Genealogy in Introdacqua

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Emilio says:

    My father, Domenico Spinosa, immigrated to the United States around 1920. He was born in Introdaqua in 1901. I will be greatful for any names of his ancestors, especially his parents and grandpareents, both maternal and paternal.

  2. Maria says:

    Has anyone ever come across the surname Palerma in Introdacqua records or history? Thank you!

  3. Mari says:

    I am looking for some information on my great-grandparents families. Their names are Panfilo Del Signore and Laurina (nee Colasante). Panfilo was born 11 July 1886 and immigrated to the US in 1910. Laurina was born 8 May 1888 OR in 1889 and came to the US later in 1921 with their daughter, Madeline.


    • Michael says:

      I don’t know the names that you listed or if this will help but my father and grand parents were from Introdaqua. My father was Raffaele and my grand parents were, Florestano and Irene (Colasante) Del Signore.
      Florestano Del Signore was born in 1876 to Tommaso Del Signore and Concetta Del Signore (born Spinosa).
      Florestano married Irene Del Signore (born Colasante).
      Irene was born on March 27 1885, in introdacqua, Italy.
      They had 7 children: Ida Tiberi (born Del Signore) and 6 other children (including my father).
      I am very interested in learning more about our families. Feel free to reach out to me.

  4. Juliana says:

    I am trying to find a marriage date for my grandparents: Filippo Guglielmi and Bambina Ferrusi, married in Introdacqua around 1904/1905. On that marriage info may be listed their parents’ names and, of course, their date of marriage.

    Filippo born about: 1882 (could have been Sulmona,,,I wrote there & they indicated all info was kept in Introdacqua & there was Guglielmi surname in Introdacqua), arrived America 3/3/1902, single, on the Trave

    Bambina born about 1874, arrived America 6/1/1906, married, on the Moltke; she also arrived again on 4/14/1914, married, on the Celtic with her 2 sons: Pietro (my Father) and Antonio both spelled on the manifest as: Guglielini

    Filippo and Bambina traveled back and forth but only one manifest is found for Filippo from Introdacqua. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

    • Dante says:

      My great grandfather is Filippo Guglielmi, born in Sulmona but in 1862. He was married in 1888 to Filadora Ventresca who was born in 1866

      My family of Volpe, Guglielmi, Lo (Di) Stracco were from Introdacqua, Sulmona, Torre dei Nolfi.

      • anna says:

        My grandmother was Maria Filippa Giuliani and she married Panfilo Ventresca all of Introdacqua. My grandmother was born in 1898. I also had an uncle Elio Volpe who married my aunt Vena Ventresca and they had a son Gaetano. I know there are Volpe in France and in the US

  5. Thomas says:

    I have record of my whole family tree from there but I cannot link to everything on and some dates don’t add up Heres what I have My grandmother is Viola Filomena D’Angelo Born in Toledo, Ohio Here parents were Guiseppe (Joseph) D’Angelo (9/11/1899-9/7/1989) and Genoveffa (Jennie) Di Pietro (10/16/1904-4/19/1997) Both were born in Introdacqua Italy. Guiseppe’s Parents were Nicola D’Angelo (9/10/1857-7/2/1937) and his Mother was Filomena Trombetta (9/5/1860-12/19/1930). Nicola’s Parents were Casasanta Maria Cardosetti and Pietro D’Angelo. Filomena’s Parents were Maria Tella Marsilio and Camillo Trombetta. This is where I start to get stuck Genoveffa’s Parents were Giuseppe Di Pietro (11/15/1863-1/14/1945) and Raffaela Del Signore (8/31/1870-12/29/1948). Giuseppe’s Parents were Raffaele Di Pietro and Maria Santa Bevilacqua. Raffeala’s Parents were Giuseppe Del Signore and Maddalena Di Pasqua. The side of the family I have a hard time with is Genoveffa in finding any facts on her and her family. I believe I found all the info for My Great Grand Father’s side. Let me know if anyone can help me with this

  6. Chris says:

    My grandparents were from either Introdaqua, or Prezza or somewhere near Sulmona, L’Aquila, Italy. They were married there and then came to the U.S. separately. Their names were Menotti (Menotto) Faiella and Serafina DeBenedictis. I’m trying to find out where they might have lived and their birth and marriage certificates but keep running into dead ends. I know names and Great Grandparents names and dates but there seems to be a hole in the family history from 1860 to about 1910. I’d like to be able to see if there are any living relatives or descendants in the nearby Introdaqua or Prezza area. My grandfather was born on 10/25/1874 and my grandmother was born on 8/16/1887. If you have any contacts or suggestions on how to pursue this to get information on them and my great grandparents and their siblings. Thanks for any assistance!

