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Guide to '''Italy ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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Italy is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by [[France Genealogy|France]], [[Switzerland Genealogy|Switzerland]], [[Austria Genealogy|Austria]], [[Slovenia Genealogy|Slovenia]], [[San Marino Genealogy|San Marino]], and [[Vatican City Genealogy|Vatican City]]. It became a unified country in 1861. The official language is Italian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Italy," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref> 
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Italy Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Italy research.
*[[Italy Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Italy How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[Italy Biography|Biography]]
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*Locating Italian Birth Records: [[Italy - Birth - 1520-1808|1520-1808]], [[Italy - Birth - 1809-1865|1809-1865]], [[Italy - Birth - 1866-Present|1866-Present]]
*[[Italy Census|Census]]  
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*Locating Italian Marriage Records: [[Italy - Marriage - 1520-1808|1520-1808]], [[Italy - Marriage - 1809-1865|1809-1865]], [[Italy - Marriage - 1866-Present|1866-present]]
*[[Italy Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
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*Locating Italian Death Records: [[Italy - Death - 1520-1808|1520-1808]], [[Italy - Death - 1809-1865|1809-1865]], [[Italy - Death - 1866-Present|1866-present]]
*[[Italy Church History|Church History]]  
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*[[Italy Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Italy Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Italy Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]  
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*[[Italy Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Italy Directories|Directories]]  
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<h3>Italy Research Tools</h3>
*[[Italy Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Italy research.
*[[Italy Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
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*[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Genealogical Word List]]  
*[[Italy Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
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*[[Italian Genealogical Word List|Italian Genealogical Word List]]  
*[[Italy Handwriting|Handwriting]]  
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*[[French Word List]]  
*[[Italy Heraldry|Heraldry]]  
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*[[German Word List]]  
*[[Italy Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]  
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*[[Italy Letter Writing Guide]]  
*[[Italy History|History]]
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*[[Italian Birth Document Translation|'''Italian Birth Document Translation''']]  
*[[Italy Jewish History|Jewish History]]  
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*[[Italian Marriage Document Translations|'''Italian Marriage Document Translations''']]
*[[Italy Jewish Records|Jewish Records]]
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*[[Italian Civil Death Document Translation|'''Italian Civil Death Document Translation''']]
*[[Italy Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
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*[[Italy Surname Maps|Surname Maps]]
*[[Italy Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
 
*[[Italy Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Italy Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Italy Minorities|Minorities]]  
 
*[[Italy Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]  
 
*[[Italy Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Italy Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]  
 
*[[Italy Other Records|Other Records]]  
 
*[[Italy Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Italy Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Italy Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]  
 
*[[Italy Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Italy Social Life and Customs|Social Life and Customs]]
 
*[[Italy Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Italy Taxation|Taxation]]
 
*[[Italian Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
 
  
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== Getting started with Italian research  ==
 
  
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Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (''regioni'', singular ''regione''). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an asterisk (*). It is further divided into 109 provinces (''provincie'') and 8,101 municipalities ''(comuni)''. Records are kept at the town level.
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*[[Abruzzo, Italy Genealogy|Abruzzo]]
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*[[Aosta Valley, Italy Genealogy|Aosta Valley]]*
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*[[Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Apulia (Puglia)]] 
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*[[Basilicata, Italy Genealogy|Basilicata]]
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*[[Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Calabria]]
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*[[Campania, Italy Genealogy|Campania]]
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*[[Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Genealogy|Friuli-Venezia Giulia]]*
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*[[Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Lazio]]
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*[[Liguria, Italy Genealogy|Liguria]]
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*[[Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Lombardy (Lombardia)]]
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*[[Marche, Italy Genealogy|Marche]]
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*[[Molise, Italy Genealogy|Molise]]
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*[[Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Piedmont (Piemonte)]]
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*[[Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Sardinia (Sardegna)]]*
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*[[Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Sicily (Sicilia)]]*
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*[[Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol Region, Italy Genealogy|Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol]]*
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*[[Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Tuscany (Toscana)]]
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*[[Umbria, Italy Genealogy|Umbria]]
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*[[Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Veneto]]
 
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:'''Welcome to the Italy page of the FamilySearch Wiki.'''
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=== Provinces ===
 
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FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors. Through the Italy page you can learn how to find, use, and analyze Italian records of genealogical value. Please visit the help page to learn more about using the site. The Italy Page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential! For more information on the history and geography of Italy, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy click here].&nbsp;
 
 
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (''regioni'', singular ''regione''). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an asterisk (*). It is further divided into 109 provinces (''provincie'') and 8,101 municipalities ''(comuni)''.
 
