Genealogy in Roccamorice

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

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


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

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

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

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



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

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to roccamorice@italianside.com


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9 Messages to “Genealogy in Roccamorice”
  1. Julie says:

    I’m looking for any information regarding the family names of D’Alimonte and Pietrangelo. If or know of anything I would greatly appreciate and information you can give. Thank you!

    • Dominic says:

      Julie,

      I am a Pietrangelo. What kind of information are you looking for?

    • Sandra says:

      Hi Julie, my name is Sandra pietrangelo, my moms last name is D’Alimonte
      My nonno is santo pirtrangelo, my dad is Antonio, he has a brother in Italy pepino, sister Anna, Angelina, here in Toronto, my uncle Rocco he passed away October 1998.
      And my mom is Josie D’alimonte her family is Antonietta, Frank, Maria, Gino, bartlomeo
      We live in north Toronto, Vaughan, richmonhill area’s

  2. Laurie says:

    I am looking for my family from Roccomorice, with the surname Menna. My Grandfather, Giovanni Menna immigrated to the USA in 1913, and a few years later was found on documents here in the USA and living close to a Vincenzo Menna, who I am assuming to be his brother or cousin in Pennsylvania. Vincenzo Menna married in 1907 Roccomorice, to Francesca Antonio Nicolini.
    Any information you can provide me would be gratefully appreciated.
    Thank you in advance.
    Respectfully,
    Laurie Large

    • Bonnie says:

      I have info regarding this family for you.

      • James Menna says:

        To Laurie Large, My grandfather was Vincenzo Menna and my grandmother was Francesca Antonio Nicolini. Giovanni Menna, or as we knew him John Mann was my great uncle. Vincenzo was Giovanni’s brother and lived with or near him in Charleroi, Pennsylvania which is near Pittsburgh. Vincenzo moved to Lackawanna, NY and remained in Charleroi. John would visit us around Memorial Day on his way to the Indy 500 Race in Indianapolis. John also had brother Peter and a sister Concetta in Lackawanna. I, as, child had the pleasure of meeting John a few times. He was very kind and very generous to me. He was same everyone. Well appreciated. On one of his visits, he took to an amusement park in Canada. (Crystal Beach). I had never been there before. It was an adventure because he made me believe that I leading the way as he drove, by pointing out the directions on lamp posts to the Peace Bridge. It was wonderful time that I always remember. Uncle John was one of kind. I hope that this helps you somewhat. Please write. Yours James Menna.

        • Mike says:

          Laurie,John,
          My great grandparents are Francesco Saverio Menna and carmella Menna from Roccamorrice. Bonnie who answered earlier has given me my part of of menna family. My grandparents had the same last name when the married so the line back is very interesting. Maybe if we look enough we cane see where we’re connected. My Menna ancesters settled in Waterloo, Medina, and Lockport NY. My grandmother who was their last child is still alive at 94 and living in her same house where I was raised as well.

  3. Sheri says:

    Wondering what my next step in research would be if I have found all I can find in the LDS microfilm records that extend only to 1809?
    How would I go about getting information from the 1700s from Roccamorice, Cheiti, Abruzzo, Italy?
    Thank you,
    Sheri

    • David says:

      The next step is to visit the individual towns your relatives are from and search the church records that can go back to the 1600’s. Sometimes the records have been removed from the church and then are kept at the Church Archives in Chieti. If you do go to Italy for your research you may, depending on the priest, need permission from the ArchBishop to access the records. This is a very involved and sometimes frustrating process and you would need to speak Italian or have a translator who can help you. Another thing to remember is that the Archives have very limited hours and sometimes it can take many days to make an appointment with a individual parish priest so much time is needed. Unlike the U.S. in Italy everything moves SLOW.

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