Genealogy in Torricella Sicura

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

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Torricella Sicura 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 Torricella Sicura. As more your surname is common in Torricella Sicura, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Torricella Sicura 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 Torricella Sicura 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.
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 Torricella Sicura, or if you have questions regarding your family in Torricella Sicura, 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 Torricella Sicura area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Ginette says:

    Any information i.e name of parents and siblings, where they lived, would be appreciated. THANK YOU

    The persons are both from Torricella Sicura :
    Menotti Cappelli b. February 3rd 1889
    In May 1906 arrived in port of Quebec city in Canada onboard the ship Montreal alone. He had a brother Mezzino who also immigrated.
    Solidea D’Ascenzo or spelled Dascienzo b.Feb 15th 1892
    In April 1907 arrived in port of Quebec city Canada (ship ?)

    • Frank says:

      Hi Ginette:
      Sorry I am a bit late to your question.
      I have a friend (in Hamilton) who thinks that his paternal grandmother (Marianna) was the sister of Menotti & Mezzino + another sister Linda. Did Menotti & Mezzino have any relatives in Hamilton, Ontario?
      I live in Hamilton, but my grandmother who was a Cappelli, who had 3 sisters (Stella, Laurina, Stella) who lived in Montreal. Perhaps there’s a link.

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