You are unsure of the spelling, municipality or province
> Check in our lists of Comuni and Frazioni for Abruzzo
It is possible what your parents or grandparents knew and told you is different now. Places that were municipalities in the past may now be included in another municipality, and some municipalities have changed province when the new Provinces of Rieti, Pescara and Isernia were established. Also a new region was formed (Molise), which was previously one with Abruzzo. We'll have something online on Molise soon. We have a complete (we hope) List of "Frazioni" and "Comuni" for the four Provinces now in Abruzzo:
L'Aquila and Province
Chieti and Province
Pescara and Province
Teramo and Province
You know only the province and maybe approximate area, your ancestor is a man
>We can do the research for you
We'll search through 3 consecutive years in the conscription and military lists (Liste di Leva and Fogli Matricolari) for one area in a province (mandamento), and note all the names that match your ancestor's (some name+surname combinations may be very common). Often the date of request of passport (if emigration was not illegal) and residence abroad were also noted on the documents - With this procedure however you must know either names of parents or day and month of birth, to be sure you have the right person.
You know only the province and maybe approximate area, your ancestor is a woman>This is a very desperate case but ..
A thorough search through all possible Internet and archive sources might give some results. Another option is post the terms of your research giving all possible information on messageboards and guestbooks targeted to your area.