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Title in the Language of the Records
Stato Civile di Toscana, Italia
This collection contains civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Firenze (Archivio di Stato di Firenze).
For the most part, this collection contains records for the modern region of Tuscany (Toscana). Additional smaller portions of the collection are for the modern regions of Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, and Umbria. The provinces represented in the collection include the following:
- La Spezia
- Massa e Carrara
The availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality, and generally include the following types of documents:
- Supplemental documents (allegati)
- Annotations (annotazioni)
- Baptismal records (battesimi)
- Residency records (cittadinanze)
- Declarations of death (dichiarazioni di morte)
- Ten-year indexes (indici decennali)
- Inventories (inventari); births and deaths of non-Tuscans (nati e morti di non Toscani)
- Foreign births and deaths (nati e morti all’estero)
- Marriage banns (pubblicazioni)
The ten-year index is usually at the end of a civil register. It is arranged alphabetically 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 they are readable. 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.
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This collection of civil registrations records covers the years 1745-1900.
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- Firenze civil registration offices. Italy, Firenze,Civil Registration. Civil registration offices, Italy.
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The key genealogical facts found on most birth records include the following:
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Name of the child
- Parents’ names
The key genealogical facts found on most marriage records include the following:
- Date of marriage
- Place of marriage
- Names of the groom and bride
- Ages of the groom and bride
- Residence of all
- Parents’ names
- Witnesses’ names
The key genealogical facts found on most death records include the following:
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Time of death
- Cause of death
- Sometimes the parents’ names
How to Use the Record
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the birth, marriage or death records.
Compare the information in the birth record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
- Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
- The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military records.
- The parents' birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
- It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
Keep in mind:
- The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
- There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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