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Welcome to the Italy Page!

FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Italy page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Italian records of genealogical value. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Italy Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! For more information on the history and geography of Italy, click here.               NEW! Join the Italy Genealogy Research Community on Facebook or Skype!

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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|- | 1 Abruzzo
2 Aosta Valley *
3 Apulia (Puglia)
4 Basilicata
5 Calabria
6 Campania
7 Emilia-Romagna
8 Friuli-Venezia Giulia *
9 Lazio
10 Liguria
| 11 Lombardia (Lombardia)
12 Marche
13 Molise
14 Piedmont (Piemonte)
15 Sardinia (Sardegna) *
16 Sicily (Sicilia) *
17 Trentino-Alto Adige *
18 Tuscany (Toscana)
19 Umbria
20 Veneto
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== 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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