Genealogy in Cansano

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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5 Messages to “Genealogy in Cansano”
  1. Gina says:

    I am Interested on more information about the Di Domenico family. Salvatore Rocco Di Domenico and Donato Di Domenico. Also Maria Nicola Ruscitti

  2. Connie says:

    Interested in De Santis family. Luciano and daughter Lucy.

  3. Matt says:

    Looking for information on Nicola Morelli son of Giuseppe Morelli . He was born in 1876 or 1877.

  4. Wende says:

    Looking for any information on the DiScipio, Avolio, or Passant(e) surnames in late 1800’s.

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