Italy, Enna, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944
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|Flag of the Italian Republic|
|Location of Enna, Italy|
|Location of Italy|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Stato Civile di Enna, Italia, 1866-1944|
|Enna State Archives|
- 1 What Is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What Is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains an index to and images of civil registration (stato civile) records of births (nati), marriages (matrimoni), and deaths (morti) from the state of Enna for the years 1866 to 1944. The original records are held at the Enna State Archive (Archivio di Stato di Enna). The availability of records is largely dependent on time period and locality. There are additional records for the following comuni/frazioni within the Province of Enna: Agira, Assoro, Cerami, and Gagliano Castelferrato.
The following records may be available for these localities:
- Marriage banns (pubblicazioni, notificazioni)
- Baptismal records (battesimale)
- Marriage memorandums (atti di memorandum)
- Diverse records (atti diversi)
- Marriage supplemental documents (processetti)
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in Italian. For help reading them see:
- Italy Language and Languages
- Italian Genealogical Word List
- Script Tutorial for Italian
- Italy Handwriting
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944.|
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select Province
- Select Comune or Frazione (Municipality or Fraction)
- Select Event Type and Year to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records indexes in the country
- When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
- Compare the information about the people in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if you have the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person in order to find your ancestor
- As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, either Civil Registration records or Church Records may be more useful
- While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Italy.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
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