Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Brescia, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1797-1815, 1866-1943
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Brescia, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato),
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Ufficio dello Stato Civile


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Brescia (Archivio di Stato di Brescia). Includes supplemental documents (allegati); censuses (censimenti); residency records (cittadinanze); and marriage banns (pubblicazioni).The collection covers the years 1797 to 1815 and 1866 to 1943. Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Italian Data Privacy rules prohibit making certain records publicly available for viewing. This includes birth records under 110 years old, and marriage or death records under 70 years old. The Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration, State Archive collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

Reading These Records

These records are written in Italian; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Name of the child
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • 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

Death records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes the parents’ names

For more details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select “Comune o frazione”
  2. Select “Registro e L'Anno”

How Do I Analyze the Results?

  • Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For help reading these Records

For help reading these Italian records see the wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age of the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country.
  • Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Ufficio dello Stato Civile.

Image Citation

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1797-1815, 1866-1943.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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