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Alanno Birth, Marriage, and Death Indices – 1830-1870

Just indexed birth, marriage, and death records from 1830-1839 for the town of Alanno.

Click here to download the Alanno Indices 1830-1870 spreadsheet

You can use the drop-down boxes on the top to filter by name, year, age, spouse , etc.

– Anthony

How to search the Pescara database

So once you’ve logged in HERE with this info:

email: anthony.sacco13@gmail.com
password: database

*Do not use your own email address. That won’t work!

…you should come to the screen entitled NATI INDEX. If you are looking at a weird form, click “Nati Index” on the left panel. You have the option of searching Births, Marriages, and Deaths that I’ve indexed so far, but you must be looking at the view that says INDEX after it, or else you’re looking at some form:

On the bottom right you can see right now there are over 11,000 birth records in there! I’ve noticed if you just type in something in that search bar on the top right, you don’t get all the results because it’s searching SO many records. What you should do to search is click the little magnifying class, which opens up a bunch of search fields like this:


From there you should be able to search any and all birth records that I have in the database so far! For example if you wanted to find all births with the last name “Tortora”, you would type that into the the Last Name field, and you get 30 results across 3 towns – Nocciano, Cugnoli, and Rosciano:


Meanwhile you can click on “Matrimoni” then “Matrimoni Index” to search all marriages. Click on the magnifying glass again and then you could search, for example, all marriages occurring in Cugnoli, and you get 238 results (keep in mind I’ve only done Cugnoli records from 1840-1860):


Feel free to let me know if you come across any issues. The only thing so far that I can’t seem to fix is that you can’t just search things under the search bar, you need to click the magnifying glass first and do an advanced search. Enjoy!

– Anthony

Alanno – Atti di Stato Civile (Indices): 1850-1860

Recently, all the civil records for Alanno (and nearly all the other towns of Pescara) from 1809-1910 were published on the website of the State of Pescara, so there is now a wealth of records to sift through. To make it easier to search through the record images available on the website, I’ve begun indexing records for many of the towns in Pescara surrounding Nocciano and Civitaquana, mostly to see how the families in the comuni have moved around. Eventually I’ll be posting selected record transcriptions for individuals that have Nocciano and Civitaquana ancestry. If you would like help with any research on Alanno, feel free to email me at anthony.sacco13@gmail.com.

Birth (1850-1860):              Sorted by date       Sorted by last name
Marriage (1850-1860):     Sorted by date       Sorted by last name
Death (1850-1860):            Sorted by date       Sorted by last name

The comune of Alanno is located in Pescara and has a population today of about 3,700 people. It doesn’t share as long of a border with Nocciano as does Rosciano or Catignano, but it does touch a sliver of it, which explains some of the migration between the two comuni. You actually have to drive through Alanno to get to Nocciano from the highway.

Pescara map

The top 6 most common surnames in Alanno, based on the birth records from 1850-1860, are:

  1. Assetta
  2. Papile
  3. Fasciani
  4. di Michele
  5. de Santis
  6. di Domizio

The main overlap between Nocciano and Alanno is the Matarazzo family, who moved from Nocciano to Alanno in the early 1800s, and before that, were from Collecorvino. Other names of interest in Alanno are: Buccella (from Loreto), Cuzzi and Bucci (which may or may not be from Nocciano), Mazzocca, di Virgilio, Marcucci, and some Trabucco’s (from Civitaquana). Another very common name in Alanno is d’Orazio, and the entire d’Orazio family in Nocciano can be traced back to Pasquale d’Orazio (who was born in Alanno around 1761 and married Domenica di Rupo from Nocciano).

Consider this a “Pescara Genealogy” blog, not just Nocciano

Pianella Indices 1862-1865

Though this site is called “Nocciano Genealogy”, as you may have noticed, I have begun to post records for other towns. I’ve posted full transcriptions for several years in the town of Civitaquana, and I’ve started posting pdfs of indices for records in the much larger town of Pianella, all of which my ancestors were from. To put these three towns into geographic perspective, check out the map below.

Pescara map

From Nocciano records, you can see that there are many families who married a Noccianese during the 1800s from Pianella, Civitaquana, and other nearby towns like Catignano, Rosciano, Alanno, etc. Typically, the closer a town is to Nocciano, the greater the overlap.  My Speziale ancestors lived in Pianella for about 100 years before moving to Nocciano, and then eventually to Catignano before they immigrated to the US.

For those of you who check this site regularly, my long-term plan is to post full records for Nocciano and Civitaquana, and indices for a number of the surrounding towns (I’ve definitely settled on Pianella, Alanno, Rosciano, Cugnoli, Catignano, Elice because of their relevance to Nocciano families and my own tree). The indices take far less time but are also less detailed. Though ages, locations, declarants, etc. are not included in the indices, it does have the necessary information to piece together a tree. For every index entry, I have a corresponding photo of the document, so feel free to email me at anthony.sacco13@gmail.com for a copy of any documents that you’re looking for. For death records, seeing the entire document will be particularly helpful.

Here are the Pianella indices I’ve published so far. You’ll find them on the “Atti di Stato Civile” tab under Pianella.

1862:      Nati      Matrimonii      Morti
1863:      Nati      Matrimonii      Morti
1864:      Nati      Matrimonii      Morti
1865:      Nati      Matrimonii      Morti