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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castel di Sangro, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castel di Sangro, 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 Castel di Sangro area will reply to you


17 Messages to “Genealogy in Castel di Sangro”
  1. Dennis says:

    Il mio nonno si chiamava Rosario Rocci da Castel di Sangro. La mia Bonna si chiamava Pasqua Di Vincenzo. Partironno per gli stati uniti negli anni 1900-1910. Cerco informazione della loro nascita, genitori, fratelli, sorelle.

  2. Charles says:

    My grandfather, Francesco Marcantonio was born in Castel di Sangro, August 15, 1896. My great grandfather, Venceslao Liberatore was born in Castel di Sangro, August 19, 1876. Both emigrated to the US in the early 1900s ending up in Akron, OH. I would like to find out who their parents, grandparents, siblings were in Castel di Sangro. Can you help or direct me where to go?

    Thank you very much. I visited Castel di Sangro just last month but could only stay one day. It was a Sunday so i could not go to the bibliotheca. I loved the town and want to go back. I felt at home.
    Charles Holland

    • Dan says:

      Interesting… I grew up around Akron and I’m currently researching my family who’s Italian roots stem from Castel di Sangro. Our surname is Phillips, and our Italian surname from Castel di Sangro was Mazzocco…. My great great grandfather Carlo Mazzocco and his wife Maria Petrarca came from Naples to Ellis Island in 1903 with his son and daughter Vincento and Antonietta, and settled in Akron shortly after. I wonder the correlation?!

  3. Lucia says:

    hola, desde argentina busco datos de Graciana Gasbarre, que fuera esposa de Cayetano Marranti , en L’aquila Italias.-

  4. Natalie says:

    Trying to find the names of my grandpa’s parents. His name was Tommaso Paul Petrarca, born 3/3/1888 in Costel De Sangro. Also, was he married and, if so, to whom?
    Thank you!

  5. Jean says:

    Searching for any DeSabato/DiSabato relatives. My grandfather, Ippolito DeSabato, emigrated from Castel di Sangro in 1902 with his father Antonio and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Antonio returned to Castel di Sangro shortly after that.

    • Stephen says:

      Do you know if these DeSababtos had any relation to Jerome and Emmeddia DeSabato who migrated to Pittsburg in the 1910s?

  6. Julia says:

    I am looking for information on Phillomena Marzano and her husband Sullivan D’Amico, reported to be from Castel di Sangro. I know that their son, Domenico Salvatore D’Amico was also born here on 15 December 1890. Domenico’s wife Caroline was also from Italy.

  7. Deborah says:

    I am looking for the marriage record of Girolomo Francesco Varrato and Anna Buzzelli who were married on 12 June 1889 in Castel di Sangro. I believe this may be the 2nd marriage of Girolomo, born 12 Jan 1853 and the 1st marriage of Anna, born about 1866. Both were born in Castel di Sangro.

  8. Ron says:

    I am doing research on my grandfather and his family who came from Castel di Sangro. Domenico Frattura is my grandfather and was born in Castel di Sangro June 27, 1897. If I could get a copy of his birth certificate it would help me build my family tree. I also know he had brothers and a sister. Their names were Gaetano, Niccolo, Giuseppina, and Ernesto. I know nothing more about them, for example: when were they born, did they marry and have kids, are there more brothers and sisters? Any information regarding them would be greatly appreciated.

  9. George L. Di Sabato says:

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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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