Genealogy in Pianella

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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4 Messages to “Genealogy in Pianella”
  1. Maio says:

    My Father was born I understand in Napoli but his family moved to Pianella where he grew up. His Name was Asenio Maio and born on the 26 Januanry 1917. I am visiting his birth place soon but would like to know if he has any relatives. I know he had a cousin who lived in Pianella but I lost contact with him years ago, I am sure his Daughters and grand children would remember.

  2. Walter says:

    Hello, my Grandparents are originally from Pianella. My Grandfathers name was Donato Durante. He was born April 15 1897 in Pianella and migrated to Detroit, Michigan U.S.A. In 1921. His parents names were Siwestro Durante and Emilia Rossi. I have no other information on his lineage.
    My Grandmother ‘s name is Laudice Di Pentima. She was born July 10 1897 in Pianella. I have no other information on her lineage.

  3. Bob says:

    My grandfather (Donato Morelli) was born in Pianella Italy on October 8, 1880 and passed away in 1964. I am trying to find out his parents names and if there is/are relatives still in the area. I am planning on visiting the area in May 2015.

  4. Sandy says:

    My grandfather was born in Pianella in Jan. 1886. I am trying to find his birth certificate. How do I begin?

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