Genealogy in Rivisondoli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Rivisondoli”
  1. Mona says:

    Dear Sir or Madam:
    So far, I have information of my grandfather and grandmother- all are from Rivisondoli:
    Octavio A. Romito Born: 4/4/1863 his father
    Antonio Romito born July 1841
    Nicola Pasquale Romito was born 1800? His father was Gennaro Romito born 1770-1775 died 1843 -his father possibly Amico Romito no dates or information on him.
    Do you have any proof of this information or where I can find documents that far back.

  2. Terri says:

    I am looking for information about my great grandfather. My grandmother’s maiden name was Fraino. Her brother’s name was Guiseppe Antonio Fraino. Their mother’s maiden name (my great grandmother) was Rachele Spagnuolo (Fraino). She died during WWII along with my grandmother’s younger sister, Amabile, when the Germans took Rivisondoli. My grandmother and uncle came to the U.S. in the early 1900s. They were all born in Rivisondoli. I have no idea what the name of my great-grandfather is, and know nothing about him. Can you help me?

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