Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Deaths and Burials
Collection years: 1809-1900
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Morti e Sepolture, 1809-1900
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What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1809 to 1900. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Reading These Records

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records include:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Age
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Name of spouse
  • Occupation
  • Marital status

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900 Marriages, 1809-1900 Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900
Agrigento 216,072 70,320 204,847
Benevento 18,085 8,028 2,354
Campobasso 0 8,882 2,830
Caserta 21,581 0 4,485
Catania 0 2,880 9,471
Chieti 115,180 15,081 10,321
Enna 0 675 0
Foggia 361,109 62,735 6,106
Frosinone 0 3,938 0
Genova 111 0 0
Italy 1,041,967 4,239 76,550
L'Aquila 19,762 2,838 2,720
Latina 0 13,779 0
Messina 0 5,710 13,656
Modena 7,345 14,604 23,146
Napoli 11,593 9,894 0
Palermo 57,204 19,631 68,954
Parma 839 0 152
Pescara 3,665 1,238 625
Roma 249 0 0
Sicily 11,847 1,344 5,381
Teramo 39,006 8,556 5,043
Torino 15,263 3,617 207
Vicenza 0 542 1,646
Totals 1,940,878 258,531 438,494

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • Approximate date of death

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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as census, church, and land records
  • Use the information to establish a migration pattern and find additional family members
  • If a birthdate is not given, use the age to approximate a birth year and search for birth records
  • Use the name of the spouse to find a marriage record
  • Check to see if there are probate records available in the location and time period


I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, abbreviated names, or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Italy Emigration and Immigration records
  • 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
  • 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

"Italy Deaths and Burials, 1809-1900." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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