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

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Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1865 .
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Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1820-1865
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Messina, Italia, 1820-1865
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Messina State Archives, Messina, Italy

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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, Messina, Civil Registration, State Archive collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

What is in This Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1820 to 1865.

Civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Messina (Archivio di Stato di Messina).

It includes:

  • Supplemental records (allegati)
  • Residency records (cittadinanze)
  • Diverse records (atti diversi)
  • Inventories (inventari)
  • Cholera deaths (morti, colera)
  • Hospital deaths (morti, ospedali)
  • Burials (morti, sepolture)
  • Foundling births (nati, esposti)
  • Marriage banns (notificazioni)
  • Marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum)
  • Marriage supplemental documents (processetti)

Availability of records depends on time period and locality.

These records are written in Italian.

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