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Napoli, Italy
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1809-1865
Languages: Italian
Title in the Language: Stato Civile di Napoli, Italia, 1809-1865
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Napoli State Archives, Napoli, Italy


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Civil registration (stato civile) of births, marriages, and deaths within the custody of the State Archive of Napoli (Archivio di Stato di Napoli) for the years 1809 to 1865. It also includes:

  • Marriage banns (pubblicazioni; notificazioni)
  • Baptismal records
  • Ecclesiastical returns of marriages
  • Marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum)
  • Diverse records (atti diversi)
  • Marriages and deaths outside of the place of usual residence (matrimoni e morti fuori domicilio)
  • Marriage supplemental documents (processetti)

At the present time, this collection contains records for only certain sections (quartieri) of the city of Napoli. The quartieri of Napoli represented in the current collection include the following:

  • Arenella
  • Avvocata
  • Chiaia
  • Fuorigrotta
  • Mercato
  • Miano e Marianella
  • Montecalvario
  • Pendino
  • Porto
  • Posillipo
  • San Carlo all'Arena
  • San Ferdinando
  • San Giuseppe
  • San Giovanni a Teduccio
  • Stabilimento dell'Annunziata
  • Stella
  • Vicaria
  • Vomero

Additional records for the city of Napoli and for surrounding towns (comuni) will be added as they become available.

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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]

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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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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  2. 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 to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
  • 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
  • If the original church records that you need have been lost or destroyed or are illegible, you may be able to find a duplicate church record. Unfortunately, it was not standard practice to keep duplicate records until the 1900s. But some dioceses started making duplicates as early as 1820. Duplicates, when they exist, are normally located at the curia vescovile (diocesan archives)
  • In Italy, the parish priest was often required to collect taxes. He would sometimes record information about his parishioners and the tax in church censuses (stato delle anime or status animarum). If the censuses do exist for your parish, the registers list all family members living in a household and their ages or birth dates. Deceased children were not listed. Married children, if living in the same household, were recorded with the family but as a separate household. Familial relationships and addresses were also noted
  • 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.

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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