Genealogy in Scerni

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Scerni”
  1. kmlb says:

    looking for information on my probably born early 1900’s josephine marino from vasto originally. married a man name ernani dont know his last name. i would love to find their kids, grand kids and great grandkinds.

  2. Debra says:

    Ciancaglini Family

    I am looking for relatives of my Grandmother AMELIA CIANCAGLINI born June, 28 1897 in Scerni.
    She came to America in 1921 with her brother Antonio.
    Her parents are Raimondo and Cassandra. She had sisters, Emma and Marietta.
    Brothers, Antonio, Raimondo,Gasperini and Gilberto.



    • Richard says:

      Cionci Family
      Our father Gennaro Cionci was born on June 9, 1898 we believe in Scerni, and left for the USA on July 3,1920. We are seeking information and record of his marriage during his time in Italy. His elder brother Ulterico Cionci left also but later returned and raised a family. We are in contact with Ulterico’s remaining children, but they have no information of our father.
      Thank you,J. Cionci

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