Italy, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Camarda, L'Aquila Province, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1606-1941
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Registri Parrocchiali, 1606-1941
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San Giovanni Battista Parish, Camarda, Italy


What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of Catholic Church records from the parish of San Giovanni Battista within the Frazione of Camarda, Comune of L'Aquila, Province of L'Aquila, Italy. Also included in the collection are church censuses (stato delle anime). These records with cover the years from 1606 to 1941.

Church records are generally kept in bound registers consisting of approximately 100-400 pages per volume. Some registers include an index at the end of each volume. Volumes prior to 1815 were handwritten by the parish priest in narrative form with details of the event and after 1815 the records were handwritten in printed forms. The text of the records is in Italian and partially in Latin.


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Reading These Records

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To Browse This Collection

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism Records

  • Name of the child
  • Status of legitimacy
  • Names of witnesses
  • Baptism date
  • Child’s birthdate
  • Father’s occupation
  • Family’s place of residence

Marriage Records

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of parents
  • Groom's age, occupation, birth place and residence
  • Bride's age, occupation, birth place and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Residence and birthplace of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of spouses and if they are living or deceased

Church Census

  • Names of all the family members living in household
  • Ages of all family members

Italian Church Records

Collection Content

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).

How Do I Search This Collection?

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

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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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

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

  • Consult the Italy Record Finder and Italy Research Tips and Strategies to find other records
  • 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
  • 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

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Italia, L'Aquila, Camarda, Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Registri Parrocchiali, 1606-1941." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Parrocchia di San Giovanni Battista, Camarda (San Giovanni Battista Parish, Camarda).

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