Italian genealogical records

Italian genealogical records

Italian genealogical records with information of our Italian ancestors.

Who were the parents of our parents, where and when they were born, and how many children they had?

Parish and Civil Records

Italian Church Records – Parish records were used since long time ago, before the civil records. Church records and are the primary source for discovering the origins of an Italian ancestor, because sometimes they also indicated the place of birth.

Civil Records– Information about births, marriages and deaths.

Portale Antenati – FamilySearch Unites with Italian Archive Organization to Digitize Civil Registration Records .


  • Records of population – We can address to the Anagrafe, asking for information.
  • Censuses – The Censimenti are enumerations of the population classified by family units.
  • The “State of Souls” Census – The State of Souls was a register, where –mostly in Easter time, the priest was visiting every house of the Parish, and recording information from every family
  • Cadastres – Cadastres allow us to find which our ancestors’ properties were.

Military Records

Military Records – Contain the name of all those young residents in an Italian province in conditions to go to the military service.

Fallen Italian soldiers in the First and Second World War