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Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (''regioni'', singular ''regione''). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an *. It is further divided into 109 provinces (''provincie'') and 8,101 municipalities ''(comuni''). *Records are kept at the town level. === Regions === {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" |- | colspan="2" | [[Image:Italy map with regions numbered.svg.png|thumb|left|200px]]<br> |- | 1 [[Abruzzo]] <br>2 [[Aosta Valley]] *<br>3 [[Apulia (Puglia)]] <br>4 [[Portal:Basilicata|Basilicata]] <br>5 [[Portal:Calabria|Calabria]] <br>6 [[Portal:Campania|Campania]] <br>7 [[Portal:Emilia-Romagna|Emilia-Romagna]] <br>8 [[Portal:Friuli-Venezia Giulia|Friuli-Venezia Giulia]] *<br>9 [[Portal:Lazio|Lazio]] <br>10 [[Portal:Liguria|Liguria]]<br> | 11 [[Portal:Lombardy (Lombardia)|Lombardia (Lombardia)]] <br>12 [[Portal:Marche|Marche]] <br>13 [[Molise]] <br>14 [[Portal:Piedmont (Piemonte)|Piedmont (Piemonte)]] <br>15 [[Portal:Sardinia(Sardegna)|Sardinia (Sardegna)]] *<br>16 [[Portal:Sicily (Sicilia)|Sicily (Sicilia)]] *<br>17 [[Portal:Trentino-Alto Adige|Trentino-Alto Adige]] *<br>18 [[Portal:Tuscany (Toscana)|Tuscany (Toscana)]] <br>19 [[Portal:Umbria|Umbria]] <br>20 [[Portal:Veneto|Veneto]] <br> |} <br> <br> == Research Tools == {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="97%" |- | *[[Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch|Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch]] *[[Italy Websites|Websites]] *[[Italy Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]] *[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Italian_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Interpreting Italian records] *[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Italy 1809-1910] *[http://script.byu.edu/italian1/en/welcome.aspx Italian Script Tutorial] *[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Genealogical Word List]] *[[Italy Surname Maps|Surname Maps]] | *[[Italian Genealogical Word List|Italian Genealogical Word List]] *[[Italian Birth Document Translation|Translation of printed civil birth&nbsp;forms]] *[[Italian Marriage Document Translations|Translation of printed civil marriage forms]] *[[Italian Civil Death Document Translation|Translation of printed civil death form]] *[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Italy.pdf BYU Research Guide for Italy] &lt; == Research Strategies == *[[Italy Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies for locating births marriages, and deaths]] *[[Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="97%" |- | '''Locating<br>birth records'''<br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1866-Present|1866-present]] <br> | '''Locating<br>marriage records'''<br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1866-Present|1866-present]]<br> | '''Locating<br>death records'''<br> *[[Italy - Death - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Death - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Death - 1866-Present|1866-present]] <br> |} *'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Italy|Pages for Italy]]<br> <br> &nbsp;'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''&nbsp; *[[Italy Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Itay Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Civil Regisgration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp; *I[[Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|taly, Salerno, Vallo della Lucinia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Catania, San Biagio Parish Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Catania, San Biagio Parrish Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp; *[[Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *I[[Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (Family Search Historical Records)|taly, Napoli Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Nuoro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Nuoro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Oristano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Oristano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Italy, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records]])&nbsp; *[[Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Reoords)]] *[[Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Salerno, Patula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records]]&nbsp; *[[Italy Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp; *[[Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]|} <br> == Featured Content == Military Conscription Records ['''registro di leva'''] list all males by year of birth and provide the name, parents’ names, place of residence, birth date and place, vocation, literacy, and physical description. They also show the draft board’s decision regarding the draftee’s fitness for service. If the draftee had emigrated, the date and destination are noted. [[Italy Military Records|Read more...]] See the Italian tutorials at FamilySearch.org for[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/basic-italian-research/246 "Basic Italian Research"],[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/italian-script-tutorial/93 "Italian Script"], and lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-italian-alphabet/18 one],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-phrases/19 two] and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-italian-records/20 three] on "Reading italian Handwirtten Records". == Did you know? == *Most Italian emigrants were from southern Italy and settled in New York, Chicago, and along the East Coast. Many emigrants from northern Italy settled in the coal and mineral mining towns across the United States. Other northerners later settled in northern California where a climate similar to their own existed. *The Anglo-Italian Family History Society has [http://www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/transcriptions/census.htm online transcriptions of Italian names]&nbsp;in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 England censuses. {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" width="99%" |- | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) |} <div></div><div style="width: 22%; float: left">{| style="background: rgb(255,255,240)" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" |- | style="font-family: verdana; background: rgb(238,238,238)" align="center" | '''News and Events''' |- | style="background: rgb(249,243,253)" align="left" | *'''New! 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Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (''regioni'', singular ''regione''). