Genealogy in Gioia dei Marsi

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Gioia dei Marsi?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Gioia dei Marsi


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

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

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


  1. Kristi says:


    Is there any record of people who died inside a church during an earthquake in the early 1900s?

    Mother and daughter; surname was “Liberati”.

    Thank you.

  2. Antonio says:

    I am looking for information on my great grandfather (Marcellino Antonucci) from Piemonte, Oliva Italy

    His wife Maria Josek) Luongo or Longo or De loungo from Gioia, Italy

    Their son and my paternal grandfather Pasquale Antonucci (Antonio)

    Pasquale’s wife (my paternal grandmother) Margaret Nardi…could be from
    Aicchio, Benevento, Italy

  3. Judith says:

    Searching for a friend for the birth and parents of Alfiero Mario Susi born about 1915 in or near Aquila orAbruzzo. Also if any were among those who perished in th earthquake. He came to the US about 1928.

  4. J says:

    I would like to find information about my ancestors from Gioia dei Marsi. I hope to speak with you soon.

  5. Judith Incarnati Liva says:

    Looking for information on my father. Moses Incarnati born 1894 ? Father Antonio Incarnati. Mother Giudetta Onofri. When in gioia dei Marsi my sister was told Moses was not his real name. The man in records went to a big book that was very old and came up with a different name. I believe my grandmother died in the earthquake of 1915 . My grandfather might have remarried. Would like to know if I have other relatives alive and how far back can we look into both grandfather and grandmother family
    Thank you,
    Judy Incarnati Liva

    • Judith Incarnati Liva says:

      Grandfather Antonio Incarnati born 1866? Death ? Maybe remarried?Grandmother Giudetta Onofri birthday unknown death around 1915
      Father Moses name could be different 1894 birth

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