Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1784-1943
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Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1784-1943
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Reggio Calabaria, Italia, 1784-1943
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Archivio di Stato di Reggio Calabria


What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births (nati), marriages (matrimoni), and deaths (morti) within the custody of the State Archive of Reggio Calabria (Archivio di Stato di Reggio Calabria). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. This collection of civil registrations records covers the years 1784 to 1943.

This collection also includes:

  • Ten-year indexes (indici decennali)
  • Residency records (cittadinanze)
  • Supplemental records (allegati)
  • Marriage banns (notificazioni pubblicazioni)

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, Reggio Calabria, 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).

Reading These Records

These records are in Italian. For help reading these records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Reggio Calabria, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1784-1943.

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

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
  2. Select the Record Type and Year 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?

  • 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
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; 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
  • 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?

  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring province. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Italy Church Records are also a good substitute when civil 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

Record Finder

Consult the Italy Record Finder to find other records

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, Reggio Calabria, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1784-1943." Database and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 26 January 2018. Archivio di Stato (State Archives), Reggio Calabria.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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