Genealogy in Civitella Alfedena

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Civitella Alfedena


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

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

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


  1. Linda says:

    I have been told my relatives were from this town. My last name is DeLaura but probably was changed from DiLaura. Would you have any name of record for this?

  2. Dan says:

    My Grandfather was Antonio (aka Armand) Onorino Ricci. He was born in Civatella Alfedena in 1894. He came to the United States in 1910. He arrived through Ellis Island in New York City. He eventually settled in Detroit, Michigan. His cousins were the Iannucci’s who settled in Warren, Ohio. My Grandfather’s brother Nick also came to the United States and lived with the Iannucci’s in Warren, Ohio.
    Does anyone know when my grandfather’s parents passed and are they buried in Civatella?
    Thank you.

    • Ken says:

      Hey Dan , my fathers cousin was Margaret Iannucci from Warren. I’m sure that
      is some connection. I have been searching for quite awhile and would like
      to maybe connect and share info. Right now I live in Fl but am soon moving back to Cleveland oh. My son Vince has moved from Fl and now is living
      in Warren so I get there quite often. Nice to see someone else is searching.

  3. Richard says:

    My great grandfather Amerigo DiPalma left Alfedena in 1900 to come to the United states. Are there any records of his parents or siblings and the descendants of the siblings? Also, are there any records of his residence in Alfedena before his departure for the US?

  4. Jo Ann says:

    My grandfather was Remo Donato Antonio Iannucci and he was born 10/17/1889 in Civitella Alfedena, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy. Am trying to locate birth, death records on him and his many brothers and sisters. Vittorio, Ovidio, Carmela, Ettore, Emilio, Arturo, Christopher and Christina (twins).
    Their father was Benedetto Iannucci (1850-1924) who married Santina D’Amico. Have no proof of her either or their marriage date.
    Remo came to the U.S. and died here.
    Would love to know how to find this information and complete my records.
    Thank you so much for any help you can give me.
    Jo Ann

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