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''[[Italy Genealogy|Italy]]''
  
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
 
 
Stato Civile di Italia
 
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
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 began again officially 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).  
 
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 began again officially 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).  
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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 in 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 is hard to read, but for the most part they are readable. The text of the records is in Italian with some Latin included.  
 
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 in 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 is hard to read, but for the most part they are readable. The text of the records is in Italian with some Latin included.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Collection Contents ==
  
[[Image:Italy Rovigo Civil Registration Birth DGS 4575261 989.jpg|thumb|right|Italy Rovigo Civil Registration Birth DGS 4575261 989.jpg]]
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<gallery caption="Italy Civil Registration Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Italy Agrigento Tribunale di Agrigento Civil Registration (11-0751) (12-1302) (12-1303) (12-1304) Birth Record DGS 4125541 40.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Italy Agrigento Tribunale di Agrigento Civil Registration (11-0751) (12-1302) (12-1303) (12-1304) Marriage Record DGS 4125547 02262-1.jpg|Marriage Record Page 1
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Image:Italy Agrigento Tribunale di Agrigento Civil Registration (11-0751) (12-1302) (12-1303) (12-1304) Marriage Record DGS 4125547 2262-2.jpg|Marriage Record Page 2
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Image:Italy Agrigento Tribunale di Agrigento Civil Registration (11-0751) (12-1302) (12-1303) (12-1304) Death Record DGS 4125551 24.jpg|Death Record
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These birth records&nbsp;may contain the following information:<br>
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'''Birth records''' may contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date of birth  
 
*Date of birth  
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*Parents’ names
 
*Parents’ names
  
[[Image:Italy Mantova Civil Registration (10-0260) Marriage DGS 4535610 469 Copy B.jpg|thumb|right|Italy Mantova Civil Registration (10-0260) Marriage DGS 4535610 469 Copy B.jpg]]
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'''Marriage records''' generally contain the following information:  
 
 
These marriage records generally contain the following information:<br>
 
  
 
*Date of marriage  
 
*Date of marriage  
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*Witnesses’ names
 
*Witnesses’ names
  
[[Image:Italy Rovigo Civil Registration Death DGS 4587467 85.jpg|thumb|right|Italy Rovigo Civil Registration Death DGS 4587467 85.jpg]]
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'''Death records''' generally contain the following information:  
 
 
These death records generally contain the following information:<br>
 
  
 
*Date of death  
 
*Date of death  
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*Sometimes the parents’ names
 
*Sometimes the parents’ names
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
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*Name  
 
*Name  
 
*Residence
 
*Residence
 
==== Search the Collection  ====
 
  
 
Start by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the birth, marriage or death records.  
 
Start by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the birth, marriage or death records.  
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Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
 
Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
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These records are in Italian. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:
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*[[Italy Language and Languages]]
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*[[Italian Genealogical Word List]]
  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.  
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
  
 
*The father’s profession can lead you to other types of records such as military records.  
 
*The father’s profession can lead you to other types of records such as military records.  
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The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Italy. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, you should research the church records.<br>  
 
The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Italy. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, you should research the church records.<br>  
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the names.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby locqlities.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby locqlities.
  
== FamilySearch Historical Records Collections  ==
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== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ==
  
*[[Italy, Agrigento Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Agrigento, Tribunale di Sciacca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Agrigento, Sciacca, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Alessandria, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Alessandria, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Ancona, Tribunale di Ancona, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Ancona, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Ancona, Ancona, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Arezzo, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Arezzo, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Ascoli Piceno, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Ascoli Piceno, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Asti Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Asti Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Asti, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Asti, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Avellino, Tribunale di Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Avellino, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Bari, Civil Registration Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Avellino, Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Bari, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Bari, Bari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Bari, Bari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Bari, Tribunale di Trani, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Bari, Trani, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Belluno, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Belluno, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Benevento, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Benevento, Benevento, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Bergamo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Biella, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Biella, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Biella, Borriana, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Biella, Borriana, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Bologna, Imola, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Brescia, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Brindisi, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Cagliari, Cagliari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cagliari, Tribunale di Cagliari, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Caltanissetta, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Caltanissetta, Tribunale di Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Caserta, Sant'Arpino, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration, Births (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Caserta, Gricignano d'Aversa, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Caserta, Sant'Arpino, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Caserta, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Caserta, Gricignano d'Aversa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Caserta, Tribunale di Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Catania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Catania, Tribunale di Catania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Catanzaro, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Catanzaro, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Chieti, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Catanzaro, Tribunale di Catanzaro, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
 
