Published: Apr 2010 - Updated: 24 Feb 2015
Currently based in Italy, many associations of genealogists and archivists projects are focused on saving its heritage preserved in Italian parishes, which is in serious danger of deterioration. Thus, many volunteers are taking data from these books and loading them up to the web.
There are also another projects such as that of Family Search or Ancestry or projects of Italian state archives. Here’s a maps of these projects - Here you can find instructions.
There are also initiatives from individuals, who transcript all births, marriages, deaths, censuses and documents from civil acts conserved in several Italian communes. Here’s a list of these projects, grouped by Italian regions:
- Emilia Romagna
- Friuli-Venezia Giulia
- Trentino-Alto Adige
- Valle d'Aosta
The lists of military recruitment (Liste di Leva and Ruoli Matricolari)
Portale della Storia degli italiani
On the research of disappeared “Garibaldini”
Fallen Italian soldiers in the First and Second World War
Historical Archive of the Bank of Naples (Banco di Napoli) - Italian Immigrants who sent money to Italy via the Bank of Naples
Index of birth, marriage and deaths of Italian Communes in Family Search
Family Search has put online a very interesting source of information. The data was gathered years ago by volunteers, members of the LDS Church who copied acts from microfilms of several Italian communes. These indexations are partial, which means, records of a Parish or of a Commune were not completely indexed.
Italian Virtual Cemeteries
Italian newspapers digitized
Casellario Politico Centrale (CPC) Political Central File
Military records available on line and in LDS microfilm
FamilySearch Unites with Italian Archive Organization to Digitize Civil Registration Records