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Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899
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Genova, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1796-1899
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Italia, Genova, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899
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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 Genova (Archivio di Stato di Genova). Also includes censuses (censimenti), ten-year indexes (indici decennali), and marriage banns (pubblicazioni). Availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. Records for this collection cover the years 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archives), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899.

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]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

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
  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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