Genealogy in Castel di Sangro

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Castel di Sangro?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castel di Sangro


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

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

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

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6 Messages to “Genealogy in Castel di Sangro”
  1. George L. Di Sabato says:

    I am looking for relatives in Castel since my grandfather emigrated to America from there.

  2. Kim says:

    Trying to find out if there is more information about the history of Candida (Cantita) Capone born circa 1878 in Castel de Sangro, L’Aquila, Abruzzo Italy. I have the information of who she married (Matteo Ficocello, who was born March 14, 1915 in Sabine Italy). And we pretty much have everything after that, just trying to find out her history and that of Matteo Ficocello’s family history prior to that. Any information would be helpful! Thank you!

  3. Marc says:

    Hello I was wondering if you have any information about Assunta Maria Marchonni and Ferdinando Caruso. Ferdinand and Assunta were married and moved to the United States.
    Assunta’s Birthday was August 20, 1887
    Ferdinando’s birthday was February 16th 1885

  4. Gail says:

    Good Afternoon,
    I am working on my genealogy. My paternal grandfather, Nicola Corrado came to the US in early 1900′. He brought his wife back from Italy a little later. Her name was Assunta Deluca.
    I was told that they were from Castel di Sangro. I am trying to find distant relatives that still live in Castel di Sangro or in Abruzzo, Any information would be helpful.

  5. Rita says:

    Hello. I am looking for some more information on the Leone/Biasella branch of my family. Antonio Leone (b. 1860) married Giacondina Biasella in 1885. They immigrated to the U.S. sometime between 1887 and 1891.

    Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

  6. Jorge says:

    Hello. Looking for a history of Cayetano Marranti, married to Graciana Gasbarre. Emmigrated to Argentina with two sons, Aurelio and Antonio Marranti. Have records of entry into Argentina in 1881. :-) Ciao. Alla ricerca di una storia di Cayetano Marranti, sposato con Graciana Gasbarre. Emigrato in Argentina con due figli, Aurelio e Antonio Marranti. Avere registrazioni di entrata in Argentina nel 1881.

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