Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive) - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues

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Note[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm which can be viewed at the Family History Library or some FamilySearch Centers.

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Question 1[edit | edit source]

Question 1: When I try to search this collection and view the images I get a message that the images are not available. How may I view the images?
Answer 1: FamilySearch has limited rights, granted by the record custodians, to publish images from the Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archives), 1808-1923 collection for viewing online. Images for this collection are only available for viewing to members of the sponsoring organization (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and at FamilySearch Centers. It is important to check with your FamilySearch Center before your visit, to verify that the center is equipped with the capability to view these restricted images on

If you have a Church account and are not able to view images after signing in, it may be due to a registration problem, not an image access problem. Please call 1-866-406-1830 in the United States, or contact Patron Services at Please include a brief description of the problem and steps taken thus far to resolve the issue.

Question 2[edit | edit source]

Question 2: Even when I am signed in, I cannot always view images, but get a message that the images are not available. Is there a way to view these records?
Answer 2: Italian Data Privacy rules prohibit viewing the following records: All birth images must be 100 years or older; all marriage images must be 70 years or older, and all death images must be 70 years or older.

If any record on a digital folder contains images that fall within these cut-off dates, they may not be viewed. For example, if birth records that fall within the last 100 years are on the film, the entire digital folder is restricted.

The Historical Records collections will be updated each year to show new unrestricted records. FamilySearch respects and strives to adhere to all privacy laws respective to preserving and providing access to genealogical records in its collection.

Question 3[edit | edit source]

Question 3: When I go to print or save an image, the buttons are gray and it will not let me either print or save. Is there a way I can print and/or download from this collection?
Answer 3: There is a no print/no save restriction with these collections at the request of the record custodians.

Question 4[edit | edit source]

Question 4: When searching this collection, I sometimes find that the waypoints are incorrect. If the type of records or locality is incorrect, how may I find the records for which I am searching?
Answer 4: Below you will find, by province, the waypoints that are known to be incorrect and the records that they actually contain. You may be able to find the correct items by searching the Catalog, and viewing the films at the Family History Library or FamilySearch Centers that have the film.

Livorno > Lungone > Morti, indice 1820 (Registro 24), actually contains Morti 1820
> Lungone > Morti, indice 1822 (Registro 45), actually contains Morti 1822
> Lungone > Matrimoni, indice 1822 (Registro 30), actually contains Matrimoni 1822
> Lungone > Matrimoni, indice 1828 (Registro 66), actually contains Matrimoni 1828
> Lungone > Matrimoni, indice 1833 (Registro 96), actually contains Matrimoni 1833
Firenze > Mairia > Nati 1810 (Registro 182), actually contains Greve > Nati 1810 (Registro 182)
> Mairia > Nati 1810 (Registro 182), actually contains Greve > Nati 1810 (Registro 182)
Pisa > Campo, actually contains records for Livorno> Campo nell Elba

Question 5[edit | edit source]

Question 5: Some images found when browsing are reversed (mirror- image). Is there another way to view these images?
Answer 5:: These images are available on microfilm which can be viewed at the Family History Library or some FamilySearch Centers. If you do not wish to view the film, it may be difficult, but not impossible to read the text from a mirror image of your monitor. Known films and browse paths with image problems include:

  • Film 1120510: Massa-Carrara > Fivizzano > Nati 1825 (Registro 88)