Genealogy in Bolognano

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Bolognano, 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 Pescara province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Bolognano registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Bolognano. As more your surname is common in Bolognano, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Bolognano archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Pescara province are:
Buccella, Bucci, Chiavaroli, Cilli, Costantini, D’Agostino, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, De Sanctis, Di Berardino, Di Biase, Di Blasio, Di Carlo, Di Domizio, Di Donato, Di Felice, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Giovanni, Di Girolamo, Di Gregorio, Di Marco, Di Matteo, Di Michele, Di Nicola, Di Paolo, Di Pietrantonio, Di Pietro, Di Renzo, Evangelista, Faieta, Ferri, Giansante, Iezzi, Leone, Luciani, Mancini, Mariani, Marini, Morelli, Orlando, Pace, Pavone, Renzetti, Ricci, Rossi, Savini.

Church archives in Pescara 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 Bolognano and Pescara 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 Bolognano, or if you have questions regarding your family in Bolognano, 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 Bolognano area will reply to you


  1. Jo says:

    My father’s mother was Assunta DiGregorio.
    Her parents lived in Bolognano. I heard Assunta lived in Chieti for awhile. Maybe around 1922. She also lived in Southbridge Massachusetts around 1918,
    for awhile. I have tried to get more information with no luck.

  2. Janet says:

    Hello, my husband and I will be in Pescara in October and would like to visit my father in laws home town of Bolognano. He was born 26th November, 1937 to parents Maria and Carmine Di Berardino, brother Mario, sisters Anna and Nelia. They migrated to Australia roughly 18 years later. Any information would be greatly appreciated. grazie

  3. Debbie says:

    I am trying to locate the marriage certificate of my Paternal Grandparents.

    Groom: Nicola DiBlasio, born 5/16/1881 in Chieti, Italy
    Bride: Anna Petrilli, born 7/26/1884 in Bolognano, Italy
    Marriage: around 1900 – 1915

  4. Dorothea says:

    I am hoping to get more information on my grandfather’s family. His name is Ernest Rosa and he was born in Bolognano,Italy 1922, before emigrating to new York with his family.

  5. Barry says:

    My Mother is a Digregorio who’s family comes from Bolognano. She would like to learn more about her family history. Is there anyone who could help?

  6. Barry says:

    I am interested in finding information on the Digregorio family from Bolognano, Italy. Any information would provide much help. I’m looking for the oldest dated records.

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