Genealogy in Lanciano

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

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


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

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

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

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



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


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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Lanciano”
  1. Sheri says:

    I am trying to trace back the Martelli surname. I have a Giacomo Martelli born 11/28/1891 and his father is Francisco Paulo Nicola Martelli born 7/20/1852. Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you

    Sheri

  2. Patti says:

    I am trying to get a phone number or an address for the Archive in Lanciano. Not the Comune but the Archive. I had a student help me from the Canadian School which is located in Lanciano, and the Archive is in the same building. The Student has graduated but I need more information on the information she was able to obtain for me.

    Thank you for your help.

    Patti

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