Genealogy in Villavallelonga

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to villavallelonga@italianside.com


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  1. Eliza says:

    Hello!

    I am happy to have found this website! Maybe you can help me, maybe not, but I’ll give it a try.

    My surname is Bianchi. My grandfather, who I never knew, was born in Villavallelonga in 1884. He emigrated to the U.S.(Rochester, New York) around 1903. I am not certain of his exact birth name, but records show him as Luigi, Lencio, Leucio, Louis. Unfortunately, I know very little about him.

    My grandmother was also born in Italy in 1884. Her first name was Francesca or Frances. I’d assume in the same commune because I recall my father, who has been deceased for a long time, saying “they” came from Villavallelonga. I do not know if both GPs knew each other growing up in Italy, or if they met and married in the U.S. I have searched for years — with such limited information. I’d love to know my grandmother’s “maiden” name. I cannot even find a marriage certificate.

    If you think you might be able to provide a hint of a clue, can you please email me? I would be so appreciative.

    Thank you!

    Eliza

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