Genealogy in Scontrone

If you search your ancestors in Scontrone, Abruzzo, info about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives or at the parishes.

In towns and villages of Abruzzo and in L’Aquila province registry offices were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Scontrone registrar as of that date.

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

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

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Scontrone 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 Scontrone. As more your surname is common in Scontrone, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Scontrone archives 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 archives in L’Aquila 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.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Scontrone:



If you have the opportunity to visit Scontrone and L’Aquila 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 Scontrone 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 Scontrone area will study your request and will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.


  1. Kathy says:

    I believe that my grandparents was from there. My grandma fathers name was Costintino Melone. I do not know my grandmothers maiden name but her first name was Santa. I would believe that my grandparents were born in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. I believe that they came to the USA in the 1930’s

  2. Wayne says:

    My grandparents are from the Scotrone area. They were born around the early 1900’s. Interested to know if Tiritilli is a common name in the area. The name may have been Americanized.

    • al says:

      Yes there are at least 2 families still living in Scontrone. My wife and I visited them for a one day trip in 1998 and 2000 and a 3 day/2 night trip in 2002.
      We exchange xmas cards every year. I am 85 years old and collected a lot of information on the Scalzitti, Melone and Titirilli families. My dad’s sister
      married a Tiritilli. If you have any questions about Scontrone or the above families I would try to answer them for you.

    • Gina says:

      Hi, I have a Tiritilli family tree going back to the 1500’s. I’m in Chicago now, will be going home on Friday. The Tiritilli’s, Melone’s, and Scalzitti’s are all intertwined, depending on the branch. I may have answers for you or people you can connect with. Let me know what you need.

      • Dianna says:

        My paternal grandparents are from Scontrone. They arrived in Chicago around 1915. Their names are Giovanni Melone and Marietta Tiritilli. My dad’s sister married a Ranieri. My husband and I are wanting to go visit Scontrone sometime in the future. Its so refreshing to see all these surnames that I grew up with being mentioned.

      • Fred says:


        Hi, Gina,

        I was born in “Little Italy” in Chicago, 1942. I am related to both the Melone’s and the Tiritilli’s. Modesto Melone and Madelana Tiritilli were my grandparents. We lived on Flournoy St between Loomis and Loflin. When I was born, I lived on Marshfield Ave, which is now gone.I am about to turn 77.

        In my genealogy research I never came across the Scalzitti’s. I would like to know who they are. They were never mentioned. Also, I have a pedigree chart showing my genealogy going back to my great grandparents. I would be OK with sending you that chart and would appreciate any information you may have about the above mentioned families. Thank you.


  3. Jessica says:


    I am looking for as much information as I can regarding my two great great grandparents that were from Scontrone.

    My great great grandmother’s name was Maria Concordia (married name- DeVito, also spelled Di Vito in some recdords) Shewas born around October 9th, 1894. Her husband, Edward (Eduardo) DeVito Di Vito) was born around February 16th 1888.

    I am trying to trace this family tree back as far as possible, so copies of birth certificates would be extremely helpful.

    Thank you!

  4. alexander says:

    I am trying to determine my scalzitti lineage
    my father romolo scalzitti was born in scontrone on may 5 1895
    his father agostino ” ” ” ” ” on may 1 1851
    his father dominico ” ” ” ” ” ” ?
    on a visit to scontone the parish priest said all records were destroyed ww2
    any info on my great grandfather date of birth or his father or further would be appreciated.

    I had a dna test made in 2013 and it showed -most distant ancestor as b.c. 1734, lambert hopkins, edinburg scotland,—ydna haplo group r-m269.
    Is it posible that my heritage goes over to england.Thanks for any info.

  5. Carol says:

    My grandmother was Luigina Melone
    Grandfather Francesco D’Achille
    Any info would be appreciated .

  6. Nancy Kelleher says:

    My Grand mother was born July 8 1898 in Scontrone Her name was Modestina Passarelli. I need a birth certificate where can I get one.

    Also my great grand parents died in Scontrone. My great grandmother was Leoricita Passarelli or Loretta Passarelli died in 1929. My great grandfather was Giuseppi Passarelli and he died in 1930. I need copies of their death certificates. Can you tel me where to get them?

  7. Mike says:

    My grandpa Lawrence e Melone ( in USA Lawrence e malone. Born 1909

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