Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Agrigento Province, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1820-1865
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Agrigento, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1865
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State Archive of Agrigento, Italy


What is in This Collection?

This collection of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Agrigento (Archivio di Stato di Agrigento). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.

This collection also includes:

  • Marriage supplemental documents (processetti)
  • Supplement documents (allegati)
  • Indexes (indici)
  • Diverse records (atti diversi)
  • Residency records (cittadinanze)

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

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate 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. This includes birth records under 110 years old, and marriage or death records under 70 years old. The Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration, State Archive collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organizations. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Reading These Records

For help reading these Italian records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Agrigento, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1865.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Date and time of birth
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Sex of child
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and time of marriage
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Date of birth of bride and groom

Death

  • Date and time of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names

Collection Content

For additional details about these records and help using them see Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before using this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Comune or Frazione (Municipality or Fraction)
  2. Select Record Type and Year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • 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
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring province. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Italy Church Records are also a good substitute when civil 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
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Record Finder

Consult the Italy Record Finder to find other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Italia, Agrigento, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1865." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 10 September 2018. Archivio di stato di Agrigento (Agrigento State Archive), Sicily.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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