Genealogy in Balsorano

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Balsorano. As more your surname is common in Balsorano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Balsorano 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 Balsorano 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 are interested to start or to continue your genealogy research in Balsorano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Balsorano, just leave a message below, we will answer you by email

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to


One Message to “Genealogy in Balsorano”
  1. Stella says:

    I am looking for my grandmother, Stella Polsinelli or possibly Maria Stella Polsinelli. She was born in 1889 and am quite certain that she was born in Balsorano. She married Vincenzo Tersigni around 1910. He was from Sora and I am assuming that the wedding took place in Balsorano. She and her three year old son entered the United States on March 2, 1914.
    I would be most grateful for her recorded birth which would also lead me to her parents.
    Thank you.

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