Genealogy in San Buono

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in San Buono


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

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

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


  1. Maria Fernanda says:

    I am looking for relatives of Alfonso Paganelli born in San Buono June 23, 1884.
    His wife Teresa Di Santo died in San Buono.
    They had two daughters Ersilia and Ginevra ( born in San Buono December 6, 1919).
    They came to America in 1925.


    Maria F.

  2. Debra says:

    I am looking for relatives of RAFFAELLE MARCHIONE born in San Buono June 21, 1897.
    Came to America in 1914. His parents were Antonio and Teresa.
    I only know of one brother Fulgenzio and his wife Rosa who had twin boys Giovanni and Ivan.



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