Our backGroud Story

The project “Abruzzo Genealogy” began in 2014 from an idea of Emidio, who wanted to transform a personal passion for genealogy and family history research into an opportunity to provide a professional service to a wide public. This step was not hurried but came after more than a decade spent studying and learning the ropes, at first as a hobby helping family and friends, then starting to collaborate with other companies, and eventually becoming an independent contractor. Today our core business is genealogy research, made at the highest standards of quality and applying well-established methods and techniques. We are based in Italy and we focus our activity in the Abruzzo and Molise regions of Italy, even if we can sometimes cover neighboring regions directly or resorting to trusted partners.

Team Members

Meet Core Team Behind Us


Emidio Spinogatti

Born (1974) and raised in the Abruzzese town where his ancestors lived for at least five centuries — as he later discovered — started to be interested in his family history after he had to move elsewhere for studying and working. However, he always loved to explore the trails and villages of the region and investigate the local history and culture. He graduated (2000) in Electronic Engineering and worked in a large-scale company as an information systems analyst for 12 years. This allowed him to achieve a solid knowledge of the tools, technologies, and standards used to handle the information in different industries. At some point, he wanted to live closer to nature and carve out more time for his other pursuits. So he resigned from his previous job, relocated in Abruzzo and started the new venture in professional genealogy. In 2015 he qualified and completed the education to become a certified hiking guide of the Abruzzo region.

Elif Kork

Born near the ancient city of Troy (Turkey) and raised overlooking the Aegean sea, she fell in love with the mountains of Abruzzo and with Italian art, history, and culture. After graduating in Fine Arts (Photography) and obtaining a master in Archaeology in her home country, she improved the English language in the United States (New York City). Since 2009 she lives in Italy where she designs artworks using recycled materials (fabric, leather, felt). Recently she collaborates in coordinating travel experiences in Abruzzo (cooking classes, truffle hunting, wine, and food tastings), assisting in documents lookup, and making photo reportages during the tours.
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