Genealogy in Castiglione a Casauria

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Castiglione a Casauria from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castiglione a Casauria. As more your surname is common in Castiglione a Casauria, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castiglione a Casauria 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 Castiglione a Casauria 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castiglione a Casauria, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castiglione a Casauria, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Castiglione a Casauria area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. nancy says:

    Can you tell me if the surname Giancaterino (a,i) is found in Castiglione a Casauria. I am looking for the birth of Francesco Giancaterino about 1893. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Nancy

  2. Anita says:

    I am doing some research in genealogy. I know my father and his family were from Castiglione a Casauria Pescara. My grand-parents were Nunzio SALVATORE ( B in 1902 D in 1985 ), Antonia SALVATORE – VENTURA ( B in 1902, D in 1985 ). They had five children Emidio ( B in 1926, D in 1997 )( my father ), Maria ( B in 1929, D in 2002 ), Serafina ( B in 1930, D in 2017 ) , Enzo ( B in 1934, D in 2002 ) and Concettina ( B in 1937, D in 1999 ).
    I think my grand-father’s parent were
    SALVATORE Emidio ( 1886-1961 ), D’HORTENZIO Serafina ( 1867- )
    VENTURA Francesco , D’HORTENZIO Concetta
    I have no information about their brotherhood
    I’d like to know a little more about my family. I need some help.

    • Rosanne says:

      My grandfather Carmine Salvatore was also born around the same time (1901 or 1902) in Castiglione a Casauria. My mother, who is since deceased told me there were 2 Salvatore families in her town, hers and it appears yours. What is interesting here is that you mention Serafina D’Ortenzio. I think my grandfather (Carmine Salvatore)’s mother was a D’Ortenzio. Interestng.

  3. Louise says:

    Would Like to Knowles morte info on grandfather Whois Washington bon in castiglione. His n’amène Washington Biagio d’attilio Whois marries teresa vent from Jelsi,campobasso

    We are planning a trip to Both places and looking forward to find more détails priori to préparing our itinerary.

    Thank you

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