State Archives of Cremona

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Civil registry

L’Archivio di Stato di Cremona conserva i seguenti fondi:

Civil Status Records and Ten-Year Indexes (1866-1905) and (1906-1925) of the Cremona Mandate, Civil Status Records and Ten-Year Indexes (1866-1905) and (1906-1925) of the Casalmaggiore Mandate, Civil Status Records and Ten-Year Indexes (1866-1905) and (1906-1925) of the Soresina Mandate pertaining to the Cremona Court;

Civil status records and decennial indexes (1866-1905) and (1906-1925) pertaining to the Crema Court;

Cremona Archive in the series called Napoleonic civil status-from 1797, the year in which the civil status office was established, to 1866-includes registers of births (1797- 1810), marriages (1806 -1812), and deaths (1797-1865); the series is completed by the register devoted to “Daily Population Movement ” dated 1866.

Army census

The draft lists are present for the classes (1840,1842-1854, 1858-1882, 1888-1939,1945) and refer to the young men who, upon reaching the age of 20, are called to the draft, and the draw lists for the classes (1840-1844, 1848-1882, 1888-1890).

Recruitment number and military draw number

The institute also holds the collection of matriculation rolls (classes 1844-1945), rubrics (classes 1867-1943) and personnel files (classes 1890-1943), records produced by the former Cremona Military District.

Online Sources

This institution is connected to the portal “Genealogical research for Lombards across the world”, which is financed by the Lombardy Region and which facilitates the research of a forefather through structured databases of names taken from different sources.

State Archives of Cuneo

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Civil registry

The Civil Registry files were sent to the institute from the Saluzzo and Mondovì Courts and are gathered in the “Civil Registry” archive in two sections: Saluzzo and its circumscription (most of those files are from 1803 to 1813) and Mondovì and its circumscription (from 1864 to 1899). These files are birth, marriage and death certificates and, for the Kingdom of Italy Era in Mondovì, also citizenship certificates (most of all residence changes). The Mondovì section gathers Parish Books (1853-1865). The Restoration Era files at the Ancestry portal are only available for Bonvicino (citizens born in 1853). The birth certificates of Mondovì between 1864 and 1899 include an attached name index.

Army census

The Cuneo Recruitment Office holds the Recruitment Lists of the male residents born in the Alba, Cuneo, Mondovì (classes of 1792-1942) and Saluzzo circumpscriptions (classes of 1806-1918).

Recruitment number and military draw number

In the fund named Cuneo Military District are collected the matriculation rolls referring to male citizens, born between 1843 and 1947 in the municipalities of the Cuneo and Saluzzo districts , serving in the military. The Mondovi Military District fund contains matriculation rolls for those born from 1843 to 1935 in the municipalities of the Mondovi and Alba districts. The series Personal fasciclesof the privates (classes of 1915-1935) and non-comissioned officers (classes of 1869-1924) contains original documents summarized in the draft cards that give us detailed information about the discipline, illnesses, punishments, etc.

State Archives of Enna

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Civil registry

The fund called the Civil Status (1820 to 1960) collects second copies of birth, marriage, death, and citizenship records since 1866 (mostly changes of residence), produced by municipalities in the Piazza Armerina district (Aidone, Barrafranca, Calascibetta, Enna, Piazza Armerina, Pietraperzia, Valguarnera Caropepe, Villarosa) and by those in the Nicosia district (Agira, Assoro, Catenanuova, Centuripe, Cerami, Gagliano Castelferrato, Leonforte, Nicosia, Nissoria, Regalbuto, Sperlinga, Troina). Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) The fund also preserves the ALLEGATIONS series.

Army census

The Enna Province Conscription Lists fund collects the conscription lists referring to male citizens who were called for conscription. The classes documented are from 1840-1948. Gaps are reported for the period 1887-1925.

Recruitment number and military draw number

The Matriculation Sheets fund preserves the files and matriculation sheets related to military personnel born in the province of Enna (1921-1945), in which it is possible to find information on the military service performed by both troops and non-commissioned officers until discharge.

