Genealogy in Fontecchio

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1 Comment

  1. Kelly says:

    We are planning to visit in June and would like to locate the church, if possible, that the marriage of Name: Lucia Di Bartolomeo
    Gender: Female
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: 1833
    Birth Place: Fontecchio
    Marriage Date: 13 feb 1863
    Marriage Place: Fontecchio, L’Aquila, Italy
    Father: Sabatino Di Bartolomeo
    Mother: Gonema Paolini
    Spouse: Felice Di Nardo
    FHL Film Number: 1227570


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