Italy Genealogy

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Guide to Italy ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Italy is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. It became a unified country in 1861. The official language is Italian.[1]

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Getting Started with Italy Research

Links to articles on getting started with Italy research.

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Italy Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Italy research.

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Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Italy. Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.

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Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (regioni, singular regione). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an asterisk (*). It is further divided into 109 provinces (provincie) and 8,101 municipalities (comuni). Records are kept at the town level.


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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Italy.

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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Italy.

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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Italy," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 24 March 2016.