Genealogy in Pescina

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Pescina 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 Pescina. As more your surname is common in Pescina, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Pescina 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 Pescina 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 Pescina, or if you have questions regarding your family in Pescina, 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 Pescina area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Pasquale says:

    Looking for any family members. Our records indicate he left Italy in April 1907. He was 19. If this is right he was born around 1888.

    He was my grandfather.

  2. Paul says:

    I am trying to further research my grandfathers birth record in Pescina L’Aquila, Abruzzo, he was born Oct. 6th 1898 Giovanni Bevilacqua, and the only documents I have is when he applied for citizenship here in the US. According to my family he had a sister but i’m not sure what her name was.I don’t have his parents names so my searches are too vague to pull anything up. I’m looking to see if there are any living relatives that I might be able to contact some day.

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