Italy, Terni, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Italy, Terni, Civil Registration, 1861-1921
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Terni Province, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1861-1921
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Terni, Italia, 1861-1921
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Narni City Offices, Narni, Italy

What is in This Collection?

Civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of Narni (Comune di Terni). Includes residency records (cittadinanze); supplemental records (allegati); marriage banns (pubblicazioni); and ten-year indexes (indici decennali). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.

This collection covers the years 1861 to 1921.

Reading These Records

For help reading these Italian records, the following resources may be useful:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Name of the Child
  • Parents’ Names, Ages and Occupation


  • Date of Marriage
  • Place of Marriage
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Ages and Occupation of the groom and bride
  • Residence and Birthplace of the groom and bride
  • Parents’ Names, Occupation and Residence
  • Witnesses’ Name, Age and Occupation


  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Place of Birth
  • Age and Occupation of Deceased
  • Parents’ Names, Residence and Occupation

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).

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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
  • 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

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 Who 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 Who 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
  • 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.

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Italy.

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, Terni, Stato Civile, 1861-1921." Database. FamilySearch. : 28 June 2018. Ufficio di Comune di Narni (City Offices), Italy.
Record Citation:
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