Genealogy in Penna Sant’Andrea

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If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Penna Sant’Andrea, 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 Penna Sant’Andrea registrar as of that date.

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

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Penna Sant’Andrea?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Penna Sant’Andrea


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

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Penna Sant’Andrea from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Penna Sant’Andrea. As more your surname is common in Penna Sant’Andrea, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Penna Sant’Andrea 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 Penna Sant’Andrea 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 Penna Sant’Andrea, or if you have questions regarding your family in Penna Sant’Andrea, 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 Penna Sant’Andrea area will reply to you


One Message to “Genealogy in Penna Sant’Andrea”
  1. Deborah says:

    I’m looking for dates and parents of Sabatino DiCarlo married to Maria Michele DeDonatis. They lived in Penne. Their first child was Arcangela born Jan 8,1880. They had 6 children and I have their birth dates all born in Penne. I have found other woman all in Pescara but in different towns, married to a Sabatino DiCarlo, but I don’t know if it is the same one. I would like to know if he had one family or many families scattered all over the Pescara province. Also any information on his ancestors and the ancestors of Maria Michele DeDonatis. Thank you for any help you could give me. My husband is the grandson of Sabatino’s second child Raffaele DiCarlo born Nov. 13,1883.

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