Genealogy in Goriano Sicoli

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Goriano Sicoli from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Goriano Sicoli. As more your surname is common in Goriano Sicoli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Goriano Sicoli 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 Goriano Sicoli 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Goriano Sicoli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Goriano Sicoli, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Goriano Sicoli area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Teri says:


    I’m interested in the Celestino DeSantis family, which is the father of Gemma DeSantis (from msg above dated, 11-21-2017. Also the Girolamo Giancola family, and the Annunziata Bucciarelli family (she was married to Girolamo Giancola). I am interested in all relatives who have passed away, and living relatives. If you know of any relatives which are living and would like to correspond, please contact me for better contact info.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to provide.

    Teri DeSantis

  2. Ashley says:

    Hello, I need help researching the Cifani and DeSantis side of my family. Both born in Goriano Sicoli late 1800’s
    Gennaro Cifani born 23 JUN 1884
    married to:
    Gemma DeSantis born 12-28-1876
    marriage date unknown. May have been married in the states

  3. Tony says:

    Hi There,
    I’m interested by the family BUCCIARELLI in Goriano Sicoli (my mother’s family).
    Best Regards,

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