Genealogy in San Salvo

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1 Comment

  1. Barbara says:

    I am writing to find out if you are able to obtain birth records for two of my ancestors, which are children of my great grandmother. She was married and lived in San Salvo until immigrating to the U.S. in 1909. One birth record would be approximately 1902 and the other is 1904 or 1905. I have the names of both children and their parents names. I also believe that my great grandmother had another child between 1902 and 1909. This child most likely died in San Salvo too during those same years. I would need someone to look through the civil registers for the birth and death of this child. I don’t have a first name so you would have to look at the surname to locate the record and match it up with the parents’ names. Is this something that you could obtain and copy to send to me? What would be the cost? Thank you

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