 
 
Records are kept at the town level.
 
 
 
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1 [[Abruzzo]] <br>2 [[Aosta Valley]] *<br>3 [[Apulia (Puglia)]] <br>4 [[Portal:Basilicata|Basilicata]] <br>5 [[Portal:Calabria|Calabria]] <br>6 [[Portal:Campania|Campania]] <br>7 [[Portal:Emilia-Romagna|Emilia-Romagna]] <br>8 [[Portal:Friuli-Venezia Giulia|Friuli-Venezia Giulia]] *<br>9 [[Portal:Lazio|Lazio]] <br>10 [[Portal:Liguria|Liguria]]<br>
 
  
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*[[Agrigento, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Agrigento, Sicily]]
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*[[Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Alessandria, Piedmont]]
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*[[Ancona, Marche, Italy Genealogy|Ancona, Marche]]
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*[[Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, Italy Genealogy|Aosta, Valle d’Aosta]]
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*[[Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy| Arezzo, Tuscany]]
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*[[Ascoli Piceno, Marche, Italy Genealogy| Ascoli Piceno, Marche]]
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*[[Asti, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Asti, Piedmont]]
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*[[Avellino, Campania, Italy Genealogy|Avellino, Campania]]
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*[[Bari, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Bari, Apulia]]
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*[[Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia]]
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*[[Belluno, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Belluno, Veneto]]
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*[[Benevento, Campania, Italy Genealogy|Benevento, Campania]]
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*[[Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Bergamo, Lombardy]]
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*[[Biella, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Biella, Piedmont]]
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*[[Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Bologna, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*Bolzano, see South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
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*[[Brescia, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Brescia, Lombardy]] 
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*[[Brindisi, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Brindisi, Apulia]]
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*[[Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Cagliari, Sardinia]]
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*[[Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Caltanissetta, Sicily]]
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*[[Campobasso, Molise, Italy Genealogy|Campobasso, Molise]]
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*[[Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Carbonia-Iglesias, Sardinia]]
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*[[Caserta, Campania, Italy Genealogy|Caserta, Campania]]
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*[[Catania, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Catania, Sicily]]
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*[[Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Catanzaro, Calabria ]]
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*[[Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy Genealogy|Chieti, Abruzzo]]
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*[[Como, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Como, Lombardy]]
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*[[Cosenza, Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Cosenza, Calabria]]
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*[[Cremona, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Cremona, Lombardy]]
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*[[Crotone, Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Crotone, Calabria]]
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*[[Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Cuneo, Piedmont]]
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*[[Enna, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Enna, Sicily]]
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*[[Fermo, Marche, Italy Genealogy|Fermo, Marche]]  
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*[[Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Florence, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Florence, Tuscany]]
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*[[Foggia, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Foggia, Apulia]]
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*[[Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Forlì-Cesena, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Frosinone, Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Frosinone, Lazio]]
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*[[Genoa, Liguria, Italy Genealogy|Genoa, Liguria]]
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*[[Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Genealogy|Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia]]
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*[[Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Grosseto, Tuscany]]
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*[[Imperia, Liguria, Italy Genealogy|Imperia, Liguria]]
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*[[Isernia, Molise, Italy Genealogy|Isernia, Molise]]
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*[[La Spezia, Liguria, Italy Genealogy|La Spezia, Liguria]]
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*[[L’Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy Genealogy|L’Aquila, Abruzzo]]
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*[[Latina, Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Latina, Lazio]]
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*[[Lecce, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Lecce, Apulia]]
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*[[Lecco, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Lecco, Lombardy]]
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*[[Livorno, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Livorno, Tuscany]]
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*[[Lodi, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Lodi, Lombardy]]
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*[[Lucca, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Lucca, Tuscany]]
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*[[Macerata, Marche, Italy Genealogy|Macerata, Marche]]
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*[[Mantua, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Mantua, Lombardy]]
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*[[Massa and Carrara, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Massa and Carrara, Tuscany]]
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*[[Matera, Basilicata, Italy Genealogy|Matera, Basilicata]]
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*[[Medio Campidano, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Medio Campidano, Sardinia]]
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*[[Messina, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Messina, Sicily]]
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*[[Milan, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Milan, Lombardy]]
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*[[Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Modena, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Monza and Brianza, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Monza and Brianza, Lombardy]]
