If the Ancestry (Antenati) site has been useful to your ancestry research and has helped you find information of your ancestors, please write your family history and your personal experience and send us a family photo, and you will see your story posted in the “Family stories” subsection of this site, so you can share it with other users.

 

In order to post an image from the database of the Ancestry Site you need to notify the State Archive that holds that file(s): you may find the contact information in the section “The Land and the Sources”.

In the official site of the different State Archives you will find the specific instructions on how you may obtain the authorization and how can you notify the Archive in the section “Public Services”; you will be redirected, for example, to the State Archive of Florence and Naples site.

In order to receive an authenticated copy of a document present in this site you need to contact the local State Archive that holds that file: you may find the contact information in the section The Land and the Sources.

The authenticated copies, also called certified copies, are copies of the certificates issued by a Public Authority, which ensures its authenticity in accordance with the terms stipulated by Art. 18 DPR 445/2000.

Please remember that in order to receive an authenticated copy of a certificate you will have to pay an administrative fee, unless the purpose of your request (which you have to declare in order to obtain the copy) is exempt from payment. You may verify if your purpose is exempt from payment or not at the “Annex B” of DPR no. 642 of October 26, 1972.

You need to check at Family Search Progetti italiani if there are active indexing projects in the nearest Registry.

In this case, you may start to help us by clicking in Start indexing.

You can help us any time, working online and whenever you want to.

In order to start indexing you need to sign up and open a Free Account.

To join our project you just need a computer and an internet connection, some free time and, naturally, your desire to work with the documents of the past.

You can also choose among the many Italian projects you will find in the site Family Search Progetti italiani, which have been promoted by the State Archives.

To start entering data you need to sign up and open Free Account.

The civil registry of the States Archives follows an annual work plan, which you can browse in the section “The Site”.

The Editorial Office will be responsible for entering the above mentioned information in the section News of this site

Not all the files held in the State Archives have been placed together in complete series and there could be gaps within the series. Most of these gaps have been detected and included in the archive inventories. You may find some of these inventories in the section “Inventories” in this site.

In this case, if the gaps have not been noted during the digitalization, you will have to contact the State Archive that holds those files, so they can verify them (you will find the contact list in the section “The Land and the Sources”).

In this case you may send us an email . Our editor will process your important request and change the data accordingly.

In this case you will have to click on “The Land and the Sources” and search the files by town to check the availability of those files in the town’s State Archive.

If the Archive holds the files of those years but those files are not available in the section “Browse the registries”, the digitalization and publishing of those records may be still in progress (See FAQ 7)

If the State Archive doesn’t hold the records of those years you will need to contact the municipal historical archive.

In this case you will have to click on “The Land and the Sources” and check the availability of the civil registry files held in the local State Archive.

If the Archive holds the files of those years but those files are not available for consultation in the section “Browse the registries”, the digitalization and publishing of those records may be still in progress (See FAQ 7)

If the State Archive doesn’t hold the records of those years you will need to contact the municipal historical archive.