Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1866-1930
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Forlì City, Forlì-Cesena Province, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1806-1815, 1866-1930
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Forlì-Cesena, Italia, 1806-1815, 1866-1930
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Related Websites
Forli State Archives, Flori, Italy

What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Forlì (Archivio di Stato di Forlì-Cesena). Also includes marriage banns (notificazioni o pubblicazioni); marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum); marriage supplemental documents (processetti); annotations to death records (annotazioni di morte); and miscellaneous records (atti diversi). Records for this collection generally cover the years 1806 to 1815 and 1866 to 1930 but the availability is largely dependent on time period and locality.

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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, 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, Forlì-Cesena, Civil Registration, State Archive collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization(s). The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

Reading These Records

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To Browse This Collection

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Collection Content

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  • The scope of these records is limited and it is possible that your ancestor is not included, even if they lived in the corresponding place and time

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Collection Citation
"Italia, Forlì-Cesena, Forlì, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1800-1815, 1866-1930." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 19 July 2016. Citing Archivio di Stato di Forlì [Forli State Archives].
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