Archival heritage

State Archives of Palermo

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Civil registry

The State Archive of Palermo preserves the Civil Status of the Restoration – Palermo and municipalities in the province of Palermo, 1820-1865.
The fund includes, for each municipality in the province of Palermo, the registers of births, marriages and deaths, to which are added envelopes of attached documents submitted by the registered subjects. For the registers relating to the city of Palermo, the State Archives contain the ten-year indexes of births, deaths and marriages from 1820 to 1865, which are not kept for the other municipalities in the province. For the city of Palermo alone, the Archive also contains the ten-year indexes of births, deaths and marriages for the years 1865-1905, a period for which the relevant registers are not available.

With the support of the Archival Superintendence of Sicily-State Archives of Palermo, FamilySearch has launched a digitization campaign of civil status archives kept at municipalities in the province of Palermo. The digital reproductions made are published under “Restoration Civil Status (Registers of Municipalities)” and “Italian Civil Status (Registers of Municipalities).”
To obtain reproductions of “Italian Civil Status (Registers of Municipalities)” it is necessary to contact directly the municipality where the act was recorded.

Army census

The Archive holds the following fonds:

Lever acts of the Council of District Lever Offices of the Province of Palermo then Provincial Lever Office, 1891-1924.
The fund includes the registers produced by the Council of Lever Offices of the Province of Palermo and then by the only Provincial Lever Office, concerning the city of Palermo and the neighbouring municipalities, divided into 3 distinct series: Lever Lists (206 bgs.), Summary Registers of Council Decisions (4 bgs.), Registers of the Captains of Palermo (14 bgs.);
Lever acts of the Lever Council of Palermo, 1841-1889.
The fund includes the registers produced by the Council of Lever of Palermo, concerning the city of Palermo and the neighbouring municipalities, divided into 3 distinct series: Extraction Lists (35 bgs), Lever Lists (13 bgs), Summary Registers of Council Decisions (12 bgs). The records should concern conscripts from the period 1841-1890, but a note to the same fund search tool indicates the loss of all records relating to the 1890 class;
Sea Lever Lists of Trapani,Lever Classes 1906-1986.
The series includes the lists of conscription of soldiers produced by the Navy – Maritime Compartment of Trapani and, since 1961, by the Harbour Office of Trapani, concerning the city of Trapani and the municipalities of the Province.
Palermo Sea Lever Lists,Lever Classes 1959-1985.
The series includes the lists of conscripts produced by the Navy – Compartimento Marittimo di Palermo and, since 1961, by the Capitaneria di Porto di Palermo, concerning the city of Palermo and the municipalities of the Province.

Recruitment number and military draw number

The Archive holds the following fonds:

Matriculation files of the Military District of Palermo, Conscription classes 1882-1920 (Troop files); Conscription classes 1870-1914 (Non-commissioned officers files).
The series includes envelopes containing matriculation files produced by the Military District of Palermo – Matriculation Office – Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Section, divided into two subseries, concerning non-commissioned officers and troop soldiers respectively;
Matricular rolls of troop soldiers of the Military District of Palermo, Conscription classes 1887-1900.
The series includes the Rolls of Registration of Troop Soldiers produced by the Military District of Palermo, concerning the city of Palermo and the municipalities of the Province, accompanied, for each year, by columns showing the names of the enlisted soldiers, their roll number and the number of the annual register in which they are registered;
Rolls of Troops of the Military District of Trapani, Conscription Classes 1873-1900.
The series includes the Registers of Troop Soldiers produced by the Military District of Trapani, concerning the city of Trapani and the municipalities of the Province, accompanied, for each year, by rubrics showing the names of the enlisted soldiers, their serial number and the number of the annual register in which they are registered.

