Genealogy in Avezzano

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Avezzano, 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 L’Aquila province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Avezzano registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Avezzano. As more your surname is common in Avezzano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Avezzano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in L’Aquila province are:
Bianchi, Bisegna, Bonanni, Centofanti, Cipriani, Colangelo, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Andrea, D’Angelo, De Angelis, De Santis, Di Benedetto, Di Carlo, Di Cesare, Di Domenico, Di Felice, Di Girolamo, Di Loreto, Di Marco, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Renzo, Di Stefano, Gentile, Giuliani, Graziani, Leone, Liberatore, Mancini, Mariani, Marinucci, Morgante, Pace, Paris, Parisse, Persia, Petrella, Presutti, Ricci, Rossi, Sabatini, Santilli, Santucci, Silvestri, Tarquini, Valentini, Venditti.

Church archives in L’Aquila 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 Avezzano and L’Aquila 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 Avezzano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Avezzano, 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 Avezzano area will reply to you


2 Messages to “Genealogy in Avezzano”
  1. brian says:

    Hi Italianside,
    My research goal is to find the names of 5 great aunts and uncles that perished in the Avezzano earthquake. They were children at the time. The mother and father were both born in Popoli, and resided in San Benedetto dei Marsi or Pescina. I’ve been on but neither Pescina or San Benbenedetto have any records after 1865. I know neither the birthdates for these children besides the time frame of 1901 to their death in 1915. The last name is Cenerizio, a foundling name, so a rare surname works in my favor. The names are not in any of the Popoli 10 year indici. Is there a best way to contact the state or parishes of these towns, (I am also going there in spring of 2016)or are there any good resources for researchers that search in the area of the earthquake?

  2. Tina says:

    I know that my grandfather, Giovanni Mostacci left Avezzano for America. His wife Candida Di Berardino and my aunt Gina followed. Left behind in Avezzano was Giovanni’s mother Teresa Accettola and father, Antonio Mostacci and Giovannia and Candida’s oldest, Mario Mostacci. Also in Italy was Candida’s mother Adelaide Ruscitti and her father Carmenantonio Di Berardino. i believe they died in the earthquake. I don’t know any surnames beyond that. My father, John Mostacci died when I was 12 so I don’t have any stories to go on. Any leads would be appreciated. Thank you.

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