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== What Is in This Collection? ==
 
== What Is in This Collection? ==
  
The collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Palermo (Archivio di Stato di Pescara). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Images will be added to this collection as they become available.
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The collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Palermo (Archivio di Stato di Pescara). The collection covers the year 1820-1866 and
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availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality.
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It also includes:
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*Indexes (indici)
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*Marriage banns (notificazioni o pubblicazioni)
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*Marriage supplements (processetti)
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*Miscellaneous records (atti diversi)
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Images will be added to this collection as they become available.
  
Records for this collection include the years 1820 - 1866.
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=== Image Visibility ===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Italian Data Privacy rules prohibit making certain records publicly available for viewing. This includes birth records under 110 years old, and marriage or death records under 70 years old. The Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1866 collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images are also available to all viewers at [http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.it The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal)].
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=== Reading These Records ===
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For help reading these Italian records, see the following guides:
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*[[Italy Language and Languages]]
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*[[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]
  
=== Image Visibility ===
 
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. 
 
These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ Family History Center] near you, or the [[Family History Library]]. 
 
For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page. 
 
=== Reading These Records ===
 
These records are written in Italian.  For help reading the records see the section: [[Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration, State Archive (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]]
 
  
 
===To Browse this Collection===
 
===To Browse this Collection===
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
The collection may contain the following records:
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The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Birth Records'''
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*Birth date and place of birth
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*Name of child
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*Names of witnesses
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*Gender
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*Names and occupation of parents
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'''Marriage Records'''
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*Name of bride and groom
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names and residences of parents
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*Groom's birth place and residence
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*Bride's age and occupation
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*Names of witnesses
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'''Death Records'''
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*Name, age, and occupation of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Residence and birthplace of deceased
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*Name and occupation of father/name of mother
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==Collection Content==
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For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: [[Italy, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
*Births (nati)
 
*Marriages (matrimony)
 
*Marriage banns (pubblicazioni o notificazioni)
 
*Marriage supplements (processetti)
 
*Deaths (morti)
 
*Residency records (cittadinanze)
 
*Ten-year indexes (indici decennali)
 
*Miscellaneous records (atti diversi)
 
  
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==  
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:<br>
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of the person you are looking for
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
*Approximate year of birth
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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*Family relationships
  
=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===  
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=== View the Images ===
 
You will be able to search this collection once it is published.
 
 
===For Help Reading These Records===
 
 
For help reading the records see the following wiki articles:
 
 
*[[Italy Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Italian Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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==What Do I Do Next?==
 
==What Do I Do Next?==
 
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===                           
 
===I Found Who 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.                           
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*Add any new information you’ve found to your 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 [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Italy_Vital_Records_Index vital records indexes] in the country.                 
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*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
*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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*Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section [[#Citing This Collection|Citing This Collection]] for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
*[[Italy Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.                         
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*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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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===                               
 
===I Can't Find Who 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.                                 
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*[[Italy Church Records]] are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
*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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*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
*Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.                         
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*Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or [[Italy Emigration and Immigration]] records
*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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*Search the indexes and records of [[Italy Societies|local genealogical societies]]
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.                       
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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
*Search the indexes and records of [[Italy Societies|local genealogical societies]].
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections]. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
*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 ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
 
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;Collection Citation: ''Italia, Palermo, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1866''  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : publication date. Custodian.
  
 
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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1820-1866
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Palermo, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1866
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Archival Supervision of Sicily - Palermo State Archives, Palermo, Italy


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

The collection consists of civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Palermo (Archivio di Stato di Pescara). The collection covers the year 1820-1866 and availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. It also includes:

  • Indexes (indici)
  • Marriage banns (notificazioni o pubblicazioni)
  • Marriage supplements (processetti)
  • Miscellaneous records (atti diversi)

Images will be added to this collection as they become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Italian Data Privacy rules prohibit making certain records publicly available for viewing. This includes birth records under 110 years old, and marriage or death records under 70 years old. The Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1866 collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).  

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these Italian records, see the following guides:


To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

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

Marriage Records

  • 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 Records

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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


How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information you’ve found 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; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • 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

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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
Italia, Palermo, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1866 Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.