Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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- 1 Title in the Language of the Records
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Record History, Content and Use
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Known Issues with This Collection
- 6 Related Websites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Contributions to This Article
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Records
Stato Civile di Catania, Italia
This collection of civil registration records includes births, marriages, death, and supplemental documentation files. The registration of birth, marriage, and death was kept on separate registers. Supplemental files include a title page followed by several documents, such as:
- Notes from hospitals regarding births or deaths
- Notes from other towns or foreign countries (if a birth or death did not occur in the regular place of residence)
- Marriage files
- Marriage banns
- Declarations of intention to marry
- Other certificates
Generally, at the end of a civil register there is an alphabetical index by surname; however, not all years are indexed for each record type. Most records follow a generally accepted format, which is handwritten in narrative style and, in later years, formatted records. Some of the original records were damaged due to natural elements at the time of filming; therefore, some information may have been lost or hard to read, but are readable for the most part. The text of the records is in Italian with some Latin included. This collection may be both searched by name of ancestors and by browsing images in FamilySearch Historical Records.
When Napoleon annexed large portions of Italy beginning in 1804, he also initiated the process of keeping civil records. These records do not exist in areas where the Emperor did not rule. After his defeat in 1815, many areas discontinued civil registration. Italian civil registration officially began again as Italy became a unified country in 1860; however, in some areas it did not start until 1866. By law, the original record was kept by the municipality (comune), and a copy was sent to the courthouse (tribunale). This collection of civil registration is housed at several provincial archives (Tribunale). For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
This collection of civil registration records covers the years 1861-1939.
The civil registration recording was implemented by the government to record the vital events of births, marriages, marriage banns, and deaths occurring in the life of the area’s citizens.
The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Caltagirone. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, it is suggested to research the church records.
Citation for This Collection
The following citations refer to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. They may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- Caltagirone Tribunale. Italy, Catania, Caltagirone, Civil Registration (Tribunale). Caltagirone Courthouse, Catania, Italy.
Record History, Content and Use
For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
How to Use the Record
To search the collection, 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.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
Known Issues with This Collection
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Contributions to This Article
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Italy, Civil Registration, 1805-1940," digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 22 April 2011), entry for Pietro Antonio De Lutis, died 8 May 1933; citing Civil Registrations, digital folder 4,404,467 image 00,103; Tribunale di Rovigo, Italy. Registri dello stato civile di Rovigo.
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