Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1866-1930 .
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Forlì, Forlì-Cesena, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1806-1815, 1866-1930
Languages: Italian
Title in the Languages: Stato Civile di Forlì-Cesena, Italia, 1806-1815, 1866-1930
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Related Websites
Forli State Archives, Flori, Italy

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 Forlì (Archivio di Stato di Forlì-Cesena). Also includes marriage banns (notificazioni o pubblicazioni); marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum); marriage supplemental documents (processetti); annotations to death records (annotazioni di morte); and miscellaneous records (atti diversi). Records for this collection generally cover the years 1806 to 1815 and 1866 to 1930 but the availability is largely dependent on time period and locality.

These records are written in Italian.

Collection Contents

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

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, Forlì-Cesena, Civil Registration, State Archive collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization(s). The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, help reading Italian records, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "Comune or frazione" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

  • Use the estimated age at marriage or death to calculate a birth date.
  • Make a note of the bride’s maiden name on a marriage record to search her family line
  • Note individuals listed as witnesses or godparents. Witnesses and godparents were often relatives.
  • Your ancestor may have been married in the same locality where she or he was born. Search marriage records for that locality to find your ancestor’s marriage.

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

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived nearby.
  • Remember that a baptism date is not always the same as a birth date.
  • Sometimes a person is buried in a city or town in which they did not die. Do not assume that a burial place is the same as a death place.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records of nearby localities.
  • The scope of these records is limited and it is possible that your ancestor is not included, even if they lived in the corresponding place and time.

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, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1866-1930." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Archivio di Stato di Forlì [Forli State Archives].

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1866-1930.

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, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1866-1930.

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