Vatican City Genealogy

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Guide to Vatican City ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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Vatican City is an ecclesiastical state in Europe surrounded by Italy. It is governed by the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The official language is Italian.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Vatican City Research

Links to articles on getting started with Vatican City research.

Vatican City Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Vatican City research. Direct genealogical queries to:

Registry and Notary Office
Ufficio Legale
Governatorato della Città del Vaticano
00120 Citta del Vaticano

Telephone:(39 6) 6982

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FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Vatican City," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 20 April 2016.