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an *. It is further divided into 109 provinces (''provincie'') and 8,101 municipalities ''(comuni''). *Records are kept at the town level. === Regions === {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" |- | colspan="2" | [[Image:Italy map with regions numbered.svg.png|thumb|left|200px]]<br> |- | 1 [[Abruzzo]] <br>2 [[Aosta Valley]] *<br>3 [[Apulia (Puglia)]] <br>4 [[Portal:Basilicata|Basilicata]] <br>5 [[Portal:Calabria|Calabria]] <br>6 [[Portal:Campania|Campania]] <br>7 [[Portal:Emilia-Romagna|Emilia-Romagna]] <br>8 [[Portal:Friuli-Venezia Giulia|Friuli-Venezia Giulia]] *<br>9 [[Portal:Lazio|Lazio]] <br>10 [[Portal:Liguria|Liguria]]<br> | 11 [[Portal:Lombardy (Lombardia)|Lombardia (Lombardia)]] <br>12 [[Portal:Marche|Marche]] <br>13 [[Molise]] <br>14 [[Portal:Piedmont (Piemonte)|Piedmont (Piemonte)]] <br>15 [[Portal:Sardinia(Sardegna)|Sardinia (Sardegna)]] *<br>16 [[Portal:Sicily (Sicilia)|Sicily (Sicilia)]] *<br>17 [[Portal:Trentino-Alto Adige|Trentino-Alto Adige]] *<br>18 [[Portal:Tuscany (Toscana)|Tuscany (Toscana)]] <br>19 [[Portal:Umbria|Umbria]] <br>20 [[Portal:Veneto|Veneto]] <br> |} <br> <br> == Research Tools == {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="97%" |- | *[[Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch|Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch]] *[[Italy Websites|Websites]] *[[Italy Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]] *[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Italian_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Interpreting Italian records] *[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Italy 1809-1910] *[http://script.byu.edu/italian1/en/welcome.aspx Italian Script Tutorial] *[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Genealogical Word List]] *[[Italy Surname Maps|Surname Maps]] | *[[Italian Genealogical Word List|Italian Genealogical Word List]] *[[Italian Birth Document Translation|Translation of printed civil birth&nbsp;forms]] *[[Italian Marriage Document Translations|Translation of printed civil marriage forms]] *[[Italian Civil Death Document Translation|Translation of printed civil death form]] *[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Italy.pdf BYU Research Guide for Italy] &lt; == Research Strategies == *[[Italy Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies for locating births marriages, and deaths]] *[[Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="97%" |- | '''Locating<br>birth records'''<br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Birth - 1866-Present|1866-present]] <br> | '''Locating<br>marriage records'''<br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Marriage - 1866-Present|1866-present]]<br> | '''Locating<br>death records'''<br> *[[Italy - Death - 1520-1808|1520-1808]] <br> *[[Italy - Death - 1809-1865|1809-1865]] <br> *[[Italy - Death - 1866-Present|1866-present]] <br> |} *'''Browse:''' [[:Category:Italy|Pages for Italy]]<br> <br> &nbsp;'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''&nbsp;
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*[[Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Italy, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records]])&nbsp; *[[Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Reoords)]]
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*[[Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Salerno, Patula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] *[[Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records]]&nbsp;
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[[Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records]]|}== Featured Content == Military Conscription Records ['''registro di leva'''] list all males by year of birth and provide the name, parents’ names, place of residence, birth date and place, vocation, literacy, and physical description. They also show the draft board’s decision regarding the draftee’s fitness for service. If the draftee had emigrated, the date and destination are noted. [[Italy Military Records|Read more...]] See the Italian tutorials at FamilySearch.org for[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/basic-italian-research/246 "Basic Italian Research"],[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/italian-script-tutorial/93 "Italian Script"], and lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-italian-alphabet/18 one],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-phrases/19 two] and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-italian-records/20 three] on "Reading italian Handwirtten Records". == Did you know? == *Most Italian emigrants were from southern Italy and settled in New York, Chicago, and along the East Coast. Many emigrants from northern Italy settled in the coal and mineral mining towns across the United States. Other northerners later settled in northern California where a climate similar to their own existed. *The Anglo-Italian Family History Society has [http://www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/transcriptions/census.htm online transcriptions of Italian names]&nbsp;in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 England censuses. {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" width="99%" |- | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) |}
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Jurisdictions

Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (regioni, singular regione). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an *. It is further divided into 109 provinces (provincie) and 8,101 municipalities (comuni). *Records are kept at the town level. === Regions === {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" |- | colspan="2" |
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2 Aosta Valley *
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 Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:  *Itay Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy Civil Regisgration (FamilySearch Historical Records)  *Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucinia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Catania, San Biagio Parrish Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)  *Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Napoli Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Nuoro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Oristano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)  *Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Reoords) *Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy Salerno, Patula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) *Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records  *Italy Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)  *Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|}
== Featured Content == Military Conscription Records [registro di leva] list all males by year of birth and provide the name, parents’ names, place of residence, birth date and place, vocation, literacy, and physical description. They also show the draft board’s decision regarding the draftee’s fitness for service. If the draftee had emigrated, the date and destination are noted. Read more... See the Italian tutorials at FamilySearch.org for"Basic Italian Research","Italian Script", and lessons onetwo and three on "Reading italian Handwirtten Records". == Did you know? == *Most Italian emigrants were from southern Italy and settled in New York, Chicago, and along the East Coast. Many emigrants from northern Italy settled in the coal and mineral mining towns across the United States. Other northerners later settled in northern California where a climate similar to their own existed. *The Anglo-Italian Family History Society has online transcriptions of Italian names in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 England censuses. {| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" width="99%" |- | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) | valign="top" align="left" | *(Your Bullet) *(Your Bullet) |}
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