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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Rivisondoli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Rivisondoli, 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 Rivisondoli area will reply to you


10 Messages to “Genealogy in Rivisondoli”
  1. michele says:

    My Great Grandfather was Olindo Mascio married to Maria Ramicone. I believe that Maria’s parents were Giovanni Ramicone and Christina Damicone. My Grandfather Nicholas Mascio went to live in Warren, Ohio he traveled with his mother Maria and met Olindo who came first.

  2. Avis says:

    Good afternoon,

    I am researching our family tree and I was able to trace the name Ramicone back to Rivinsondoli Italy. I am interested in finding out more about Antonio Ramicone who might have lived from 1876-1944. I believe he was married to Pasqual Ramicone, who could have been born 1876 but I do not know her maiden name. I believe he could have sailed from Genoa to New York in April, 1905. They both came to the US in 1905 so they were probably married in Italy before traveling together.

    Do you have access to birth certificates or marriage certificates?


  3. kathleen says:

    Both my great, grandfather and mother were born and married in Rivisondi, as well as a great uncle. My Great grandfather’s name was Enrico Frank Gesue born 9/6/1867. There are some documents with the last name spelled differently: Giosue’ or Gisue’. My great grandmother’s maiden name is Isabella Massitta (or MMarsitti). I would love to have more information on them if possible as well as their parents and/or living relatives. Thank you in advance for the response.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

    • Garrett says:

      Terri, I’m trying to trace back my family tree. My great great grandmother was Rachele Spagnuolo. Her husband was Pasquale Fraino. That’s about all I know. I’m looking for more information too. My great grandfather was Giuseppe Antonio.

      • Terri says:

        The information on your great great grandmother and GG grandfather sounds like we may possibly be related. Your great grand father Giuseppe, did he go by the name Tony? Did he have an older sister who came to America a few years before him? Where in the U.S. did he settle? My grandmother settled in PA.

        If there is a chance we are related I will share my ancestor info with you.

        • Garrett says:

          My Great Grandfather did go by Tony! Was your grandmother’s name Carmella Rose, and did she immigrate to PA around 1916? I’m guessing that we are related.

          • Terri says:

            Yes my Nona is (was) Carmella who lived in Creighton. She came to America in1916 at the age of 17. Your GG came a few years after her at the age of @12. Your Great Grandfather was my Uncle Tony and his wife was my Aunt Clotilda. I knew them well and visited with them often. Their two sons are my cousins. I have a lot of family information I am happy to share with you.

    • Laurent says:

      My grandmother was Genoveffa Bucicone. She was from Rivisondoli. Her maiden name was Spagnuolo. She was born in 1899. My grandfather was Dario Buccicone . He lived in Ortucchio, but was born in Rivisondoli. My grandmother had two brothers and one was named Angelo. My grandmothers mothers maiden name was Trombetta. My grandmothers father Dominic worked off and on in the Unites states in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.He was working in Pennsylvania somewhere.

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