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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1806 through 1910.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 8 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “Western Europe Vital Records Index: Italian Region.” This index is an index of the births or christenings; marriages; and deaths or burials throughout Italy. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. Some of this information is also found in the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Italy.

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

 The key genealogical facts found in birth or christening index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900 Marriages, 1809-1900 Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900
Agrigento 216,072 70,320 204,847
Benevento 18,085 8,028 2,354
Campobasso 0 8,882 2,830
Caserta 21,581 0 4,485
Catania 0 2,880 9,471
Chieti 115,180 15,081 10,321
Enna 0 675 0
Foggia 361,109 62,735 6,106
Frosinone 0 3,938 0
Genova 111 0 0
Italy 1,041,967 4,239 76,550
L'Aquila 19,762 2,838 2,720
Latina 0 13,779 0
Messina 0 5,710 13,656
Modena 7,345 14,604 23,146
Napoli 11,593 9,894 0
Palermo 57,204 19,631 68,954
Parma 839 0 152
Pescara 3,665 1,238 625
Roma 249 0 0
Sicily 11,847 1,344 5,381
Teramo 39,006 8,556 5,043
Torino 15,263 3,617 207
Vicenza 0 542 1,646
Totals 1,940,878 258,531 438,494


How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

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Sources of This Collection

"Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900" database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Italy.

"Italy Marriages, 1809-1900" database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Italy.

"Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900" database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Italy.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

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