Italy, Napoli Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch 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
  • Mercato
  • Miano e Marianella
  • Montecalvario
  • Pendino
  • Porto
  • Posillipo
  • San Carlo all'Arena
  • San Ferdinando
  • San Giuseppe
  • San Lorenzo
  • Stabilimento dell'Allunziata
  • Stella
  • Vicaria
  • Vomero

Additional records for the city of Napoli and for surrounding towns (comuni) will be added as they become available.

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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.


Reading These Records

For help reading these Italian records see the following guides:

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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Names of witnesses
  • Gender
  • Names and occupation of parents

Marriage

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

Death

  • Name, age, and occupation of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Residence and birthplace of deceased
  • Name and occupation of father/name of mother

Collection Content

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

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 Comune or Frazione
  2. Select Record Type and Year to view 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?

  • 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
  • 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?

  • Italy Church Records are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • If the original church records that you need have been lost or destroyed or are illegible, you may be able to find a duplicate church record. Unfortunately, it was not standard practice to keep duplicate records until the 1900s. But some dioceses started making duplicates as early as 1820. Duplicates, when they exist, are normally located at the curia vescovile (diocesan archives)
  • In Italy, the parish priest was often required to collect taxes. He would sometimes record information about his parishioners and the tax in church censuses (stato delle anime or status animarum). If the censuses do exist for your parish, the registers list all family members living in a household and their ages or birth dates. Deceased children were not listed. Married children, if living in the same household, were recorded with the family but as a separate household. Familial relationships and addresses were also noted
  • 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

Consult the Italy Record Finder to find other records.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

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

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Italia, Napoli, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1809-1865." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 10 September 2018. Direzione generale archivi (Directorate General for Archives), Rome.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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