Genealogy in Roccacasale

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


4 Messages to “Genealogy in Roccacasale”
  1. Christopher says:

    I’m spending some time in Roma, and would like to get copies of birth certificates for my grandfather’s family from Roccacasale.
    great-great-great grandfather-Donato Scarpone
    great-great grandfather-Crescenzo Ferdinando Scarpone-born 1849
    great grandfather-Augusto Scarpone-born 1884
    great grandmother-Francesca D’Ascanio-born 1884 or 1887
    grandfather-Crescenzo Scarpone-born 1906
    great aunt-Ida Scarpone-born 1910

    The last 4 relatives left for the United States from Napoli 13 March 1913 on the ship Caronia. Would their records be in Roccacasale, or L’Aquila?

  2. Yolanda says:

    My grandfather Pasquale Rotondo/Rotunda was born ca. 1888 to Pasqaule/Pacifico Rotondo and Giacinta Santilla. He had a brother name Donato and two or three sisters. I am anxious to learn his date of birth.

  3. Sharon says:

    I’m seeking records of my great grandfather’s birth and his parents’ marriage in Roccacasale, Abruzzo. Last August, I wrote (in Italian) to San Michele Arcangelo parish, which I believe is the only Catholic church in the town, and even included a few Euros, but there was no reply.

    Can you put me in touch with a genealogical researcher in the area of Roccacasale, or do you have another idea on how to pursue this?

    My g-grandfather was born in 1888 to parents Vincenzo DeSanctis and Giacinta Giangala.

    I appreciate any suggestions you may have.

  4. Rober D'Angelo says:

    Looking for father Edgardo and Grandfather Francesco italian army ww2 Married to Angela Lucci.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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