Genealogy in Barisciano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. David says:

    I have the original passport documents of my grandparent Vincenzio Colicchie from Barisciano & the Ellis Island matching Passenger records of Giovanno DE Fratco Residence Marsala Sicily (Port of departure Palermo Sicily) With the detailed information I have – How do I find other relatives from these areas & what would be my chances of successfully finding further infomation on my grandparents history from these areas of Italy

  2. Dee says:

    I have been looking for my paternal grandfather’s where a outs for years. Information about him was scarce as he was deported by the early 1930’s. I assume he was around 17 years old in about 1910ish when he came to America. He was much older than my grandmother who was 13 at their marriage. His name was Dan Marinelli according a New York census. He came to the Bellaire, Ohio area but moved his family frequently until he was put in a penetentiary before deportation. Don’t have anything of him except his jail picture. Assume he is from the Barisciano area. I know he had 2 sisters who remained in Italy and they were nuns. Any advice?

    • Dee says:

      Update on info I actually learned. My grandfather left Naples to arrive in NY on May 14, 1910. His passenger listing was Demetrio Marinelli and was known as Dan in America. His parents were Giovanni and Anna Giannangeli Marinelli. Anna was born 1858 and died 1939. Giovanni died before 1900. Dan had a sister Domenica and brother Giulio. Giulio came to America but I can not track him. Dan was born Dec 1892 and was deported in 1934 back to Barisciano. I have Giannangeli info but nothing on the Marinelli’s at all- not even my grandfather, his father, and his siblings. I definitely need help from here.

  3. Crystal says:

    I am working on my family genealogy. I am looking to search for the surname DeDona in Italy. The farthest I have is 3rd great grandparent, Barnaka (Baranba) DeDona married to Valentina Michiel with daughter Rosa Marie DeDona (1889-1943) and son Demetrio Giovanni DeDona (1895-1978). I would appreciate any assistance. Would love to know if I have relatives still living in Italy.

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