Genealogy in Salle

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Salle from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Salle. As more your surname is common in Salle, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Salle 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 Salle 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.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

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.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Salle, or if you have questions regarding your family in Salle, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to our expert in Salle area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. janet says:

    Hi, I am researching Carmine Pavia, born in Salle April 3 1874. What i would love to know is, what were his parents first names? This is what i have learned about him from his obituary. He had 6 brothers, Michaele (who came to america), Nicola, Leonardo, John, Paolo and Prospero (who all as of 1928 were still in Salle and one sister who’s name i do not know. Carmine immigrated to America (changed his name to Charles) probably around 1900ish. I’m trying to solve a family mystery and this could help greatly especially the first name of his mother. Thank you sooo much, Janet

  2. Morgan says:

    Hello, I am trying to find a birth certificate copy for my grandmother who was born in Salle in August 17, 1924. Her name is Anna Fonzo. Her father is Pierino Fonzo and her mother was Liberata Di Virgilio. Any information would be most helpful. Thank you in advance.

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