Italy, Enna, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
|Access the Records|
Italy, Enna, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1944
|This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.|
|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|
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)
For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Italy, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.
Image Visibility[edit | edit source]
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images of digitized records available for all users. However, the rights to view images on this website are ultimately granted by the record custodians. Due to their restrictions, the images in this collection are not available for general viewing, but may be accessed at a local Family History Center, at the Family History Library, or online by members of the supporting organization(s).
For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.
The images are also available to all viewers at The Portale Antenati (Ancestors Portal).
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page:
⇒Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This will return a list of possible matches.
- 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.
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
- If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
- Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned. It is recommended you verify the information with the original record.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
⇒Select the appropriate “Comune o frazione”
⇒Select the appropriate “Registro e L'Anno” which takes you to the images
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2068343|
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age in the citizen 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.
I Can't Find Who 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.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies.
- Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
- There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
|We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.|