Genealogy in Capistrello

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Mary says:

    I am looking for birth records of my great great grandparents Michael Luciana and Maianna Domenici.
    Also my grandfather Alphonso Scatena.

    • Anilton says:

      Hello Mary!
      Do you know the names of the parentes of Alphonso Scatena?
      My greatgrandfather was Vincenzo Scatena and he had a relative named Alfonso Scatena in Capistrello.

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