Below are several examples which will help you learn to cite Italian genealogical records. The purpose of citing our work is so that we, and other researchers, can follow our work. Additionally, in this way, we can judge the strength of the evidence found and, if needed, reevaluate the documents for evidence to support a genealogical conclusion.
To Cite a Civil Marriage Promise Found on FamilySearch Microfilm
Noci, Bari Province, Italy, “Registro di Atti di Solenne Promessa di Matrimonio [Register of Acts of Solemn Promise of Marriage or Marriage Promise], 1836,” record 8, page 19, marriage promise of Antonio Schiavo and Celestina Maria Martina; Family History Library microfilm #1,603,400.
To Cite a Civil Death Record Found at a Town Archive
Ne, Genova Province, Italy, “Registro degli Atti di Morti [Register of Acts of Death], 1882,” record 41, death record of Concetta Piccone; Comune di [Town of] Ne, Piazza del Mosto, n. 2, 16040 Ne (GE), Italy.
To Cite a Stati d’Anime [Parish Census]
Clusone, Bergamo Province, Italy, “Status Animarum, Parrochie Cluxonis, 1833 usque 1842” [Parish Census for the Parishes of Clusone between 1833-1842], record kept progressively, page number not given, likely household number 3 in Tonet al Paghér, parish census entry for the Saverio Rostini Family; Basilicata di Santa Maria Assunta, Via Brasi, no. 11, 24023 Clusone, Italy.
To Cite a Civil Birth Record Found Online at FamilySearch
Bari, Bari Province, Italy, “Registro di Atti di Nascita [Register of Acts of Birth], 1851”: record 162, p. 162, image 3002, birth record of Maddalena Fusco; digitized images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29488-13918-1?cc=1968511&wc=MM13-94N:374072601 : accessed 15 November 2013).
[You could also shorten the url to just https://familysearch.org/ but be sure to include the access date as changes are constantly being made to the digital locations of documents such as these.]
To Cite a Military Conscription Record Found at a Provincial Archives
Lucca Province, Italy, "Liste di Leva [Conscription Lists]," record 1, year: 1897, military conscription record of Simone Parchese; Archivio di Stato di Lucca [Provincial Archives of Lucca], P.zza Guidiccioni, 8, 55100 Lucca, Italy, conserved amongst the papers of the “R. Prefettura di Lucca,” military conscription office number 854, conscriptees from the town of Lucca.