Italy Record Finder
The table below can help you decide which records to search.
- In column 1 find the goal you selected.
- Find in column 2 the types of records that are most likely to have the information you need. Then turn to that section of this outline.
- Additional records that may also be useful are listed in column 3.
The terms used in columns 2 and 3 are the same as the topic headings used in this outline and in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog.
Records containing previous research (genealogy, biography, history, periodicals, and societies) could provide information for nearly all of the goals. These have not been repeatedly listed unless they are especially helpful for the goal.
|1. If You Need||2. Look First In||3. Then Search|
|Age||Census, Civil Registration, Church Records||Military Records|
|Birth date||Civil Registration, Church Records||Military Records|
|Country of foreign birth||Church Records, Census||Emigration and Immigration, Military Records|
|Boundaries and origins||Gazetteers, Historical Geography||Maps, History|
|Children||Census, Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Death information||Civil Registration, Church Records|| |
|Historical background||History, Genealogy||Maps, History|
|Immigration date||Emigration and Immigration, Census||Military Records|
|Living relatives||Directories, Civil Registration||Societies, Periodicals|
|Maiden name||Civil Registration, Church Records|| |
|Marriage information||Church Records, Civil Registration, Genealogy||Biography, Nobility, Periodicals|
|Occupations||Civil Registration, Church Records||Notarial Records|
|Other family members||Census, Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Parents||Census, Civil Registration||Church Records|
|Physical description||Military Records, Emigration and Immigration||Biography|
|Place-finding aids||Gazetteers, Historical Geography, Directories, Church Directories||History, Periodicals|
|Place of residence||Census, Church Records, Directories, Civil Registration|| |
|Place of residence when you know only the province||Directories, Census, Civil Registration||Church Records, Military Records|
|Previous research||Biography, Genealogy, Societies, FamilySearch™||Nobility, Periodicals|
|Record-finding aids||Archives and Libraries, Genealogy||Societies, Periodicals, Church Directories|
|Religion||Church Records, Biography, Civil Registration||Cemeteries, Genealogy, History, Church History|
|Social Activities||History, Social Life and Customs|