Genealogy in Introdacqua

If you search your ancestors in Introdacqua, 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 Introdacqua

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 Introdacqua town hall archives as of that date.

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

So, if your ancestors lived in Introdacqua during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Introdacqua 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 Introdacqua too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Introdacqua 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 Introdacqua. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Introdacqua 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 Introdacqua

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 Introdacqua on your behalf.

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


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 Introdacqua 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 Introdacqua forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Introdacqua feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. JAG says:

    My 4th generation Grandaparents were Panfillo Del Signore (1803) and Maria Verrocchi. Since names run in families is it possible they were relatives perhaps grandparents??

  2. Jan says:

    I am trying to find information on two sisters of D’Andrea siblings that came to America from Introdacqua, Italy. Their names were Josephina D’Andrea, and Marianna D’Andrea. Marianna may had used her mothers’ maiden name Marianna Alberti. If I could find out who they married then maybe I could find more information in Their brothers were Luigi, Francesco, Giovanni, and another sister Teresina who married Andrew Ventresca in Pennsylvania, who also came to America. Their mother Dorthea came over after the death of her husband in Italy: Giovanni Glorian D’Andrea. I am also would like to know what happened to Giovanni Glorian D’Andrea from Introdacqua, Italy.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    I’m trying to find some information on my grandparents family name Colangelo. My mother Lydia Colangelo Michaelis told me her father William Angelo Colangelo and mother Philomena Di Pietro Colangelo came from Introdacqua, ltaly.

  4. Beth says:

    My great Grandfather was Matteo Bruno. He was married and they had 4 children, that I am aware of….Angelene, Mary, Julio (daughters) and my grandfather …possibly “Panfillo” Bruno…??? Is anyone else related to them? I believe my grandfather was born in Introdaqua, L’Aquila, Italy and immigrated to the US.

  5. Sondra says:

    I am searching for my grandparents Egidio & Maria (Tamburini) Pelino from Introdacqua they left separately to come to America. My grandmother went to Ellis Island with their son Fulvio who was 4 yrs old & also born in Italy. They lived in Providence RI. How can I reach some Pelino’s who can give me more information about their parents or more Pelino’s as my son is going to Italy next month & wants to go to the town where my grandparents were from

  6. Tonya says:

    My father, Nicholas Anthony DiPietro was born in Introdawua in 1927 to Maria and Ercolino DiPietro. Any information would be helpful.

  7. Emilio says:

    My father, Domenico Spinosa, immigrated to the United States around 1920. He was born in Introdaqua in 1901. I will be greatful for any names of his ancestors, especially his parents and grandpareents, both maternal and paternal.

    • Jan says:

      My grandfather Salvatore Spinosa was born in Introdacqua in 1877 and immagrated to the US in 1901. Could they be related?

  8. Maria says:

    Has anyone ever come across the surname Palerma in Introdacqua records or history? Thank you!

    • Deborah says:

      My paternal grandfather was Emilio Spinosa of Introdacqua. He was born approx 1886 in Sulmona. He came to the US and settled in the Boston area. It is interesting you and he have the same name.

      • Jan says:

        My grandfather Salvatore Spinosa was born in Introdacqua in 1877 and immagrated to the US in 1901. Could they be related?

        I have Emilio Spinosa in my family tree but he was born in 1896 in Introdacqua which is five minutes from Sulona. Emilio’s father was Pasquale Spinosa. My grandfather Salvatore and Pasquale were brothers. Salvatore immigrated to the US in 1901 and lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area….Emilio immigrated in 1912 to Boston. He married Amelia Sciore in 1918.
        I have met Pasquale’s children in Introdacqua and his children who now live in Toronto, Canada.

        Same man???

  9. Mari says:

    I am looking for some information on my great-grandparents families. Their names are Panfilo Del Signore and Laurina (nee Colasante). Panfilo was born 11 July 1886 and immigrated to the US in 1910. Laurina was born 8 May 1888 OR in 1889 and came to the US later in 1921 with their daughter, Madeline.


    • Michael says:

      I don’t know the names that you listed or if this will help but my father and grand parents were from Introdaqua. My father was Raffaele and my grand parents were, Florestano and Irene (Colasante) Del Signore.
      Florestano Del Signore was born in 1876 to Tommaso Del Signore and Concetta Del Signore (born Spinosa).
      Florestano married Irene Del Signore (born Colasante).
      Irene was born on March 27 1885, in introdacqua, Italy.
      They had 7 children: Ida Tiberi (born Del Signore) and 6 other children (including my father).
      I am very interested in learning more about our families. Feel free to reach out to me.

