San Marino Church Records
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For information about records for non-Christian religions in San Marino, go to the Religious Records page.
- 1 Online Resources and Websites
- 2 Information Recorded in the Records
- 3 How to Find Records
- 4 Catholic Church Records
- 5 References
Online Resources and Websites
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms, index and images, ($)
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages,, index and images, ($)
- British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials, index and images, ($)
Information Recorded in the Records
Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):
In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:
Marriage registers can give:
Burial registers may give:
How to Find Records
Digital Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog
Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a Family History Center near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations. To find records:
- a. Click on the records of San Marino.
- b. Click on Places within San Marino and a list of towns will appear.
- c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.
- d. Click on the "Church records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
- e. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the listing for the record. . The magnifying glass indicates that the record is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the records.
Writing for Records
You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See Italy Letter Writing Guide for help with composing letters.
- Maps.me Church Listings for San Marino
- Google Maps search results for churches in San Marino Be sure to scroll through all the pages. There will be several pages with 20 entries each.
Catholic Church Records
Writing to a Local Parish
Earlier records can be held at the diocese, with more recent records still kept in the local parish. To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a diocese or local parish, consult:
San Marino is a predominantly Catholic state—over 97% of the population profess the Roman Catholic faith.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro was until 1977 the historic diocese of Montefeltro. The current diocese includes all the parishes of San Marino. The earliest mention of Montefeltro, as Mona Feretri, is in the diplomas by which Charlemagne confirmed the donation of Pepin.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in San Marino", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_San_Marino, accessed 22 April 2020.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in San Marino", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_San_Marino, accessed 22 April 2020