Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration, State Archive - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Flag of the Italian Republic|
|Location of Palermo, Italy|
|Location of Italy|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Italia, Palermo, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1820-1866|
|Archival Supervision of Sicily - Palermo State Archives, Palermo, Italy|
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Images will be added to this collection as they become available.
Records for this collection include the years 1820 - 1866.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Italian. For help reading the records see the section: For Help Reading These Records
To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The collection may contain the following 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?[edit | edit source]
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person you are looking for
- Approximate year of birth
Search the Index[edit | edit source]You will be able to search this collection when it is published.
View the Images[edit | edit source]
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For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
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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]
- 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 Who I'm Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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[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
- "Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1866." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Soprintendenza archivisitica della Sicilia, Archivio di Stato, Palermo (Archival Supervision of Sicily, Palermo State Archives), Italy.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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