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*[[Naples, Campania, Italy Genealogy|Naples, Campania]]
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*[[Novara, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Novara, Piedmont]]
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*[[Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Nuoro, Sardinia]]
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*[[Ogliastra, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Ogliastra, Sardinia]]
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*[[Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Olbia-Tempio, Sardinia]]
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*[[Oristano, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Oristano, Sardinia]]  
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*[[Padua, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Padua, Veneto]]
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*[[Palermo, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Palermo, Sicily]]
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*[[Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Parma, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Pavia, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Pavia, Lombardy]]
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*[[Perugia, Umbria, Italy Genealogy|Perugia, Umbria]]
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*[[Pesaro and Urbino, Marche, Italy Genealogy|Pesaro and Urbino, Marche]]
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*[[Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy Genealogy|Pescara, Abruzzo]]
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*[[Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Pisa, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Pisa, Tuscany]]
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*[[Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Pistoia, Tuscany]]
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*[[Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Genealogy|Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia]]
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*[[Potenza, Basilicata, Italy Genealogy|Potenza, Basilicata]]
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*[[Prato, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Prato, Tuscany]]
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*[[Ragusa, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Ragusa, Sicily]]
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*[[Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Reggio Calabria, Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Reggio Calabria, Calabria]]
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*[[Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Rieti, Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Rieti, Lazio]]
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*[[Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Genealogy|Rimini, Emilia-Romagna]]
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*[[Rome, Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Rome, Lazio]]
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*[[Rovigo, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Rovigo, Veneto]]
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*[[Salerno, Campania, Italy Genealogy|Salerno, Campania]]
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*[[Sassari, Sardinia, Italy Genealogy|Sassari, Sardinia]]
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*[[Savona, Liguria, Italy Genealogy|Savona, Liguria]]
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*[[Siena, Tuscany, Italy Genealogy|Siena, Tuscany]]
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*[[Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Sondrio, Lombardy]]
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*[[South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy Genealogy|South Tyrol, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol]]
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*[[Syracuse, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Syracuse, Sicily]]
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*[[Taranto, Apulia, Italy Genealogy|Taranto, Apulia]]
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*[[Teramo, Abruzzo, Italy Genealogy|Teramo, Abruzzo]]
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*[[Terni, Umbria, Italy Genealogy|Terni, Umbria]]
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*[[Trapani, Sicily, Italy Genealogy|Trapani, Sicily]]
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*[[Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy Genealogy|Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol]]
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*[[Treviso, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Treviso, Veneto]]
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*[[Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Genealogy|Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia]]
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*[[Turin, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Turin, Piedmont]]
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*[[Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Genealogy|Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia]]
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*[[Varese, Lombardy, Italy Genealogy|Varese, Lombardy]]
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*[[Venice, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Venice, Veneto]]
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*[[Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont]]
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*[[Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy Genealogy|Vercelli, Piedmont]]
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*[[Verona, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Verona, Veneto]]
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*[[Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy Genealogy|Vibo Valentia, Calabria]]
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*[[Vicenza, Veneto, Italy Genealogy|Vicenza, Veneto]]
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*[[Viterbo, Lazio, Italy Genealogy|Viterbo, Lazio]]
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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==More Italy Research Strategies==
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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first.  Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Italy.
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Italian/en/welcome.aspx Interpreting Italian records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/File:36580_italy_finding_ancestor_color.pdf Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Italy 1809-1910]
  
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Italy.
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*[[Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch|Italian Records Available Through FamilySearch]]
 
*[[Italy Websites|Websites]]
 
*[[Italy Letter Writing Guide|Letter Writing Guide]]
 
*[http://immigrants.byu.edu/Downloads/Italian_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm Interpreting Italian records]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Finding Records of Your Ancestors, Italy 1809-1910]
 
*[http://script.byu.edu/italian1/en/welcome.aspx Italian Script Tutorial]
 
*[[Latin Genealogical Word List|Latin Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Italy Surname Maps|Surname Maps]]
 
  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mmange/itengocc.html Italian Occupations List]<br>
*[[Italian Genealogical Word List|Italian Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Italy Websites|Italy Websites]]  
*[[Italian Birth Document Translation|Translation of printed civil birth forms]]  
 
