Archives collect and preserve original documents created by organizations such as churches or governments

To be able to do effective searches, it is necessary to know how the Italian archives which record documents with the information of our ancestors created by clerical and governmental organizations are organized.

We can distinguish at least four types of Italian Archives:

The State Archives (in each province)

The Town Archives

The Diocesan Historic Archives

Other Private archives

Italian Genealogy Letters to send requests to Italy to obtain Vital Records and Parish Records for your genealogical research

SAN (Sistema Archivistico Nazionale) is a project of the Direzione generale per gli Archivi that functions as a meeting and integration of different state and non-state information systems. Integrates information about the documentary heritage preserved in the archives of Italian state and communal archives.

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