Genealogy in Pescara

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


  1. Lynda says:

    Looking for relatives of the late GraceVerroche nee Renzetti

  2. Joseph says:

    I am trying to find information on my ancestors who lived near Pescara, Giuseppe Finora, married to Emilia, migrated to United States late 1800s. Also a Bernardo and Roberto Finora. Thank you

  3. John says:

    Hello, I am trying to find information on the following people: Domenico Monti born 19 MAR 1879 • SANT’EGIDIO ALLA VIBRATA, Province of Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy. He married Almerinda Mincarelli around 1895, and had two sons before relocating to the US: Atillio Monti born 1895 and Vincenzo Monti born 1898 in Cologna. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I think based on Domenico’s death certificate that his father’s name is also Domenico.

  4. Eustachio says:

    Trying to research my family history.I am able to trace back to my Grandfather Eustachio Smarrelli, Cheti province, tocco Casuria, and I am able to get all his records from US census, and NY port authority.I have his ( jy grandfather’s birth record) listing his parents my great grand father Carmen Antonio Smarrelli and his wife Marta Giangiulio married around Dec. 20 1868. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I remember my Grandfather talking about Bari, Italy , but I can not find any link to our family there…

    • David says:

      I have your grandfather in my family tree. He is my 4th cousin 2x removed. Which should make us 6th cousins. I have additional ancestors in your line that go back several generations. I have some other distant cousins who have been working on ancestors in Tocco. I am convinced all the Smarrellis from Tocco are related and I have been working to find how the Smarrellis in the US are related. I will be happy to share my work with you.

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