 
*[[Italian Marriage Document Translations|Translation of printed civil marriage forms]]  
 
*[[Italian Marriage Document Translations|Translation of printed civil marriage forms]]  
*[[Italian Civil Death Document Translation|Translation of printed civil death form]]  
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*[[Italian Civil Death Document Translation|Translation of printed civil death form]]
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Italy.pdf BYU Research Guide for Italy]
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*[http://www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/transcriptions/census.htm Anglo-Italian Family History Society online transcriptions of Italian names]&nbsp;in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 England censuses.
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Italy.pdf Family History Research Outline] - contains many out-of-date links
 
 
== Research Strategies  ==
 
 
 
*[[Italy Strategies for Locating Births, Marriages and Deaths|Strategies for locating births marriages, and deaths]]
 
*[[Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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| '''Locating marriage records'''
 
*[[Italy - Marriage - 1520-1808|1520-1808]]
 
*[[Italy - Marriage - 1809-1865|1809-1865]]
 
*[[Italy - Marriage - 1866-Present|1866-present]]
 
 
 
| '''Locating death records'''
 
*[[Italy - Death - 1520-1808|1520-1808]]
 
*[[Italy - Death - 1809-1865|1809-1865]]
 
*[[Italy - Death - 1866-Present|1866-present]]
 
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*[[Italy Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Itay Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Bologna, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucania Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Salerno, Vallo della Lucinia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Catania, Arcidiocesi di Catania, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Catania, San Biagio Parrish Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Catania, Caltagirone Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Caserta, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Italy, Cuneo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|taly, Cuneo Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Messina, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Messina, Tribunale di Patti, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Messina, Tribunale di Patti, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Italy, Napoli, Civil Registration (Family Search Historical Records)|taly, Napoli Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Italy, Oristano, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Oristano Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Italy, Nuoro, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|taly, Nuoro Province Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)&nbsp;]]
 
*[[Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Padova, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Reoords)]]
 
*[[Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Pistoia Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Potenza, Lagonegro Civil Registrations (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Salerno, Padula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Salerno, Patula, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Teramo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Italy Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
 
*[[Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927178?region=Italy Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=italy Family History Center locator map]
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===Italy Research Tutorials===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/29 '''Basic Italian Research''']
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/87 '''Reading Italian Handwritten Records''']:
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**Lesson 1: The Italian Alphabet
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**Lesson 3: Reading Italian Records
  
Military Conscription Records ['''registro di leva'''] list all males by year of birth and provide the name, parents’ names, place of residence, birth date and place, vocation, literacy, and physical description. They also show the draft board’s decision regarding the draftee’s fitness for service. If the draftee had emigrated, the date and destination are noted.
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[[Italy Military Records|Read more...]] See the Italian tutorials at FamilySearch.org for [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/basic-italian-research/246 "Basic Italian Research"], [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/italian-script-tutorial/93 "Italian Script"], and lessons [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-italian-alphabet/18 one],&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-2-words-and-phrases/19 two] and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-italian-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-italian-records/20 three] on "Reading Italian Handwriting Records".
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*Most Italian emigrants were from southern Italy and settled in New York, Chicago, and along the East Coast. Many emigrants from northern Italy settled in the coal and mineral mining towns across the United States. Other northerners later settled in northern California where a climate similar to their own existed.
 
*The Anglo-Italian Family History Society has [http://www.anglo-italianfhs.org.uk/transcriptions/census.htm online transcriptions of Italian names]&nbsp;in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891 England censuses.
 
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Europe
Italy

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

Country Information

Italy is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. It became a unified country in 1861. The official language is Italian.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Italy Research

Links to articles on getting started with Italy research.

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Italy Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Italy research.

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Italy Clickable Map

Genealogy records are kept on the state level in Italy. Click on a state below to go to the state Wiki article listing more information.

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Jurisdictions

Regions

Italy is subdivided into 20 regions (regioni, singular regione). Five of these regions have a special autonomous status that enables them to enact legislation on some of their local matters, and are marked by an asterisk (*). It is further divided into 109 provinces (provincie) and 8,101 municipalities (comuni). Records are kept at the town level.

Provinces

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Research strategies give guidance on how to research or what records to search for first. Below are additional research strategy Wiki articles for Italy.

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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Italy.

FamilySearch Resources

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Italy Research Tutorials

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Italy," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy, accessed 24 March 2016.