Genealogy in Castelli

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Castelli, 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 Teramo province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castelli registrar as of that date.

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

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

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


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

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

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castelli. As more your surname is common in Castelli, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castelli archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Teramo province are:
Centorame, Costantini, D’Agostino, D’Angelo, De Berardinis, De Dominicis, De Luca, Di Battista, Di Berardino, Di Blasio, Di Bonaventura, Di Carlo, Di Domenico, Di Donato, Di Egidio, Di Febo, Di Felice, Di Filippo, Di Francesco, Di Giacinto, Di Giovanni, Di Giuseppe, Di Gregorio, Di Marco, Di Matteo, Di Michele, Di Nicola, Di Paolo, Di Pasquale, Di Pietro, Di Sabatino, Di Sante, Di Simone, Di Stefano, Ferretti, Ferri, Franchi, Iezzi, Mariani, Marini, Martella, Olivieri, Pavone, Piccioni, Ranalli, Ricci, Ruggieri, Valentini.

Church archives in Teramo 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 Castelli and Teramo 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 Castelli, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castelli, 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 Castelli area will reply to you


7 Messages to “Genealogy in Castelli”
  1. Mary says:

    All my grandparents are from castelli.Michael and Sophia Volpe and Nicole serchia and nana sparapani I would like to know their parents and their parents
    Were they always from castelli?

  2. Jason says:

    My Great Grandfather is Vincenzo James Gambacorta from Castelli. Came to Canada via Ellis Island USA in 1903. Parents were Liberato Gambacorta and Maria Carmina Grassi. Any info appreciated.

  3. Sergio says:

    Hi I know I have relatives in Castelli as I have been there a few times . But I have met those on my mothers’ side. I am in the dark about my lineage in Casetti/ Castelli. I particularly would like to know about my grandparents whom I know next to nothing about. My mothers family name was Giannetti. I have heard that my father was a POW in WW2 but am not sure. His first name was Guerino. I know he ha a few brothers,one of whom died Ethiopia . How can I find records of my ancestors ?

    • Brenda says:

      For Sergio, my grandmother was a giannetti from Castelli. Her name was Rosina. She had two sisters and I would have to ask my mom if there was a brother. Sisters were Carolina and Maria carmen. Let me know if this helps and what family names you know that are giannettis. Brenda

  4. Gregory pine says:

    I was hoping you can tell me which parish holds the records for castelli,isola del grasso and montessecco which is now called montefino.

  5. Joanie says:

    Looking for any information (birth, marriage record) for my great-grandmother Maddelena Di Dominica (it may end in an ‘o’) born in Castelli 11/8/1887.

    Great-grandfather, also from Castelli, Ignazio Di Simone born 4/28/1888. His father’s name was Guiseppe Di Simone, mother’s name was Vincenza Di Luca. Vincenza worked a dish factory in Castelli.

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Dyann says:

      Joanie we are relatives! My great/grandmother was the daughter of Guiseppe DiSimone and Vincenza DiLuca and Ignazio was her brother. Her name was Mariannina (Anna) DiSimone Grassi.

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