*[[Italy, Como, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Como, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Como, Tribunale di Como, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Como, Como, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Cosenza, Castrovillari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Cosenza, Castrovillari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cosenza, Tribunale di Paola, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Cosenza, Paola, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cosenza, Tribunale di Rossano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Cosenza, Rossano, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Cremona, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Cremona, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Crotone, Tribunale di Crotone, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Crotone, Crotone, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cuneo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Cuneo, Alba, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Cuneo, Tribunale di Saluzzo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Cuneo, Saluzzo, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Foggia, Tribunale di Lucera, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Foggia, Lucera, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Frosinone, Atina, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Frosinone, Atina, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Frosinone, Cassino Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Frosinone, Cassino Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Frosinone, Settefrati Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Frosinone, Settefrati Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Genova, Tribunale di Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Genova, Genova, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Genova, Chiavari, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Grosseto Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Grosseto Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Grosseto, Tribunale di Grosseto, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Grosseto, Grosseto, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Imperia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Imperia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, L'Aquila, Tione degli Abruzzi, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, L'Aquila, Tione degli Abruzzi, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, L'Aquila, Tribunale di L'Aquila, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Latina, Latina, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Latina, Tribunale di Latina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Lecce, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Lecco, Tribunale di Lecco, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Lecco, Lecco, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Lucca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Lucca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Lucca, Tribunale di Lucca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Lucca, Lucca, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Macerata, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Macerata, Tribunale di Macerata, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Macerata, Macerata, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Mantova Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Mantova Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Massa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Massa, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Tribunale di Massa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Massa, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Pontremoli, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Massa e Carrara, Pontremoli, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Matera, Tribunale di Matera, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Matera, Matera, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Messina, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Messina, Messina Tribunale, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Messina, Messina Comune, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Messina, Messina, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Messina, Mistretta, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Messina, Mistretta, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Messina, Naso, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Messina, Naso, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Messina, Tribunale di Patti, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Modena Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Modena Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli Civil Registration (Family Search Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli Civil Registration, State Archive (Family Search Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Acerra Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Acerra Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Afragola, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Barano d'Ischia, Civil Registration (Familysearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Calvizzano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Castellammare di Stabia, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Napoli, Ercolano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Napoli, Ercolano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Forio Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Forio Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Ischia Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Lacco Ameno Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Lacco Ameno Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Marano di Napoli Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Monte di Procida Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Pomigliano d'Arco, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Portici, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Portici, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Pozzuoli, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Qualiano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, San Giorgio a Cremano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, San Giorgio a Cremano, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Sant'Antimo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Sant'Antimo Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Torre Annunziata Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Torre Annunziata Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Torre Annunziata Tribunale Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Torre Annunziata, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Napoli, Villaricca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Napoli, Villaricca, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Nuoro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Nuoro Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Ogliastra, Tribunale di Lanusei, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Ogliastra, Lanusei, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Olbia-Tempio, Tribunale di Tempio Pausania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Olbia-Tempio, Tempio Pausania, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Oristano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Oristano Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Padova Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Padova Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Padova, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Padova, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Palermo, Monreale Diocese, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Palermo, Palermo, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Palermo, Termini Imerese Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Palermo, Termini Imerese, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Pesaro e Urbino Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pavia, Pavia, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Pesaro, State Archive, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pavia, Voghera, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Perugia, Perugia, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Pescara, Tribunale di Pescara, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Pesaro, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Urbino, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Urbino, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pescara, Pescara, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Pisa, Tribunale di Pisa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Pisa, Tribunale di Pisa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pistoia, Pistoia, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Pordenone, Tribunale di Pordenone, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Pordenone, Pordenone, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Potenza, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Potenza, Melfi Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Potenza, Tribunale di Potenza, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Potenza, Melfi, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Potenza, Potenza, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Prato, State Archive, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Prato, State Archive, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Ragusa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Ragusa, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Ragusa, Ragusa, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ragusa, Modica, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ragusa, Modica, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ravenna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ravenna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ravenna, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Ravenna, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Rieti, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Rieti, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Roma, Velletri Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Roma, Velletri, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Rovigo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Rovigo, Rovigo, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Salerno Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Salerno Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Salerno, Tribunale di Sala Consilina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Salerno, Sala Consilina, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Savona Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Savona, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Siena, Tribunale di Montepulciano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Siena, Montepulciano, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Siracusa, Tribunale di Siracusa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Siracusa, Siracusa, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Sondrio, Tribunale di Sondrio, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Sondrio, Sondrio, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Taranto Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Taranto Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Teramo, Teramo, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Terni, Ferentillo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Terni, Ferentillo, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Terni, Montefranco, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Terni, Montefranco, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Terni, Narni, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Terni, Narni, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Terni, Tribunale di Orvieto, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Terni, Orvieto, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Torino State Archive, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Torino, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Torino, Torino Tribunale, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Torino, Ivrea, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Torino, Torino Commune, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Torino, Torino, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Torino, Ivrea, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Torino, Torino, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Trapani, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Trapani, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Trapani, Poggioreale, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Trapani, Poggioreale, Civil Registration, Comune (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Treviso, Treviso Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Treviso, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Treviso, Tribunale di Treviso Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Udine Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Udine, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Venezia, Tribunale di Venezia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Venezia, Venezia, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Verbania, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Verbania, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Vercelli, Vercelli, State Archive Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Vercelli, Vercelli, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vercelli, Varallo and Valduggia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vercelli, Varallo and Valduggia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Verona Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Verona Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Vibo Valentia, Tribunale di Vibo Valentia, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Italy, Vibo Valentia, Vibo Valentia, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vicenza, Bassano del Grappa, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vicenza, Vicenza, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Vicenza, Vicenza, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Italy, Viterbo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Italy, Viterbo Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.progenealogists.com/italy/italiancivilrecords.htm Italian Civil Records]
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/italgen.html Italian Genealogy]
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:05, 23 September 2016

Italy

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This article contains information about records in multiple collections. See All Published Record Collections for a list of available records.
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Record Description
Record Type Civil Registration
Language: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Italia
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What is in the Collection?

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 began again officially 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).

Civil registration (stato civile) records include births, marriages, death, and supplemental documentation files (allegati). Each type of file was kept in a separate register. 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 occure 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 in 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 is hard to read, but for the most part they are readable. The text of the records is in Italian with some Latin included.

Collection Contents

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Name of the child
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Ages of the groom and bride
  • Residence of all
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names

Death records generally contain the following information:

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes the parents’ names

How Do I Search the Collection?

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

  • Name
  • Residence

Start by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the birth, marriage or death records.

Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Italian. For help reading the records see the wiki articles:

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • The father’s profession can lead you to other types of records such as military records.
  • The parents' birth places as well as burial places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
  • The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Italy. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, you should research the church records.

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

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the volumes page by page for the individuals sought.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby locqlities.

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