Italy, Vicenza, Vicenza, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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|Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy|
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|Location of Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Italia, Vicenza, Vicenza, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1871-1942|
|Vicenza State Archive, Vicenza, Italy|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 3 What Do I Do Next?
- 4 Citing this Collection
- 5 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Vicenza (Archivio di Stato di Vicenza). It generally covers the years 1871 to 1942. However, the availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.
The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Agrigento. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, it is suggested to research the church records.
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, Vicenza, 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 image:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Comune o frazione”
⇒ Select the “ Registro e L'Anno” 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 the records
What Do I Do Next?
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age in 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.
- 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 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.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- 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.
- "Italy, Vicenza, Vicenza, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1871-1942." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivio di Stato di Vicenza (Vicenza State Archives).
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