Genealogy in Gagliano Aterno

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

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

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

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Gagliano Aterno


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

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

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

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Gagliano Aterno”
  1. Sal says:

    Sto cercando di individuare i parenti che possono ancora vivono nella zona. Mio nonno, Saverio Chirchiglia, è venuto da questa città negli Stati Uniti intorno al 1902. Ho intenzione di visitare ° earea prossimo anno. Se avete informazioni scrivetemi o me raggiungere a FaceBook
    Grazie mille

  2. Irene says:

    My dad was born in Gagliano-Aterno. I have the documentation. His name DanClare DiCenzo. His dad was Francesco Paolo, his mom was Bernabei Giuseppa. I am not sure of the spelling. Hope you can be of some help.

  3. Virginia says:

    I would like to know more about my paternal grandfather’s background. His name was Francesco Paolo Allega.

  4. Marini says:

    I am interested in learning my ancestral background.

    My name is Giacomo Ivan Marini

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