Other sources in the archive

Records of souls and goods, 1548-1800 (Court of Royal Patrimony); 1651-1756 (Deputation of the Kingdom).
The revelations of souls and goods are the result of censuses of the assets of each household carried out in Sicily from the first half of the 19th century onwards. XVI in order to distribute among the various towns on the island the tax burden represented by the ‘donativi’ to be paid to the royal treasury. Censuses were based on declarations by the taxpayers themselves, who were asked to ‘reveal’ the number of family members and the assets they owned. By royal privilege, the inhabitants of the universities (= cities) of Palermo, Messina and Catania were exempt from presenting the revelation. The revelation can also be considered a form of population census, albeit incomplete, because it allowed not only an assessment of the economic activities and assets of each ‘fire’ (= family group), but also a count of ‘souls’. They can therefore also be partially used for research into one’s ancestors from earlier times, replacing – in genealogical reconstruction – parish registers, albeit with some limitations. Censuses were carried out, at irregular intervals, in the following years: 1505, 1548, 1569-1570, 1583, 1593, 1606, 1616, 1623-1624, 1636, 1651, 1681, 1714, 1747-1756, 1806, 1831. A series of revelations can be found in two distinct funds, that of the Tribunal of the Royal Patrimony, the supreme fiscal control body of the kingdom, and that of the Deputation of the Kingdom, an active representative body between one meeting and another of the Sicilian Parliament, to which they were transmitted following the findings made by the T.R.P. The data relating to fires are almost always very close to reality, while for those relating to property (oxen, cows, horses, real estate and furniture), there was no doubt deception and concealment (for example, property could be entrusted to a relative belonging to the clergy, who was therefore exempt from taxation).

State Archives of Como

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Civil registry

For the Napoleonic Era the main source is the Napoleonic Civil Registry (1806-1815).
The institute preserves the Acts of Civil Status of the municipalities of the province of Como (1866 – 2000) and the Acts of Civil Status of the municipalities of the province of Lecco (1866 – 2010).

Army census

The Como, Lecco and parts of Varese province Recruitment Officearchive holds the Recruitment Lists (classes of 1907-1939), extraction lists (classes of 1880-1906), and draft dodgers lists (classes between 1870 and 1890).

Recruitment number and military draw number

This institution holds the draft cards and the fascicles of the classes between 1843 and 1944.

Online Sources

This institution is connected to the portal “Genealogical research for Lombards across the world”, which is financed by the Lombardy Region and which facilitates the research of a forefather through structured databases of names taken from different sources.

State Archives of Bari

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Civil registry

The State Archives of Bari, with the sections of Trani and Barletta, conserves the civil status records collected in the fund called Atti dello Stato Civile (Civil Status Records). (1809-1938) including decennial indexes and annexes for municipalities and fractions: Acquaviva delle Fonti, Alberobello, Altamura, Bari, Binetto, Bitetto, Bitonto, Bitritto,Capurso, Canneto-Montrone (later Adelfia), Casamassima, Cassano delle Murge, Castellana Grotte, Cellamare, Conversano, Gioia del Colle, Giovinazzo, Gravina di Puglia, Grumo Appula, Locorotondo, Modugno, Mola di Bari, Monopoli; Noci, Noicattaro, Palo del Colle, Poggiorsini, Polignano a Mare, Putignano, Rutigliano, Sammichele di Bari, Sannicandro di Bari, Santeramo in Colle, Toritto, Triggiano, Turi and Valenzano. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Army census

The recruitment files for this wide province are distributed in the sections of Bari, Barletta and Trani. Bari holds the Recruitment Council, an archived formed by various series: 1) extraction lists of the Altamura circumscription (classes of 1842-1890); 2) Navy Recruitment Lists (classes of 1876-1890) and the Reformed Lists (classes of 1882-1895) of the Bari Harbor Master; 3) Bari Recruitment Lists (classes of 1891-1925) and Reviewed men for draft (classes of 1910-1917).

Archival heritage

State Archives of Prato

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Civil registry

The Prato State Archive holds, in the archive Prato City Council, the Civil Registry series, the baptized registry from 1482 to 1808; the death registry from 1557 to 1817, and the marriage registry from 1597 to 1867 (the inventory is available for consultation atArchivi storici Toscani). The reformers of the Siena Statute decided that, “in order to know the age of boys and girls”, Michele di Francesco Guizzelmi had to elaborate a list of births since the death of Filippo Inghirami, who, in his 1489-90 testament, granted 5 scolarships for young males and 8 dowries for girls from local noble families. Guizzelmi carried out the task taking the names from the baptized registry of the S. Stefano Pieve. After Guizzelmi the local chancellors will carry out this task until 1808. In addition to this, they started to file baptized books since 1580 , then death and marriage registries. In 1935 an index of baptized women from 1510 to 1556, the so-called number 10 bis, was recovered. From 1808 on we can rely on the Civil Registry, established during the French domination and continued during the Grand Duchy and the Kingdom of Italy (see Florence State Archive). The Italian Civil Registry files are gathered in the archive Florence Court – Civil Registry files Prato District, dated between 1866 and 1905, and issued by Calenzano, Cantagallo, Carmignano, Montemurlo, Prato and Vernio. The archivo holds the Attachedfiles series as well. The Ancestry Site publishes digitalized copies of the Italian Civil Registry until 1900.

