Genealogy in Popoli

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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2 Messages to “Genealogy in Popoli”
  1. Robert Joseph says:

    My Grandfather Joseph Villa was born in Popoli Italy, I believe the the late 1800s. He had a cousin names Pasquale. I would like to know more about him and if any relatives are still residing in Popoli. Thank you.

  2. Michele Di Loreto says:

    Looking for relatives of the Di Loreto Family in POpoli. My husband’s grandfather was Pasquale, his father was Nunzio and his parents were Antonio Di Loreto and Pasqua Santoro. would love to meet up with some relatives during our visit in September. Hoping to be there September 4th, 2015. Please contact me if you know of any relations to the Di Loreto name as described above. Thank you. I look forward to hearing from anyone regarding this request. Would love more than anything to see where his grandfather and great grandfather lived – do you also know of where the cemetary would be?
    Thank you Michele Di Loreto

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