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General genealogical sources
This web portal was born due to the convention signed in 2011 betwwen the Italian state and FamilySearch International, in order to gradually publish the images of the civil registers which the Genealogical Society of Utah digitized as from the middle of the years 1970. It also lists all the files published online by the Italian regions and provinces.
- Atlante Storico Istituzionale dell’Italia unita
Historical directory of the main administrative entities of post-unitary Italy. It records the temporal evolution of toponyms and territories.
Italian web portal dedicated to land registry and historical cartography. It gives access the cadastral and cartographic documents stored by the provinces of Genoa, Milan, Trieste and Venice and enables to seek, starting from a single access point, the other files of this type stored by other provinces.
- Family Search : digitalized italian registers
The Mormons have engaged a digitalization of parochial and municipal italian documents. Some files have been indexed, which facilitate the research, but others are not yet in,dexed and must be searched page after page…
To facilitate the search in the Italian catalog of FamilySearch, which becomes consequent, mister Livio Moreno, a Italian passionate genealogist, realized an inventory of all the available municipalities, with mention of the province and clickable links, which he updates regularly. Follow this link to read or download the file
n.b.: the registers tagged with “State Archive” are not viewable online, due to a constraint imposed by the Italian Department of Archives. To see these images, you must go to a geneagocial center of the Mormons Church, or wait until they are available on the portal Antenati.
- Family Search : accesso al catalogo
Search engine of the microfilms of Mormons that can be ordered to be visualized in a local center.
Documents relative to Italy. A registration is needed
- Italian Origin Search
Very rich list of links related to genealogical searches through all Italy
- Italy Gen
Blog dedicated to the history of Italy and of the Italians, to italian genealogy, to emigration…
- Pagine bianche
Italian phone book.
Search for zip codes of the Italian municipalities
- Emeroteca Digitale della Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense
Digital library of the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, located in Milano, aiming at publishing online articles and journals of historical and cultural interest to Italy (XIXth and XXth centuries)
Family names, onomastics
- Tutto genealogia
Portal dedicated to the genealogical searches in Italy. The very active forum allows to contact amateur Italian genealogists.
- Italian genealogy online
Help and tips for people looking for their italian roots, includes models of letters in italian to ask for copies of acts.
Towns and “frazioni”
Dioceses and parishes
History, militaries, deaths in war
- Au.G.U.Sto – Automazione Gazzetta Ufficiale Storica
Access to the digitized pages of the Italian “Gazetta Ufficiale” (gazette) of Italy, from 1860 to 1946
- Caduti in guerra
Deaths of WWII
- Banca Dati sulle sepolture dei Caduti in Guerra
Database of Italian soldiers died for the homeland
- Albo d’oro d’Italia
WWI, wars of independence…
- Caduti della grande guerra
Database of Italian soldiers died during WWI
- L’Archivio della Memoria sulla Grande Guerra
Database of the center “Piero Pieri” (Centro Studi Storico Militari sulla Grande Guerra) of Vittorio Veneto, which gives access to the census of people who died in Veneto during WWI
- Elenco Livio Valentino dei caduti della Repubblica Sociale Italiana
Census of the victims of the “Repubblica Sociale Italiana” (Social Italian Republic or Republic of Salò, 1943-1945)
- Pontieri.it – Ricerche di militariPage of the web site Pontieri.it, that gives informations Italian soldiers. Rich documentation about Italian soldiers engaged in the Russian campaign of WWII (1941-1954)
- I nomi della Shoah italiana
Memorial to the Victims of 1943 – 1945 Anti-Jewish Persecution in Italy
- Gli albi della memoria – Provincia Reggio Emilia
Province of Reggio Emilia: those who died for the homeland (wars from 1820 to 1945); deported civilians and military prisoners of WWII; antifascist political prisoners
- Banca dati del partigianato piemontese
Database of resistance fighters in Piemonte
- Dimenticati di Stato
Site of Roberto Zamboni, who gave himself for mission to take out of forgetting names and burial places of the soldiers and Italian civilians arrested by the German army after September 8, 1943 and deceased in concentration camps or in prisoners camps in Germany, Austria and Poland.
- Elenco dei caduti sul fronte russo
List of italian soldiers dead on the russian front line
- Italiani sepolti nei cimiteri militari all’estero
Lists of italian WW1 soldiers buried outiside Italy
- Italian WW1 soldiers buried in the cemetery of Bligny (France)
List of italian soldiers dead in France during WWI and buried in the french cemetery of Bligny (Marne)
- Chi era costui ?
Photos of war memorials, commemorative tablets classified by region, then by city (especially the region of Milano)