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Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1947
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Palermo, Italy
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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
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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 1820-1947 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]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Italy, Palermo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1947.

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

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[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]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select Province
  2. Select Comune or Frazione
  3. Select Record Type and Year to view the images

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 the Person 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
  • 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 the Person 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Image Citation:
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