Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937
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|Flag of the Italian Republic|
|Flag of Trento Province|
|Location of Trento, Italy|
|Location of Italy|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Italia, Provincia di Trento, Trento Diocesi, Chiesa Cattolica Records, 1548-1937|
|Archdiocese of Trento|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of a name index of baptisms from the Diocesi di Trento (Italy) for the years 1548 to 1937. Original records are primarily in Latin and Italian.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Italian. For help reading them see:
- Italy Languages
- Italian Genealogical Word List
- Italy Handwriting
- Brigham Young University: Script Tutorial for Italian
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
- Family relationships
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
- Select Comune or Frazione: Parish
- Select Record Type
- Select Year range to view the images
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
- 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
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Italy Civil Registration are also a good substitute when church records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
- Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Italy Emigration and Immigration records
- Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you research your family in Italy.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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