Genealogy in Villalfonsina

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


One Message to “Genealogy in Villalfonsina”
  1. Debra says:

    I am traveling to Italy in November and will be in Scerni on the 6th through 8th. My 86 year old Aunt would love to find her family and any information on her ancestors. My Grandmother Amelia Ciancalini-Marchione was born in Scerni (6-28-1897) she had a sister Emma (born around same time) who married Luigi Zinni. They had two sons (Giovanni and Luigi) They lived in Villalfonsina at one time. Any information would be much appreciated.

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