  10. Juliana says:

    I am trying to find a marriage date for my grandparents: Filippo Guglielmi and Bambina Ferrusi, married in Introdacqua around 1904/1905. On that marriage info may be listed their parents’ names and, of course, their date of marriage.

    Filippo born about: 1882 (could have been Sulmona,,,I wrote there & they indicated all info was kept in Introdacqua & there was Guglielmi surname in Introdacqua), arrived America 3/3/1902, single, on the Trave

    Bambina born about 1874, arrived America 6/1/1906, married, on the Moltke; she also arrived again on 4/14/1914, married, on the Celtic with her 2 sons: Pietro (my Father) and Antonio both spelled on the manifest as: Guglielini

    Filippo and Bambina traveled back and forth but only one manifest is found for Filippo from Introdacqua. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

    • Dante says:

      My great grandfather is Filippo Guglielmi, born in Sulmona but in 1862. He was married in 1888 to Filadora Ventresca who was born in 1866

      My family of Volpe, Guglielmi, Lo (Di) Stracco were from Introdacqua, Sulmona, Torre dei Nolfi.

      • anna says:

        My grandmother was Maria Filippa Giuliani and she married Panfilo Ventresca all of Introdacqua. My grandmother was born in 1898. I also had an uncle Elio Volpe who married my aunt Vena Ventresca and they had a son Gaetano. I know there are Volpe in France and in the US

        • Edoardo says:

          Many Italian-americans in Columbus Ohio came from Introdacqua. I went to high schoo in Westerville with a Reno Volpe. At my preferred parish, St. John the Baptist, of the 1970’s/1980’s the majority of the parishoners were from Introdacqua with family names such as Ventresca, Fortin, Volpe, Rotolo to name a few.

          • Anthony says:

            My grandfather last name was Lostrappo and some how I am related to the Volpe family . Can someone give me more info please

        • Jan says:

          My great aunt was Giovannina Marcantonio and she was born in Troia, Italy. Her parents, sisters Christine (my grandmother) and Teresa immigrated to the US in 1906.
          Giovannina (called Jennie in the US) married Paul Volpe in Cecil, Pennsylvania. They had 3 children….Louis, Pauline and Emilio. Paul died tragically and not long after his death she married Joseph Finochi and moved to Ohio. They had 3 children….Jovina, Cristina and Ralph Joseph.

        • Denise says:

          My grandfather was Panfilo Giuliani. Born in Introdacqua in 1903 to anna and Guiseppe.

  11. Thomas says:

    I have record of my whole family tree from there but I cannot link to everything on and some dates don’t add up Heres what I have My grandmother is Viola Filomena D’Angelo Born in Toledo, Ohio Here parents were Guiseppe (Joseph) D’Angelo (9/11/1899-9/7/1989) and Genoveffa (Jennie) Di Pietro (10/16/1904-4/19/1997) Both were born in Introdacqua Italy. Guiseppe’s Parents were Nicola D’Angelo (9/10/1857-7/2/1937) and his Mother was Filomena Trombetta (9/5/1860-12/19/1930). Nicola’s Parents were Casasanta Maria Cardosetti and Pietro D’Angelo. Filomena’s Parents were Maria Tella Marsilio and Camillo Trombetta. This is where I start to get stuck Genoveffa’s Parents were Giuseppe Di Pietro (11/15/1863-1/14/1945) and Raffaela Del Signore (8/31/1870-12/29/1948). Giuseppe’s Parents were Raffaele Di Pietro and Maria Santa Bevilacqua. Raffeala’s Parents were Giuseppe Del Signore and Maddalena Di Pasqua. The side of the family I have a hard time with is Genoveffa in finding any facts on her and her family. I believe I found all the info for My Great Grand Father’s side. Let me know if anyone can help me with this

  12. Chris says:

    My grandparents were from either Introdaqua, or Prezza or somewhere near Sulmona, L’Aquila, Italy. They were married there and then came to the U.S. separately. Their names were Menotti (Menotto) Faiella and Serafina DeBenedictis. I’m trying to find out where they might have lived and their birth and marriage certificates but keep running into dead ends. I know names and Great Grandparents names and dates but there seems to be a hole in the family history from 1860 to about 1910. I’d like to be able to see if there are any living relatives or descendants in the nearby Introdaqua or Prezza area. My grandfather was born on 10/25/1874 and my grandmother was born on 8/16/1887. If you have any contacts or suggestions on how to pursue this to get information on them and my great grandparents and their siblings. Thanks for any assistance!

