Genealogy in Roio del Sangro

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Roio del Sangro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Roio del Sangro


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

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

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

1 Comment

  1. Diane says:

    I am investigating the city of my late grandmother who was born in Roio Del Sangro, Chieti, Italy on July 28, 1902. Her name was Olga Coletta. Her parents’ names were Bernard Coletta and Immaculata Maranzano Coletta.

    I will be visiting in that province during September 7 – 10th. My grandfather, Cherubino Capuzza, was born in Pescina; and, I will be visiting there with family members who live in Rome.

    My greatest desire is to find where my grandmother was born and possibly the church or home where she was born.

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