  7. Louie says:

    My mother was born in Introdacqua on July 27, 1927. Her name is Angiolina Filomena Volpe. She died on 9/6/06 in Rome, New York. Her father, who was also born in Introdacqua was Joseph F. Volpe. Her mother was also born in Introdacqua and her maiden name was Angelina DiPaolo. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship. (I am currently an American citizen).

    1.) How do I begin the process?

    2.) If I need her birth certificate, how do I obtain that?


    • Frank DIPaolo says:

      My father Giovanni (John) DiPaolo was born in Introdacqua in 1930 and still living in Columbus Ohio. His mother, my grandmother, was Angelina DiPaolo. Dads Father was Franco DiPaolo who traveled back in forth between the US for business in the early 1900s.

  8. Virginia says:

    I would like to write to the civil authorities in Introdacqua for a birth certificate for my grandfather. Does anyone know how to find the address?

  9. Gerard says:

    Looking for my grandparents Henry and Evelyn DeAngelis of introdaqua.

  10. Elaine says:

    Phillip Federico born 11/13/1889
    Parents: Emmanual and Maria Federico
    Immigrated to New York by ship early 1900’s.
    I’m looking for birth records of my grandfather Philip or Phillip. On different records I’ve seen different spelling.
    On his death certificate it named his parents but his mothers last name can’t be made out starts with Gius. It also names the town as Abbruzzo Italy.
    I thought someone said he came from Introdaqua, L’Aquila, Italy. I’m checking to see if he was from this town and any history about his family. Thank you, Elaine

    • gabriella says:

      The name could be Giustino..that’s my great grandfather’s name and my father’s name. My greatgrandfather was born in Introdacqua as well. His name was Giustino Volpe.

  11. Ellen says:

    My father, Giuseppe Colangelo was born on April 1, 1900. He emigrated to America in1921 after serving in the Alpine army. He settled on the Hartford , CT area.

  12. Ellen says:

    My father, Giuseppe Colangelo was born on April 1, 1900.j he emigrated to America in1921 after serving in the Alpine army. He settled on the Hartford , CT area.

  13. Valerie says:

    I am looking for information on how to obtain an official copy of my grandfather’ birth certificate from Introdacqua. He was born in 1881. Does anyone have an email address? Thank you! Valerie

  14. Mary says:

    I have also seen my great grandfather use DelSargente. This is with the above message. Thank you

  15. Mary says:

    Hello, my grandfather, filippo, feleaciano sargente was born in introdacqua on December 22, 1892. I am searching for any information on his birthday and sargente name in the area. Thank you!!

  16. Diane says:

    Search for the marriage and death records of a Lorenzo DiCienzo and his wife Mara Giuseppa Colasante. They lived in Introdacqua. They I believe were both born in 18160. Thank you very much for your assistance.


  17. Lori says:

    My grandparents were from Introdaqua, L’Aquila, Italy. They were married there and then came to the U.S. Their names were Gaetano DelGallo and Mariannina Tiberi(maiden name). I’m trying to find out where they might have lived or what their parents names were, as I’m planning a trip there and wanted to be able to see if there are any living relatives or descendants in Introdaqua. My grandfather was born in 1897 and my grandmother was born in 1900. If anyone has any contacts in Introdaqua or suggestions of where I can go once I get there to get information on their parents and any siblings. thanks! Lori

  18. Anita says:

    My Grandfather, Eugene Pelino was born in Introdaqua September 9, 1911. Is there any information available on him or his relatives at that time? He came to America when he was a teenager so he wasn’t in Introdaqua very long but he spoke so lovingly of his hometown. I am compiling a scrapbook and would love to have any information that’s available on his life there.

    Thank you very much!

    • Lisa says:

      There are some Pelino’s from Introdacqua that settled in Connecticut. Do you know where your grandfather settled when he came to the US? My mother was a Volpe from Introdacqua. Many paesano settled in Bridgeport, CT, some in Peekskill, NY, some in Lorrain, OH and others in Hamilton, Ont, Canada — which is considered a sister city to Introdacqua.


    • Tina says:

      My grandfather was also born in Introdaqua on Sept. 24, 1911. His Italian name was Panfillo Pilino also spelled Pelino, Pelano. His parents were Concenzio and Raffella Ferrussi Pilino. The Volpe family sponsored them to come to the US and settled in Rome, NY.

      • Frances says:

        Hi! I’m trying to find some info about my great great grandparents from Introdacqua- Annatonia (sp?) and Dominick Ferrusi. They came to Bridgeport Connecticut and had the last of their 7 children there, my great grandma Esther Frances. Anyway- looking for any information at all- Thanks!!

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