Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune), 1866-1910 .
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Messina, Messina, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1866-1910
Languages: Italian
Title in the Languages: Stato Civile di Messina, Italia, 1866-1910
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Messina State Archives, Messina, Italy

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of indexes to civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the town of Messina (Comune di Messina). Includes records from the town of Nizza di Sicilia (Comune di Nizza di Sicilia) and from the Messina Villages (Villaggi di Messina). Records for this collection include the years 1866 to 1910.

These records are written in Italian.

Collection Contents

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

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

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, Messina, Messina, 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).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search by index:
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.

To search by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Comune and Frazione”
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type and Year” 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

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, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune), 1866-1910" Database with Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Archivio di Stato di Messina (Messina State Archives, Messina).

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, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune), 1866-1910.

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, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration (Comune), 1866-1910.