Marriage Certificates in Italy?

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Marriage Certificates in Italy?

Postby Traveler7 » 21 Jan 2011, 12:58

Does anyone know of an online database to look up where a marriage would have taken place in Italy? Thanks.

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Re: Marriage Certificates in Italy?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jan 2011, 13:59

There is no one source for this information and I would estimate that only 10% - 15% of it is available online at all.

Generally speaking, marriages took place in the bride's hometown. Also, generally speaking, except for major cities, there is a very high likliehood that bride and groom were from the same comune (village, town, etc), so if you know where the groom came from, there is a good chance that the bride was from there as well and that they married there.

If bride and/or grrom was from the province of Cosenza and the marriage took place between 1800 and 1900, there is a good chance you will find the record at this site: http://poster.beniculturali.it/poster/a ... on&lang=en

If that doesn't work out, try here: https://familysearch.org/#form=advanced-records

You could also give ancestry . com a shot as they have been slowly adding original Italian records to their collection.
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Re: Marriage Certificates in Italy?

Postby Traveler7 » 23 Jan 2011, 17:50

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Marriage Certificates in Italy?

Postby adelfio » 23 Jan 2011, 18:58

Sometimes on ship records the town is given where they are born and lived I have gotten death certificates in the US where there town where they where born and maiden names is listed and search those for records in Italy and have been sucessful through Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ibrary.asp
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Re: Marriage Certificates in Italy?

Postby wldspirit » 23 Jan 2011, 19:44

Have you identified the town of origin?
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