Italy, Napoli, Cedolari (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Napoli, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Transmission of Inheritances
Collection years: 1639-1806
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Napoli, Cedolari, 1639-1806
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State Archives of Naples, Napoli, Italy

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of records containing information pertaining to the transmission of inheritances of the feudal lords among the noble Neapolitan families. The records are arranged by historical province. Original records are in possession of the State Archive of Napoli (Archivio di Stato di Napoli).

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The records contain the following information:

  • Name of property owner
  • Their relationship to the head of household
  • Description of property
  • Names of heirs
  • Relationships
  • Document dates
  • Location of property
  • Presiding courts

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Identifying information such as approximate date or names of other family members

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Comune or 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your family. For example:

  • Use the court date to approximate a birth date.
  • Use the place and time frame to search the civil registration and church records.
  • Use the names and relationships to establish family groups.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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, Napoli, Cedolari, 1639-1806.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Archivio di Stato di Napoli, Napoli, Italy.

Image Citation:

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.

How You Can Contribute

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