Genealogy in Prezza

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Prezza”
  1. Sherry says:

    Hello I am searching for any information you have on my Grandparents Angelo Bolea or Francis Spadorccio. Angelos passport said Prezza. I believe they still have family there.
    Thank you Sherry

  2. Patricia says:

    I am trying to find information about my grandmother Generosa Spadorcia. I do not have her parents names. Her birthday was in December of 1886. She married Eligio Sandonato. He was born 10 Jul 1877. Generosa had 4 sisters-Mary, Francesca, Lucy and Elizabeth. Generosa came to America on May 1, 1913 at the age of 27 with her husband Eligio and their son Berardino. Their hometown is listed as Prezza.
    If you can help, please let me know.

  3. Mary says:

    I am looking for my family from Prezza, Abruzzi, Italy
    Father- Alphonso Giovannucci
    Mother- Christina Susi Giovannucci

    Son- My Grandfather Ferdinando Giovannucci born 1896

    Married Daughter of
    Angelo Tarallo born 1865
    Grace Collinco Tarallo 1871

    My Gradmother Mary Tarallo born 1906
    From Scano, Abruzzi Italy

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