Genealogy in Giulianova

If you search your ancestors in Giulianova, 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 Giulianova

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

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

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

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

Church archives in Teramo 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 Teramo 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 Giulianova on your behalf.

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

S. GIUSEPPE – Loc. Colleranesco


S. FLAVIANO – Corso Garibaldi, 56


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

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  1. Joni Vallese Current says:

    My grandfather Alexander Vallese and his brother Guiseppe Vallese came to the USA. Guiseppe was older born in 1893. Alexander was younger. Alexander had 10 children. I was wondering who their parents were and if they have any family remaining in Italy. I have been told there were from two different tows; Tortoreo or Guilianovia.

    • Mildred says:

      Did you notice the messsge below? My grandmother was a Vallese from Giulianova. I don’t know much about her family though. Not really sure who her parents were. She died in 1950 in Ohio.

  2. Donna says:

    Trying to find relatives of my grandfather, Guiseppe S. Marcone from Guilianova

  3. Mildred says:

    I’ve been trying to find information about my grandparents. My grandfather Giulio Ortenzi came from Giulinova I believe. I see on US immigration records my grandmother, Anna Vallese (1881-1950) came from Giulinova with their three kids in Nov 1909 into NY in her way to Ohio. I can make out her daughter Giuseppina (Josephine Ortenzo 1906-1985), Alfonso Ortenzo (1907-1953) and Alfredo (1909-1954). I haven’t found when my grandfather entered the country. My grandmother record shows her mother was also Giuseppina.

    I did find my grandfathers brother Antonio Ortenzo (1882-1948) who also came in Feb 1909 from Giulinova to Dennison, Ohio. More recently I found another brother, Raffaele Ortenzio (1887-?) initial came from Giulinova in Mar 1912 but listed place of birth as Monciano Stant’Angelo. Apparently, he went back and returned to the US in Apr 1920 this time from Francavilla and lists his wife as Elisa. I don’t know what became of him.

    I know of another sister, Maria Ortenzi (1877- 1962) she married a Nazionale and most of that family is still in Cologna, a family member and descendants live in West Virginia.

    I believe there is at least one other sister or more but I can’t seem to find documentation. I’m looking for help, ideas for a new search avenue.

  4. Jane says:

    My grandmother, Splendora Mancini, was born in Giulianova on 24 January, 1891. She had a sister named Maria (or Mary). Splendora came to the USA in 1912 (I think Maria came before her and married a Gianetti), leaving her parents behind. Her parents were Filomena Acquarala (my grandmother spelled these names many ways but this way most often) and Alessandro (Alesandro) Mancini. Splendora worked at distilleria Erminio Orsini in about 1911. Splendora also had a stepbrother and a stepsister named Joseph and Marinella Pavone. Joseph came to the US but Marinella stayed in Giulianova, marrying a man with surname of Oddi. Marinella and Señor Oddi had children named Dina, Elia, Olga & Elda. Dina married someone with surname D’angele (D’angela, D’angelo) and they had children named Peppino, Maria, Giuliana and Giorgio (and maybe Teresa). Elda married someone named De Martile (Arturo?) and they had children Teresa, Giovanni and Francesco. Some may have moved to Pescara; some to Ofena or Penne. Anyone in the know in the US is now deceased, and we very much would like to find my grandmother’s family to know who they are and where they came from. Thank you for any help you might have.

    • Maria says:

      My grandmother’s name was also Splendora, and she was from Giulianova, but her last name (we think) was Durante. She worked on the estate of the patron. My grandfather was Antonio DiBonaventura. They would have been born very late 1800’s, both in Giulianova. They emigrated from Italy to the US in the early 1900’s, settling in New Jersey. If anyone has any information about either of their families, I would deeply appreciate it!

  5. Gail says:

    Hello, My grandfather was Abidon Guido Michele Crocetti, born in ~1895 in Giulianova. We can’t find any record of when and how he came to the United States. When we visited Giulianova, we did search the old cemetery for his parents graves, but couldn’t find them (Benedetto Crocetti and Addolorada (Mara) Crocetti. Would you have any information about the deaths of Benedetto or Addolorado? Thank you

  6. Tina says:

    Hello, I am trying to research my family line. My grandfather was Armando Di Bonaventura and he was born in Giulianova in Italy. He was one of four brothers. He was born in 1928. I am trying to find out anything about the family tree. thank you!

    • Conrad says:

      Hi Tina,

      Your Di Bonaventura family most likely originated in Montepagano, which is near Giulianova. All Di B’s from this local area of Abruzzo are related. I and my wife have researched her Di B. family extensively and we have written a book about it, detailing all branches of the family, having recorded every Di B. ancestor from 1600 through 1900. Please contact us for more information, as the probability of your being related and part of this (our) family is very high.

  7. Cayla says:

    I am looking for information about my husband’s family. The name we know is Vincenzo Cialini, born in 1889. His World War I draft card lists Giulanova as his birthplace. My mother-in-law remembers his wife was named Spiandora Tribuano, or something phonetically similar, but I’ve found no records of her, or anything further about him. I believe they married in Italy before coming to America, and their first child was born in Italy in 1913, though even this is conflicted on various records. They settled in Portland, Maine. If anyone has any information on these names, or the Cialini family, I would be very grateful. My husband’s grandmother (Vincenzo’s daughter) remembers little, but claims they still have relatives in Italy. I would love to make contact if this is true.

    • Sue Charles says:

      Carla, I am Guiseppe Cialini’s daughter. He is the son of Vincenzo and Splindora. What is your husband’s name? Who is his grandmother?

  8. Louis Cosenza says:

    I just met a man with my last name that lives in Media, Pennsylvania. He said his father came from Giulianova in the 1930’s. I found this interesting insofar as MY family was from the commune of Fara San Martino, also in Abruzzo. On a trip there in 2008 we were unable to locate any Cosenza’s whatsoever. Are there still Cosenza’s in the Pescara area?