Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration, Tribunale (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Patti, Messina, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1823-1941
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Messina, Italia, 1823-1941
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Ufficio dello Stato Civile, Tribunale di Patti, Patti, Italy

What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the Patti Courthouse (Tribunale di Patti). Includes supplemental records (allegati); residency records (cittadinanze); and marriage banns (pubblicazioni). This collection includes records from 1823 to 1941. Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.

In addition, Road Map(s) to multi-year indicies (~1865-1910) are available within this Wiki. At present, the Communes for which such record maps exist are as follows:

Finally, there is a related collection -- the Circondario di Patti -- that contains the Allegati (Attachments) for multiple Communes within each film collection. These are in no particular order; for example, in the section marked Matrimoni, allegati 1867-1868, the records for Gioiosa Marea may be found in images 1962 thru 2130. There are no guarantees that the Allegati records are contiguous for a Commune, nor that a section marked "Matrimoni, allegati" will necessarily be limited to attachmennts related to marriages.

The list of Communes for which such records are kept in the Circondario di Patti includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following localities:

  • Alcara li Fusi
  • Brolo
  • Capri Leone
  • Castell'Umberto
  • Ficarra
  • Floresta
  • Frazzanò
  • Gioiosa Marea
  • Militello
  • Mirto
  • Naso
  • Oliveri
  • Patti
  • Piraino
  • Raccuja
  • Sant'Angelo di Brolo
  • Tortorici
  • Ucria

These records are primarily written in Italian, though a rare few transcripts of records prior to 1820 may appear in Latin.

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Image Visibility

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, Patti, 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).

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941.

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search the collection by image:

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Comune or Frazione”
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type and Year” which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. 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.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

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Collection Citation

"Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2017. Citing Ufficio dello Stato Civile. Tribunale di Patti.

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