Hi all – I’ve been researching my family tree for about 17 years. My grandparents got me started on a hobby that has turned out to be a lifelong project, as I have spent many years tracing my roots as far back as possible, while also coming in contact with many cousins and distant relatives. I recently began looking at the Italian civil records which have been microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter-Day Saints, and these have proven to be invaluable in taking my research to the next level. These records have brought me back many generations to several towns in Italy. Five of my great-great-grandparents were born and married in Nocciano, which is in the province of Pescara, region of Abruzzo, Italy. I also have ancestors from Civitaquana, Elice, and Pianella, which are also in Pescara, as well as Montemiletto, Torre le Nocelle, and Taurasi, from Avellino in the region of Campania, Italy.
Through the civil records it is possible to trace one’s ancestry back to the early- to mid-1700s and find hundreds of other families that are also related. The process of sifting through all the records is very time-consuming and challenging. I am currently transcribing and piecing together all the civil records from Nocciano as well as a few other towns, and will in the future be posting this data up here on the blog so that anybody researching their family histories in these towns might be able to explore their roots as well. For the last few years I’ve been transcribing the Nocciano and Civitaquana records, so please look around at all the years I’ve posted so far, or feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any Pescara-related genealogy inquiries and I’ll see if I can help!
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