Genealogy in Lama dei Peligni

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Lama dei Peligni?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Lama dei Peligni


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Lama dei Peligni. As more your surname is common in Lama dei Peligni, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Lama dei Peligni 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 Lama dei Peligni 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 Lama dei Peligni, or if you have questions regarding your family in Lama dei Peligni, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Lama dei Peligni”
  1. Laura says:

    I am searching for information on my Great-Grandparents who were both from Lama Dei Peligni. They both came to the United States in the early 1900′s but not as a married couple. My Great Grandfather’s name was Michele Di Antonio Masciarelli and he was a widow. He was born on March 8, 1871 and he first traveled to the U.S. in 1898. Apparently, he made several trips back and forth until 1907. My Great Grandmother’s name was Maria Saveria Cianfarra born January 20, 1879 and she also was married previously before coming to the U.S. She had a daughter in Italy named Amelia. My family members have all passed away and there is great mystery with my ancestors. There is no written records of the parents of either one of my Great Grandparents. Any information would be much appreciated.

  2. Bass says:


    Firtly congratulations on a wonderful site. Wish I had discovered it earlier. My name is Bassino (Bass) Santarelli and I was born in Taranta Peligna. I migrated to Australia with my mother in 1956 to Australia and have lived here ever since.

    I am looking for information on my family from Lama dei Peligni and Civitella. My grandfather Vincenzo Conicella was born in Lama in 1911 and died in Australia in 1994. I know his parents (my great grandparents) were Cesidio Conicella (1878-?) and Maria Saveria Conicella (1884-?). Cesidio’s parents (my great great grandparents) were Vincenzo Conicella and Ciriaca Gianfrancesco. Vincenzo’s parents (my great great great grandparents) were Antonio Conicella and Pasqua ???.

    My grandmother, Daria Mastrippolito, was born in Civitella in 1912 and died in Australia in 1982. Her parents (my great grandparents) were Giustino Mastrippolito and Eusebia Di Martino (1883-?). Giustino’s parents (my great great grandparents) were Emidio Mastrippolito and Giovina ???. Eusebia’s parents (my great great grandparents)were Carmine Di Martino and Crocefisso ???.

    As you can see I do not have very much information about my grandmother’s family and am missing many dates from both families. Any information or directions for me to further research would be most welcome.


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