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FamilySearch will be working with the Italian government to acquire the rights to access and index more than 250 million additional records.

FamilySearch provides free access to millions of Italian historical, church, military, and vital records, covering a time span from early 1800 to the late 1900s. A few collections date as far back as pre-1700. These records come from 108 provincial archives, which fall under the jurisdiction of Rome.

Italian Records and Research

Over the course of the next 15 to 20 years, FamilySearch will be working with the Italian government to acquire the rights to access and index more than 250 million additional records, which contain more than 1 billion names. These records will be added to FamilySearch through the FamilySearch indexing program. Searching these records is free to FamilySearch users. Research tools and instructional videos are also available to help you learn how to use these records to find your ancestors.

Help Index Italian Civil Registration Records

FamilySearch is working closely with archivists in Italy to begin an exhaustive effort to index more than 250 million civil registration records. These records will contain nearly 1 billion names. Most of these records date from 1805 to 1910. They contain vital records (birth, marriage, and death records) from the 108 provincial archives throughout Italy.

Italian Populations in the World

North and Central America
16,098,248
South America
39,840,571
Europe
1,963,983
Africa
55,519
Asia
5,170
Pacific
546,035

If you are interested in indexing civil registration records written in the local Italian script, please sign up at Indexing.FamilySearch.org. We need the support of the community to help index these records and make them available for searching. The right panel has a list of other projects that are currently being indexed.

Significant Italian Historical Figures