Italy, Napoli Civil Registration, State Archive (Family Search Historical Records)

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Napoli, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1809-1865
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Napoli, Italia, 1809-1865
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Napoli State Archives, Napoli, Italy


What is in This Collection?

Civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Napoli (Archivio di Stato di Napoli) for the years 1809 to 1865.

It also includes:

  • Marriage banns (pubblicazioni; notificazioni)
  • Baptismal records
  • Ecclesiastical returns of marriages
  • Marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum)
  • Diverse records (atti diversi)
  • Marriages and deaths outside of the place of usual residence (matrimoni e morti fuori domicilio)
  • Marriage supplemental documents (processetti)

At the present time, this collection contains records for only certain sections (quartieri) of the city of Napoli. The quartieri of Napoli represented in the current collection include the following:

  • Arenella
  • Avvocata
  • Chiaia
  • Fuorigrotta
  • Miano e Marianella
  • Montecalvario
  • Pendino
  • Posillipo
  • San Carlo all'Arena
  • San Giuseppe
  • San Ferdinando
  • San Lorenzo
  • Stabilimento dell'Allunziata
  • Stella
  • Vicaria
  • Porto
  • Mercato
  • Vomero

Additional records for the city of Napoli and for surrounding towns (comuni) will be added as they become available. Images for this collection were mistakenly made available to the general public who registered on this site. Because of the agreement signed 30 June 2011, the publication rights of images belongs to the Italian National Archives (DGA) who publishes them freely to all on their Portale degli antenati.

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, Napoli 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 Il Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. 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
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select the "Comune or Frazione" category
  2. Select the "Record Type and Year" category which takes you to 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?

  • Use the age of your ancestor to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in Church Records
  • 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

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

  • Consult the Italy Record Finder table to find other records
  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful
  • 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
  • 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

New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and 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 and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.


Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

"Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivio di Stato di Napoli [Napoli State Archives].

Record Citation:
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