Genealogy in Pacentro

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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One Message to “Genealogy in Pacentro”
  1. Tara says:

    Hi! I am trying to find information on my great grandfather Salvatore Lucci b. 18 Jun 1897 in Pacentro, L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy and emigrated to the states in 1909. His father was Crescenzo Lucci b. abt 1864 and his mother was Maddalena Pompei/Pompeo b. date unknown. She did have a brother named Pascal Pompei/Pompeo b abt 1869.

    Any information on either Lucci or Pompei/Pompeo would be very helpful.
    Grazie mille


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