Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Trento Province, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1548-1937
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Provincia di Trento, Trento Diocesi, Chiesa Cattolica Records, 1548-1937
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Archdiocese of Trento


What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of a name index of baptisms from the Diocesi di Trento (Italy) for the years 1548 to 1937. Original records are primarily in Latin and Italian.

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, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism Records

  • Date of baptism
  • Name of the child
  • Parents’ names

Marriage Records

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Ages of the groom and bride
  • Residence of all
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names

Death Records

  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes the parents’ names

Collection Content

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

Sample Images

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

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Comune or Frazione: Parish
  2. Select Record Type
  3. Select Year range 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 Civil Registration are also a good substitute when church 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. 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, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Registri Parrocchiali, 1548-1937." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 29 September 2017. Archdiocesi di Trento, Trento (Archdiocese of Trento, Trento).
Image Citation:
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Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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