N.Y.
    Could someone help me?

  2. Ruth says:

    Looking for information about my Grandfather’s family. His name was Rocco Fata. His fathers name was Louis Fata, Mother’s name Sabina Giangulia. He had 10 brothers, he was the youngest, born in 1898. How do I find birth or baptism records?

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