Italy, Salerno, Tribunale di Vallo della Lucania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)Edit This Page

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Title in the Language of the Records

Stato Civile di Salerno, Italia

Record Description

This collection of civil registration records includes births, marriages, death, residency records, marriage banns, and supplemental documentation files within the custody of the State Archive of Vallo della Lucania. The registration of birth, marriage, and death were kept on separate registers.

Supplemental files include a title page followed by several documents such as:

  • Notes from hospitals regarding births or deaths
  • Notes from other towns or foreign countries (if a birth or death did not occur in the regular place of residence)
  • Marriage files
  • Marriage banns
  • Declarations of intention to marry
  • Other certificates

Generally, at the end of a civil register there is an alphabetical index by surname; however, not all years are indexed for each record type. Most records follow a generally accepted format, which is handwritten in narrative style and in later years in formatted records. Some of the original records were damaged due to natural elements at the time of filming; therefore, some information may have been lost or hard to read, but for the most part the records are readable. The text of the records is in Italian with some Latin included. This collection may be searched by name of ancestors and also by browsing images in FamilySearch Historical Records. Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.

When Napoleon annexed large portions of Italy beginning in 1804, he also initiated the process of keeping civil records. These records do not exist in areas where the Emperor did not rule. After his defeat in 1815, many areas discontinued civil registration. Italian civil registration began again officially as Italy became a unified country in 1860; however, in some areas it did not start until 1866. By law, the original record was kept by the municipality (comune), and a copy was sent to the courthouse (tribunale). This collection of civil registration is housed at several provincial archives (Tribunale).

The civil registration recording was implemented by the government to record the vital events of births, marriages, marriage banns, and deaths occurring in the life of the area’s citizens. 

The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Vallo della Lucania. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, it is suggested to research the church records.

Record History, Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Search the Collection

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⇒ Select the appropriate "Comune or Frazione"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year" which takes you to the images.

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Italy Civil Registration- Vital Records

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Citation for This Collection

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Vallo della Lucania Office of Civil Status. Italy, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, civil registration (Tribunale). Vallo della Lucania Courthouse Archive and State Archives, Salerno, Italy.

 

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