Genealogy in Turrivalignani

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

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Turrivalignani. As more your surname is common in Turrivalignani, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Turrivalignani 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 Turrivalignani 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 want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Turrivalignani, or if you have questions regarding your family in Turrivalignani, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to our expert in Turrivalignani area will reply to you


One Message to “Genealogy in Turrivalignani”
  1. Les says:

    I have written to Registrar in Turrivalignani in the past. It took them 5 years to respond to my request, which was written in Italian! They did apologize for the delay and only provided me with a typewritten document of my ancestors…just dates…no locations as are found in the written records. Then I traveled to Turrivalignani myself and hired a translator as well. I took the information I had and, in particular, I wanted to find further information on my grandfather’s sister. The Registrar’s office was made aware, in advance of my visit and request. When I arrived, I was met by the mayor and given a grand tour of the town. That was the highlight of my trip. As for the records, all the woman provided me with was the same documents they had sent me years before. She even remarked that she remembered my original request! I then asked about the sister (which, by the way, was never included in the documentation provided by Turrivalignani) and she said there was not one. I showed her my documentation and she insisted that she had done the research herself and there was no sister. (Yet my grandfather always told me he had a sister.) Further, my great-grandfather had been married twice. The records they provided me with, did not show that information either. I requested that the Registrar investigate further. The woman said she would and would send me the results. Here it is, 3 years later, after a personal visit arranged in advance, and I still have nothing from Turrivalignani. I am disappointed to say the least. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can persue this further? My grandfather was Enrico D’Alimonte, born in Turrivalignani….his sister was Elisabetta….their father was Fabio D’Alimonte. Thanks for all your help. Sorry for the long post.

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