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Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

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 is an index of some births or baptisms 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).

This index covers events from 1806 through 1900. 

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

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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Italy, Births and Baptisms. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
  • 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 baptism records, if a surname is not listed for the child, an 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, later adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.


Related Websites

Cyndi's List, Italy

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Italy, Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XVT1-THC : accessed 18 April 2012), Francesca Moscato (1832).

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


 

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