Historical database of Friulian families
To allow easier researches, the Archive of the State of Udine has stored online a database which may be consulted on this link: http://www.friulinprin.beniculturali.it/index.html this page offers information about people, with data extracted from acts of marriage (only marriages) from 1871 to 1900, in all the communes of the Province of Udine, with the exception of the area owned by Austria.
Likewise, a list of the army recruitment data was extracted about the people born between 1846 and 1890 from the Mandamenti de Ampezzo, Cividale, Gemona, Latisana, Moggio, San Daniele, San Pietro, Tolmezzo and Tarcento.
Through this database the ancestors’ personal data and the communes of origin can be found, and the delivery of a copy of the respective civil act can be required. Since the Friuli in prim Project and its data’s uploading is constantly undergoing, it’s possible that some citizens’ information is not yet uploaded.
This project also includes a Table of Surnames (tabella sulla diffusione dei cognomi), which means that from the extracted data, a list of every surname found in every commune was created. In case the research was negative, this table of surnames allows verification about that surname on the list.
There are several ways of research:
1- By surname: in this case both a list of the communes holding that surnames and the type of documents will appear (acts of marriage, recruitment lists).
Click on this link: http://www.friulinprin.beniculturali.it/eng/WebAsud/
2- By Commune: in this case it’s displayed the list of surnames of that commune. As its source is acts of marriage, communes not belonging to Udine might be found on the list. It means that that people were living in other commune but they were married at Udine.
Click on this link: http://www.friulinprin.beniculturali.it/ita/WebAsud/fip_frame_g.htm
3- Presence of surnames according to period and territory. The surnames listed show the exact version as found in the source.
If the ancestor was born before 1850 is displayed on the list only as “father” or “mother”, and should be researched in this character on the list In the case of some marriage was not found on the list, it’s important to take account that until the Concordat (1929) not all of the marriages were registered as civil acts. The Concordat was part of the Lateran Treaty, an agreement signed by the Pope and Benito Mussolini which, among other attributions, recognized the validation of religious marriages.