Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records, 1515-1941 .
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Catania, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1515-1941
Languages: Italian
Title in the Languages: Italia, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Registri Parrocchiali, 1515-1941
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Archivio dell'Arcidiocesi di Catania

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. The Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records collection is available to registered FamilySearch members. You can register for a free FamilySearch account here. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of baptisms, marriages, and deaths from the Archdiocese of Catania (Arcidiocesi di Catania), Catania, Italy. Also includes confirmations (cresime); church censuses (status animarum, stato delle anime); marriage banns (pubblicazioni); marriage contracts (contratti di matrimonio); marriage supplemental documents (allegati di matrimonio); and priesthood ordinations (ordinazioni sacerdotali). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Additional images will be added as they become available. The collection generally covers the years 1515 to 1941.

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 Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Search the Collection?

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Collection Citation:

"Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records 1515-1941." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2016. Citing Archivio dell'Arcidiocesi di Catania.

Image Citation

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