The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

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The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby donnawright » 15 Jul 2011, 04:44

How exactly does the civil office in Italy make a stato di famiglia?
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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby Paolo47 » 15 Jul 2011, 13:07

Not sure if this helps,
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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby Paolo47 » 15 Jul 2011, 13:13

How exactly does the civil office in Italy make a stato di famiglia?


I should have added to my example...the research is done and the information is transcribed onto a blank form which would then be an extract.
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Postby Italysearcher » 15 Jul 2011, 16:33

Depending on the town and they year you want it for it could be very easy or extremely complicated. First they establish who is the Head of the family (you need to state this and their DOB) then they have to research 20 years of records to determine how many children they had. If they have 10 year indexes in alphabetical order this isn't too bad but unless the town if large they won't often have that. So its looking in the index (assuming there is one) in every book for every year.
Don't even think about asking for one for before 1865 as the records are usually in an archive and very dirty.
Assuming they do one, you won't get details of children who died as they don't count in a Stato di famiglia. This record is usually generated to allow the family to qualify for benefits of some kind and while it is very useful for genealogy purposes it is not usually complete.
Having said that, some towns do have old Foglio di Famiglia that gives all the information but it is very hit & miss.
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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby donnawright » 15 Jul 2011, 16:47

Thanks, Ann and Paul. I read here and elsewhere that it is a nuisance for them to do these. Now I have a better understand of the mechanics to prepare one. Good to know. I have a few of these with the oldest head of the house being born 1834 and others with the head of the house 1851. I am fortunate. Thanks again.
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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby donnawright » 15 Jul 2011, 16:52

Some of the LDS films that I am using have indices on them and some do not. Some are alphabetical by FIRST NAME (for some reason), which would certainly not help them do their research easily. When they research and see that the index is missing or first-name alphabetical, I wonder if they take the time to make one or revise the first-name-first index. Seems it would be to their benefit in the long run, but probably a matter of prioritizing their work. Thanks, Ann. I was hoping you would see my inquiry.
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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby Harleygrrl » 16 Jul 2011, 20:18

Hi there, there was a previous discussion on this. You might find this link useful:
topic7263.html

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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby Harleygrrl » 16 Jul 2011, 20:20

this forum shortened my link! if you have trouble finding the topic, try this website (italiangenealogy dot com) then /forum/topic7263.html.

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Re: The Making of a Stato di Famiglia

Postby Italysearcher » 17 Jul 2011, 07:59

Donna, none of the towns where I have researched have taken the time to do an index or rewrite one. First name indexes are not good (and a lot of churches used them) and even if they did sometimes the name used on a daily basis was not the one given first on the birth record and it was often the other name used for the marriage record.
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