Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration, Tribunale - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942
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Agrigento, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1866-1942
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Agrigento, Italia, 1866-1942
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Agrigento Courthouse, Agrigento, Italy


What is in This Collection?

This collection of civil registration records includes births, marriages, death, residency records, marriage banns, and supplemental documentation files within the custody of the State Archive of Agrigento. Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Records for this collection include the years 1866-1942.

The civil registration records are an excellent source of accurate data on names, dates, and places for genealogical research in Agrigento. However, before 1860, when civil registration became law for the entire country, it is suggested to research the church records.

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Reading These Records

These records are written in Italian. For help reading them see:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Italy, Agrigento, Agrigento, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Birth date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Names of witnesses
  • Gender
  • Names and occupation of parents

Marriage

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and residences of parents
  • Groom's birth place and residence
  • Bride's age and occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Death

  • Name, age, and occupation of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Residence and birthplace of deceased
  • Name and occupation of father/name of mother

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

This collection does not have a searchable index. Only images are available. See View the Images to access them.

View the Images

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
  • 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
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring province. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Italy Church Records are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Italy Emigration and Immigration records
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies

Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Italy.

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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