Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Updates to Portale Antenati (Main Italian Archives Website)

In keeping with their objective to digitize all civil registers held in Italian state/provincial archives and post them on the internet, the Portale Antenati website is continuously being updated with more records. Below are the records that have been uploaded since January 2014.

March 2014 - Genoa State Archives is complete, 246,957 images from 3,210 napoleonic registers

February 2014 - Updated online index with Modena births for the years 1817-1902. Also, the Lucca State Archives is complete, 89,811 images from 970 napoleonic registers.

January 2014 - Completed Mercato District and the Santissima Annunziata [home of abandoned children] in Napoli, 1,195,449 images of napoleonic, restoration, and Italian civil registers.

See the website linked above for more information on this project.


Blessing upon Blessing said...

Have you tried to access the Portale Antenati lately? I was using it every day recently, but since Wednesday, April 30, it has not been available. Do you have any clues? I was in the middle of some wonderful discoveries about my ancestry and this is very frustrating! Thanks.

Melanie D. Holtz, CG said...

They are likely uploading new images. They tend to take the site down over a weekend to do this.

Anonymous said...

There are currently 15 different sections of the city of Naples which have been uploaded. Is that the entire city? If not, approximately what percentage of the entire city of Naples does this represent?

Thank you.