Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration, Tribunale - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Italy, Messina, Patti, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1823-1941
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Patti, Messina, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1823-1941
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Messina, Italia, 1823-1941
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Ufficio dello Stato Civile, Tribunale di Patti, Patti, Italy

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the Patti Courthouse (Tribunale di Patti). Includes supplemental records (allegati); residency records (cittadinanze); and marriage banns (pubblicazioni). This collection includes records from 1823 to 1941. Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. In addition, Road Map(s) to multi-year indicies (~1865-1910) are available within this Wiki. At present, the Communes for which such record maps exist are as follows:

Finally, there is a related collection -- the Circondario di Patti -- that contains the Allegati (Attachments) for multiple Communes within each film collection. These are in no particular order; for example, in the section marked Matrimoni, allegati 1867-1868, the records for Gioiosa Marea may be found in images 1962 thru 2130. There are no guarantees that the Allegati records are contiguous for a Commune, nor that a section marked "Matrimoni, allegati" will necessarily be limited to attachmennts related to marriages. The list of Communes for which such records are kept in the Circondario di Patti includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following localities:

  • Alcara li Fusi
  • Brolo
  • Capri Leone
  • Castell'Umberto
  • Ficarra
  • Floresta
  • Frazzanò
  • Gioiosa Marea
  • Militello
  • Mirto
  • Naso
  • Oliveri
  • Patti
  • Piraino
  • Raccuja
  • Sant'Angelo di Brolo
  • Tortorici
  • Ucria

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