  13. Louie says:

    My mother was born in Introdacqua on July 27, 1927. Her name is Angiolina Filomena Volpe. She died on 9/6/06 in Rome, New York. Her father, who was also born in Introdacqua was Joseph F. Volpe. Her mother was also born in Introdacqua and her maiden name was Angelina DiPaolo. I am trying to obtain my Italian citizenship. (I am currently an American citizen).

    1.) How do I begin the process?

    2.) If I need her birth certificate, how do I obtain that?


    • Frank DIPaolo says:

      My father Giovanni (John) DiPaolo was born in Introdacqua in 1930 and still living in Columbus Ohio. His mother, my grandmother, was Angelina DiPaolo. Dads Father was Franco DiPaolo who traveled back in forth between the US for business in the early 1900s.

  14. Virginia says:

    I would like to write to the civil authorities in Introdacqua for a birth certificate for my grandfather. Does anyone know how to find the address?

  15. Gerard says:

    Looking for my grandparents Henry and Evelyn DeAngelis of introdaqua.

  16. Elaine says:

    Phillip Federico born 11/13/1889
    Parents: Emmanual and Maria Federico
    Immigrated to New York by ship early 1900’s.
    I’m looking for birth records of my grandfather Philip or Phillip. On different records I’ve seen different spelling.
    On his death certificate it named his parents but his mothers last name can’t be made out starts with Gius. It also names the town as Abbruzzo Italy.
    I thought someone said he came from Introdaqua, L’Aquila, Italy. I’m checking to see if he was from this town and any history about his family. Thank you, Elaine

    • gabriella says:

      The name could be Giustino..that’s my great grandfather’s name and my father’s name. My greatgrandfather was born in Introdacqua as well. His name was Giustino Volpe.

  17. Ellen says:

    My father, Giuseppe Colangelo was born on April 1, 1900. He emigrated to America in1921 after serving in the Alpine army. He settled on the Hartford , CT area.

  18. Ellen says:

    My father, Giuseppe Colangelo was born on April 1, 1900.j he emigrated to America in1921 after serving in the Alpine army. He settled on the Hartford , CT area.

  19. Valerie says:

    I am looking for information on how to obtain an official copy of my grandfather’ birth certificate from Introdacqua. He was born in 1881. Does anyone have an email address? Thank you! Valerie

  20. Mary says:

    I have also seen my great grandfather use DelSargente. This is with the above message. Thank you

  21. Mary says:

    Hello, my grandfather, filippo, feleaciano sargente was born in introdacqua on December 22, 1892. I am searching for any information on his birthday and sargente name in the area. Thank you!!

  22. Diane says:

    Search for the marriage and death records of a Lorenzo DiCienzo and his wife Mara Giuseppa Colasante. They lived in Introdacqua. They I believe were both born in 18160. Thank you very much for your assistance.


  23. Lori says:

    My grandparents were from Introdaqua, L’Aquila, Italy. They were married there and then came to the U.S. Their names were Gaetano DelGallo and Mariannina Tiberi(maiden name). I’m trying to find out where they might have lived or what their parents names were, as I’m planning a trip there and wanted to be able to see if there are any living relatives or descendants in Introdaqua. My grandfather was born in 1897 and my grandmother was born in 1900. If anyone has any contacts in Introdaqua or suggestions of where I can go once I get there to get information on their parents and any siblings. thanks! Lori

  24. Anita says:

    My Grandfather, Eugene Pelino was born in Introdaqua September 9, 1911. Is there any information available on him or his relatives at that time? He came to America when he was a teenager so he wasn’t in Introdaqua very long but he spoke so lovingly of his hometown. I am compiling a scrapbook and would love to have any information that’s available on his life there.

    Thank you very much!

    • Lisa says:

      There are some Pelino’s from Introdacqua that settled in Connecticut. Do you know where your grandfather settled when he came to the US? My mother was a Volpe from Introdacqua. Many paesano settled in Bridgeport, CT, some in Peekskill, NY, some in Lorrain, OH and others in Hamilton, Ont, Canada — which is considered a sister city to Introdacqua.


    • Tina says:

      My grandfather was also born in Introdaqua on Sept. 24, 1911. His Italian name was Panfillo Pilino also spelled Pelino, Pelano. His parents were Concenzio and Raffella Ferrussi Pilino. The Volpe family sponsored them to come to the US and settled in Rome, NY.

      • Frances says:

        Hi! I’m trying to find some info about my great great grandparents from Introdacqua- Annatonia (sp?) and Dominick Ferrusi. They came to Bridgeport Connecticut and had the last of their 7 children there, my great grandma Esther Frances. Anyway- looking for any information at all- Thanks!!