Were there censuses in Italy?

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Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 22 Feb 2010, 13:44

In my never ending quest to find my GG grandfathers birth town , I started wondering if they have censuses in Italy. Being he didnt come here until 30 years old and lived in Napoli, I thought maybe I can find him on a census and that might list a place of birth. But Im not sure if Italy has censuses, what info they have, and if they were around in 1890 right before he came here. Anyone know ?

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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby liviomoreno » 22 Feb 2010, 15:43

Italian censuses are not available for consultation.

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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Feb 2010, 15:51

The first census inItaly was takenin 1871. A new census is taken every 10 years. The 1871-1901 census are limited and only named head of household and occupation and the number of people in the house.

The 1911 and later lists names, ages, occupations, relationships to the head of the household, and birthplaces of each member of the household.

Census records up to 1991 are held inthe State archive of each province and are usually found in each comune's ANAGRAFE (registry office) with their avilability to the public differs from COMUNE to COMUNE

The only census records available on Mormon microfilm are just one province PARMA. =Peter=
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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 22 Feb 2010, 15:51

But I thought they are on microfilm at the family search library and thats how genealogists find information? Is that something different?

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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Feb 2010, 15:53

Alicia you should go back and read what I wrote since Livio's response did not fully answer your question. =Peter=
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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 22 Feb 2010, 16:29

Peter,

So I guess this isnt an option for me for finding a birth town because this would be around 1890 or earlier and they wouldnt have that info? Is that what your saying?

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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Feb 2010, 16:52

Read what I wrote: " the 1871 to the 1901 census is limited to a head of household and occupation and the number of people who lived in the household. So the only name would be the head of household. =Peter=
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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby liviomoreno » 22 Feb 2010, 17:01

Alicia, there's no way to find the birth town through census...

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Re: Were there censuses in Italy?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 22 Feb 2010, 17:20

Ok, I was just hoping I found another route. Thanks guys!

Alicia


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