Genealogy in Goriano Sicoli

If you search your ancestors in Goriano Sicoli, Abruzzo region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Goriano Sicoli

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in L’Aquila province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Goriano Sicoli town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Goriano Sicoli follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Goriano Sicoli during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Goriano Sicoli to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Abruzzo and of course in Goriano Sicoli too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Goriano Sicoli from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Goriano Sicoli. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Goriano Sicoli archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in L’Aquila province are:
Bianchi, Bisegna, Bonanni, Centofanti, Cipriani, Colangelo, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Andrea, D’Angelo, De Angelis, De Santis, Di Benedetto, Di Carlo, Di Cesare, Di Domenico, Di Felice, Di Girolamo, Di Loreto, Di Marco, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Renzo, Di Stefano, Gentile, Giuliani, Graziani, Leone, Liberatore, Mancini, Mariani, Marinucci, Morgante, Pace, Paris, Parisse, Persia, Petrella, Presutti, Ricci, Rossi, Sabatini, Santilli, Santucci, Silvestri, Tarquini, Valentini, Venditti.

Church Records in Goriano Sicoli

Church archives in L’Aquila province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in L’Aquila started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Goriano Sicoli on your behalf.

If you have the opportunity to visit Goriano Sicoli and you plan to contact the church by yourself these are the addresses of parishes active today in Goriano Sicoli:


Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Goriano Sicoli area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Goriano Sicoli forum:
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  1. Teri says:

    My great gr Grandfather was Celestino DeSantis. One of his son’s, Antonio DeSantis was my great Grandfather. His son, Giovanni DeSantis was my Grandfather. Giovanni came to the United States when he was a teenager. His sister (my Auntie), Aquilina married Giovanni DeMutiis, and they went back to Goriano Sicoli many times to visit. Does anyone know who my relatives are?

  2. Ty says:

    Hello my great grandfather’s name was Giovanni (John) De Santis. He was from this town and I am very interested in his roots or the De Santis roots in general so any information helps please.

  3. Beckie says:

    I’m interested in the ferrinni family lineage

  4. Teri says:


    I’m interested in the Celestino DeSantis family, which is the father of Gemma DeSantis (from msg above dated, 11-21-2017. Also the Girolamo Giancola family, and the Annunziata Bucciarelli family (she was married to Girolamo Giancola). I am interested in all relatives who have passed away, and living relatives. If you know of any relatives which are living and would like to correspond, please contact me for better contact info.

    Thank you in advance for any assistance you are able to provide.

    Teri DeSantis

  5. Ashley says:

    Hello, I need help researching the Cifani and DeSantis side of my family. Both born in Goriano Sicoli late 1800’s
    Gennaro Cifani born 23 JUN 1884
    married to:
    Gemma DeSantis born 12-28-1876
    marriage date unknown. May have been married in the states

  6. Tony says:

    Hi There,
    I’m interested by the family BUCCIARELLI in Goriano Sicoli (my mother’s family).
    Best Regards,