Genealogy in Pescasseroli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

1 Comment

  1. Kathi says:

    Hi! I am looking for information on my great grandfather. His name was Antonio Visci. I have documentation that his last residence in Italy was Pescasseroli before sailing to America. I am looking for his birth certificate and any other information regarding his family, especially his parents. I believe his mother was a Gentile.

    thank you! we will be visiting Pescasseroli in early July, 2016

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