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


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


3 Messages to “Genealogy in Roccamorice”
  1. 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.
    Laurie Large

  2. 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,

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