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

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Trento, 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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What is in the 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.

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)

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.

Collection Contents

Sample Images

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Baptism records may contain the following information:

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

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • 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 may contain the following information:

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


How Do I Search the Collection?

To search this collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropiate Comune or Frazione: Parish
⇒ Select the appropriate “Record Type”
⇒ Select the appropriate “Year range” which takes you to the images.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. 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.
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
  • 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 Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful.
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. 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.
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • 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.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

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Collection Citation:

"Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archdiocesi di Trento, Trento (Archdiocese of Trento, Trento).

Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937.

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