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Italian: Civil Registration Records-Part 1
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Civil registration is one of the largest and most important record sets in Italian genealogical research. It is certainly the most accessible, due to the efforts of FamilySearch, and now the main Italian archive, in microfilming or digitizing these records.

In this course, we will delve deeper into three main types of records: birth records [both regular and supplemental], marriage records [including marriage banns and marriage supplements], and death records [both regular and supplemental]. Each type of record has different challenges as well as differences in format depending on the time period and/or location of its creation within Italy.

We will also delve more deeply into translating and abstracting these documents so that you can understand more fully how to find every piece of genealogically useful information they contain. You will learn how to spot discrepancies and information contained that is over and above what is generally given. Understanding the documents is the heart of the course and there will be much study required of the example documents.

You should have completed the Italian: Introduction to Research Outside of Italy and Italian: Language and Location courses, or have a good understanding of the content of those courses, before commencing this course.


Course Content

Module 1
Introduction
• Note about Web Addresses
• Websites
• Required Reading
 
What is Civil Registration?
Are There Special Considerations When Researching in Large Cities?
 
Ufficio dello Stato Civile [Civil Records Office]
• Required Reading
 
What Form of Document Will You Get When Ordering from a Civil Records Office?
 
What Kind of Information Can Be Found in the Civil Records?
• Required Reading
 

Module 2
Reporting a Birth to the Civil Record Office
Websites
 
A Child Was Born…Now What?
• Required Reading
 
Civil Birth Records
• Differences in Format - Before and After Unification
• Required Reading
 
Working with the Documents
• Document Example #1
• Exercise
• Document Example #2
• Document Example #3
 
Original & Supplemental Birth Records: What’s the Difference?
• Exercise
 

Module 3
Marriage Banns
Websites
 
Understanding Italian Marriage Banns
• Required Reading
 
Working with the Documents
• Document Example #1
• Document Example #2
• Exercise
 

Module 4
Marriage Records
Websites
Understanding Italian Marriage Records
 
Atto della Solenne Promessa di Celebrare il Matrimonio [Act of the Solemn Promise to Celebrate Marriage]
• Required Reading
 
Working with a Document
• Document Example
 
Atto di Matrimonio [Act of Marriage]
• Required Reading
 
Working With a Document
• Document Example
 

Module 5
Marriage Supplements
Websites
 
Introduction to Marriage Supplements
• Exercise
 
Working with the Documents
• Document Example
 

Module 6
Death Records
Websites
 
Understanding Italian Death Records
• Required Reading
 
Allegati [Supplemental] Death Records and Annotations of Death
 
Working with the Documents
• Document Example #1
• Document Example #2
• Document Example #3
 
Italian Cemeteries and Other Places of Burial
Final Summary
 
 

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