Sunday, November 24, 2013

Civil Records of Northwestern Italy

The civil records available for this area of Italy through FamilySearch can be random and unpredictable.  They certainly are not currently as abundant as those from southern Italy and Sicily.

Some of this has to do with the inconsistency of how civil registration was kept in this area and access to records in the initial microfilming process.

I wanted to highlight a record set for this area, found within FamilySearch's catalog.

Estratti dei nati, notificazioni, e morti per varie regioni nel nord-ovest di Italia (Extracts of birth records, marriage banns, and death records for various regions in northwestern Italy)

The towns included are:

Imperia province - Borghetta di Arroschia, Dolceacqua, Camporosso, Isolabona, Pontedassio,Triora, San Remo, Ventimiglia

Cuneo province - Demonte, Roccavione, Limone Piemonte

Torino province - Lanzo Torinese

Novara province - Briga Novarise

Bergamo province - Carona

The records are in Italian and French and can be found on microfilm 1,075,768, Item 3.  A future post will discuss a few records from this record set.