Italy, Viterbo, Civil Registration (State Archive) - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Italy, Viterbo, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1870-1943
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Viterbo, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1870-1943
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Comune di Viterbo, Italia, 1866-1942
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Viterbo State Archives


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 Viterbo (Archivio di Stato di Viterbo) Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. This collection of civil registration for Viterbo covers the years 1870-1943.

This collection may include the following records:

  • Marriage banns (pubblicazioni o notificazioni)
  • Residency records (cittadinanze)
  • Ten-year indexes (indici decennali)
  • Supplemental documents (allegati)

Image Visibility

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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, Viterbo Civil Registration (State Archive), 1870-1943.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

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

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?

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

Search the Index

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select the Province
  2. Select the Comune or Frazione
  3. Select the Event Type and Year which takes you to the images.

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

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

  • 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

Research Helps

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

Known Issues

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Citing This Collection

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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.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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