Genealogy in Bugnara

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


6 Messages to “Genealogy in Bugnara”
  1. Lisa says:

    I’m interested to find my materal Grandparents family, I’m looking to find the surnames of Onofrio Giannitti 1916 and Bambina Solomone 1917. I’ll be visiting Bugnara this summer 2016. I would like some information on where I should look for information.

  2. Diane says:

    This inquiry is for my husband’s family:Presutti. He has a copy of a certifica, stamped in Commune di Bugnara for the family list with birthdates. Cesidio born 1854 in Sulmona, his wife Maria Grosso, born 1856 in Alfadena, and their children: Francesco, 3 August,1882, Domenico 10 April, 1888, Adele, 23 June 1896, Gemma, 12 May 1885, Raffaele, 30 April 1891 all in Bugnara. They all immigrated to the US in the late 1890s. We visited Sulmona/Bugnara about 14 years ago and poked around but found no link to this family line even though there are many Presuttis in Pratola Peligna and the area. We would like to find out the rest of the lineage, any remaining relatives etc… if you have any direction for us. Thanks, Diane and Lenard Presutti

  3. joseph says:

    my grandfather,paolino jannetti, born in bugnara, 28 sept 1878.i can’t seem to find any info.or his wife maria.i would like to visit if I had more info. thank you very much. joseph caico

  4. Cori says:

    My great-grandfather, Gaetano Di Felice or Felice was born 1888 in Bugnara. We have had a very difficult time finding any information on him or his family, all but one sister came to the US…but both his mother and father died in Bugnara. Some of my family members have had their family in Italy try and help, but have had no luck. Gaetano had 4 siblings, Yolanda (remained in Italy), Natalia, Fortuna, and Maria Niva Nicolina…and his parents were Vittorino Di Felice or Felice and Donata Ianessa. If you have any advice for me, I would greatly appreciate it! Also, The Felice/Di Felice is confusing too, both Gaetano and his father, Vittorino has Di Felice written on the passenger list, but used Felice when they arrived on all of their other documentation. His sisters used just Felice on the passenger lists, so I don’t don’t which is correct. Thanks, Cori

  5. Jason says:

    My grandfather Antonio Colangelo came here with his brother aladino and Angelo Colangelo. I do not know his parents names.

  6. Amanda says:

    I’m interested in researching my Colangelo relatives that were from Bugnara. My great grandfather Gaetano Colangelo was born around 1902 to Panfilio Colangelo and Rosetta Ventresca, and came to the U.S. along with his brothers Attilio, Michele, and Gregorio.

    Would love to find out more about him and the rest of our lineage.

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