Genealogy in Rocca di Botte

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

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Rocca di Botte?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Rocca di Botte


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

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

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


One Message to “Genealogy in Rocca di Botte”
  1. Scott says:

    I believe that my great grandmother was from Rocca di Botte, this according to information on her passenger list on the boat she was on when she arrived in America.Her name was Giulia Toggi. She migrated to the USA with a sister Matilda and her mother Micola. Any information you have on the family or the origin of their name would be greatly appreciated. My great grandparents divorced in the 1920s and it was believed she went back to Italy. She is in or around 1980.

    Thank you,

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