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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
Italia, Valdesi Records Evangelica Della Chiesa
 
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
This collection includes church records (such as baptisms, marriages, and burials) of the Waldensian Evangelical Church (Chiesa Evangelica Valdese). These records have been digitally captured at the Archivio Tavola Valdese in Torre Pellice, Torino, Italy. Most of the records in this collection are written in French; some are written in Italian.  
 
This collection includes church records (such as baptisms, marriages, and burials) of the Waldensian Evangelical Church (Chiesa Evangelica Valdese). These records have been digitally captured at the Archivio Tavola Valdese in Torre Pellice, Torino, Italy. Most of the records in this collection are written in French; some are written in Italian.  
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The Waldensian Evangelical Church is an Italian Protestant denomination that goes back to the Middle Ages. For centuries since its creation, members of the church were harshly persecuted until about 1848, when they were granted legal freedom to worship. Since then, the church has developed and spread through Italy and other countries.  
 
The Waldensian Evangelical Church is an Italian Protestant denomination that goes back to the Middle Ages. For centuries since its creation, members of the church were harshly persecuted until about 1848, when they were granted legal freedom to worship. Since then, the church has developed and spread through Italy and other countries.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1861053/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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This collection of Waldensian Church records covers the years 1679-1969. Each parish kept a record of events such as baptism, marriage, and death in the life of their members. These church records are reliable and an important source for family history.  
 
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===Reading These Records===
This collection of Waldensian Church records covers the years 1632-1969.  
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For help reading these Italian records see the following guides:
 
 
Each parish kept a record of events such as baptism, marriage, and death in the life of their members.  
 
 
 
These church records are reliable and an important source for family history.  
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969" Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Chiesa Valdese Protestant. Archivio Storico Tavola Valdese, Torre Pellice.}}
 
 
 
[[Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
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Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Baptism DGS 4694793 12 13.jpg|Baptism Record
 
Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Marriage DGS 4694793 97 98.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Burial DGS 4694793 185 186.jpg|Burial Record
 
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For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:
 
 
*[[Italy Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Italy Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Italian Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Italian Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Italian/en/welcome.aspx Script Tutorial for Italian]
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*[[Italy Handwriting]]
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*FamilySearch Learning Center videos:
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**[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/87 Reading Italian Handwritten Records]
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
These baptism records generally contain the following information:
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== Collection Content ==
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'''Baptism records:'''
 
*Place of baptism  
 
*Place of baptism  
 
*Name of the child  
 
*Name of the child  
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*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Godparents’ names
 
*Godparents’ names
 
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'''Marriage records:'''
These marriage records generally contain the following information:  
 
 
 
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Groom’s and bride’s names  
 
*Groom’s and bride’s names  
*ages
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*Ages
*statuses
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*Statuses
 
*Parents’ names on both sides  
 
*Parents’ names on both sides  
 
*Witnesses’ names
 
*Witnesses’ names
 
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'''Burial records:'''
These burial records generally contain the following information:  
 
 
 
 
*Place of death  
 
*Place of death  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Parents’ names  
 
*Parents’ names  
 
*Place of burial
 
*Place of burial
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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===Sample Images===
 
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<gallery ="widths="360px" heights="220px" perrow="4">  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors 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 compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Baptism DGS 4694793 12 13.jpg|Baptism Record
 
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Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Marriage DGS 4694793 97 98.jpg|Marriage Record
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Image:Italy, Waldesian Ev. Church Records (10-0499) (10-0733) (11-0237) Burial DGS 4694793 185 186.jpg|Burial Record
 
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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Nome della Provincia" <br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Nome del Comune o della Frazione" <br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Nome della Chiesa" <br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Tipo di Registro" which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
 
 
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the census index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page number or family number) to locate your ancestors in the census. Some on-line indexes, such as indexes to FamilySearch Historical Records, will take you directly to an image. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.  
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor in the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.  
 
 
 
For example:  
 
 
 
*Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record. Birth records often list biographical and marital details about the parents and close relatives other than the immediate family.
 
*Use the race information to find records related to that ethnicity such as records of the Freedman’s Bureau or Indian censuses.
 
*If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives.
 
 
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
 
 
{{HR Known Issues}}&nbsp;For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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'''To search this collection by name:'''<br>
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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.
  
*[http://www.chiesavaldese.org/eng/indexen.php Chiesa Evangelica Valdese (English)]
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'''To search by image:'''
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldensians Waldensians]
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# Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page 
*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waldense/valley.htm#overview) Finding Ancestors in the Waldensian Valleys (Roots Web)]
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# Select the appropriate "Province" 
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# Select the appropriate "Comune or Frazione" 
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# Select the appropriate "Church" 
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# Select the appropriate "Record Type" which takes you to the images.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*[[Italy|Italy]]  
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===                         
*[[Italy Church Records]]
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*Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records                           
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*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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Italy_Vital_Records_Index vital records indexes] in the country                 
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*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                         
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*[[Italy Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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===I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?===                              
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*Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful                                 
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*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                         
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*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name                         
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*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                         
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well                       
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Italy Societies|local genealogical societies]]
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another
  
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== Citing This Collection ==
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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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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;Collection Citation:
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"Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969" Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Archivo della Tavola Valdese, Torre Pellice (Valdese Protestant Church Historical Archives, Torre Pellice).
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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{{Record_Citation}}
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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{{Image_Citation}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
"Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Record, 1679-1969," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 1 May 2012), Genova &gt; Genova &gt; Genova &gt; Morti 1854 &gt; image 3 of 16, Joseph Bruschi, died 30 July 1954; citing Archivio Storico della Tavola Valdese, “Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church records.” Archivio Storico Tavola Valdese di Torre Pellice, Italy. FHL digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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Record Description
Record Type: Evangelical Church Records
Collection years: 1679-1969
Languages: Italian,French
Title in the Language: Italia, Valdesi Records Evangelica Della Chiesa, 1679-1969
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Valdese Church Archives


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes church records (such as baptisms, marriages, and burials) of the Waldensian Evangelical Church (Chiesa Evangelica Valdese). These records have been digitally captured at the Archivio Tavola Valdese in Torre Pellice, Torino, Italy. Most of the records in this collection are written in French; some are written in Italian.

The Waldensian Evangelical Church is an Italian Protestant denomination that goes back to the Middle Ages. For centuries since its creation, members of the church were harshly persecuted until about 1848, when they were granted legal freedom to worship. Since then, the church has developed and spread through Italy and other countries.

This collection of Waldensian Church records covers the years 1679-1969. Each parish kept a record of events such as baptism, marriage, and death in the life of their members. These church records are reliable and an important source for family history.

Reading These Records

For help reading these Italian records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969.

Collection Content

Baptism records:

  • Place of baptism
  • Name of the child
  • Date of birth
  • Date of baptism
  • Parents’ names
  • Godparents’ names

Marriage records:

  • Place of marriage
  • Groom’s and bride’s names
  • Ages
  • Statuses
  • Parents’ names on both sides
  • Witnesses’ names

Burial records:

  • Place of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Age of the deceased
  • Parents’ names
  • Place of burial

Sample Images

How Do I Search This 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:

  1. Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
  2. Select the appropriate "Province"
  3. Select the appropriate "Comune or Frazione"
  4. Select the appropriate "Church"
  5. Select the appropriate "Record Type" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

I Found the Person 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 the Person 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

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, Waldensian Evangelical Church Records, 1679-1969" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Archivo della Tavola Valdese, Torre Pellice (Valdese Protestant Church Historical Archives, Torre Pellice).

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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