Genealogy in Campotosto

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1 Comment

  1. Mara says:

    I was born in Campotosto and I was there last year.
    I want to know the correct spelling of the family name as there is a discrepancy even between siblings.
    My father has his name as Di Tommaso but his siblings have their name spelled Di Tomasso.
    What is the correct spelling?

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