Genealogy in Palmoli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Carolyn says:

    Why would a person or family move from the Chieti province to the Matera/Basilicata province (Montescaglioso) during the mid-1800’s? Was there a war or oppression or something else happening during that time? My maternal grandmother’s surname was Masciulli.

  2. Marguerite says:

    want to know about my great grandfather Luiggi Salvatore born December 29, 1865, his father Valentine Salvatore (died age 42) and his mother Robenzia Ricci born 1937.

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