Genealogy in Montelapiano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Montelapiano”
  1. Jeffrey says:

    My grandfather and grandmother were born and raised in Montelapiano. His name was Guiseppi Piccoli and her name was Amalia. Looking for family members as I plan to visit next fall.

  2. Albert DeGennaro says:

    Trying to find any relatives of my grandfather Guistino DiGennaro. Could also be spelled DeGennaro. Either was born or raised in montelapiano until he immigrated to US

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