Civil registration consists of records of births, marriages and deaths kept
by government authorities. In the Trento area (formerly under Austrian rule)
civil transcripts of church records date from 1784. In southern Italy and
Tuscany civil registration dates since 1808/1809 up to the present. Throughout
the rest of Italy they date from 1869 to the present. Civil registration
records may include the following information:
ages and residence).
2.) marriage banns (notificazioni)(with dates of banns,names groom and
bride, names of parents).
3.) marriage certificates (matrimoni)(with marriage date, names and birth
information of bride and groom, their parents' names).
4.) marriage documents (processetti)(with birth dates, names of parents
and grand parents, previous spouses).
5.) death records (morti)(name, date and place death, age and place of
birth, names of parents, name of last spouse, occupation, residence).
6.) miscellaneous records (dicersi)(adoptions, foundlings, births and
deaths abroad and other information.
Civil records of birth, mariages and deaths are available throughout Italy since 1869, but are also available since 1808 or 1809 in the following provinces and Sicily: Arezzo, Avellino, Bari, Benevento, Brindisi, Campobasso, Caserta, Cantanzaro, Chieti, Cosenza, Firenze, Foggia, Grosseto, L'Aquila, Lecce, Livorno, Massa Carrara, Matera, Napoli, Pescaro, Pisa, Pistoia, Potenza, Reggio Calabria, Salerno, Siena, Tarento and Teramo. For records of earlier years, write to the priest in the parish where your ancestors lived.
OFFICE OF VITAL STATISTICS
I would appreciate it if you could seek the following records and then send me extracts with the name of the parents.
1.) The birth records of (name of person), son of (father), and of all his brothers and sisters.
2.) Ther marriage record of their parents.
3.) The death record of the said (name of person), father of the children, which took place in about (approx. year).
Enclosed is a cashier's check for $_________. If it is not enough, please informa me of the additional amount to send.
Thank you kindly for your help,
($5.00 for the first record requested and $2.00 for each additional one. Note: If you are only requesting one or two records, of which you have the year, then $5.00 would be enough.)
UFFICIO DELLO STATO CIVILE