Army census

In the Historical Archives of the City of Prato, series Fortifications and Militias, there are military conscription registers for the years (1804-14) and (1820-64).

Online Sources

A database of the Ospedale della Misericordia e Dolce, particularly the Contrassegno dei trovatelli (1762-1866) series, is available for consultation at the site.

State Archives of Biella

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Civil registry

The Biella State Archive holds the Biella Province Civil Registry (1804 – 1945), subdivided in the following series: Department of Sesia (1803 – 1814) covering some of the municipalities of the present province included in the department of the Napoleonic period; Parish Books (1838 – 1865) and Post-unification civil status (1866 – 1945) for all municipalities in the current province.

Army census

The sources are held at the Vercelli State Archive.

Recruitment number and military draw number

The sources are held at the Vercelli State Archive.

Online Sources

For further info you may check the Biella State Archive site, in which you will find the section Ospizio provinciale di Biella per l’assistenza all’infanzia.

State Archives of Ancona

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Civil registry

The State Archives of Ancona preserves the following fonds:

Napoleonic Civil Status (June 1808-July 1815). Includes Registers of Births, Marriages, Divorces, Deaths, and the Census for the year 1812, with relevant headings.

Papal civil state. Includes Ancona censuses for the years 1848, 1853, 1857. These are household cards on a parish basis.

General registers of population of the City of Ancona for the year 1861, with updates and notes of variations up to the end of the century. These are family records compiled on a parish basis. The series is spotty.

Copies of the Acts of birth, marriage and death of the parishes belonging to the dioceses of Ancona, Fabriano, Jesi, Loreto, Osimo and Senigallia for the years 1862-1865 (the so-called years of implantation of the Civil Status). The series has some shortcomings.

Copies of the Civil Status Acts of the Municipalities of the Province of Ancona (circa 1866-1950). The fund includes the Birth, Marriage, Death and Citizenship Acts, including their respective Attachments.

Army census

Conscription outcomes of those enrolled in the municipalities of the province of Ancona, from the class of 1839 to 1947. These are annual registers for each single municipality and district that the Centro documentale di Ancona (ex Distretto di Militare) pays every year to the Archivio di Stato implementing the series.

Results of sea conscription of the province of Ancona for the classes 1900-1918.

Conscription results of Lagosta (Lastovo, for the classes 1901-1925) and Zara (Zadar, for the classes 1899-1925), at the time included in the territory of the Military District of Ancona.

Recruitment number and military draw number

Army rolls of the Military District of Ancona, from the class of those born in 1874 until 1945. The rolls kept at the State Archives in Ancona concern only ‘military troopers’ (privates and inferior graduates) registered in all the municipalities of the province.

Personal records of soldiers enrolled in the Ancona Guardia di Finanza for the classes from 1830 to 1904.

Military rolls of the Navy (1901-1919). However, the rolls relate only to military personnel transferred from land to sea. The Ancona Harbour Office, on the other hand, keeps the complete series of those registered in the Italian Navy.

Special matriculation rolls. These are 39 registers paid by the Distretto Militare di Ancona to the Archivio di Stato di Ancona in December 2018. The series includes: Matriculation rolls of the Italian Red Cross, registers of partisans and partisans registered with the military district, registers of volunteers, register of the fallen, golden roll of the fallen of the Great War.

Other sources in the archive

Registers of the deceased of the City of Ancona (1554-1861). These are the annual records of all the deaths that occurred in the town, which the parish priest noted down in alphabetical order (by the proper name of the deceased, followed by the surname).

State Archives of Foggia, Lucera section

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Civil registry

The Lucera section of the State Archive holds the Civil Registry files, I series(1809-1865) sent by the cities of the Foggia province and the Civil Registry files, series II(1866-1910) from the whole Lucera Court Circumscription.

Archival heritage